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E. B. White (1899–1985)

Auteur de Le Petit Monde de Charlotte

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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 afficher plus 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) afficher moins

Œuvres de E. B. White

Le Petit Monde de Charlotte (1952) 36,259 exemplaires
The elements of style (1959) 19,973 exemplaires
Stuart Little (1945) 15,009 exemplaires
The Trumpet of the Swan (1970) 11,721 exemplaires
The Elements of Style Illustrated (2005) 1,690 exemplaires
Essays of E.B. White (1977) 1,518 exemplaires
Un air de New York (1949) 1,047 exemplaires
Au fil des jours (1942) 832 exemplaires
Le sexe pour quoi faire ? (1929) 596 exemplaires
Letters of E. B. White (1976) 494 exemplaires
Onward and Upward in the Garden (1979) — Directeur de publication; Introduction — 483 exemplaires
The Second Tree from the Corner (1954) 449 exemplaires
Poems & Sketches of E. B. White (1981) 280 exemplaires
A Subtreasury of American Humor (1941) — Directeur de publication — 277 exemplaires
The Annotated Charlotte's Web (1750) 143 exemplaires
On Democracy (2019) 83 exemplaires
Charlotte's Web / Stuart Little (1957) — Auteur — 43 exemplaires
An E. B. White Reader (1966) 28 exemplaires
Notes on Our Times (2007) 15 exemplaires
Letters and Essays of E.B. White (1979) 12 exemplaires
On Kawara (2018) 11 exemplaires
Charlotte's Web 10 exemplaires
The Moon 1968-1972 (2016) 9 exemplaires
The Door 8 exemplaires
Death of a Pig 6 exemplaires
Every Day is Saturday (1934) 4 exemplaires
Once More to the Lake (2011) 4 exemplaires
Stuart Little 3 exemplaires
The Lady is Cold and Other Poems (1929) 3 exemplaires
Reading room 3 exemplaires
ORUMCEK AGI 1 exemplaire
Aucun titre 1 exemplaire
La trompeta del cigne (2016) 1 exemplaire
No Dummy 1 exemplaire
Panza Charlottei 1 exemplaire
The geese 1 exemplaire
Essays of E. B. White 1 exemplaire
Charlotte koob võrku (2023) 1 exemplaire
Tela Di Carlotta 1 exemplaire
Qui New York 1 exemplaire
Irtnog 1 exemplaire
Til Death Do Us Part 1 exemplaire
Charlotte và Wilbur 1 exemplaire
Charlottes tryllevev (2006) 1 exemplaire
The Hour of Letdown 1 exemplaire

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Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow (1952) — Contributeur — 439 exemplaires
Reporting World War II Part One : American Journalism, 1938-1944 (1995) — Contributeur — 438 exemplaires
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Charlotte's Web [2006 film] (2006) — Original Story — 419 exemplaires
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A Treasury of Great Science Fiction, Volume 2 (1959) — Contributeur — 318 exemplaires
75 Short Masterpieces: Stories from the World's Literature (1961) — Contributeur — 298 exemplaires
A Treasury of Great Science Fiction [2-volume set] (1959) — Contributeur — 295 exemplaires
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Contributeur — 291 exemplaires
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Contributeur — 281 exemplaires
The 40s: The Story of a Decade (2014) — Contributeur — 277 exemplaires
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Stuart Little [1999 film] (1999) — Original book — 262 exemplaires
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Contributeur — 209 exemplaires
Short Stories from The New Yorker, 1925 to 1940 (1940) — Contributeur — 202 exemplaires
This Is My Best (1942) — Contributeur — 188 exemplaires
Eight Modern Essayists (1980)quelques éditions178 exemplaires
Black Water 2: More Tales of the Fantastic (1990) — Contributeur — 152 exemplaires
The Fireside Book of Dog Stories (1943) — Contributeur — 146 exemplaires
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American Wits: An Anthology of Light Verse (2003) — Contributeur — 135 exemplaires
The Big New Yorker Book of Cats (2013) — Contributeur — 134 exemplaires
An American Album: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Harper's Magazine (2000) — Contributeur — 133 exemplaires
The Owl in the Attic and Other Perplexities (1931) — Introduction, quelques éditions107 exemplaires
Winter: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (1986) — Contributeur — 104 exemplaires
The Trumpet of the Swan [2001 film] (2000) — Original book — 98 exemplaires
Voices in Our Blood: America's Best on the Civil Rights Movement (2001) — Contributeur — 92 exemplaires
Best in Children's Books 10A (1963) 63 exemplaires
55 Short Stories from The New Yorker, 1940 to 1950 (1949) — Contributeur — 60 exemplaires
Autumn: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2004) — Contributeur — 58 exemplaires
Reading for Pleasure (1957) — Contributeur — 51 exemplaires
Charlotte's Web: A Full-Length Play (1983) — Original book — 50 exemplaires
The Bedside Tales: A Gay Collection (1945) — Contributeur — 46 exemplaires
Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure [2003 film] (2003) — Original Story — 44 exemplaires
A Quarto of Modern Literature (1935) — Contributeur — 40 exemplaires
In Search of the Simple Life: American Voices, Past and Present (1986) — Contributeur — 34 exemplaires
Stories for Men (1938) — Contributeur — 34 exemplaires
The War: Stories of Life and Death from World War II (1999) — Contributeur — 31 exemplaires
A Book of Essays (1963) — Contributeur — 26 exemplaires
The Best of Both Worlds: An Anthology of Stories for All Ages (1968) — Contributeur — 25 exemplaires
The Looking Glass Book of Stories (1960) — Contributeur — 21 exemplaires
The Complete Stuart Little (3 Disc Box Set) (1999) — Writer — 15 exemplaires
The Panorama of Modern Literature (1934) — Contributeur — 14 exemplaires
Favorite Animal Stories (1987) — Contributeur — 13 exemplaires
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Wide-Angle Lens: Stories of Time and Space (1980) — Contributeur — 8 exemplaires
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The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Contributeur — 5 exemplaires
Furrow's End: An Anthology of Great Farm Stories — Contributeur — 2 exemplaires
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Contributeur — 1 exemplaire
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Thornwillow Charlotte’s Web à Fine Press Forum (Octobre 2023)
October 2015: E.B. White à Monthly Author Reads (Décembre 2017)


