Publisher : Routledge
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781351678780
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 112

In today’s world of Tinder and texting, do we write and save love letters anymore? Are we more likely to save a screen shot of a text exchange or a box of paper letters from a lover? How might these different ways to store a love letter make us feel? Sociologist Michelle Janning’s Love Letters: Saving Romance in the Digital Age offers a new twist on the study of love letters: what people do with them and whether digital or paper format matters. Through stories, a rich review of past research, and her own survey findings, Janning uncovers whether and how people from different groups (including gender and age) approach their love letter "curatorial practices" in an era when digitization of communication is nearly ubiquitous. She investigates the importance of space and time, showing how our connection to the material world and our attraction to nostalgia matter in actions as seemingly small and private as saving, storing, stumbling upon, or even burning a love letter. Janning provides a framework for understanding why someone may prefer digital or paper love letters, and what that preference says about a person’s access and attachment to powerful cultural values such as individualization, taking time in a hectic world, longevity, privacy, and keeping cherished things in a safe place. Ultimately, Janning contends, the cultural values that tell us how romantic love should be defined are more powerful than the format our love letters take. Her work fits within larger academic questions about the sociology of emotions, how culture works, the importance of objects in social relations, and the significance of privilege in everyday life.

Publisher : Zonderkidz
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9780310742616
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 80

What child does not love to receive mail? What if your child could receive and read his or her own personal mail from God? Love Letters from God invites them to do just that! With 18 of the most popular Bible stories, each story is accompanied by a special and encouraging letter. Love Letters from God is the first book in the series written by Glenys Nellist. Unique features include: 18 letters from God Gorgeous, bright illustrations by Sophie Allsopp 9 stories from the Old Testament and 9 stories from the New Testament This picture book is perfect for ages 4–8 and is great for birthdays, Easter baskets, Valentine’s Day, holiday gift giving, or as an addition to your child’s digital library. Check out other titles from this series, Love Letters from God: Bible Stories for a Girl’s Heart, Easter Love Letters from God: Bible Stories, and Christmas Love Letters from God: Bible Stories.

Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 9780230740136
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 176

From the private papers of Mark Twain and Mozart to those of Robert Browning and Nelson, Love Letters of Great Men collects together some of the most romantic letters in history. For some of these great men, love is a ‘delicious poison’ (William Congreve); for others, ‘a nice soft wife on a sofa with good fire, & books & music’ (Charles Darwin). Love can scorch like the heat of the sun (Henry VIII), or penetrate the depths of one’s heart like a cooling rain (Flaubert). Every shade of love is here, from the exquisite eloquence of Oscar Wilde and the simple devotion of Robert Browning, to the wonderfully modern misery of the Roman Pliny the Younger, losing himself in work to forget how much he misses his beloved wife, Calpurnia. Taken together, these Love Letters of Great Men show that perhaps men haven’t changed so very much over the last 2,000 years; passion, jealousy, hope and longing are all represented here – as is the simple pleasure of sending a letter to, and receiving one from, the person you love most.

Publisher : Random House
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 9781473582408
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 304

'I am reduced to a thing that wants Virginia. I composed a beautiful letter to you in the sleepless nightmare hours of the night, and it has all gone. I just miss you...' At a dinner party in 1922, Virginia Woolf met the renowned author, aristocrat - and sapphist - Vita Sackville-West. Virginia wrote in her diary that she didn't think much of Vita's conversation, but she did think very highly of her legs. It was to be the start of almost twenty years of flirtation, friendship, and literary collaboration. Their correspondence ended only with Virginia's death in 1941. Intimate and playful, these selected letters and diary entries allow us to hear these women's constantly changing feelings for each other in their own words. Eavesdrop on the affair that inspired Virginia to write her most fantastical novel, Orlando, and discover a relationship that - even a hundred years later - feels radical and relatable. WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION FROM ALISON BECHDEL, AUTHOR OF FUN HOME AND CREATOR OF THE BECHDEL TEST.

