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Posts Tagged: E.B. White

The duty to be good, not lousy

Our thanks to the readers who said they enjoyed the post about E.B. White, whose work at the New Yorker starting in 1925 resembled what we now call blogging.

Here’s one more piece of great advice from White for today’s bloggers and others:


A writer should concern himself with whatever absorbs his fancy, stirs his heart, and unlimbers his typewriter.… Continue Reading

The blogging life, circa 1925-1976

The late E.B. White wrote for the New Yorker magazine for 51 years. From 1925 to 1976, he contributed more than eighteen hundred articles.

New Yorker editor William Shawn credited White with creating a new literary form — mainly short items that were light in tone and serious in substance.… Continue Reading