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One Man's Meat Paperback – June 1, 2003
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First published in 1944, this classic collection of enduring commentaries is reissued here with a new introduction by the author. "Superb reading."--The New Yorker --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I continued to be amused by the way White's pre-war commentary has parallels today, including a diatribe about television (as seen at the 1939 World's Fair) which sounds just like modern complaints about the internet! Plus ça change, plus c'est la même indeed! In each essay his gift for just the right word, just the right phrase is evident again and again, whether he's discussing the fragility of turkeys or the World's Fair or lambing season or a bond rally. Just paging through this book to recollect some of the essays makes me want to sit down right now and read it again. E.B. White was an American treasure. Find this book, or the ESSAYS. You won't regret it.
It has an excellent "Forward" by the author's stepson (Roger Angell) and then two hundred and seventy-nine pages - each of which will reach inside you all the way to your very essence.
Superbly written, whimsical and poignant, secure in its own eloquence and style. To me, the pinnacle work of White. A total masterpiece.
One Man's Meat, first published in 1942, is the companion volume to the Essays of E. B. White. Both books include his classic, Once More to the Lake, an essay about taking his own son to the lake that made such an impression on him when he was taken there by his own father. There is minimal overlap between the two books.
In 1940 he lamented the effects of the automobile on community life: "Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car." This book also includes the best thing I have ever read about poetry. Poems must be short, he said, because, "Poetry is intensity, and nothing is intense for long."
One of the things that struck me most in this group of essays was his statement about writers, since I am one. He wrote: "In a free country it is the duty of writers to pay no attention to duty." I love this man.
I could rant on for hours about the joy of reading this book, but it's better that you spend your time reading his work instead of mine.