Less than Nothing - or The Life and Times of Sterling Finny

Less than Nothing or The Life and Times of Sterling Finny E B White s first book a pitch perfect series of comic advertisements for The New Yorker published in house as a giveaway to friends and advertisers of the magazine The New Yorker aimed to be a refl

  • Title: Less than Nothing - or The Life and Times of Sterling Finny
  • Author: E.B. White
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 462
  • Format: Hardcover
  • E.B White s first book, a pitch perfect series of comic advertisements for The New Yorker, published in house as a giveaway to friends and advertisers of the magazine The New Yorker aimed to be a reflection in word and picture of metropolitan life, a smart modern magazine not edited for the old lady in Dubuque Writing anonymously, young staff writer E.B White prodE.B White s first book, a pitch perfect series of comic advertisements for The New Yorker, published in house as a giveaway to friends and advertisers of the magazine The New Yorker aimed to be a reflection in word and picture of metropolitan life, a smart modern magazine not edited for the old lady in Dubuque Writing anonymously, young staff writer E.B White produced a series of short features about an attractive young couple of astonishing stupidity, Sterling Finny and his wife Flora Deftly parodying the melodramatic halitosis style of advertising, in which a seemingly trivial oversight leads to personal disaster, White describes ten scenarios in which Sterling and Flora are saved from social death by a regular reading of The New Yorker Each advertisement is illustrated with a photograph of the striving couple, played by a pair of mannequins that White encountered in Wanamaker s department store.

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