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E. B. White (1899–1985)

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Born in Mount Vernon, New York, E. B. White was educated at Cornell University and served as a private in World War I. After several years as a journalist, he joined the staff of the New Yorker, then in its infancy. For 11 years he wrote most of the "Talk of the Town" columns, and it was White and vis mere James Thurber who can be credited with setting the style and attitude of the magazine. In 1938 he retired to a saltwater farm in Maine, where he wrote essays regularly for Harper's Magazine under the title "One Man's Meat." Like Thoreau, White preferred the woods; he also resembled Thoreau in his impatience and indignation. White received several prizes: in 1960, the gold medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters; in 1963, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award (he was honored along with Thornton Wilder and Edmund Wilson); and in 1978, a special Pulitzer Prize. His verse is original and witty but with serious undertones. His friend James Thurber described him as "a poet who loves to live half-hidden from the eye." Three of his books have become children's classics: Stuart Little (1945), about a mouse born into a human family, Charlotte's Web (1952), about a spider who befriends a lonely pig, and The Trumpet of the Swan (1970). Among his best-known and most widely used books is The Elements of Style (1959), a guide to grammar and rhetoric based on a text written by one of his professors at Cornell, William Strunk, which White revised and expanded. White was married to Katherine Angell, the first fiction editor of the New Yorker. (Bowker Author Biography) Elwyn Brooks White was born on July 11, 1899, in Mt. Vernon, New York. After graduating from Cornell University, he worked briefly for an advertising agency and as a newspaper reporter before joining the staff of The New Yorker magazine in 1927. As a columnist for The New Yorker and a contributor to Harper's Magazine, White established a reputation as a prose stylist of exceptional elegance, clarity and wit. His interests, as reflected in his writing, were numerous and varied; his essays touched on such wide-ranging subjects as politics, farm animals, and life in New York City. White married Katharine S. Angell in 1929. They had one son, and in 1957 the family left New York for a farm in North Brookline, Maine. Writings from The New Yorker, 1927-1976 is a compilation of columns and essays produced during White's long relationship with the magazine. One Man's Meat, published in 1942, is a collection of his writings for Harper's. White adapted a short guide to English grammar and usage, The Elements of Style, from a college text written by one of his professors at Cornell, William Strunk Jr. It has sold millions of copies since it was first published in 1959 and has become a cherished resource for guidance in writing. White also co-authored Is Sex Necessary? with the humorist James Thurber, a fellow staff member at The New Yorker. E.B. White died on October 1, 1985 after succumbing to Alzheimer's. His diverse legacy also includes three children's books: Stuart Little, Charlotte's Web, and The Trumpet of the Swan. In 1970 the American Library Association presented White the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award in recognition of his "substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children." He was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963 and received a special Pulitzer Prize citation for his body of work in 1970. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Værker af E. B. White

