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Poems and Sketches of E. B. White

4.1  ·  Rating details ·  103 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Book by White, E. B.
Paperback, 217 pages
Published April 1st 1983 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published 1981)
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Char
Sep 10, 2011 added it
A special book for me as this is the one EB White signed and sent me for Christmas one year. I love all his books, they are each unique and have fed me. But this one is special.
Jerry Dreesen
Nov 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
E B White's sketches, in particular, are sophisticated and witty. A delight to read!
Rebecca
Aug 18, 2011 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely love E.B. White and I never knew he wrote poetry! I just bought a first edition of this book and I can't wait to read it! After all, nothing White ever published was less than masterful, so I know I'm in for a treat.
John
Jan 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love everything that E.B. White has written, except oddly, "Charlottes Web"

This book contains one of my favourite poems:

"Boston Is Like No Other Place in the World, Only More So"
Nancy
Jan 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I've come back to this book many times over the years. Enjoyable each time. Sometimes I just open it for a few pages and skip around.
Barbara
Jan 01, 2017 rated it it was ok
E. B. White excelled at the personal essay and children's books,not so much with fiction and poetry which was quite dated and banal.
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Jun 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
After reading his children's work, I found his poetry to be refreshing. I especially liked his definitions. It's very contemplative.
Stephanie Ricker
Dec 12, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry
I mostly liked this book because a very good friend gave me an exquisite copy of it right when I needed it most. The poetry isn't very good, I'm afraid, but the prose is occasionally very amusing!
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Elwyn Brooks White was a leading American essayist, author, humorist, poet and literary stylist and author of such beloved children's classics as Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan. He graduated from Cornell University in 1921 and, five or six years later, joined the staff of The New Yorker magazine. He authored over seventeen books of prose and poetry and was elected to t ...more
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