Re: strunk and white
Diana Wright <DianaGWright <at> COMCAST.NET>
2005-07-01 00:09:25 GMT
My daughter was in Maine when he died. The main headline on his town's
newspaper that day was about a truckload of escaped or escaping pigs.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dr. James J. O'Donnell" <provost <at> GEORGETOWN.EDU>
To: <CLASSICS-L <at> LSV.UKY.EDU>
Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2005 7:05 PM
Subject: Re: [CLASSICS-L] strunk and white
> Owen, you're right, I think David is just too young. White was the
> quintessential New Yorker writer (look for a slender period piece called
> "This Is New York" in slim hard covers). I always get these folks
> confused prosopographically, but isn't he Roger Angell's stepfather?
> Jim O'Donnell
> On Thu, 30 Jun 2005, Owen Cramer wrote:
> > Ah, David, you missed some great childhood experiences: E. B. White
> > _Charlotte's Web, The Trumpet of the Swan_, and _Stuart Little_, all of
> > them arguably classics. He took over Wm. Strunk's little book on
> > style--Stunk was a long-time English professor at Cornell but not a
> > popular writer.
> > Best,
> > Owen Cramer
> > ________________________________
> > From: Classical Greek and Latin Discussion Group on behalf of david
> > meadows
> > Sent: Wed 6/29/2005 7:31 PM
> > To: CLASSICS-L <at> LSV.UKY.EDU
> > Subject: tan: strunk and white
> > One of the blogs I frequent quotes strunk and white:
> > A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no
> > unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no
> > unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.
> > ... which got me thinking ... did either strunk or white ever write
> > anything that people actually 'read' (as opposed to 'referred to')? I've
> > always found their elements of style to be, well, stylistically barren.
> > dm