Essays of E. B. White

Essays of E. B. White

Book - 1977
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"The classic collection by one of the greatest essayists of our time."--Amazon.
"E.B. White (1899-1985) is widely known as the author of the children's classics 'Charlotte's Web' and 'Stuart Little', as well as one of the finest essayists of the twentieth century."--P. [4] of cover.
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, c1977.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780060932237
Call Number: 081 WHITE
Characteristics: xi, 364 p. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Essays.
American essays -- 20th century.


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Greene_AnnC May 01, 2020

EB White's prose reveals an iconic American voice, a brilliant mind, and yet somehow a familiar way of being in the world. In this wide-ranging collection, White observes the affairs of humanity--from mundane daily life to events that shaped a century--sometimes with searing intensity, but often with amused tolerance. Reading these essays today offers perspective on a world that we no longer fully recognize, yet so much of White's response to it remains relevant at the core.

Highly recommended for readers who appreciate literary essays on personal, political or social subjects, or just for the pleasure of reading perfectly crafted language.

May 28, 2013

I've loved E.B. White since I was a kid, and his book of essays has been on my list for several years. I expected to love them all, and did find something delightful in just about every one. However, while some essays are timeless, with themes that have direct correlations to political problems today, others seemed dated, particularly in the section entitled "The Planet." (Though being dated wasn't always a bad thing, like in "The World of Tomorrow," about the 1939 World's Fair and the Fair's vision of 1960's America. Reading it almost 75 years after the Fair, and over 50 years past "the future" was a hoot and a half.) But he is still E.B. White, and I still love him. His writing is top notch, the imagery is charming, and he finds poignant meaning in everything from a goose past his prime to a return trip to a childhood vacation spot. My favorite was "The St. Nicholas League."


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