…The power of words is no less potent than a love potion. I think it’s quite obvious that Virginia Woolf knew the secret to writing an effective love letter –




Throw Over Your Man: Virginia Woolf’s 1927 Love Letter to Vita Sackville-West

by Maria Popova


“…and I’ll tell you all the things I have in my head, millions, myriads.”



“What makes an extraordinary love letter? After Monday’s omnibus of famous correspondence, I revisited a lovely decade-old book titled The 50 Greatest Love Letters of All Time, which features missives from icons like Ernest Hemingway, Jack Kerouac, Frida Kahlo, Franz Kafka, and Mozart, covering everything from tender love to lust to bitter breakups.



Among them is this 1927 letter from Virginia Woolf to English poet Vita Sackville-West, with whom Woolf had fallen madly in love….”



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