Essays of E.B. White

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The classic collection by one of the greatest essayists of our time.

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E. B. White, the author of such beloved classics as Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan, was born in Mount Vernon, New York. He graduated from Cornell University in 1921 and, five or six years later, joined the staff of The New Yorker magazine, then in its infancy. He died on October 1, 1985, and was survived by his son and three grandchildren.

Mr. White's essays have appeared in Harper's magazine, and some of his other books are: One Man's Meat, The Second Tree from the Corner, Letters of E. B. White, Essays of E. B. White, and Poems and Sketches of E. B. White. He won countless awards, including the 1971 National Medal for Literature and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, which commended him for making a "substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children."

During his lifetime, many young readers asked Mr. White if his stories were true. In a letter written to be sent to his fans, he answered, "No, they are imaginary tales . . . But real life is only one kind of life—there is also the life of the imagination."

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E. B. White, essayist, poet, humorist, and author, began his career as a contributor to The New Yorker in 1925, joining the staff in 1927. Over the years he wrote more than twenty books, including the children's classics Stuart Little, Charlotte's Web, and The Trumpet of the Swan, as well as countless pieces for The New Yorker, signed and unsigned.

Among the many awards presented to E. B. White during his lifetime were the Gold Medal for Essays and CriticismAmerican Academy of Arts and Letters (1960), the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award (1970), and the National Medal for Literature (1971). He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963, and in 1973 was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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