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One Man's Meat

book | Non-Fiction | 1942

E.B. White's timeless One Man's Meat, now in print for six decades, continues to delight readers with the renowned essayist's succinct, witty observation on daily life at a Main saltwater farm. 

In his new foreword to the book, Roger Angell of The new Yorker notes: '...the book has always had the heft, the light usefulness of a bushel basket, carrying a raking of daily or seasonal notions, and, on the next short trip,the heavier burden of an idea. (The image owes much to White himself, whose remembered easy, unstriding walk across a pasture or down a shore road of his Maine farm remains unique, as does his touch with the homely utensils of proce.) Strewn with errands and asterisks, farming tips and changes of weather, notes on animals and neighbours and statesmen, One Man's Meat is too personal for an almanac, too sophisticated for domestic history, too funny and self-doubting for a literary journal. Perhaps it's a primer: a countryman's lessons that convey, at each reading, a sense of early morning clarity and possibility.' 

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