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E.B. White is the author and narrator of this nonfiction book of newspaper columns. White had worked for several years for The New Yorker magazine and makes the decision to move his wife and son from Manhattan to North Brooklin, Maine, in 1938 to experience a rural lifestyle on a working farm. It is clear that White is an educated intellectual but he is also adept at farm work and sometimes relishes the chance to do manual labor over completing editorial obligations. White's writing shows him to be a sentimental man with a love for nostalgia and things of the earth. White is very educated with a sophisticated wit but also very down to earth and humble. While his metropolitan friends warn him not to get too provincial in the country he silently wonders if he can save them from becoming too citified. White, however...

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