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James Thurber (1894–1961)

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos

Obras de James Thurber

The Thurber Carnival (1931) 2,587 cópias
The 13 Clocks (1950) 1,943 cópias
Many Moons (1943) 1,755 cópias
My Life and Hard Times (1933) 1,159 cópias
The Wonderful O (1957) 823 cópias
Thurber: Writings and Drawings (1996) 557 cópias
The Years with Ross (1957) 526 cópias
Lanterns & Lances (1960) 525 cópias
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Other Pieces (1945) — Autor — 476 cópias
Thurber Country (1953) 435 cópias
Fables for Our Time and Famous Poems Illustrated (1940) — Ilustrador — 385 cópias
My World—and Welcome to It (1937) 356 cópias
The White Deer (1945) 328 cópias
Thurber's Dogs (1901) 299 cópias
Alarms and Diversions (1957) 279 cópias
James Thurber: 92 Stories (1985) 240 cópias
Further Fables for Our Time (1676) 212 cópias
The Thurber Album (1952) 195 cópias
The Great Quillow (1944) 181 cópias
Thurber on Crime (1991) — Autor — 174 cópias
The Genius of James Thurber (1997) 159 cópias
Let Your Mind Alone! (1707) 150 cópias
Credos and Curios (1962) 108 cópias
The Male Animal (1940) 45 cópias
The Tiger Who Would Be King (2014) 41 cópias
A Thurber carnival. (1962) 35 cópias
21 Essential American Short Stories (2011) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
Collected Fables (2019) 17 cópias
The Catbird Seat (1942) 16 cópias
Cream of Thurber (1939) 15 cópias
The Night the Ghost Got In (1983) 11 cópias
The Unicorn in the Garden (1972) 11 cópias
The Fifth New Yorker Album (1932) 7 cópias
Ein Mond für Leonore (1998) 5 cópias
My World and Welcome to it (1942) 4 cópias
The World of James Thurber (1989) 4 cópias
Lachen mit Thurber (1964) 3 cópias
Třináctery hodiny (2008) 3 cópias
Thurber (1996) 3 cópias
The Cases of Blue Ploermell (2021) 2 cópias
13 האורלוגין 1 exemplar(es)
La vita segreta di Walter Mitty (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
Trzynaście zegarów 1 exemplar(es)
Humor on Wry (1993) 1 exemplar(es)
The Rgurber Album 1 exemplar(es)
O cartaz de Mr. Martin 1 exemplar(es)
13 clocks, The (1990) 1 exemplar(es)
Alleen 1 exemplar(es)
Thurber Carnival, Thw 1 exemplar(es)
The Hound and the Bug 1 exemplar(es)
[No title] 1 exemplar(es)
A Full Confession 1 exemplar(es)
The Lady on the Bookcase 1 exemplar(es)
The Great Quillow 1 exemplar(es)
Storie e parole. (1960) 1 exemplar(es)
Thurber on Humor (1994) 1 exemplar(es)
De tretten ure 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Nothing but the Truth (1991) — Contribuinte, algumas edições2,473 cópias
The Art of the Personal Essay (1994) — Contribuinte — 1,383 cópias
The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker (2004) — Cartoonist — 1,330 cópias
50 Great Short Stories (1952) — Contribuinte — 1,262 cópias
The Classic Fairy Tales [Norton Critical Edition] (1998) — Contribuinte — 1,018 cópias
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuinte, algumas edições930 cópias
The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Contribuinte — 783 cópias
Short Story Masterpieces (1954) — Contribuinte — 683 cópias
Great American Short Stories (1957) — Contribuinte — 497 cópias
The World of the Short Story: A 20th Century Collection (1986) — Contribuinte — 464 cópias
The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century (2000) — Contribuinte — 457 cópias
Fifty Great American Short Stories (1965) — Contribuinte — 438 cópias
The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales (1993) — Contribuinte — 370 cópias
Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker (2000) — Contribuinte — 357 cópias
Literature: The Human Experience (2006) — Contribuinte — 341 cópias
Baseball: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Contribuinte — 337 cópias
Drinking, Smoking and Screwing: Great Writers on Good Times (1994) — Contribuinte — 337 cópias
Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology (2004) — Contribuinte — 298 cópias
Knights of Madness: Further Comic Tales of Fantasy (1998) — Contribuinte — 298 cópias
A Treasury of Short Stories (1947) — Contribuinte — 294 cópias
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Contribuinte — 291 cópias
A Subtreasury of American Humor (1941) — Contribuinte — 278 cópias
The Treasury of American Short Stories (1981) — Contribuinte — 269 cópias
The Literary Cat (1977) — Contribuinte — 241 cópias
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Contribuinte — 208 cópias
Short Stories from The New Yorker, 1925 to 1940 (1940) — Contribuinte — 202 cópias
The New Yorker Book of Dog Cartoons (1992) — Contribuinte — 177 cópias
Murder & Other Acts of Literature (1997) — Contribuinte — 149 cópias
The Pocket Book of Modern American Short Stories (1943) — Contribuinte — 146 cópias
The Fireside Book of Dog Stories (1943) — Introdução; Contribuinte — 146 cópias
The Twelve Dancing Princesses, and Other Fairy Tales (1964) — Contribuinte — 146 cópias
An Anthology of Famous American Stories (1953) — Contribuinte — 140 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Modern Ghost Stories (2007) — Contribuinte — 135 cópias
The Big New Yorker Book of Cats (2013) — Contribuinte — 134 cópias
Haunted America: Star-Spangled Supernatural Stories (1990) — Contribuinte — 114 cópias
American Short Stories (1976) — Contribuinte, algumas edições95 cópias
Great Stories for Young Readers (1969) — Contribuinte — 91 cópias
A Book of Princesses (1963) — Contribuinte — 87 cópias
The Best American Humorous Short Stories (1945) — Contribuinte — 85 cópias
Bangs and Whimpers: Stories about the End of the World (1999) — Contribuinte — 83 cópias
Best Plays of the Modern American Theatre: Second Series (1947) — Contribuinte — 82 cópias
Baseball's Best Short Stories (1995) — Contribuinte — 79 cópias
The Oxford Book of Detective Stories (2000) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias
Best SF: 1967 (1968) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias
American Christmas Stories (2021) — Contribuinte — 62 cópias
55 Short Stories from The New Yorker, 1940 to 1950 (1949) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
Desert Island Decameron (1945) — Contribuinte — 57 cópias
Reading for Pleasure (1957) — Contribuinte — 51 cópias
Art of Fiction (1967) — Contribuinte — 51 cópias
