E. B. White explains why he wrote “Charlotte’s Web”

By Abraham Piper

In 1952, a few weeks before Charlotte’s Web came out, E. B. White’s editor asked him to share his inspiration for the book with the publisher’s marketing department. Here is his thoughtful and intriguing response…

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(via Letters of Note)

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