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  • ISBN: 0060906065
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: E B White
  • Subcategory: Essays & Correspondence
  • Other formats: lrf azw lrf mbr
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harpercollins Publisher; Second Edition edition (May 1978)
  • Pages: 686 pages
  • FB2 size: 1899 kb
  • EPUB size: 1513 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 574
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The Letters of E. B. White appeared in 1976, providing previously unknown . E. B White, Essays of E. White. Series: ) Thank you for reading books on BookFrom.

The Letters of E. White appeared in 1976, providing previously unknown additional evidence of his mastery as a prose stylist. And in the following year, the Essays of E. White confirmed what many readers had long suspected. These premier essays of half a century, grouped within broad themes, reveal one of America’s finest writers at the amazingly prolonged height of his considerable powers. Reissued in HarperPerennial 1992.

James Thurber described White as a quiet man who disliked publicity and . New York City: HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0-06-075708-3.

James Thurber described White as a quiet man who disliked publicity and who, during his time at The New Yorker, would slip out of his office via the fire escape to a nearby branch of Schrafft's to avoid visitors whom he didn't know. That same year, a New York composer named Nico Muhly premiered a short opera based on the book.

Ideally, a book of letters should be published posthumously. I wanted the name E. White to be associated with excellence-literary splendor

Ideally, a book of letters should be published posthumously. I have failed to cooperate with this ideal arrangement. White to be associated with excellence-literary splendor. It is possible that I once sent in a piece to the NYer signed with a phony name to see if I could get a rejection instead of an acceptance, but I have no clear recollection of having done that. I wouldn’t put it past me, though.

by. White, E. (Elwyn Brooks), 1899-1985; Guth, Dorothy Lobrano. 1st Harper colophon ed. External-identifier. urn:acs6:wh:pdf:3c4-ccbb3464cfad urn:acs6:wh:epub:030-47a692179a8c.

As White wrote in this book, A man who publishes his letters becomes nudist-nothing shields him from the world’s gaze except his bare skin. a man who has written a letter is stuck with it for all time. Imprint: Harper Perennial.

As White wrote in this book, A man who publishes his letters becomes nudist-nothing shields him from the world’s gaze . White and history books of the 20th century have both been written before, but I would venture that rarely would you find the merging of two hearts more intimately woven and on unadorned display.

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. 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. White, Essays of E. White, and Poems and Sketches of E.

As White wrote in this book, A man who publishes his letters becomes nudist-nothing shields him from the . Letters of E.

Harper Books, New York, New York. White On Democracy, a collection of her iconic grandfather’s essays, poetry and letters on democratic society. Welcome to the official page of Harper. White wrote the children’s stories of Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little.

Letters of E. Manufacturer: Harper Colophon Books New York Release date: 19 August 1978 ISBN-10 : 0060906065 ISBN-13: 9780060906061.

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This is a thick collection of White's letters from schoolboy missives written to his brothers and parents all the way through a final letter to his stepson in the mid-70s. The most fascinating are those written from a cross country trip he took with a friend when he was in his late teens. They bought an old car and drove cross-country, stopping to get work as they needed money; White learned that he really didn't want to have anything to do with advertising very early. Later his letters chronicle his employment with the "New Yorker," his courtship and marriage to Katharine Angell, and the family's move out to the Maine farm.

This book is worth it solely for this memo:

February 1945
[Interoffice Memo]


In the comment on Life’s storage wall, I wrote: “...a pretty good case can be made out for setting fire to it and starting fresh.” Some studious person, alone with his God in the deep of night, came upon the word “fresh” and saw how easily it could be changed to the word “afresh,” a simple matter of affixing an “a.” So the phrase became “starting afresh” and acquired refinement, and a sort of grammatical excellence.

I still think people say “start fresh.” I shall continue to write “start fresh,” to say “start fresh,” and, in circumstances which require a restart, I shall actually start fresh. I don’t ever intend to start afresh. Anybody who prefers to start afresh is at liberty to do so, but I don’t recommend it.

An afresh starter is likely to be a person who wants to get agoing. He doesn’t just want to get going, he wants to get agoing. An afresh started is also likely to be a person who feels acold when he steps out of the tub.

