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James Thurber (1894–1961)

Auteur de The Thurber Carnival

154+ oeuvres 16,566 utilisateurs 336 critiques 81 Favoris
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Born in Columbus, Ohio, Thurber was blinded in one eye in a childhood accident. He attended Ohio State University but left without earning a degree. In 1925 he moved to New York City, where he joined the staff of the New Yorker in 1927 at the urging of his friend E. B. White. For the rest of his afficher plus lifetime, Thurber contributed to the magazine his highly individual pieces and those strange, wry, and disturbing pen-and-ink drawings of "huge, resigned dogs, the determined and sometimes frightening women, the globular men who try so hard to think so unsuccessfully." The period from 1925, when the New Yorker was founded, until the death of its creator-editor, Harold Ross, in 1951, was described by Thurber in delicious and absorbing detail in The Years with Ross (1959). Of his two great talents, Thurber preferred to think of himself primarily as a writer, illustrating his own books. He published "fables" in the style of Aesop (see Vol. 2) and La Fontaine (see Vol. 2)---usually with a "barbed tip of contemporary significance"---children's books, several plays (two Broadway hits, one successful musical revue), and endless satires and parodies in short stories or full-length works. "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," included in My World---and Welcome to It (1942), is probably his best-known story and continues to be frequently anthologized. T. S. Eliot described Thurber's work as "a form of humor which is also a way of saying something serious." (Bowker Author Biography) afficher moins

Œuvres de James Thurber

The Thurber Carnival (1931) 2,582 exemplaires
Les Treize horloges (L'Ami de poche) (1950) 1,934 exemplaires
Many Moons (1943) 1,736 exemplaires
My Life and Hard Times (1933) 1,158 exemplaires
The Wonderful O (1957) 809 exemplaires
Le sexe pour quoi faire ? (1929) 596 exemplaires
Thurber: Writings and Drawings (1996) 556 exemplaires
The Years with Ross (1957) 525 exemplaires
Lanterns & Lances (1960) 525 exemplaires
La vie secrète de Walter Mitty (1945) — Auteur — 473 exemplaires
Thurber Country (1953) 433 exemplaires
Fables for Our Time and Famous Poems Illustrated (1940) — Illustrateur — 385 exemplaires
My World—and Welcome to It (1937) 356 exemplaires
The Beast in Me and Other Animals (1948) 329 exemplaires
Le conte de la biche blanche (1945) 327 exemplaires
Thurber's Dogs (1901) 296 exemplaires
Alarms and Diversions (1957) 279 exemplaires
James Thurber: 92 Stories (1985) 240 exemplaires
Further Fables for Our Time (1676) 211 exemplaires
The Thurber Album (1952) 193 exemplaires
Selected Letters of James Thurber (1980) 183 exemplaires
The Great Quillow (1944) 182 exemplaires
The 13 Clocks & The Wonderful O (1962) 175 exemplaires
Thurber on Crime (1991) — Auteur — 174 exemplaires
The Genius of James Thurber (1997) 157 exemplaires
Let Your Mind Alone! (1707) 149 exemplaires
Credos and Curios (1962) 108 exemplaires
The Male Animal (1940) 45 exemplaires
The Tiger Who Would Be King (2014) 41 exemplaires
A Thurber carnival. (1962) 35 exemplaires
21 Essential American Short Stories (2011) — Contributeur — 24 exemplaires
Collected Fables (2019) 17 exemplaires
The Catbird Seat (1942) 16 exemplaires
Cream of Thurber (1939) 15 exemplaires
The Night the Ghost Got In (1983) 11 exemplaires
The Unicorn in the Garden (1972) 11 exemplaires
Stories and Fables for Our Time (1988) 7 exemplaires
The Fifth New Yorker Album (1932) 7 exemplaires
Ein Mond für Leonore (1998) 5 exemplaires
The World of James Thurber (1989) 4 exemplaires
My World and Welcome to it (1942) 4 exemplaires
The Greatest Man in the World (2004) 4 exemplaires
The Executive's in a Word Book (1963) 4 exemplaires
Is Sex Necessary?, etc 3 exemplaires
Lachen mit Thurber (1964) 3 exemplaires
Třináctery hodiny (2008) 3 exemplaires
The Night the Bed Fell 3 exemplaires
Thurber (1996) 3 exemplaires
The years with Ross 2 exemplaires
A Thurber garland 2 exemplaires
The Cases of Blue Ploermell (2021) 2 exemplaires
A Thurber Carnival 2 exemplaires
You Could Look It Up 2 exemplaires
Thurber Carnival, Thw 1 exemplaire
La vita segreta di Walter Mitty (2012) 1 exemplaire
13 האורלוגין 1 exemplaire
Trzynaście zegarów 1 exemplaire
13 clocks, The (1990) 1 exemplaire
Humor on Wry (1993) 1 exemplaire
The Rgurber Album 1 exemplaire
Thurber on Humor (1994) 1 exemplaire
A Full Confession 1 exemplaire
The Hound and the Bug 1 exemplaire
De tretten ure 1 exemplaire
[No title] 1 exemplaire
The Great Quillow 1 exemplaire
Storie e parole. (1960) 1 exemplaire

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Highly praised and loved by Neil Gaiman, the word-play and silly/seriousness is ideal for reading out loud to children. Make sure to read it will all the voices!
 
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Dorothy2012 | 78 autres critiques | Apr 22, 2024 |
It's obviously very silly but it has the decency to recognize itself as such.
The 13 Clocks could be a master class on figurative language. Monsters and described monstrously, jewels are described jewelishly, killing time necessitates hours and seconds to bleed out onto the floor. It's an important detail too many authors completely forget. Why tell me that your beloved is like the morning sun when you can have her literally melt snow and provoke birds into song?
 
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ethorwitz | 78 autres critiques | Jan 3, 2024 |
James Thurber is a humorist. This has a beautiful introduction by Neil Gaiman.
 
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FamiliesUnitedLL | 78 autres critiques | Dec 31, 2023 |
Princess Lenore is ill from eating too many raspberry tarts. She believes that possessing the moon is the only thing that will cure her. Despite a command from the King, neither the Lord High Chamberlain nor the Royal Wizard nor the Royal Mathematician can get the moon for her. Only when the clever Court Jester consults the Princess herself is the problem solved - with characteristic Thurber wit.
 
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PlumfieldCH | 54 autres critiques | Nov 29, 2023 |

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152
Membres
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