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Writings From the New Yorker 1925-1976

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

About the Author

E.B. White, the author of twenty books of prose and poetry, was awarded the 1970 Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal for his children’s books, Stuart Littleand Charlotte’s Web.This award is now given every three years "to an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have, over a period of years, make a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children." The year 1970 also marked the publication of Mr. White’s third book for children, The Trumpet of the Swan,honored by The International Board on Books for Young People as an outstanding example of literature with international importance. In 1973, it received the Sequoyah Award (Oklahoma) and the William Allen White Award (Kansas), voted by the school children of those states as their "favorite book" of the year.

Born in Mount Vernon, New York, Mr. White attended public schools there. He was graduated from Cornell University in 1921, worked in New York for a year, then traveled about. After five or six years of trying many sorts of jobs, he joined the staff of The New Yorkermagazine, then in its infancy. The connection proved a happy one and resulted in a steady output of satirical sketches, poems, essays, and editorials. His essays have also appeared in Harper’s Magazine,and his books include One Man’s Meat, The Second Tree from the Corner, Letters of E.B. White, The Essays of E.B. Whiteand Poems and Sketches of E.B. White.

In 1938 Mr. White moved to the country. On his farm in Maine he kept animals, and some of these creatures got into his stories and books. Mr. White said he found writing difficult and bad for one’s disposition, but he kept at it. He began Stuart Littlein the hope of amusing a six-year-old niece of his, but before he finished it, she had grown up.

For his total contribution to American letters, Mr. White was awarded the 1971 National Medal for Literature. In 1963, President John F. Kennedy named Mr. White as one of thirty-one Americans to receive the Presidential Medal for Freedom. Mr. White also received the National Institute of Arts and Letters’ Gold Medal for Essays and Criticism, and in 1973 the members of the Institute elected him to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a society of fifty members. He also received honorary degrees from seven colleges and universities. Mr. White died on October 1, 1985.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060921231
Editor:
Dale, Rebecca M.
Author:
Dale, Rebecca M.
Author:
White, E. B.
Author:
by E. B White
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20061212
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
8.02x5.33x.63 in. .42 lbs.

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