Some of my best friends lie abed and run amuck, but they do not start afresh. Never do. However, if there is to be a growing tendency in the New Yorker office to improve words by affixing an “a,” I shall try to adjust myself to this amusing situation. Characters in my stories will henceforth go afishing, and they will read Afield & Astream. They will not be typical people, they will all be atypical. Some of them, perhaps all of them, will be asexual, even amoral.

E.B. White
White, sometimes known best for the children's book, Charlotte's Web, and for Elements of Style, for me actually shines as an essayist. He writes with humor and seriousness and, sometimes, profundity. These letters are interesting and often inspiring--whether to a relative or a fellow writer, there are tidbits throughout to take away and ponder. This is a book to dip into rather than to read from cover to cover at one sitting--although it's tempting to do so. I've added it to my collection of White and highly recommend it for anyone who cares about great, crisp writing, sentiment without sentimentality, dry humor, clear observations and thoughtfulness.
I have read all his letters. Several more than once. In doing so, I have come up with a list of positions that E.B. White took since the mid 1930s. Very few people can be right about everything. I think he was right maybe 99% of the time. (Don't know what the 1% wrong would be though).

1. He was against the isolationist stance promoted by the Lindberghs. White was against all wars up to this one, but he could not accept what Hitler was doing in Europe. He saw the danger and wrote about it. He was not the first one to write. There were many people who actually lived or traveled extensively in Europe during this time that spoke out first, but White was an eloquent spokesman against Nazis and isolationism.

2. He was a strong advocate of world government. He was the first writer who had a national forum to write on it. And he wrote a lot. For a time fully one-third of his editorials in The New Yorker were on that subject. It hasn't worked out as well as he had hoped, but much of that is because the United States has not backed the United Nations in the way we should have. Also, White was strongly against the veto power given to the major nations (particular the Soviet Union). Again, I think time has proven him right.

3. He was the first to criticize the House Un-American Activities Committee. And it was at a time when Congress, by a vote of 346-17, agreed to issue subpoenas to the Hollywood Ten. To come and support these 10 people and look directly into the eyes of 346 members of Congress and tell them "you're wrong", took a great act of courage. Unfortunately, there weren't many others like him at the time.

4. He spoke out against Joseph McCarthy even when Eisenhower was afraid to publicly do so. It was his eloquence and his ability to shape people's minds with his words that helped stop this political rock that was rolling down a very steep hill.

5. He was against nuclear testing. He was the first one to ever do so in an editorial.

6. He wrote extensively on the environment. He called attention to the many violations of city ordinances that prohibited belched, black, soft-coal smoke from entering our urban atmosphere. Between 1959 and 1960 he wrote 17 columns on environmental pollution that The New Yorker published anonymously under the heading "These Precious Days."

7. He was in the forefront against racial discrimination. He wrote this in Harper's Magazine in February 1941:

There are two moving picture theaters in the town to which my key (he was vacationing in the Florida Keys) is attached by a bridge. In one of them, colored people are allowed in the balcony. In the other, colored people are not allowed at all. I saw a patriotic newsreel there the other day that ended with a picture of the American flag blowing in the breeze, and the words: one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Everyone clapped, but I decided I could not clap for liberty and justice (for all) while I was in a theater from which Negroes had been barred. And I felt there were too many people in the world who think liberty and justice for all means liberty and justice for themselves and their friends. I sat there wondering what would happen to me if I were to jump up and say in a loud voice: "If you folks like liberty and justice so much, why do you keep Negroes from this theater?" I am sure it would have surprised everybody very much and it is the kind of thing I dream about dong but never do. If I had done it I suppose the management would have taken me by the arm and marched me out of the theater, on the grounds that it is disturbing the peace to speak up for liberty just as the feature is coming on. .......It is conceivable that the Negroes of a hundred years from now will enjoy a greater degree of liberty if the present restrictions on today's Negroes are not relaxed too fast. But that doesn't get today's Negroes in to see Hedy Lamarr.
Wonderful Reading - recommend to any E.B. White fan - so much more detail and fun and humor :) :) :)
I am still chuckling at the master's use of language. I keep reading it aloud to anyone who will listen and urge everyone to get a copy and do the same.
E. B. White is a pleasure to read. He can be humorous, descriptive, whatever the subject requires, occasionally sad, but never boring,
I'm a huge fan of E.B. White's and a committed reader of The New Yorker magazine. If the authors of the era and the mechanics of writing/publication are of interest, you would probably enjoy this. Best read leisurely . . .
Good value

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