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Sign: New York - Library Walk - Quote from Elwyn Brooks White’s letter to James Thurber

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10 E 41st St, New York, NY 10017, USA
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I don’t know which is more discouraging, literature or chickens.

E.B. White (1899-1985), “Letter to James Thurber”

[Gregg LeFevre Signature]
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The Library Walk, is a venture launched in 1996 by the New York Public Library, Grand Central Partnership and New Yorker Magazine, in which are embedded in bronze plaques quotes from well-known books, or those dealing with books and literature. The panels designed by artist Gregg LeFevre were laid in 1998 from the New York Public Library building along 41st Street.

The plaque features a quote from a letter from American author Elwyn Brooks White to his friend the writer and cartoonist James Thurber. White is best known for the children’s books he has written, including Stuart Little, Charlotte’s Web and more.

The plaque shows a variety of books by the two authors, with the book holders shaped like chickens, in light of the quote on the sign.



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