Who Was E.B. White?

  1. PhoenixV profile image71
    PhoenixVposted 4 years ago

    Who Was E.B. White?

    What is a biography of E.B. White?

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    JThomp42posted 4 years ago

    E. B. White, the author of such beloved children's 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. E.B. White authored over seventeen books of prose and poetry and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1973. In addition to writing children's books, E. B. White also wrote books for adults, as well as writing poems and essays, and drawing sketches for The New Yorker magazine. Some of his other books include: One Man's Meat, The Second Tree from the Corner, Letters of E. B. White, The Essays of E. B. White, and Poems and Sketches of E. B. White.

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    BobMongerposted 4 years ago

    JThomp42 has given it best, but he forgot one. Every decent writer I know has in their reference a copy of "Strunk and White." This is the punctuation, grammar, and style bible no writer should ever be without.  Strunk was White's professor during White's college days. Then, later on, the two put their collective knowledge about the basics of writing into this one little book, nearly a pamphlet really, but everything you need to know about writing can be found in its pages. If you ever come across a copy grab it and never let it go. I'm told they're rare as hen's teeth these days but no one has ever come up with a more concise codifications of the basics of good writing than these two men.