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Originally edited by Dorothy Lobrano Guth, and revised and updated by Martha White. With�a foreword by John Updike.
These letters are, of course, beautifully written but above all personal, precise, and honest. They evoke E.B. White�s life in New York and in Maine at every stage of his life. They are full of memorable characters: White�s family, the New Yorker staff and contributors, literary types and show business people, farmers from Maine and sophisticates from New York-Katherine S. White, Harold Ross, James Thurber, Alexander Woolcott, Groucho Marx, John Updike, and many, many more.
Each decade has its own look and taste and feel. Places, too-from Belgrade (Maine) to Turtle Bay (NYC) to the S.S. Buford, Alaska-bound in 1923-are brought to life in White�s descriptions. There is no other book of letters to compare with this; it is a book to treasure and savor at one�s leisure.
As White wrote in this book, �A man who publishes his letters becomes nudist�nothing shields him from the world�s gaze except his bare skin....a man who has written a letter is stuck with it for all time.�
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