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Author Atkins, G. Douglas (George Douglas), 1943-
Title E. B. White [electronic resource] : the essayist as first-class writer / G. Douglas Atkins
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (xvi, 172 p.)
Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction -- Coming into White country -- E. B. White and the writing life : affirming life's newness and joy -- Of nature, Maine, and meaning : or, "The pageantry of peas" and the poetics of adversity -- Strange bedfellows and deconstruction of oppositions : the "Recording Secretary" speaks his mind on politics -- Postscript : looking for E.B. White -- Appendix : reading "Once more to the lake."
This is the first book-length critical study of E. B. White, the American essayist and author of Stuart Little, Charlotte's Web, The Trumpet of the Swan, and co-author of The Elements of Style. G. Douglas Atkins focuses on White and 'the writing life', offering fresh, detailed readings of the major essays and revealing White's distinctiveness as an essayist through his capacity for story-telling and his use of literary devices
"This is the first book-length critical study of E. B. White, the American essayist and author of Stuart Little, Charlotte's Web, The Trumpet of the Swan, and coauthor of The Elements of Style. G. Douglas Atkins focuses on White and "the writing life", offering fresh, detailed readings of the major essays and revealing White's distinctiveness as an essayist due to his capacity for story-telling and his use of literary devices"-- Provided by publisher
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Palgrave
Link Print version: Atkins, G. Douglas (George Douglas), 1943- E. B. White. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012 9780230340664 (DLC) 2011034393 (OCoLC)744287323
Subject White, E. B. (Elwyn Brooks), 1899-1985 -- Criticism and interpretation
American essays -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography
Essayists -- United States -- Biography
LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural bisacsh
LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory bisacsh
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