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James Thurber - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about James Thurber

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

Recommended links
 
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of James Thurber, author of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and other works, including Is Sex Necessary?, which he co-authored with E. B. White; twentieth century American Literature
James Thurber   (1894 - 1961)
 
Category:  American Literature
 
Born:  December 8, 1894
Columbus, Ohio, United States
 
Died:  November 2, 1961
New York City, New York, United States
 
Related authors:
E. B. White, P. G. Wodehouse
 
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James Thurber - LIFE STORIES
 
 
3/18/1939     Thurber: Mitty and Dangerous
On this day in 1939 James Thurber published "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" in The New Yorker. It became one of the most anthologized stories in American literature, and his "ta-poketa-poketa" hero became the archetype for dreamy, hapless, Thurber Man – a species with which he was all too familiar.
11/2/1961     James Thurber's Comic Vision
When he was a boy, James Thurber lost an eye when he and his brother were playing with their homemade bows and arrows, and then late in life he lost the sight in the other one. In between, he developed the comic vision and the cartoons of homo Thurberus, and made him, said one American critic in the 50s, "the greatest and most original humorist this country has produced."
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Is Sex Necessary
by James Thurber, E. B. White
fiction
 
James Thurber: Writings and Drawings
by Garrison Keillor (Editor), James Thurber
anthology
 
My Life and Hard Times
autobiography
 
The Last Flower: A Parable in Pictures
fiction, illustration
 
The Male Animal
by James Thurber, Elliot Nugent
drama
 
The Thurber Carnival ("The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," "Fables for Our Time," "My Life and Hard Times")
anthology, fiction
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
James Thurber: His Life and Times
by Harrison Kinney
biography
 
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