O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1943 (1943) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
Great Baseball Stories (1979) — Contribuinte — 47 cópias
The Bedside Tales: A Gay Collection (1945) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
The Random House Book of Sports Stories (1990) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
Prose and Poetry for Appreciation (1934) — Contribuinte, algumas edições44 cópias
Unsolved! Classic True Murder Cases (1987) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
A Quarto of Modern Literature (1935) — Contribuinte — 40 cópias
Fifty Best American Short Stories 1915-1965 (1965) — Contribuinte — 36 cópias
Ellery Queen's Book of Mystery Stories by 25 Famous Writers (1952) — Contribuinte — 36 cópias
Stories for Tens and Over (1976) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias
The Big Book of Favorite Dog Stories (1964) — Contribuinte — 28 cópias
Famous and Curious Animal Stories (1982) — Contribuinte — 28 cópias
American short stories, 1820 to the present (1952) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
A Book of Princes (1964) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
Shot in the Dark (1950) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
Tell Me a Story: An Anthology (1957) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
The Most Dangerous Game and Other Stories (1957) — Contribuinte; Contribuinte — 23 cópias
Studies in Fiction (1965) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
The Looking Glass Book of Stories (1960) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
Designs in Fiction (1968) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Short Stories II (1961) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
A Treasury of American Humor (1996) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Twentieth-Century American Short Stories: An Anthology (1975) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
The Saturday Evening Post Book of the Sea and Ships (1978) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
20th Century American Short Stories, Volume 1 (1995) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
All verdens fortellere (1990) — Contribuinte, algumas edições15 cópias
Modern American Short Stories (1945) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
The Panorama of Modern Literature (1934) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
New Stories for Men (1941) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Favorite Animal Stories (1987) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
31 Stories (1960) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
High Gear: Great Stories About Fast Cars and Their Drivers (1955) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1943 (1943) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Cat Encounters: A Cat-Lover's Anthology (1979) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
The Playboy Book of Short Stories (1995) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Tales for Males (1945) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
American Short Stories, Vol.5, The Twentieth Century (1957) — Autor, algumas edições11 cópias
Fun Phantoms: Tales of Ghostly Entertainment (1979) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
The best of the Best American short stories, 1915-1950 (1975) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Tall Short Stories (1960) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
World's Great Humorous Stories (1944) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Moderne Amerikaanse verhalen (1982) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Murder Without Tears (1946) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
The Caedmon Short Story Collection (2001) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Time to Be Young: Great Stories of the Growing Years (1945) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
British and American Essays, 1905-1956 (1959) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Twelve Short Masterpieces (1986) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
The Moth and Other Stories (1991) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Dealers Choice: The Worlds Greatest Poker Stories (1955) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
The bear went over the mountain (1964) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Giants! Giants! Giants! (1980) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Post Stories of 1941 (1942) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Cats: Fifteen Complete Stories and Poems (1998) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
The Stakes are High (1954) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Life Styles (2001) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1942 (1942) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Eighteen Stories (1965) 4 cópias
American Short Stories (1978) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Let Us Be Men (1969) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
El cuento literario (2008) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
American Short Stories (Oxford Literature Resources) (1992) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Rex Lardner Selects the Best of Sports Fiction — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
The College Short Story Reader (1948) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Eyes of Boyhood (1953) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
American Humor and Satire (1992) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Behind the Wheel: Stories of Cars on Road and Track — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Eleven American Stories — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
The Avon Annual: 18 Great Story of Today (1944) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
14 American Masterpieces Vol.1 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Modern British and American short stories (1982) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
The Narrative Impulse: Short Stories for Analysis (1963) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Al pie del acantilado — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

