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Essays of E.B. White by E.B. White
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Jan 07, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: non-fiction
Read in January, 2007

Reflections on his life by the author of "Charlotte's Web." Of course, there is almost no one to rival Mr. White's stylistic excellence. I know that he authored the most highly regarded text on writing, still in use today.

Mr. White was an editor for "The New Yorker Magazine" and was married to Katherine White, who also worked there and was herself a recognized author.

Many of the essays deal with adventures in rural life as experienced by a New Yorker, and are often very humorous. It is hard to pick "the best piece" in the book, but "The Death of a Pig" is right up there.

His stepson, Roger Angell, also a recognized author, wrote the most loving piece in the New Yorker Magazine about the last days of this remarkable couple. He was very loved by all who knew him. This book is the closest I ever got, and I'm glad I did it.

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