L’Histoire sans Lettres

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L’Histoire sans Lettres

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How will future biographers do their work?

I’ve been reading a lot of biography lately, and the vast array of detail and context historians can derive from personal letters is immense. The things is, letters were not throw-away items. They were real, physical, actual pieces of correspondence to be kept and cherished.

What will future biographers do with a plastic, electronic history? One that’s full of deleted emails, misplaced blogs?


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