As regular readers will know, I am reading through C.S. Lewis’ letters and will often post intriguing, inspirational, and occasionally hilarious bits from the his letters. I also read letters from Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Dorothy L. Sayers, Dylan Thomas, E.B. White, and James Thurber. I love letters. I love the peak we get into someone else’s world. I love the voyeuristic nature of the literature, and the disarmed elegance of the correspondence. The wisdom and facts of history emerge naturally and accidentally into our contemporary imaginations.
Recently, The Guardian has begun an inspirational letter series, called Letters Live. Stephen Fry, an actor and narrator I quite like, was featured recently on Letters Live, speaking about the letter that changed his life. It is definitely worth watching.