Four Letter Word: Invented Correspondence from the Edge of Modern Romance

Four Letter Word: Invented Correspondence from the Edge of Modern Romance

Rosalind Porter Joshua Knelman Neil Gaiman Ursula K. Le Guin Margaret Atwood Douglas Coupland Jonathan Lethem Hari Kunzru / Jun 17, 2019

Four Letter Word Invented Correspondence from the Edge of Modern Romance Let us begin this letter this prelude to an encounter formally as a declaration in the old fashioned way I love you You do not know me although you have seen me smiled at me I know you although n

  • Title: Four Letter Word: Invented Correspondence from the Edge of Modern Romance
  • Author: Rosalind Porter Joshua Knelman Neil Gaiman Ursula K. Le Guin Margaret Atwood Douglas Coupland Jonathan Lethem Hari Kunzru
  • ISBN: 9781416569732
  • Page: 218
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Let us begin this letter, this prelude to an encounter, formally, as a declaration, in the old fashioned way I love you You do not know me although you have seen me, smiled at me I know you although not so well as I would like I want to be there when your eyes flutter open in the morning, and you see me, and you smile Surely this would be paradise enough So I d Let us begin this letter, this prelude to an encounter, formally, as a declaration, in the old fashioned way I love you You do not know me although you have seen me, smiled at me I know you although not so well as I would like I want to be there when your eyes flutter open in the morning, and you see me, and you smile Surely this would be paradise enough So I do declare myself to you now, with pen set to paper I declare it again I love you Is there any communication potent than the love letter Is there any charge greater than seeing those words on paper The editors of this collection decided to ask some of the most important writers of our time to compose a fictional love letter breathing new life into a forgotten custom, and affording words themselves the power of seduction that they richly deserve The result is an iridescent picture of what love looks like in the twenty first century a collage of methods and moods Each letter is radically different from the others, and all but one are published for the first time A perfect gift, this book is also an ingenious showcase for many of our most beloved writers Love a vague word for an emotion so ethereal it s not always possible to demonstrate But there still exists an assumption that experiences and, by extension, the emotions that experiences evoke are resonant when you write them down And it s that faith, that belief that writing down these naked, shocking, inadvisable and probably destructive feelings make them worthwhile, that powers this collection, each piece of which is a testimony to the creative powers of our leading writers today, and every piece of which will move you.

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    1. When I saw the list of authors I thought: Surely, I will love this book. Then I read the reviews and remembered I don't particularly like short stories (and imaginary love letters can be treated as such) so I thought the book would leave me indifferent. To my surprise I really enjoyed it and it would get five stars if it wasn't for a few party poopers. Now I am going to do something I never do. I am going to review every single letter in this collection with only one sentence.Excited?Yeah, me to [...]



    2. Despite the contributor list reading like a Who's Who of my bookcase, this just wasn't that good. It wasn't bad--many of the stories were enjoyable--but the bulk ends up being forgettable. Several pieces feel like they were dashed off in a "why not?" response to the project, with minimal planning or editing. The "love letter" is interpreted several ways, but most end up with sarcastic and/or "twists"--love gone wrong, I Never Want To See You Again, letters from chimps to the primatologist who's [...]


    3. "That's what days in the hills always do: release miracles, often small, even insignificant, but always memorable." -p.87"What does this story mean? It means nothing except what it says: that it happened, that we were there, that it will never happen again in quite the same way, and yet that it happens all the time. The story is my story about a particular mountain, but the mountain does not know it, does not give a damn about it. I love the mountain for what it gave me, but the mountain does no [...]


    4. I don't usually go in for short stories, mostly because they take so long to read. I like to stop after each story and think about it which limits the amount of reading I can do in say a lunch break! I thought this one was remarkably well done though. I picked it up mostly for the Neil Gaiman story, but enjoyed so many of the others that I'm glad I did read it!My favourite stories were by these authors:Lionel ShriverChris BachelderJeff ParkerGraham Roumieu (an absolutely heartbreaking letter fro [...]


    5. A group of contemporary writers, Audrey Niffenegger among them, were asked to write a love letter however they wanted: fictional or not, current day or not. I enjoyed about half of them, the ones set in current day and to a person (as opposed to nature, to the planet Earth, or someone in Lenin's Russia, and so on). Surprisingly, Audrey Niffenegger's was among the ones I didn't particularly like, but I did like finding other writers to look up later on: Geoff Dyer, Jeannette Winterson, Etgar Kere [...]


    6. This book contains exactly what you would expect from your basic "anthology around a theme." Some regular letters, some from or to psychoes, some to non-humans, some not actually letters, blah blah blah. Problem is none were that interesting. I score three stars in honor of the letter by Chris Bachelder, an author I hadn't heard of before, whose letter, describing a student who did very well in the Intermediate Love course, was the only one that was in any way interesting, clever, or moving. EDI [...]


    7. I don't normally read short story books. I find them hard to get into and sit and read for a long time since each story typically doesn't flow into the next story. I certainly found that true with this book but that said, I enjoyed the many different approaches to love each author took. Some stories were funny, others heartbreaking and some were just really confusing. What was especially surprising to me is the assumption I made about the gender of the narrator for each story was usually wrong.


