Katharine and E B WhiteKatharine and E B White

The White's personal secretary presents a portrait of a great literary marriage and of two people whose love for one another and their work burned brightly even into old age

Author: Isabel Russell

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 039302511X


Page: 269

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The White's personal secretary presents a portrait of a great literary marriage and of two people whose love for one another and their work burned brightly even into old age

Cast of Characters Wolcott Gibbs E B White James Thurber and the Golden Age of The New YorkerCast of Characters Wolcott Gibbs E B White James Thurber and the Golden Age of The New Yorker

But for the sheer communion of souls, no New Yorker marriage could surpass the long and happy merging of E. B. White and Katharine Angell. At first glance, their joining was unlikely. White was a relative novice in the romance ...

Author: Thomas Vinciguerra

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393248746


Page: 352

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“Exuberant . . . elegantly conjures an evocative group dynamic.” —Sam Roberts, New York Times From its birth in 1925 to the early days of the Cold War, The New Yorker slowly but surely took hold as the country’s most prestigious, entertaining, and informative general-interest periodical. In Cast of Characters, Thomas Vinciguerra paints a portrait of the magazine’s cadre of charming, wisecracking, driven, troubled, brilliant writers and editors. He introduces us to Wolcott Gibbs, theater critic, all-around wit, and author of an infamous 1936 parody of Time magazine. We meet the demanding and eccentric founding editor Harold Ross, who would routinely tell his underlings, "I'm firing you because you are not a genius," and who once mailed a pair of his underwear to Walter Winchell, who had accused him of preferring to go bare-bottomed under his slacks. Joining the cast are the mercurial, blind James Thurber, a brilliant cartoonist and wildly inventive fabulist, and the enigmatic E. B. White—an incomparable prose stylist and Ross's favorite son—who married The New Yorker's formidable fiction editor, Katharine Angell. Then there is the dashing St. Clair McKelway, who was married five times and claimed to have no fewer than twelve personalities, but was nonetheless a superb reporter and managing editor alike. Many of these characters became legends in their own right, but Vinciguerra also shows how, as a group, The New Yorker’s inner circle brought forth a profound transformation in how life was perceived, interpreted, written about, and published in America. Cast of Characters may be the most revealing—and entertaining—book yet about the unique personalities who built what Ross called not a magazine but a "movement."

Letters of E B White Revised EditionLetters of E B White Revised Edition

E. B. White. 20. August, 1923, on the S. S. Buford, near Nome, Alaska. 21. Katharine Sergeant Angell, shortly before her marriage to White. 22. White in his New Yorker office; the dachshund is Minnie. Following page 330 23.

Author: E. B. White

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062309600


Page: 768

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Originally edited by Dorothy Lobrano Guth, and revised and updated by Martha White. With a foreword by John Updike. These letters are, of course, beautifully written but above all personal, precise, and honest. They evoke E.B. White’s life in New York and in Maine at every stage of his life. They are full of memorable characters: White’s family, the New Yorker staff and contributors, literary types and show business people, farmers from Maine and sophisticates from New York-Katherine S. White, Harold Ross, James Thurber, Alexander Woolcott, Groucho Marx, John Updike, and many, many more. Each decade has its own look and taste and feel. Places, too-from Belgrade (Maine) to Turtle Bay (NYC) to the S.S. Buford, Alaska-bound in 1923-are brought to life in White’s descriptions. There is no other book of letters to compare with this; it is a book to treasure and savor at one’s leisure. As White wrote in this book, “A man who publishes his letters becomes nudist—nothing shields him from the world’s gaze except his bare skin....a man who has written a letter is stuck with it for all time.”

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Lifelong Love Early in their marriage , Katharine wrote to a friend , saying , " If this marriage lasts a year , it'll be worth it . " 6 However , the Whites ' love was deep and grew more so over the years . And eventually , Roger and ...

Author: Deb Aronson

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1404203265


Page: 112

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Discusses the life and work of the children's author, including early writings, his assignments for the New Yorker, his marriage, the inspirations for his stories, and a critical review of his books.

In the Words of E B WhiteIn the Words of E B White

Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1967. Poems for All Occasions. By Howard Cushman, with an Introduction by E. B. White. Privately printed, July, 1973. Onward and Upward in the Garden. By Katharine S. White, ...

