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Katharine S. White (1892–1977)

Autor(a) de Onward and Upward in the Garden

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About the Author

Katharine S. White (1896-1977) was fiction editor at The New Yorker from 1925 to 1959. She and her husband, E. B. White, lived in New York City and North Brooklin, Maine
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Associated Works

Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature (1991) — Contribuidor — 400 exemplares
Life Stories: Profiles from the New Yorker (2000) — Contribuidor — 300 exemplares
My Favorite Plant: Writers and Gardeners on the Plants They Love (1998) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
White, Katharine S.
Outros nomes
White, Katharine Sergeant Angell
White, Katharine
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Winchester, Massachusetts, USA
Local de falecimento
Blue Hill, Maine, USA
Locais de residência
North Brooklin, Maine, USA
New York, New York, USA
Bryn Mawr College
White, E.B. (husband)
Angell, Roger (son)
Angell, Ernest (husband)
The New Yorker (fiction editor and columnist)

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Born into an upper-class family in Massachusetts, Katharine Sergeant attended Miss Winsor's school in Boston and Bryn Mawr College. She married Ernest Angell in 1914; the couple were divorced in 1929 and she married E.B. White. In 1925, she became the first fiction editor at the fledgling publication The New Yorker and helped create its distinctive style and format. She was described as an extremely literate, elegant, and cultivated woman. James Thurber called her "the fountain and shrine of The New Yorker." She was credited with discovering the talents of many 20th century American writers. Her only book was published under the name Katharine S. White.



A passionate, engaging book about gardening. Katharine S White writes about gardening in Maine and other gardening topics with an exquisite sensibility and a compelling voice. I was very surprised by how engaging this book was, all due to the author and her skills.
TomMcGreevy | 7 outras críticas | May 15, 2024 |
A collection of articles Katherine S. White wrote for the New Yorker in the 1950s and 1960s. Most are reviews of seed catalogs, while the end chapters focus on reviews of nature and garden books being published at that time. If you like to read about gardens and flowers, reader beware. This is FULL of books you will want to look at and read, and with the ease of the internet now, it is all to easy to find yourself clicking away and ordering books mentioned here. I bought two. I count myself restrained.

White has a straightforward way of discussing both the good and the bad in the garden books. She doesn't hesitate to tell you her preferences and opinions in flower arrangement and garden blooms. At the same time, I felt as though I were sitting with my grandmother discussing the various seed catalogs and possibilities for the garden. She is both charming and literary, well spoken and firm in her ideas. She weaves in history, lore and childhood memories in the most natural way.

At the end of the book, there is a large section with seed and plant nurseries which were still operating at the time of this publication, 1979. There is also an introduction by E. B. White. Very charming line drawings of plants and flowers at the beginning and end of each chapter of the book.
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MrsLee | 7 outras críticas | Jan 5, 2024 |
I don't garden so after the novelty wore off it was rough going. I'd consider spreading it out, say a chapter a week, otherwise it's a bit much. I also had to look up quite a few of the flowers to keep pace. The writing is fine, though dated in style, in my mind it definitely read as pre-WWII. There's a definite underpinning of the white middle class experience as normative.
encephalical | 7 outras críticas | Mar 13, 2019 |



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