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Elwyn Brooks White


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Elwyn Brooks White (July 11, 1899 – October 1, 1985), usually known as E. B. White, was an American writer. He was a contributor to The New Yorker magazine and a co-author of the English language style guide, The Elements of Style, which is commonly known as "Strunk & White." He also wrote books for children, including Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little. more »

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  • The siren south is well enough, but New York, at the beginning of March, is a hoyden we would not care to miss—a drafty wench, her temperature up and down, full of bold promises and dust in the e...
    E.B. (Elwyn Brooks) White (1899-1985), U.S. author, editor. repr. In Writings from the New Yorker 1927-1976, ed. Rebecca M. Dale (1991). "New York in ...
  • ''The terror of the atom age is not the violence of the new power but the speed of man's adjustment to it—the speed of his acceptance.''
    E.B. (Elwyn Brooks) White (1899-1985), U.S. author, editor. "Notes on Our Time," The Second Tree from the Corner (1954).
  • The total collapse of the public opinion polls shows that this country is in good health. A country that developed an airtight system of finding out in advance what was in people's minds would be unin...
    E.B. (Elwyn Brooks) White (1899-1985), U.S. author, editor. repr. in Writings from the New Yorker 1927-1976, ed. Rebecca M. Dale (1991). "Polling," Ne...
  • ''In middle life, the human back is spoiling for a technical knockout and will use the flimsiest excuse, even a sneeze, to fall apart.''
    E.B. (Elwyn Brooks) White (1899-1985), U.S. author, editor. repr. in Writings from the New Yorker 1927-1976, ed. Rebecca M. Dale (1991). "Radiography,...
  • ''Heredity is a strong factor, even in architecture. Necessity first mothered invention. Now invention has little ones of her own, and they look just like grandma.''
    E.B. (Elwyn Brooks) White (1899-1985), U.S. author, editor. repr. In Writings from the New Yorker 1927-1976, ed. Rebecca M. Dale (1991). "The Old and ...
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