Author: E. B. White

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801463662


Page: 248

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"The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a world war."—E. B. White on fatherhood "I was lucky to be born abnormal. It ran in the family."—on luck "I would really rather feel bad in Maine than feel good anywhere else." —on Maine "The English language is always sticking a foot out to trip a man."—on language The author of Charlotte's Web and One Man's Meat, coauthor of The Elements of Style, and columnist for The New Yorker for almost half a century, E. B. White (1899–1985) is an American literary icon. Over the course of his career, White inspired generations of writers and readers with his essays (both serious and humorous), children's literature, and stylistic guidance. In the Words of E. B. White offers readers a delightful selection of quotations, selected and annotated by his granddaughter and literary executor, Martha White. The quotations cover a wide range of subjects and situations, from Automobiles, Babies, Bees, City Life, and College to Spiders, Taxes, Weather, Work, and Worry. E. B. White comments on writing for children, how to tell a major poet from a minor one, and what to do when one becomes hopelessly mired in a sentence. White was apt to address the subject of security by speaking first about a Ferris wheel at the local county fair, or the subject of democracy from the perspective of roofing his barn and looking out across the bay—he had a gift for bringing the abstract firmly into the realm of the everyday. Included here are gems from White's books and essay collections, as well as bits from both published and unpublished letters and journals. This is a book for readers and writers, for those who know E. B. White from his "Notes and Comment" column in The New Yorker, have turned to The Elements of Style for help in crafting a polished sentence, or have loved a spider's assessment of Wilbur as "Some Pig." This distillation of the wit, style, and humanity of one of America's most distinguished essayists of the twentieth century will be a welcome addition to any reader's bookshelf.

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White avoids complaining by focusing (once again) on the modern penchant for contraptions and the ease and convenience they supposedly promote if not ensure. He and Katharine had taken the house “sight unseen”; that “pleasure palace” ...

Author: G. Atkins

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137015068


Page: 172

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This is the first book-length critical study of E.B. White, the American essayist and author of Stuart Little, Charlotte's Web, The Trumpet of the Swan . G. Douglas Atkins focuses on White and the writing life, offering detailed readings of the major essays and revealing White's distinctiveness as an essayist.

Notable American WomenNotable American Women

As before , E. B. White wrote out , and an erstwhile newspaperman who revered for the magazine and Katharine White edited . In humorists like DOROTHY PARKER and Ring the forties and fifties , she helped the New Yorker Lardner but had no ...

Author: Susan Ware

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 067401488X


Page: 729

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Entries on almost five hundred women representing a wide range of fields of endeavor are featured in a collection of biographical essays that integrate each woman's personal life with her professional achievements, set in the context of historical develop

E B White on DogsE B White on Dogs

Introduction: “A Chronic Perplexity” A Note to the Reader E. B. White: A Timeline Dog's Life (beagle) Cod-Liver Oil (Daisy) Arrested for the Sins of Daisy Anti-Muzzle Agitation Letter [from Daisy] to Katharine S. White, 1930 Kicked Out ...

Author: Martha White

Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing

ISBN: 9780884483465


Page: 208

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E. B. White (1899 1985) is best known for his children's books, Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan. Columnist for The New Yorker for over half a century and co-author of Strunk and White's The Elements of Style, White hit his stride as an American literary icon when he began publishing his 'One Man's Meat' columns from his saltwater farm on the coast of Maine. In E. B. White on Dogs, his granddaughter and manager of his literary estate, Martha White, has compiled the best and funniest of his essays, poems, letters, and sketches depicting over a dozen of White's various canine companions. Featured here are favorite essays such as 'Two Letters, Both Open,' where White takes on the Internal Revenue Service, and also 'Bedfellows,' with its 'fraudulent reports'; from White's ignoble old dachshund, Fred. ('I just saw an eagle go by. It was carrying a baby.') From The New Yorker's 'The Talk of the Town' are some little-known Notes and Comment pieces covering dog shows, sled dog races, and the trials and tribulations of city canines, chief among them a Scotty called Daisy who was kicked out of Schrafft's, arrested, and later run down by a Yellow Cab, prompting The New Yorker to run her 'Obituary.' Some previously unpublished photographs from the E. B. White Estate show the family dogs, from the first collie, to various labs, Scotties, dachshunds, half-breeds, and mutts, all well-loved. This is a book for readers and writers who recognize a good sentence and a masterful turn of a phrase; for E. B. White fans looking for more from their favorite author; and for dog lovers who may not have discovered the wit, style, and compassion of this most distinguished of American essayists.

The Letters of E B WhiteThe Letters of E B White

E. B. White Dorothy Lobrano Guth. Katharine Sergeant Angell , shortly before her marriage to White . H. W. Ross , about 1927 . White and James Thurber . Thurber and Katharine Angell . Following page 368 Joel White in Washington Mews in ...

Author: E. B. White

Publisher: Perennial

ISBN: PSU:000024238458


Page: 686

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Written between 1908 and 1976, in places from Maine to Alaska, the writer's letters serve as autobiography, as social and literary history, and as portraits of a remarkable variety of people