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E.B. White on a writer’s responsibility

May 10, 2017 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: journalism, teaching journalism, writing.

One of the great writers — a true craftsman — of the the 20th century, E.B. White, had this to say on the responsibility that writers have: “A writer should concern himself with whatever absorbs his fancy, stirs his heart, and unlimbers his typewriter. I feel no obligation to deal with politics. I do feel • Read More »

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