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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 mostra altro 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) mostra meno

Opere di E. B. White

La tela di Carlotta (1952) 36,619 copie, 1,025 recensioni
The Elements of Style (1959) 20,143 copie, 193 recensioni
Le avventure di Stuart Little (1945) 15,200 copie, 146 recensioni
The Trumpet of the Swan (1970) 11,917 copie, 79 recensioni
The Elements of Style Illustrated (2005) 1,710 copie, 16 recensioni
Essays of E.B. White (1977) 1,527 copie, 19 recensioni
Volete sapere cos'è New York? (1949) 1,058 copie, 18 recensioni
One Man's Meat (1942) 835 copie, 11 recensioni
Is Sex Necessary?: Or Why You Feel the Way You Do (1929) 596 copie, 13 recensioni
Letters of E. B. White (1976) 501 copie, 1 recensione
Onward and Upward in the Garden (1979) — A cura di; Introduzione — 484 copie, 8 recensioni
The Second Tree from the Corner (1954) 451 copie, 6 recensioni
Writings from The New Yorker 1927-1976 (1990) 329 copie, 5 recensioni
Poems & Sketches of E. B. White (1981) 281 copie, 1 recensione
A Subtreasury of American Humor (1941) — A cura di — 279 copie, 3 recensioni
Some Pig!: A Charlotte's Web Picture Book (2006) 148 copie, 3 recensioni
On Democracy (2019) 87 copie, 1 recensione
Charlotte's Web / Stuart Little (1957) — Autore — 43 copie
An E. B. White Reader (1966) 29 copie
Notes on Our Times (2007) 15 copie, 1 recensione
On Kawara (1997) 12 copie, 1 recensione
The Moon 1968-1972 (2016) 9 copie
The Door 8 copie, 3 recensioni
Every Day is Saturday (1934) 5 copie
Stuart Little 4 copie, 1 recensione
Once More to the Lake (2011) 4 copie, 1 recensione
Reading room 3 copie
Nessun titolo 1 copia
No Dummy 1 copia
ORUMCEK AGI 1 copia, 1 recensione
La trompeta del cigne (2016) 1 copia
Irtnog 1 copia
The geese 1 copia
Qui New York 1 copia
Charlotte koob võrku (2023) 1 copia
Charlottes tryllevev (2006) 1 copia

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75 Short Masterpieces: Stories from the World's Literature (1961) — Collaboratore — 300 copie, 1 recensione
A Treasury of Great Science Fiction [2-volume set] (1959) — Collaboratore — 298 copie, 6 recensioni
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Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Collaboratore — 284 copie, 4 recensioni
The 40s: The Story of a Decade (2014) — Collaboratore — 281 copie, 5 recensioni
It's Great To Be Eight (1997) — Collaboratore — 274 copie, 1 recensione
Stuart Little [1999 film] (1999) — Original book — 268 copie, 2 recensioni
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Short Stories from The New Yorker, 1925 to 1940 (1940) — Collaboratore — 202 copie, 1 recensione
This Is My Best (1942) — Collaboratore — 190 copie
Eight Modern Essayists (1980)alcune edizioni181 copie, 2 recensioni
Black Water 2: More Tales of the Fantastic (1990) — Collaboratore — 152 copie, 3 recensioni
The Fireside Book of Dog Stories (1943) — Collaboratore — 147 copie
The Norton Book of Personal Essays (1997) — Collaboratore — 143 copie, 1 recensione
American Wits: An Anthology of Light Verse (2003) — Collaboratore — 136 copie, 3 recensioni
The Big New Yorker Book of Cats (2013) — Collaboratore — 136 copie, 1 recensione
An American Album: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Harper's Magazine (2000) — Collaboratore — 134 copie, 1 recensione
The Owl in the Attic and Other Perplexities (1931) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni107 copie, 1 recensione
Winter: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (1986) — Collaboratore — 105 copie, 2 recensioni
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55 Short Stories from The New Yorker, 1940 to 1950 (1949) — Collaboratore — 59 copie
Autumn: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2004) — Collaboratore — 58 copie, 2 recensioni
Reading for Pleasure (1957) — Collaboratore — 52 copie
Charlotte's Web: A Full-Length Play (1983) — Original book — 50 copie, 1 recensione
The Bedside Tales: A Gay Collection (1945) — Collaboratore — 46 copie
Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure [2003 film] (2003) — Original Story — 44 copie
A Quarto of Modern Literature (1935) — Collaboratore — 40 copie
Published and Perished: Memoria, Eulogies, and Remembrances of American Writers (2002) — Collaboratore — 37 copie, 1 recensione
Stories for Men (1938) — Collaboratore — 35 copie
The War: Stories of Life and Death from World War II (1999) — Collaboratore — 31 copie
A Book of Essays (1963) — Collaboratore — 26 copie
The Best of Both Worlds: An Anthology of Stories for All Ages (1968) — Collaboratore — 25 copie, 1 recensione
The Looking Glass Book of Stories (1960) — Collaboratore — 21 copie
The Complete Stuart Little (3 Disc Box Set) (1999) — Writer — 15 copie
The Panorama of Modern Literature (1934) — Collaboratore — 14 copie, 1 recensione
Favorite Animal Stories (1987) — Collaboratore — 13 copie
Tales for Males (1945) — Collaboratore — 11 copie
Wide-Angle Lens: Stories of Time and Space (1980) — Collaboratore — 8 copie
British and American Essays, 1905-1956 (1959) — Collaboratore — 7 copie
The bear went over the mountain (1964) — Collaboratore — 6 copie
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Collaboratore — 5 copie
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Collaboratore — 1 copia
Contos Dramáticos — Collaboratore — 1 copia

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Thornwillow Charlotte’s Web in Fine Press Forum (Ottobre 2023)
October 2015: E.B. White in Monthly Author Reads (Dicembre 2017)

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