Love of letters and letter writing; affection for the art of epistolography; a sickness characterized by excessive letter writing.
After much brainstorming, discussion, reading and re-reading of my manuscript, I have arrived at a title for my second book, due out in 2012 with the University of Nebraska Press:
Epistolophilia: Writing the Life of Ona Šimaitė
I’m happy with the title, because it actually says what the book is about: a love of letters, the writing of (oh so) many letters, and the challenge of writing a life on their basis.
I’m busy with final details in the manuscript, but it will be off my desk today. Hurray!
Next step: Copyediting.
As my dissertation supervisor used to say: Onward.