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E.B. White on Weapons, Justice, and What It Really Takes to Live in a Peaceful World
E.B. White on Weapons, Justice, and What It Really Takes to Live in a Peaceful World

“Most people think of peace as a state of Nothing Bad Happening, or Nothing Much Happening. Yet if peace is to overtake us and make us the gift of serenity and well-being, it will have to be the state of Something Good Happening.”

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E.B. White on Idea-Incubation and the Two Faces of Discipline
E.B. White on Idea-Incubation and the Two Faces of Discipline

How to ride the “wave of emotion” in creative work on a raft of conscientious revision.

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What Makes a Great City: E.B. White on the Poetics of New York
What Makes a Great City: E.B. White on the Poetics of New York

“A poem compresses much in a small space and adds music, thus heightening its meaning. The city is like poetry.”

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Beloved Dog: Maira Kalman’s Illustrated Love Letter to Our Canine Companions
Beloved Dog: Maira Kalman’s Illustrated Love Letter to Our Canine Companions

“Dogs … are constant reminders that life reveals the best of itself when we live fully in the moment and extend our unconditional love.”

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E.B. White on How to Write for Children and the Writer’s Responsibility to All Readers
E.B. White on How to Write for Children and the Writer’s Responsibility to All Readers

“Anyone who writes down to children is simply wasting his time. You have to write up, not down.”

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E.B. White’s Beautiful Letter to a Man Who Had Lost Faith in Humanity
E.B. White’s Beautiful Letter to a Man Who Had Lost Faith in Humanity

What sailors teach us about hope and the resilience of the human spirit.

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