04 January 2024

David Kipen chronicles California’s soul: from letters to tweets

As we usher in the new year, we talk with David Kipen about his latest work, “Dear California: The Golden State in Diaries and Letters.” The anthology is a heartfelt ode to California, skillfully interweaving its diverse strands — from historic letters to contemporary tweets — creating a dialogue that transcends time. It reflects on California’s evolving landscapes and captures the quintessence of what makes the state “a place apart.”

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