I have never seen you use an unnecessary word.
July 12, 2012 6:08 AM Subscribe
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Yesterday would have been the 113th birthday of EB White
He is probably best known for one of two enduring classics:
, or (as the reviser and co-author of the widely-used English language style guide, Strunk & White's) The Elements of Style
was his second book, coming several years after his mouse tale Stuart Little
White's early career
was as a journalist and copy-writer, and he even dabbled a spoof on marriage and romance published in 1929.
Is Sex Necessary? Or, Why You Feel the Way You Do
was co-written with James Thurber, known for such short stories as The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
. The book was re-issued in 2004 with foreword by John Updike.
Stuart Little and Charlotte's Web
were jointly awarded the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal
in 1970, some 20-odd years after they were published by the Association for Library Service to Children.
White subsequently lent his name to The E.B. White Read Aloud Awards
, and would go on to write a number of books and essays.
He died in 1985, having seen his best known book adapted
into film by Twilight Zone
alum and The Waltons
creater Earl Hamner Jr
creating a new generation of fans.
It was re-shot as a live action film in 2006
. There was a belated sequel to the animated film in 2003: Wilbur's Great Adventure