Letters of E. B. White - The New Yorker—Early Days 1926-1928 Summary & Analysis

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The New Yorker—Early Days 1926-1928 Summary and Analysis

After his return from the cross-country jaunt, E.B. White lives with his parents in Mount Vernon, N.Y. for two years while he commutes to advertising jobs in New York City that he hates. By November 1925, White is living with three other Cornell graduates and barely surviving when he notices a new magazine in Grand Central Station—the fledging New Yorker with Eustace Tilley on its cover. White is immediately smitten and begins to submit short items and poetry, which are published and for which he is paid. Founder Harold Ross finally encourages White to join the staff, and when he first comes into the office he meets not only the irascible editor but also Katharine Angell, the fiction editor, who is to eventually become his wife...

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