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Reads tagged with “E. B. White”

E. B. White on the Free Press and the Evils of Corporate Interests in Media
E. B. White on the Free Press and the Evils of Corporate Interests in Media

“Sponsorship in the press is an invitation to corruption and abuse.”

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A Brief History of The Elements of Style and What Makes It Great
A Brief History of The Elements of Style and What Makes It Great

On depth in simplicity and beauty in plainness.

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Move Your Story Right Along: The Elements of Style Rap
Move Your Story Right Along: The Elements of Style Rap

“Here to teach you how to put the pen down right.”

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E. B. White on Why Brevity Is Not the Gold Standard for Style
E. B. White on Why Brevity Is Not the Gold Standard for Style

“Writing is not an exercise in excision, it’s a journey into sound.”

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New York Diaries: 400 Years of Great Writers’ Reflections on a Great City
New York Diaries: 400 Years of Great Writers’ Reflections on a Great City

What Jack Kerouac’s existential divide has to do with earmuffs, 9/11, and Edison’s “mechanical mind.”

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