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E.B. White : the emergence of an essayist

Author: Robert L Root
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Robert Root explores the milieu in which White began writing the "Notes and Comments" section of the New Yorker and puts in perspective the influence of popular "colyumists" like Don Marquis and Christopher Morley on the tone and form of White's work as a "paragrapher." He examines White's persistent disaffection with the demands and limitations inherent in his "Comment" pieces for the New Yorker and his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Root, Robert L.
E.B. White.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607129282
Named Person: E B White; E B White; Elwyn B White
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert L Root
ISBN: 0877456674 9780877456674
OCLC Number: 40255964
Description: 244 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. "The Faint Squeak of Mortality": The Emergence of an Essayist --
2. "Little Capsules of Truth": White as Paragrapher --
3. "A Flow of Uncanceled Clauses": Composing Early Comment --
4. "It Is Not All Velvet, This Monthly Life": White as Columnist --
5. "In Search of the First Person Singular": Composing the Column --
6. "Out on the High Wire": White as Editorialist --
7. "Whoever Sets Pen to Paper Writes of Himself": Composing Late Comment --
8. "A More Accommodating Wind Vane": White as Correspondent --
9. "The Truth Is, I Write by Ear": Composing the Letters --
10. "I Have Worn Many Shirts": White as Essayist --
E.B. White's Writing, 1926-1976.
Responsibility: Robert L. Root, Jr.

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Traces the literary career of 20th-century American essayist, E.B. White. The book explores the milieu in which White began writing the "Notes and Comments" section of the "New Yorker", and puts in  Read more...

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