Essays of E.B. White

Essays of E.B. White

By (author) E. B. White

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

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 134.62 x 198.12 x 25.4mm | 181.44g
  • 12 Dec 2006
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperPerennial
  • New York, NY
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0060932236
  • 9780060932237
  • 63,352

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

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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.show more
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