    8. A collection of modern day love letters from a wide range of great writers. Ranging from the comic, whimsical and outright hilarious to the serious, devoted and tragic they cover a wide variety of loves, relationships and encounters. I particularly liked Geoff Dyer's letter to 'several possible recipients from the mid-1980s' and James Robertson's ode to the Scottish highlands and the pleasures of solitary hill walking. Neil Gaiman's letter seems to be a working of his subsequent short film Statu [...]


    9. The love letter is not dead. It is not sleeping dormant through the winter. It is alive, vibrant and pulsing with possibilities. In this collection of invented love stories from a varied assortment of authors, we have a letter written from Mars to Earth, a letter which takes no prisoners; one from an internet stalker to her beloved; another from Kafka's girlfriend Such fun to read. And as Jeffrey Eugenides said,(I paraphrase) it's best to experience the joys and miseries of love from a safe and [...]


    10. Love stories bore me for the most part, especially the more conventional they are, something strange has to be going on to compel me and this collection is mostly of that kind. Skip to the Coupland and Kennedy stories, they were the most abstract but also the most poetic and interesting. There's also an interesting plot line by one of the British authors, Hari Kunzru, in this collection about scary sex in Jordan. And Gautam Malkani's heartbreaking letter written by a an adult child to a mother h [...]


    11. The beauty and problem of a collection of different stories/letters is that you will like styles of writing/like some stories and not like others.I enjoyed reading the collection as a whole, but there were some that lost me in plot or narrative.The idea for this collection is great: the value and power of the old fashioned written letter to a loved one. Including letters to mothers, partners, friends, lost friends and more, it is still worth a shot :)


    12. Overall an enjoyable read, although some letters were more than a little forgettable. The letters I still remember, however -- I really remember them. Several of the letters left me wishing for the story to continue, wishing that I could read the addressee's response. The mix of serious and light-hearted, romantic and stalker-esque, also seemed effortless, and kept the collection from seeming too long oerdrawn out.


    13. I thought sure I'd love this. An assortment of fictional love letters, written by an assortment of most excellent authors? Gaiman included? Yes please. Yet somehow I just couldn't get into it. Maybe I didn't give it enough of a shot, or I just didn't make enough time, but of the 5 or 6 stories I read, most tended toward the silly / ludicrous. Perhaps too much of a good thing just made each ridiculous love letter that much less shocking?


    14. I finished this a while agoen slacking on my reviews. This was an interesting departure from my normal reads. The authors' notions of love letters are humorous, touching, and strange. The love letters range from traditional hand-written correspondence to email and text messages. This is definitely one to read in between trips to the library/book store.


    15. Cute, fun read. Some letters more memorable than others, but all in all a very good reminder of what it's like to spill your heart out with paper and pen. My only criticism would be that there wasn't a lot of, welllove. But still I think I might start writing more letters.Favorite letters: Jonathan Lethem, Nick Laird, Anonymous, and Juli Zeh.


    16. Amazing book! It makes you laugh, it makes you cry, it creeps you right out. There are certain letters which certainly aren't as well-written or imaginative as others but when you get to those "others" you feel as though you are those characters. Definitely worth the read. It's romance with a twist.


    17. This collection is actually very good. I love the diversity of the stories although many are 'darker' images of love, or broken and lost love. Many are about the concept of how 'frightening' love is. Only about 1/3 through. - 12.3.091-13-09 - Haven't read anything for awhile, think I need to put a hold on this one.


    18. I think I like the idea of this book more than the reality - a collection of fictional love letters. There was quite a range, both in terms of subject matter (I particularly liked the love letter to a house) and style, and some of them hooked me and some left me cold. Good for dipping in for a quick read.


    19. I've not quite read every collection of letters in this book, but the ones I have, I have loved. Some are just declarations, some develop as stories, but each one proves that there are still ways for beautiful love letters to be communicate.


    20. I thought this anthology held great promise and interest to me. But the very nature of the project lent such a contrived taint to almost every story/letter, and the most I got from it was a few silent giggles and brief pauses of wistful recognition.


    21. Picked this one up on the used shelf at a small bookshop in Rockport, MA. Perfect summertime travel reading. Mostly 3 page letters so could read in bits. Nothing so engrossing that I was ignoring the rest of the world around me but still some wonderful, little gems of stories from great writers.


    22. I've been intrigued by the letter as a genre lately. Hence it was disappointing to realise that many of the chapters here were short stories rather than letters in any sense of the word. But of course with such a collection of authors, there was some really good writing in here.


    23. A very sweet, quirky, and charming collection of imaginary love letters dreamed up different authors. This is the book to be reading around Valentine's Day if you're the kind of person who thinks Valentine's Day is lame.


    24. It was pretty good. A nice quick glimpse at a whole lot of different authors' work. Definetly gave me a few author's names to look into and it was neat to see the letters written by author's whose books I have read and enjoyed.






    25. I read a chunk of what's available on amazon's "look inside" feature, especially an opener by neil gaiman and the letter to E(arth) from M(ars) by jonathan lethem


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