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Reading Letters

Peter D. McDonald, a professor at Oxford University, has been turning, of late, into a ‘person of letters’.

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Reading Letters

Peter D. McDonald

Editor’s note: Peter D. McDonald, a professor at Oxford University, has been turning, of late, into a ‘person of letters’. He selects published letters at random, without any intelligible purpose, to subject their letters to a reconfiguration.

Peter D. McDonald is Professor of English and Related Literature at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St Hugh’s College. His principal publications include The Literature Police: Apartheid Censorship and its Cultural Consequences (Oxford, 2009, see also theliteraturepolice.com), and Artefacts of Writing: Ideas of the State and Communities of Letters from Matthew Arnold to Xu Bing (Oxford, 2017; see also artefactsofwriting.com).

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