In the Words of E. B. White Quotations from America's Most Companionable of Writers

In the Words of E. B. White
Auteur: E. B. White
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9780801449550
  • Druk: Annotated ed
  • oktober 2011
  • 252 pagina's
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The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a world war. -E. B. White on fatherhood I was lucky to be born abnormal. It ran in the family. -on luck I would really rather feel bad in Maine than feel good anywhere else. -on Maine The English language is always sticking a foot out to trip a man. -on language The author of Charlotte's Web and One Man's Meat, coauthor of The Elements of Style, and columnist for The New Yorker for almost half a century, E. B. White (1899-1985) is an American literary icon. Over the course of his career, White inspired generations of writers and readers with his essays (both serious and humorous), children's literature, and stylistic guidance. In the Words of E. B. White offers readers a delightful selection of quotations, selected and annotated by his granddaughter and literary executor, Martha White. The quotations cover a wide range of subjects and situations, from Automobiles, Babies, Bees, City Life, and College to Spiders, Taxes, Weather, Work, and Worry. E. B. White comments on writing for children, how to tell a major poet from a minor one, and what to do when one becomes hopelessly mired in a sentence. White was apt to address the subject of security by speaking first about a Ferris wheel at the local county fair, or the subject of democracy from the perspective of roofing his barn and looking out across the bay-he had a gift for bringing the abstract firmly into the realm of the everyday. Included here are gems from White's books and essay collections, as well as bits from both published and unpublished letters and journals. This is a book for readers and writers, for those who know E. B. White from his Notes and Comment column in The New Yorker, have turned to The Elements of Style for help in crafting a polished sentence, or have loved a spider's assessment of Wilbur as Some Pig. This distillation of the wit, style, and humanity of one of America's most distinguished essayists of the twentieth century will be a welcome addition to any reader's bookshelf.

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Druk
Annotated ed
Verschijningsdatum
oktober 2011
Afmetingen
Afmeting: 22,2 x 14,6 x 1,9 cm
Aantal pagina's
252 pagina's
Aanbevolen leeftijd
18 jaar
Illustraties
Nee

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Auteur(s)
E. B. White
Redacteur
Martha White
Uitgever
Cornell University Press

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9780801449550

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Gewicht
28 g
Studieboek
Ja
Verpakking breedte
140 mm
Verpakking hoogte
216 mm
Verpakking lengte
216 mm

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