Robert Root explores the milieu in which White began writing the qNotes and Commentsq section of the New Yorker and puts in perspective the influence of popular qcolyumistsq like Don Marquis and Christopher Morley on the tone and form of White's work as a qparagrapher.q He examines White's persistent disaffection with the demands and limitations inherent in his qCommentq pieces for the New Yorker and his experiences as a columnist for Harper's Magazine, where his qOne Man's Meatq feature produced his most enduring essay, qOnce More to the Lake, q and took the segmented column form to new levels of accomplishment. Drawing on White's manuscripts, Root's literary analysis of early drafts demonstrates how unique White's essays were.I should not talk so much about myself if there were any body else whom I knew as well. ... Thoreau was the one major literary figure to whom White referred throughout his writing, and his centennial essay on Walden was one of the major anbsp;...
|Author||:||Robert L. Root|
|Publisher||:||University of Iowa Press - 1999|