Essays of E.B. White

Essays of E.B. White

Book rating: 05 Paperback Perennial Classics (Paperback)

By (author) E. B. White

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  • Publisher: HarperPerennial
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 201mm x 25mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 12 December 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0060932236
  • ISBN 13: 9780060932237
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 75,972

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

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By Simon Halliday 02 Jun 2009 5

I have seldom come across a book of essays that I want to read, re-read and read yet again. E.B. White's collection left me wondering if I could ever construct a piece of writing, essay or otherwise, to compare to the worst (least good?) in this collection. I think it unlikely. His writing conjures clear and beautiful images. With detailed descriptions of sounds and moments he brings his experiences to the present, to the moment when you read the essay and find yourself immersed in New England, or New York, or Florida. I found so many quotes in the novel that I wrote down either in my journal or on scraps of paper, laughing all the while, intrigued and hoping I could find essays or articles into which I could insert his crystalline depictions of moments, sentiments, and behaviours. I cannot recommend this book enough: find it, read it, realise how your writing can improve having read it.

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"Some of the finest examples of contemporary, genuinely American prose."--Washington Post