'Elements of Style' Goes Beyond Words

The Elements of Style, E.B. White and William Strunk's classic manual on writing and usage, has now been given visual and musical life.

An illustration from Maira Kalman's edition of 'The Elements of Style.' i i

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Maira Kalman
An illustration from Maira Kalman's edition of 'The Elements of Style.'

An illustration from Maira Kalman's edition of The Elements of Style.

Maira Kalman

A Musical 'Elements'

A new edition features illustrations by Maira Kalman, while composer Nico Muhly offers a musical adaptation in the form of a song cycle.

Muhly's work was recently played in a concert at the New York Public Library. And Kalman is already making plans for a bigger theater piece based on the manual that will include both opera and dance.

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