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E.B. White

(1899 - 1985)

E.B. White, born Elwyn Brooks White, was an American writer and a leading contributor to American literature. Best known for his work as a columnist at 'The New Yorker' and as the author of beloved children's classics such as "Charlotte's Web," "Stuart Little," and "The Trumpet of the Swan," White's writing was characterized by clarity, simplicity, and a touch of humor that endeared him to readers of all ages.

White began his career with a brief stint in advertising, followed by writing for 'The New Yorker', where his essays and articles reflected his keen observations and his distinctive, graceful prose style. His collaboration on "The Elements of Style," a seminal English language style guide, has influenced generations of writers and remains widely used.

In the realm of children's literature, White's tales have become iconic, combining storytelling charm with life lessons and a deep respect for nature and the animal world. His writings often reflect themes of friendship, loyalty, and the beauty of the natural world. Throughout his varied works, White maintained a commitment to expressing fundamental truths and virtues in a way that speaks to the common human experience. His legacy endures in the canon of American literature, as both a distinguished essayist and a cherished storyteller.

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