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i pi stuh le ree

  • s  written in the form of or carried on by letters or correspondence
    an endless sequence of epistolary love affairs

  • The Color Purple is an epistolary novel: a child's letters to God, written by Celie, a poor black girl in early-20th century Georgia.
  • In the megalomaniacal gambitry of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, a glittering epistolary novel by Choderlos de Laclos set on the eve of revolution in 18th century France, the only thing .
  • The Unabomber began the epistolary striptease that in the end brought him down.
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  • “Dear Elizabeth” at Berkeley Rep charms with lovely words, warmth, and beautiful pictures
    I like epistolary plays where the letters sent between two people over decades are fashioned into a dramatic piece. The only trouble is such plays sometimes remind me of radio drama on NPR. But “Dear Elizabeth,” by Sarah Ruhl now at the Berkeley Rep, is saved from that trap by some of the best stagecraft I’ve seen this year, inspired staging, and two adept and exactingly cast professionals doing ...
    June 8, 2013 - The Berkeley Daily Planet

  • George Plimpton in The Nation.
    May I again say,George wrote in a letter to his parents, "that I am more particularly interested in Cambridge at the moment, and the epistolary offensive should be directed towards that University."
  • Samuel Johnson in Telegraph.co.uk
    Dr Johnson wrote: "There is no transaction which offers stronger temptation to sophistication and fallacy than epistolary intercourse."

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