11 July is the anniversary of E.B. White’s birthday. The American writer was the co-author of the English language style guide, The Elements of Style, which is known as ‘Strunk & White’. He also wrote books for children, including Charlotte’s Web, Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan.
When he was 74, he received a letter from a man who had lost hope. This was his reply.
From Letters of Note
The author always celebrated the human condition and he believed it was a writer’s duty to uplift people.
E.B. White wrote in his boathouse in Allen Cove, Maine. (Photo by Jill Krementz)
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