Publisher : Open Road Media
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781504041584
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 330

Past and present collide in this heartfelt novel of love and loss from the National Book Award–winning author of A Wrinkle in Time. After the tragic death of her son and the seeming collapse of her marriage, Charlotte Napier flees to Portugal in the hopes of finding guidance from her mentor: her mother-in-law, Violet. Instead, she finds solace in the letters of Mariana Alcoforado, a seventeenth-century nun. Charlotte and Mariana’s stories may be different in origin, but they share the same inner turmoil. As she reads the letters, Mariana’s spiritual journey sheds light on Charlotte’s own crisis. Finding inspiration in the nun’s struggles with sin, temptation, and faith, Charlotte gains perspective on her own mind—and sets out to accept the demanding, challenging nature of love. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Madeleine L’Engle including rare images from the author’s estate.

Publisher : Wayne State University Press
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780814347270
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 288

Intimate and unwavering exploration of love, loss, and the queer possibilities inherent in artistic aspiration.

Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9780849949395
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 144

Dear (your name here), I love you. Love, God. What if you had a letter from the Lord of the Universe, written specifically to you with unique insight into who He is and what He has planned for you? What if you could enter into a real conversation with the God of the Bible? WELL, YOU DO. AND YOU CAN. The greatest love letters of all time did not come from the pen of a playwright or the mouth of a poet. They weren’t formed on warped sheets of music or with the quills of romantics. These letters come from the Word of the Almighty God. Based on 66 Love Letters —Dr. Larry Crabb’s intimate conversation with God—this devotional experience offers the chance to completely change the way you think about love. Give yourself forty days to fall head-over-heels in love with the Savior who calls you by name and welcomes you into a sweeping, incredible relationship with Him. Discover the language and story of true love as it was originally intended—personal letters from God to you.

Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9780374346683
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 336

It begins as an assignment for English class: Write a letter to a dead person. Laurel chooses Kurt Cobain because her sister, May, loved him. And he died young, just like May did. Soon, Laurel has a notebook full of letters to people like Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse, Amelia Earhart, Heath Ledger, and more -- though she never gives a single one of them to her teacher. She writes about starting high school, navigating new friendships, falling in love for the first time, learning to live with her splintering family. And, finally, about the abuse she suffered while May was supposed to be looking out for her. Only then, once Laurel has written down the truth about what happened to herself, can she truly begin to accept what happened to May. And only when Laurel has begun to see her sister as the person she was -- lovely and amazing and deeply flawed -- can she begin to discover her own path in this stunning debut from Ava Dellaira, Love Letters to the Dead.

Publisher : Random House
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781409062646
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 416

Has Laura found her leading man? A wonderfully romantic novel from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author . . . 'The queen of uplifting, feel good romance' AJ PEARCE 'Effortlessly lovable, warm and fun' CLOSER 'Katie Fforde is on sparkling form' INDEPENDENT 'Top-drawer romantic escapism' DAILY MAIL ___________________________ Falling in love can be all too easy . . . When the bookshop where Laura works is about to close, she finds herself agreeing to help organise a literary festival. Laura's initial excitement turns to dread when an innocent mistake leads the festival organisers to believe that Laura is a close friend of Dermot Flynn. An infamous writer at the top of their wish list and a notorious recluse to boot. Always one to rise to a challenge, Laura sets off for Ireland to convince her literary hero to attend the festival. Falling for him was never part of the plan . . . _______________________________ The whole world loves Katie Fforde's work: 'Modern-day Austen. Great fun' Red 'Top-drawer romantic escapism' Daily Mail 'Warm, brilliant and full of love' Heat 'Delicious - gorgeous humour and the lightest of touches' Sunday Times 'Effortlessly lovable, warm and fun' Closer 'Curl up on the sofa with this book and dream... delightful' The Lady 'Deliciously enjoyable' Woman and Home 'Uplifting and delightful' Hot Brands Cool Places

Publisher : Harper Collins
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9780849919664
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 431

The story of God written in intimate love letters just for you. Dr. Larry Crabb knows that if we could see the larger story of Godand humanity, our world would never be the same. That story is found inlarge part in the sixty-six letters of the Bible. Written in a conversational first person, as if God is speakingdirectly to us, Dr. Crabb looks at each individual book in scriptureand boils it down to a one- or two-sentence message to us from thatparticular book. He then unpacks each sentence in a short chapteranswering the question, What does God want me to hear from this loveletter? The book's epilogue then fits all sixty-six pieces of thejigsaw puzzle together into one coherent paragraph and reveals thebeautiful picture of what God has been about since the creation of theworld. Far from being comprehensive, this is a personal approach tohelping readers know God and his great love for them, his message forall mankind, and how their lives fit into His larger story.