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E. B. White (1899–1985)

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Born in Mount Vernon, New York, E. B. White was educated at Cornell University and served as a private in World War I. After several years as a journalist, he joined the staff of the New Yorker, then in its infancy. For 11 years he wrote most of the "Talk of the Town" columns, and it was White and visa mer James Thurber who can be credited with setting the style and attitude of the magazine. In 1938 he retired to a saltwater farm in Maine, where he wrote essays regularly for Harper's Magazine under the title "One Man's Meat." Like Thoreau, White preferred the woods; he also resembled Thoreau in his impatience and indignation. White received several prizes: in 1960, the gold medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters; in 1963, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award (he was honored along with Thornton Wilder and Edmund Wilson); and in 1978, a special Pulitzer Prize. His verse is original and witty but with serious undertones. His friend James Thurber described him as "a poet who loves to live half-hidden from the eye." Three of his books have become children's classics: Stuart Little (1945), about a mouse born into a human family, Charlotte's Web (1952), about a spider who befriends a lonely pig, and The Trumpet of the Swan (1970). Among his best-known and most widely used books is The Elements of Style (1959), a guide to grammar and rhetoric based on a text written by one of his professors at Cornell, William Strunk, which White revised and expanded. White was married to Katherine Angell, the first fiction editor of the New Yorker. (Bowker Author Biography) Elwyn Brooks White was born on July 11, 1899, in Mt. Vernon, New York. After graduating from Cornell University, he worked briefly for an advertising agency and as a newspaper reporter before joining the staff of The New Yorker magazine in 1927. As a columnist for The New Yorker and a contributor to Harper's Magazine, White established a reputation as a prose stylist of exceptional elegance, clarity and wit. His interests, as reflected in his writing, were numerous and varied; his essays touched on such wide-ranging subjects as politics, farm animals, and life in New York City. White married Katharine S. Angell in 1929. They had one son, and in 1957 the family left New York for a farm in North Brookline, Maine. Writings from The New Yorker, 1927-1976 is a compilation of columns and essays produced during White's long relationship with the magazine. One Man's Meat, published in 1942, is a collection of his writings for Harper's. White adapted a short guide to English grammar and usage, The Elements of Style, from a college text written by one of his professors at Cornell, William Strunk Jr. It has sold millions of copies since it was first published in 1959 and has become a cherished resource for guidance in writing. White also co-authored Is Sex Necessary? with the humorist James Thurber, a fellow staff member at The New Yorker. E.B. White died on October 1, 1985 after succumbing to Alzheimer's. His diverse legacy also includes three children's books: Stuart Little, Charlotte's Web, and The Trumpet of the Swan. In 1970 the American Library Association presented White the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award in recognition of his "substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children." He was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963 and received a special Pulitzer Prize citation for his body of work in 1970. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