Charlotte's Web (1952) 36,612 eksemplarer, 1,025 anmeldelser
The Elements of Style (1959) 20,140 eksemplarer, 193 anmeldelser
Stuart Little (1945) 15,200 eksemplarer, 146 anmeldelser
The Trumpet of the Swan (1970) 11,910 eksemplarer, 79 anmeldelser
Charlotte's Web / Stuart Little / The Trumpet of the Swan (1993) 2,618 eksemplarer, 36 anmeldelser
The Elements of Style Illustrated (2005) 1,710 eksemplarer, 16 anmeldelser
Essays of E.B. White (1977) 1,528 eksemplarer, 19 anmeldelser
Here is New York (1949) 1,057 eksemplarer, 18 anmeldelser
One Man's Meat (1942) 835 eksemplarer, 11 anmeldelser
Letters of E. B. White (1976) 501 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Onward and Upward in the Garden (1979) — Redaktør; Introduktion — 484 eksemplarer, 8 anmeldelser
The Second Tree from the Corner (1954) 451 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
Writings from The New Yorker 1927-1976 (1990) 329 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
Poems & Sketches of E. B. White (1981) 281 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
A Subtreasury of American Humor (1941) — Redaktør — 279 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Some Pig!: A Charlotte's Web Picture Book (2006) 148 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The Annotated Charlotte's Web (1750) 144 eksemplarer
On Democracy (2019) 87 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Charlotte's Web / Stuart Little (1957) — Forfatter — 43 eksemplarer
Salutations!: Wit and Wisdom from Charlotte's Web (1999) 38 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Farewell to Model T and From Sea to Shining Sea (2003) 33 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
An E. B. White Reader (1966) 29 eksemplarer
Notes on Our Times (2007) 15 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
On Kawara (1997) 12 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Letters and Essays of E.B. White (1979) 12 eksemplarer
The Moon 1968-1972 (2016) 9 eksemplarer
The Door 8 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Death of a Pig 6 eksemplarer
Every Day is Saturday (1934) 5 eksemplarer
Stuart Little 4 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Once More to the Lake (2011) 4 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Reading room 3 eksemplarer
The Lady is Cold and Other Poems (1929) 3 eksemplarer
Ingen titel 1 eksemplar
No Dummy 1 eksemplar
Panza Charlottei 1 eksemplar
ORUMCEK AGI 1 eksemplar, 1 anmeldelse
La trompeta del cigne (2016) 1 eksemplar
Irtnog 1 eksemplar
The Hour of Letdown 1 eksemplar
The geese 1 eksemplar
Tela Di Carlotta 1 eksemplar
Qui New York 1 eksemplar
Charlotte koob võrku (2023) 1 eksemplar
Charlottes tryllevev (2006) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2000) — Bidragyder — 1,577 eksemplarer, 10 anmeldelser
The Art of the Personal Essay (1994) — Bidragyder — 1,387 eksemplarer, 9 anmeldelser
50 Great Short Stories (1952) — Bidragyder — 1,275 eksemplarer, 8 anmeldelser
The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Bidragyder — 788 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Fierce Pajamas: An Anthology of Humor Writing from The New Yorker (2001) — Bidragyder — 716 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
A Patriot's Handbook: Songs, Poems, Stories and Speeches Celebrating the Land We Love (2003)nogle udgaver497 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
Charlotte's Web [1973 film] (1973) — Original book — 479 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
American Gothic Tales (1996) — Bidragyder — 466 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
The World of the Short Story: A 20th Century Collection (1986) — Bidragyder — 464 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow (1952) — Bidragyder — 443 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
Fifty Great American Short Stories (1965) — Bidragyder — 442 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Reporting World War II Part One : American Journalism, 1938-1944 (1995) — Bidragyder — 442 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Charlotte's Web [2006 film] (2006) — Original Story — 426 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (2008) — Bidragyder — 419 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Reporting World War II Part Two : American Journalism 1944-1946 (1995) — Bidragyder — 392 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The Lives and Times of Archy and Mehitabel (1916) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver376 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker (2000) — Bidragyder — 356 eksemplarer
A Treasury of Great Science Fiction, Volume 2 (1959) — Bidragyder — 319 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
75 Short Masterpieces: Stories from the World's Literature (1961) — Bidragyder — 300 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
A Treasury of Great Science Fiction [2-volume set] (1959) — Bidragyder — 298 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Bidragyder — 294 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Bidragyder — 284 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
The 40s: The Story of a Decade (2014) — Bidragyder — 281 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
It's Great To Be Eight (1997) — Bidragyder — 274 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Stuart Little [1999 film] (1999) — Original book — 269 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The 50 Funniest American Writers: An Anthology of Humor from Mark Twain to The Onion (2011) — Bidragyder — 249 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Bidragyder — 209 eksemplarer
Short Stories from The New Yorker, 1925 to 1940 (1940) — Bidragyder — 202 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
This Is My Best (1942) — Bidragyder — 190 eksemplarer
Eight Modern Essayists (1980)nogle udgaver181 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Black Water 2: More Tales of the Fantastic (1990) — Bidragyder — 152 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The Fireside Book of Dog Stories (1943) — Bidragyder — 147 eksemplarer
The Norton Book of Personal Essays (1997) — Bidragyder — 143 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Big New Yorker Book of Cats (2013) — Bidragyder — 136 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
American Wits: An Anthology of Light Verse (2003) — Bidragyder — 135 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
An American Album: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Harper's Magazine (2000) — Bidragyder — 134 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Owl in the Attic and Other Perplexities (1931) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver107 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Winter: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (1986) — Bidragyder — 105 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Trumpet of the Swan [2001 film] (2000) — Original book — 99 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Best in Children's Books 10A (1963) 65 eksemplarer
55 Short Stories from The New Yorker, 1940 to 1950 (1949) — Bidragyder — 59 eksemplarer
Autumn: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2004) — Bidragyder — 58 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Reading for Pleasure (1957) — Bidragyder — 52 eksemplarer
Charlotte's Web: A Full-Length Play (1983) — Original book — 50 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Bedside Tales: A Gay Collection (1945) — Bidragyder — 46 eksemplarer
Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure [2003 film] (2003) — Original Story — 44 eksemplarer
A Quarto of Modern Literature (1935) — Bidragyder — 40 eksemplarer
Published and Perished: Memoria, Eulogies, and Remembrances of American Writers (2002) — Bidragyder — 37 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Stories for Men (1938) — Bidragyder — 35 eksemplarer
In Search of the Simple Life: American Voices, Past and Present (1986) — Bidragyder — 34 eksemplarer
The War: Stories of Life and Death from World War II (1999) — Bidragyder — 31 eksemplarer
A Book of Essays (1963) — Bidragyder — 26 eksemplarer
The Best of Both Worlds: An Anthology of Stories for All Ages (1968) — Bidragyder — 25 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Looking Glass Book of Stories (1960) — Bidragyder — 21 eksemplarer
The Complete Stuart Little (3 Disc Box Set) (1999) — Writer — 15 eksemplarer
The Panorama of Modern Literature (1934) — Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Favorite Animal Stories (1987) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
Tales for Males (1945) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
Wide-Angle Lens: Stories of Time and Space (1980) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
British and American Essays, 1905-1956 (1959) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
The bear went over the mountain (1964) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Furrow's End: An Anthology of Great Farm Stories — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Contos Dramáticos — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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Thornwillow Charlotte’s Web i Fine Press Forum (oktober 2023)
October 2015: E.B. White i Monthly Author Reads (december 2017)


