Simon Garfield: The Art of Letter Writing

Simon Garfield: The Art of Letter Writing

Thu 12 Dec 2013
18:30 - 20:00 (1.5h)
_ Venue: Anatomy Lecture Theatre

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This week, we will be looking at the letter by one of the most renowned writers of the 20th century, Virginia Woolf for famous British writer, David Garnett with the nickname ‘Bunny’. Follow the link below to view the copy of the letter and the authenticity of letter writing as a form of art. Do not miss out on Simon Garfield’s talk on ‘The Art of Letter Writing’ at the Anatomy Lecture Theatre on the 12th December at 18:30 – 20:00. Tickets are on sale now and remember to bring your opinions with you to this talk!


To David Garnett
52 Tavistock Square, W.C.1

5th May [1926]

Dear Bunny,
I write from this doomed city and I have great doubts that this will
reach you. We had arranged, before this horror [The General Strike], to
stay with Dadie at Cambridge on the 21st—God knows what will have
happened by then. But let us come later, if its possible. We very much
want to.

There has been such confusion here (all helpers in the Press fled) that
we couldn’t send you Viola [Tree’s Castles in the Air]; now parcels aren’t
taken. But we will send directly it is possible again:

Well—I like snakes: so far as human feelings are left me. After 2 days
of worrying and doing nothing, and talking and listening in, one is scarcely
a worm, let alone a bird. What happens to you in the country?