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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) 36,095 copie
The Elements of Style (1959) 19,875 copie
Le avventure di Stuart Little (1945) 14,849 copie
The Trumpet of the Swan (1970) 11,606 copie
Essays of E.B. White (1977) 1,509 copie
Volete sapere cos'è New York? (1949) 1,036 copie
One Man's Meat (1942) 826 copie
Letters of E. B. White (1976) 488 copie
Onward and Upward in the Garden (1979) — A cura di; Introduzione — 483 copie
A Subtreasury of American Humor (1941) — A cura di — 276 copie
On Democracy (2019) 83 copie
Charlotte's Web / Stuart Little (1957) — Autore — 43 copie
An E. B. White Reader (1966) 27 copie
Notes on Our Times (2007) 15 copie
On Kawara (2018) 11 copie
Charlotte's Web 10 copie
The Moon 1968-1972 (2016) 9 copie
The Door 8 copie
Once More to the Lake (2011) 4 copie
Every Day is Saturday (1934) 4 copie
Stuart Little 3 copie
Reading room 3 copie
La trompeta del cigne (2016) 1 copia
ORUMCEK AGI 1 copia
No Dummy 1 copia
Charlotte koob võrku (2023) 1 copia
Irtnog 1 copia
The geese 1 copia
Qui New York 1 copia
Charlottes tryllevev (2006) 1 copia

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The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2000) — Collaboratore — 1,560 copie
The Art of the Personal Essay (1994) — Collaboratore — 1,377 copie
50 Great Short Stories (1952) — Collaboratore — 1,251 copie
The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Collaboratore — 775 copie
Charlotte's Web [1973 film] (1973) — Original book — 464 copie
The World of the Short Story: A 20th Century Collection (1986) — Collaboratore — 463 copie
American Gothic Tales (1996) — Collaboratore — 459 copie
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow (1952) — Collaboratore — 438 copie
Fifty Great American Short Stories (1965) — Collaboratore — 432 copie
Charlotte's Web [2006 film] (2006) — Original Story — 416 copie
American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (2008) — Collaboratore — 416 copie
The Lives and Times of Archy and Mehitabel (1916) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni370 copie
Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker (2000) — Collaboratore — 356 copie
A Treasury of Great Science Fiction, Volume 2 (1959) — Collaboratore — 318 copie
75 Short Masterpieces: Stories from the World's Literature (1961) — Collaboratore — 298 copie
A Treasury of Great Science Fiction [2-volume set] (1959) — Collaboratore — 294 copie
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Collaboratore — 292 copie
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Collaboratore — 278 copie
The 40s: The Story of a Decade (2014) — Collaboratore — 276 copie
It's Great To Be Eight (1997) — Collaboratore — 267 copie
Stuart Little [1999 film] (1999) — Original book — 261 copie
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Collaboratore — 209 copie
Short Stories from The New Yorker, 1925 to 1940 (1940) — Collaboratore — 202 copie
This Is My Best (1942) — Collaboratore — 188 copie
Eight Modern Essayists (1980)alcune edizioni178 copie
Black Water 2: More Tales of the Fantastic (1990) — Collaboratore — 152 copie
The Fireside Book of Dog Stories (1943) — Collaboratore — 144 copie
The Norton Book of Personal Essays (1997) — Collaboratore — 142 copie
American Wits: An Anthology of Light Verse (2003) — Collaboratore — 135 copie
The Big New Yorker Book of Cats (2013) — Collaboratore — 132 copie
The Owl in the Attic and Other Perplexities (1931) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni106 copie
Winter: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (1986) — Collaboratore — 103 copie
The Trumpet of the Swan [2001 film] (2000) — Original book — 97 copie
55 Short Stories from The New Yorker, 1940 to 1950 (1949) — Collaboratore — 60 copie
Autumn: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2004) — Collaboratore — 57 copie
Reading for Pleasure (1957) — Collaboratore — 51 copie
Charlotte's Web: A Full-Length Play (1983) — Original book — 49 copie
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 — 39 copie
Stories for Men (1938) — Collaboratore — 34 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 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
Favorite Animal Stories (1987) — Collaboratore — 11 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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