BOOK WORLD :Washington Post
Better letters: We've got mail, By Carolyn See - Friday, November 13, 2009

Thomas Mallon's 'Yours Ever,' reviewed by Carolyn See

"If Thomas Mallon -- when it comes to this collection of letters, at least -- were a blanket, he'd be a crazy quilt[ ..].This isn't to say that "Yours Ever" shouldn't be read -- it's crammed with interesting snippets from all over the place [...]Mallon begins his survey with the Paston letters [...] there are two puzzling paragraphs about "Samuel Johnson's rejection of praise for his 'Dictionary' from Lord Chesterfield...One page later, the punch-drunk reader is hit with three pages of Vladimir Nabokov vs. Edmund Wilson.
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