12 Must-Read Collections of Famous Authors’ Letters


Between Friends: The Correspondence of Hannah Arendt and Mary McCarthy 1949-1975

As our own Michelle Dean pointed out in a New Yorker piece, the friendship between two of the 20th century’s greatest minds was one filled with ups and downs — but these two figures saw it all, and were in close proximity to some of the most important people and events of their time, making their correspondences especially engrossing to read.