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Library Buys Poet’s 40000 Emails

By posted at 5:19 pm on April 22, 2011 2

The British Library has paid £32,000 for poet Wendy Cope‘s email archive.  A far cry from stacks of personal letters, but seemingly the natural progression of things.  According to Cope herself, many of the emails “are not interesting at all”. (via @BookBench)

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2 Responses to “Library Buys Poet’s 40000 Emails”

  1. Molly
    at 12:08 pm on April 23, 2011

    This headline is misleading. The amount paid was not just for the e-mails. It was for her entire archive, which includes 15 boxes of paper manuscripts as well as emails.

  2. Steve Flamio
    at 8:56 am on April 30, 2011

    great!!!

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