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We've been asked to read a book the year we were born.
 
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featherbooks | outras 32 resenhas | May 7, 2024 |
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 | outras 77 resenhas | 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 | outras 77 resenhas | Jan 3, 2024 |
James Thurber is a humorist. This has a beautiful introduction by Neil Gaiman.
 
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FamiliesUnitedLL | outras 77 resenhas | Dec 31, 2023 |

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E. B. White Introduction
H. P. Lovecraft Contributor
O'Henry Contributor
William Faulkner Contributor
Edith Wharton Contributor
Edgar Allan Poe Contributor
Herman Melville Contributor
Ambrose Bierce Contributor
Jack London Contributor
Carl Stephenson Contributor
Stephen Crane Contributor
Mark Twain Contributor
Shirley Jackson Contributor
Frank Stockton Contributor
Ernest Hemingway Contributor
Washington Irving Contributor
NO AUTHORNAME Illustrator
A. Nonymus Translator
Marc Simont Illustrator
Michael J. Rosen Editor, Commentaries, Introduction
Helen Thurber Editor, Foreword
Charles Kingsley Contributor
Leigh Hunt Contributor
Sir Walter Scott Contributor
A. E. Houseman Contributor
Leon Carr Composer
Frans Bruning Translator
Tullio Pericoli Cover artist
Peter Ustinov Narrator
Neil Gaiman Introduction
Louis Slobodkin Illustrator
John K. Hutchens Introduction
Ransom Riggs Introduction
John Updike Foreword
Derek Birdsall Cover designer
Gillian Lewis Cover designer
Celia Filipetto Translator
C. Linda Dingler Cover designer
Don Freeman Illustrator
Steven Kellogg Illustrator
Dorris Lee Illustrator
Ronald Searle Illustrator

Estatísticas

Obras
156
Also by
152
Membros
16,648
Popularidade
#1,356
Avaliação
3.9
Resenhas
335
ISBNs
317
Idiomas
13
Favorito
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