Saturday, September 12, 2009

Trust the Reader

'No one can write decently who is distrustful of the reader's intelligence or whose attitude is patronizing.'
--E.B. White. You can find earlier mentions of the immortal one here. Looking for a good writerly biography? Scott Eledge's book on White's life is perhaps the best biography of a writer that I have ever read.

4 Comments:

At 8:33 PM, Blogger Diane Vogel Ferri said...

...and one of the best books ever - Charlotte's Web!!!

 
At 9:16 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

He was something, wasn't he?

 
At 7:16 AM, Blogger Kim said...

Radiant! (did Charlotte use punctuation though?)

 
At 8:41 AM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

You know how pigs can be with punctuation.

 

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