A passionate, engaging book about gardening. Katharine S White writes about gardening in Maine and other gardening topics with an exquisite sensibility and a compelling voice. I was very surprised by how engaging this book was, all due to the author and her skills.
TomMcGreevy | 7 autres critiques | May 15, 2024 |
Pleasant, marginally subversive story about a little girl and a spider who save a pig. Some nice, mild jokes, and a charming storyline. However, seventy years on the cute farm setting and the stereotypical roles of the human characters are maybe getting a bit long in the tooth. Very much the rose-tinted childhood that Americans in the 1950s were already getting nostalgic about, a world where all the little boys were noisy and destructive and all the little girls thoughtful and sensitive.
thorold | 1,024 autres critiques | May 2, 2024 |
Many years after I first read this essay my GR friend Left Coast Justin offered up a compelling review for White's Writings From the New Yorker and I was inspired to revisit. Some books that were life-changing for me when I was young do not appeal to me at all now. I travelled for two years of my life inspired in part by On the Road. When I tried rereading On the Road in my 40's I hated it, finding Kerouac both a bad writer and a flaming narcissist, but at 16 he planted in me a thirst to see the world riding alongside the person I loved with no money and no plans. and I am forever grateful to that bad boy.

White did not inspire me to want to move to NYC, visiting here did that. My mother says that after my first visit at the age of 3 I told anyone who asked that when I grew up I was going to be a New Yorker. That desire grew with every visit from forays to FAO Schwarz and Serendipity when I was 5, to Broadway shows and tea at the Plaza when I was 10, to dancing at Area and Danceteria with a fake ID and crashing in Avenue C squats when I was 17, to pretending to be cool at parties in Tribeca lofts and knowing the name of every bartender at Beirut when I was 23, to dinners at Daniel and Le Bernardin and arguments with writers that were featured in well-known publications at 30. But this book did have an impact. I first read this in a Norton's Anthology for a lit class my sophomore year of college, and it moved my filmy dreams of moving to the city to firm intent and then to positive action. And all these years later, after several readings, it is still the best explanation I have read of what makes New York New York and for why I love it with such passion. To be sure many of the particulars of this essay are dated, but it still explains why New York is the only place for some people, and as one of those people, one who has lived many other places but has never felt at home anywhere else, I find such joy in these pages. I reread this yesterday in part on an unpleasantly fragrant F-train, in part as I waited for a friend to meet me to see a gorgeous chamber music performance, in part as I sat on the 6-train full from too much Malaysian food and on my way to meet other friends at a jazz club uptown and it was perfect -- this is the only big warm hug I ever want to feel at midnight on the 6.
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Narshkite | 18 autres critiques | May 1, 2024 |
I started reading this in 2013, but being 662 pages long, it got set aside and buried at some point. A couple of months ago I dug it back up and have finally finished it.
What a charming and pithy letter writer was Mr. White. I guess that's no surprise given that he became a co-author of the famous "Elements of Style" on just that subject.
I loved meeting his friends and family in this way, and learning his views. Despite enjoying a bevy of "litry" friends and several friends outside that realm as well, he seems on the whole, to have been a shy person, never accepting an offer to speak to, or even belong to any group, nor even make an appearance to receive a national award from a president (both Kennedy and Nixon show up in these pages).
I mostly loved his interest in, affection for, and attendance to creatures in all shapes and sizes.
What struck me too, about the book, that seems unique to a book of letters, was the passage of time. He doesn’t mention his age until he’s in his 50’s, by which time we've already had visits to the hospital for one thing or another for he or his wife, and then, occasionally, an age number is dropped, and each time is a call to reminisce about the days of old, even though I wasn’t alive when he was young. Imagining, at times, my folks in those days, I'd gotten fond of his memories, as though they were mine and I missed our younger days of better health and less clash, grit, and modernity in our world.
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TraSea | Apr 29, 2024 |


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