Como cierre de esta TERCERA PARTE del
curso, presentamos dos famosas cartas –una británica y la otra
norteamericana– con muy diferentes enfoques en su estilo de
Hemos considerado importante no traducir
estas cartas. Sin embargo, acercando el cursor de tu ratón a los textos
resaltados en color obtendrás una traducción instantánea -perfectamente
adaptada al texto- que te permitirá continuar la lectura.
Lord Chesterfield: 'On How
to Write a Letter'
Influenced by his own
a child, LordChesterfield began to
write the letters to his son
Philip when the boy
was only five years old. These letters
were private and were never
meant to be read publicly. However,
remains fascinating, and much of what he related in them
still holds true today.
Most persons who write
ill, do so because they
aim at writing better than
they can, by which means they acquire a formal and unnatural style. For
instance, if you want to write a letter to me, you should only consider what
you would say if you were with me, and then write it
in plain terms, just as
if you were
Written during the heart of the Civil War,
this letter is said to be one of the most
in American history. Abraham Lincoln's letter to Hon. Horace
Greeley, editor of the influential New York Tribune, explains
for the Civil War.