Weber Reads 2014-2015: E.B. White for Adults
The annotations include information from White's eight drafts of Charlotte's Web, cross-references to his other writings and to the source books he used.
From his tumultuous beginning to his glorious retirement, Wilbur, the pig who plays the central role in E.B. White's well-known children's work, Charlotte's Web, appeals to readers of all ages.
Whether you write letters, term papers, or novels, this famous manual can help you communicate more effectively.
Thirty-one of E.B. White's essays grouped under such headings as "The Farm," "The Planet," "Memories," and "Books, Men, and Writing."
E.B. White's stroll around Manhattan remains the quintessential love letter to the city, written by one of America's foremost literary figures. The New York Times has named Here is New York one of the ten best books ever writtten about the metropolis, and The New Yorker calls it "the wittiest essay, and one of the most perceptive, ever done on the city."
This unparalleled collection of letters from one of America's favorite essayists, poets, and storytellers spans nearly a century, from 1908 to 1985, and touches on a wide variety of subjects. These include the editor who became the author's wife, their dachshund, Fred, and White's contemporaries.
Too personal for an almanac, too sophisticated for a domestic history, and too funny and self-doubting for a literary journal, One Man's Meat can best be described as a primer of a countryman's lessons; a timeless recounting of experience that will never go out of style.
Katharine White wrote a series of fourteen garden pieces that appeared in The New Yorker over twelve years. In 1977, her husband, E.B. White, assembled them into this now classic collection.
Offers a collection of approximately fifty poems and thirty-five sketches, stories, parodies, and commentary, selected by the author from a lifetime of writing.
This book contains a collection of essays, poems, and stories by the author. Most of the items originally appeared in The New Yorker magazine.
As he was composing what was to become his most enduring and popular book, E.B. White was obeying that oft repeated maxim: "Write what you know." Helpless pigs, silly geese, clever spiders, greedy rats: White knew all of these characters in the barns and stables where he spent his favorite hours.
What fate brings together two kindred spirits? In the case of White and Lawrence, it was a letter, one that launched two decades of correspondence between two extraordinary women that blossomed over time into a caring friendship.
Wide-ranging in subject matter, these essays tackle such diverse subjects as Khrushchev, revolving doors, and Sunday drivers in New York, all with a sense of humor. Besides bringing all these gems together, this book offers a valuable historical perspective, especially of the Cold War years, and some lessons for our present-day leaders.