Verk av E. B. White

Fantastiska Wilbur (1952) 36,445 exemplar, 1,025 recensioner
The Elements of Style (1959) 20,071 exemplar, 193 recensioner
Knatten (1945) 15,088 exemplar, 145 recensioner
The Trumpet of the Swan (1970) 11,830 exemplar, 79 recensioner
Charlotte's Web / Stuart Little / The Trumpet of the Swan (1993) 2,488 exemplar, 36 recensioner
The Elements of Style Illustrated (2005) 1,701 exemplar, 16 recensioner
Essays of E.B. White (1977) 1,521 exemplar, 19 recensioner
Here is New York (1949) 1,055 exemplar, 18 recensioner
One Man's Meat (1942) 834 exemplar, 11 recensioner
Is Sex Necessary?: Or Why You Feel the Way You Do (1929) 596 exemplar, 13 recensioner
Letters of E. B. White (1976) 497 exemplar, 1 recension
Onward and Upward in the Garden (1979) — Redaktör; Inledning — 485 exemplar, 8 recensioner
The Second Tree from the Corner (1954) 452 exemplar, 6 recensioner
Writings from The New Yorker 1927-1976 (1990) 330 exemplar, 5 recensioner
Poems & Sketches of E. B. White (1981) 281 exemplar, 1 recension
A Subtreasury of American Humor (1941) — Redaktör — 278 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Some Pig!: A Charlotte's Web Picture Book (2006) 147 exemplar, 3 recensioner
The Annotated Charlotte's Web (1750) 144 exemplar
On Democracy (2019) 85 exemplar, 1 recension
Charlotte's Web / Stuart Little (1957) — Författare — 43 exemplar
Salutations!: Wit and Wisdom from Charlotte's Web (1999) 38 exemplar, 1 recension
Farewell to Model T and From Sea to Shining Sea (2003) 34 exemplar, 2 recensioner
An E. B. White Reader (1966) 29 exemplar
Notes on Our Times (2007) 14 exemplar, 1 recension
On Kawara (2018) 11 exemplar, 1 recension
Charlotte's Web 10 exemplar
The Moon 1968-1972 (2016) 9 exemplar
The Door 8 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Death of a Pig 6 exemplar
Once More to the Lake (2011) 4 exemplar, 1 recension
Stuart Little 3 exemplar, 1 recension
Every Day is Saturday (1934) 3 exemplar
Reading room 3 exemplar
La trompeta del cigne (2016) 1 exemplar
ORUMCEK AGI 1 exemplar, 1 recension
Panza Charlottei 1 exemplar
No Dummy 1 exemplar
The geese 1 exemplar
Ingen titel 1 exemplar
Tela Di Carlotta 1 exemplar
Qui New York 1 exemplar
Irtnog 1 exemplar
Charlottes tryllevev (2006) 1 exemplar
Charlotte koob võrku (2023) 1 exemplar

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Thornwillow Charlotte’s Web i Fine Press Forum (oktober 2023)
October 2015: E.B. White i Monthly Author Reads (december 2017)


Orientado a la escritura en Inglés. Aconseja comenzando por la puntuación y después sobre expresiones y errores comunes a evitar, siempre sobre la redacción en Inglés.

Algunas elecciones son subjetivas y sin explicación. En puridad no es un libro de "estilo", más bien un mínimo opúsculo de puntuación y escritura.
pbenavent | 192 andra recensioner | Jun 1, 2024 |
What can be said about this classic that hasn't been said before? I re-read Charlotte's Web as part of a reading challenge which included going back to read a childhood favorite (actually, I listened to the unabridged audiobook, which was excellent). I'm happy to say that Charlotte's Web stands the test of time.

Most everyone is by now familiar with the beautiful story of friendship and Fern, Charlotte, and Wilbur. What struck me going back to reflect on the passages as an adult was how E.B. White weaves his love of nature so beautifully throughout the book. There are too many examples to include, but I'll just include a few that really stuck with me.

In one scene, a character remarks, "When the words appeared, everyone said they were a miracle. But nobody pointed out that the web itself is a miracle."

Also, "These autumn days will shorten and grow cold. The leaves will shake loose from the trees and fall. Christmas will come, then the snows of winter. You will live to enjoy the beauty of the frozen world...Winter will pass, the days will lengthen, the ice will melt in the pasture pond. The song sparrow will return and sing, the frogs will awake, the warm wind will blow again. All these sights and sounds and smells will be yours to enjoy, Wilbur -- this lovely world, these precious days..."

If you've never read Charlotte's Web, do yourself a favor an enjoy this beautiful book. If you have, read it again, or share it with a child.

… (mer)
jj24 | 1,024 andra recensioner | May 27, 2024 |
Writing: 4.5; Theme: 5.0; Content: 5.0; Language: 5.0; Overall: 4.5

When Wilbur (a pig) is told that his owner will end up turning him into bacon, a spider (Charlotte) helps build up the pig's name and reputation in order to change the perception of his owner. Highly recommend.

***May 25, 2024***
jntjesussaves | 1,024 andra recensioner | May 25, 2024 |
A passionate, engaging book about gardening. Katharine S White writes about gardening in Maine and other gardening topics with an exquisite sensibility and a compelling voice. I was very surprised by how engaging this book was, all due to the author and her skills.
TomMcGreevy | 7 andra recensioner | May 15, 2024 |


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