E. B. White (1899–1985)

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Born in Mount Vernon, New York, E. B. White was educated at Cornell University and served as a private in World War I. After several years as a journalist, he joined the staff of the New Yorker, then in its infancy. For 11 years he wrote most of the "Talk of the Town" columns, and it was White and mehr anzeigen James Thurber who can be credited with setting the style and attitude of the magazine. In 1938 he retired to a saltwater farm in Maine, where he wrote essays regularly for Harper's Magazine under the title "One Man's Meat." Like Thoreau, White preferred the woods; he also resembled Thoreau in his impatience and indignation. White received several prizes: in 1960, the gold medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters; in 1963, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award (he was honored along with Thornton Wilder and Edmund Wilson); and in 1978, a special Pulitzer Prize. His verse is original and witty but with serious undertones. His friend James Thurber described him as "a poet who loves to live half-hidden from the eye." Three of his books have become children's classics: Stuart Little (1945), about a mouse born into a human family, Charlotte's Web (1952), about a spider who befriends a lonely pig, and The Trumpet of the Swan (1970). Among his best-known and most widely used books is The Elements of Style (1959), a guide to grammar and rhetoric based on a text written by one of his professors at Cornell, William Strunk, which White revised and expanded. White was married to Katherine Angell, the first fiction editor of the New Yorker. (Bowker Author Biography) Elwyn Brooks White was born on July 11, 1899, in Mt. Vernon, New York. After graduating from Cornell University, he worked briefly for an advertising agency and as a newspaper reporter before joining the staff of The New Yorker magazine in 1927. As a columnist for The New Yorker and a contributor to Harper's Magazine, White established a reputation as a prose stylist of exceptional elegance, clarity and wit. His interests, as reflected in his writing, were numerous and varied; his essays touched on such wide-ranging subjects as politics, farm animals, and life in New York City. White married Katharine S. Angell in 1929. They had one son, and in 1957 the family left New York for a farm in North Brookline, Maine. Writings from The New Yorker, 1927-1976 is a compilation of columns and essays produced during White's long relationship with the magazine. One Man's Meat, published in 1942, is a collection of his writings for Harper's. White adapted a short guide to English grammar and usage, The Elements of Style, from a college text written by one of his professors at Cornell, William Strunk Jr. It has sold millions of copies since it was first published in 1959 and has become a cherished resource for guidance in writing. White also co-authored Is Sex Necessary? with the humorist James Thurber, a fellow staff member at The New Yorker. E.B. White died on October 1, 1985 after succumbing to Alzheimer's. His diverse legacy also includes three children's books: Stuart Little, Charlotte's Web, and The Trumpet of the Swan. In 1970 the American Library Association presented White the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award in recognition of his "substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children." He was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963 and received a special Pulitzer Prize citation for his body of work in 1970. (Bowker Author Biography) weniger anzeigen

Werke von E. B. White

Wilbur und Charlotte (1952) 35,831 Exemplare
The Elements of Style (1959) 19,750 Exemplare
The Trumpet of the Swan (1970) 11,432 Exemplare
The Elements of Style Illustrated (2005) 1,667 Exemplare
Essays of E.B. White (1977) 1,495 Exemplare
Here is New York (1949) 1,024 Exemplare
One Man's Meat (1942) 822 Exemplare
Letters of E. B. White (1976) 487 Exemplare
Onward and Upward in the Garden (1979) — Herausgeber; Einführung — 478 Exemplare
The Second Tree from the Corner (1954) 443 Exemplare
A Subtreasury Of American Humor (1941) — Herausgeber — 275 Exemplare
Poems and Sketches of E. B. White (1981) 273 Exemplare
The Annotated Charlotte's Web (1750) 142 Exemplare
On Democracy (2019) 79 Exemplare
Charlotte's Web / Stuart Little (1957) — Autor — 43 Exemplare
An E. B. White Reader (1966) 27 Exemplare
Notes on Our Times (2007) 15 Exemplare
On Kawara (2018) 11 Exemplare
The Moon 1968-1972 (2016) 9 Exemplare
The Door 8 Exemplare
Death of a Pig 6 Exemplare
Once More to the Lake (2011) 4 Exemplare
Stuart Little 3 Exemplare
Every Day is Saturday (1934) 3 Exemplare
Reading room 3 Exemplare
Panza Charlottei 1 Exemplar
No Dummy 1 Exemplar
La trompeta del cigne (2016) 1 Exemplar
Charlotte koob võrku (2023) 1 Exemplar
Irtnog 1 Exemplar
The geese 1 Exemplar
Tela Di Carlotta 1 Exemplar
Qui New York 1 Exemplar
Charlottes tryllevev (2006) 1 Exemplar

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The World of the Short Story: A 20th Century Collection (1986) — Mitwirkender — 460 Exemplare
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The 40s: The Story of a Decade (2014) — Mitwirkender — 275 Exemplare
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Mitwirkender — 274 Exemplare
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Thornwillow Charlotte’s Web in Fine Press Forum (Oktober 2023)
October 2015: E.B. White in Monthly Author Reads (Dezember 2017)


Durch die Verfilmung hier bekannter ist wohl die Geschichte um "Stuart Little" von E.B. White, aber "Charlotte's Web" (bzw. Wilbur und Charlotte) gehört mit in die Reihe beliebter Kinderbuchklassiker in England und Amerika.

Im Zentrum stehen das Schwein Wilbur und die Spinne Charlotte, und thematisch geht es um Freundschaft und das füreinander einstehen. Der überwiegende Teil der Geschichte ist aus Wilburs Pespektive geschrieben, so dass die menschlichen Charaktäre nur wenig Raum für die Entwicklung haben, am häufigsten liegt hier noch der Fokus auf der Mutter von Fern, dem Mädchen, dass Wilbur am Anfang mit der Flasche aufzieht.

Insgesamt eine schöne Geschichte, die zwar auf der einen Seite durch die sprechenden Tiere fantastisch ist, auf der anderen Seite aber bestimmte Eigenarten der Tiere recht realitätsnah übernimmt und z.B. auch den im Vergleich zum Schwein kurzen Lebenszyklus einer Spinne nicht ausspart.

Mein Fazit: Eine schöne Geschichte, die zeitlos ist.
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ahzim | 1,020 weitere Rezensionen | Apr 2, 2017 |
Very concise, very helpful. I could say more, but it would go against the spirit of the book. If you do or want to write english, get this book.
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cwebb | 190 weitere Rezensionen | Sep 1, 2016 |


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