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One Man's Meat by E.B. White
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Oct 02, 2010

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bookshelves: memoirs, essays
Read in September, 2010

What I wouldn't give to have been a fly on the wall of the New Yorker office shared by E.B. White and James Thurber. I've read almost everything Thurber ever published, but wasn't as familar with E.B. He's a masterful essayist and has a lovely, gentle presence on paper, much closer to Emerson than to Thurber in style. The book was written back when people enjoyed a slower, quieter style of writing than today's whiz-bang lead and POW ending. The book covers his life as a gentleman farmer in Maine and his thoughts on the events surrounding America's entry into World War II. Altogether, a satisfying read, and I want to spend more time with E.B.

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