This is an absolute classic. The story is about the Little Family and the mom has just given birth to a mouse that she has named Stuart. Stuart is no ordinary mouse because he wears clothes, he talks, he walks on two legs and is very much a human in a mouse body. Stuart's family makes all suitable accomodations for him and allowing him to grow and learn and they do their best to keep Stuart Little safe from the family's pet cat Snowbell. I loved reading about Stuart's adventures in New York City; sailing a boat in the lake in Central Park, making a bird friend, Margalo, setting out on his own in a little car and teaching students in a a school and meeting a little lady friend.… (mere)
tlauermann | 145 andre anmeldelser | Jul 15, 2024 |
Orientado a la escritura en Inglés. Aconseja comenzando por la puntuación y después sobre expresiones y errores comunes a evitar, siempre sobre la redacción en Inglés.

Algunas elecciones son subjetivas y sin explicación. En puridad no es un libro de "estilo", más bien un mínimo opúsculo de puntuación y escritura.
pbenavent | 192 andre anmeldelser | Jun 1, 2024 |
What can be said about this classic that hasn't been said before? I re-read Charlotte's Web as part of a reading challenge which included going back to read a childhood favorite (actually, I listened to the unabridged audiobook, which was excellent). I'm happy to say that Charlotte's Web stands the test of time.

Most everyone is by now familiar with the beautiful story of friendship and Fern, Charlotte, and Wilbur. What struck me going back to reflect on the passages as an adult was how E.B. White weaves his love of nature so beautifully throughout the book. There are too many examples to include, but I'll just include a few that really stuck with me.

In one scene, a character remarks, "When the words appeared, everyone said they were a miracle. But nobody pointed out that the web itself is a miracle."

Also, "These autumn days will shorten and grow cold. The leaves will shake loose from the trees and fall. Christmas will come, then the snows of winter. You will live to enjoy the beauty of the frozen world...Winter will pass, the days will lengthen, the ice will melt in the pasture pond. The song sparrow will return and sing, the frogs will awake, the warm wind will blow again. All these sights and sounds and smells will be yours to enjoy, Wilbur -- this lovely world, these precious days..."

If you've never read Charlotte's Web, do yourself a favor an enjoy this beautiful book. If you have, read it again, or share it with a child.

… (mere)
jj24 | 1,024 andre anmeldelser | May 27, 2024 |
Writing: 4.5; Theme: 5.0; Content: 5.0; Language: 5.0; Overall: 4.5

When Wilbur (a pig) is told that his owner will end up turning him into bacon, a spider (Charlotte) helps build up the pig's name and reputation in order to change the perception of his owner. Highly recommend.

***May 25, 2024***
jntjesussaves | 1,024 andre anmeldelser | May 25, 2024 |


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