Writings from the New Yorker, 1927-1976

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A delightful, witty, spirited collection of short pieces and essays by the inimitable E. B. White.

Beautifully written, full of vitality, humor, love of life, and the free spirit, these short pieces are classics meant to be read and re-read with great delight. "There of the country's great literary treasures."--New York Times.

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Writings from The New Yorker 1925-1976

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Overview

A delightful, witty, spirited collection of short pieces and essays by the inimitable E. B. White.

Beautifully written, full of vitality, humor, love of life, and the free spirit, these short pieces are classics meant to be read and re-read with great delight. "There of the country's great literary treasures."--New York Times.

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Essayist and author of such children's favorites as Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, White also served as an editorial writer for The New Yorker . Many of these short pieces have been included in this collection, which traces White's development as a writer from his short, almost flippant works of the Twenties and Thirties to the longer, more thoughtful and penetrating essays of the Forties and Fif ties. Wide-ranging in subject matter, these essays tackle such diverse subjects as Khrushchev, re volving doors, and Sunday drivers in New York, all with a sense of humor. Besides bringing all these gems together, this book offers a valuable historical perspective, especially of the Cold War years, and some lessons for our present-day leaders. Recommended for most libraries.-- Nancy R. Ives, SUNY at Geneseo
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060921231
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/28/2006
  • Series: Harper Perennial
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 386,008
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

E. B. White

E. B. White, the author of such beloved classics as Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan, was born in Mount Vernon, New York. He graduated from Cornell University in 1921 and, five or six years later, joined the staff of The New Yorker magazine, then in its infancy. He died on October 1, 1985, and was survived by his son and three grandchildren.

Mr. White's essays have appeared in Harper's magazine, and some of his other books are: One Man's Meat, The Second Tree from the Corner, Letters of E. B. White, Essays of E. B. White, and Poems and Sketches of E. B. White. He won countless awards, including the 1971 National Medal for Literature and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, which commended him for making a "substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children."

During his lifetime, many young readers asked Mr. White if his stories were true. In a letter written to be sent to his fans, he answered, "No, they are imaginary tales . . . But real life is only one kind of life—there is also the life of the imagination."

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    1. Also Known As:
      Elwyn Brooks White (full name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      July 11, 1899
    2. Place of Birth:
      Mount Vernon, New York
    1. Date of Death:
      October 1, 1985
    2. Place of Death:
      North Brooklin, Maine

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