In criticizing, he informed. In his rich, aromatic heresy, he nourished our faith. He was also a plain damned nuisance, I must not forget that. It grants exemption from all evil, all shabbiness. A farmer pauses in the doorway of his barn and he is wearing the right boots. A sheep stands under an apple tree and it wears the right look, and the tree is hung with puckered frozen fruit of the right color.
There is more to these rocks than uranium; there is the lichen on the rock, the smell of the fern whose feet are upon the rock, the view from the rock. On his big gray face would be a look of quiet amusement at having caught somebody in bed during the daytime coupled with his usual look of fake respectability. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Recommended for lovers of literature. What a delicious read. E B White makes a trip in his car an exciting adventure. His essays are full of humor.
Life was more rustic. His style is so engaging. You go back to a prior time and enjoy the ride and the read. White has such a kind calming presence in his writings. It just took me to another more peaceful time and place that I wished I could be.
And if only for a moment I was. I got home and bought the book right away. When I started reading this book, I felt like I was in the presence of someone who loved words and knew how to use them well.
Most of the essays are very good and a handful are fantastic. It was one of those books that I savored and felt a tinge of sadness when the book was over. EB White is my very favorite writer. One person found this helpful 2 people found this helpful. Audible Audiobook Verified Purchase. Can one even GO wrong with E. Reread certain essays aloud to friends over the phone. Although a few essays seems dated, most have much to say about the human condition and are as true now as ever.
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I've never gotten into essays, but maybe I am now after reading the Essays of E.B. White. My first encounter with White, not counting Charlotte's Web, was the The Elements of Style, which I consider one of the most essential and practical books in writing/5.
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His intimate essays, which his stepson, the New Yorker fiction editor Roger Angell, once said “took down the fences of manner and pomposity in writing,” were remarkable examples of White. Read Essays of E. B. White by E. B. White by E. B. White by E. B. White for free with a 30 day free trial. Read eBook on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android The classic collection by one of the greatest essayists of our time/5().
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