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Thurber, James 1894-1961

Works: 944 works in 3,189 publications in 17 languages and 87,366 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Humor  Biography  Humorous fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Picture books  Drama  Comedy films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Illustrator, Creator, Other, Author of introduction, Translator, Contributor, Actor, Honoree
Classifications: PS3539.H94, 818.5209
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Most widely held works about James Thurber
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Most widely held works by James Thurber
Many moons by James Thurber( Book )

76 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 5,872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little princess wanted the moon, and only the court jester was wise enough to get it for her
The Thurber carnival by James Thurber( Book )

191 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 5,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As James Thurber writes in his preface, "This book contains a selection of the stories and drawings the old boy did in his prime, a period which extended roughly from the year Lindbergh flew the Atlantic to the day coffee was rationed. He presents this to his readers with his sincere best wishes for a happy new world." The Thurber Carnival, which the Saturday Review called "one of the absolutely essential books of our time," was a phenomenal bestseller when it was first published in 1945. The omnibus, virtually all of which first appeared in The New Yorker, draws from such Thurber classics as My World and Welcome to It, My Life and Hard Times, Fables for Our Time and Famous Poems Illustrated, The Owl in the Attic, The Seal in the Bedroom, and Men, Women and Dogs. - Publisher
The 13 clocks by James Thurber( Book )

80 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a cold, gloomy castle where all the clocks have stopped, a wicked Duke amuses himself by finding new and fiendish ways of rejecting the suitors for his niece, the good and beautiful Princess Saralinda--Résumé de l'éditeur
Lanterns & lances by James Thurber( Book )

59 editions published between 1960 and 1992 in English and French and held by 2,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 24 pieces in which the well-known humorist is largely concerned with the survival of our English language, currently being subjected to much erroneous use
Writings and drawings by James Thurber( Book )

27 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 2,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathers previously uncollected cartoons and humorous stories
The years with Ross by James Thurber( Book )

59 editions published between 1957 and 2001 in English and held by 2,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Thurber's memoir about his years at The New Yorker with its creator and first editor Harold Ross
Fables for our time, and famous poems illustrated by James Thurber( Book )

56 editions published between 1940 and 1997 in English and held by 2,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Thurber has been called "one of our great American institutions' (Stanley Walker), "a magnificent satirist ("Boston Transcript"), and "a Joyce in false-face" ("New York Times"). The "New York Herald Tribune" submits that he is "as blithe as Benchley ... as savage as Swift ... surprisingly wise and witty, " while the "Times" of London, out of enthusiasm and a profound regard for truth, proclaims that "Thurber is Thurber." In "Fables for Our Time," Thurber the Moralist is in the ascendancy. Here are a score or more lessons-in-prose dedicated to conventional sinners and proving--what you will. The fables are imperishably illustrated, and are supplemented by Mr. Thurber's own pictorial interpretations of famous poems in a wonderful and joyous assemblage
Thurber country : a new collection of pieces about males and females, mainly of our own species by James Thurber( Book )

57 editions published between 1953 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is not recommended to people who have a tendency to get bad hiccoughs from too much laughing. Thurber, probably one of the funniest of our or social commentators of this past century, is at his wittiest here, and each small piece is a gem within itself
The wonderful O by James Thurber( Book )

29 editions published between 1957 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates what happened when an evil sea captain banished the letter O from the island Ooroo
The Thurber album : a new collection of pieces about people by James Thurber( Book )

27 editions published between 1952 and 1965 in English and held by 1,747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not an autobiography, yet full of family memories, this Album covers the author's youth, the characters he knew, and the humorous and human encounters in which he was involved in turn 0of-the-century Ohio. Most of the stories appeared originally in The New Yorker
Alarms and diversions by James Thurber( Book )

31 editions published between 1931 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 1,603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book for people who like to laugh and know how to think, selected from Thurber's work over 30 years - one third of the text never before in book form
The great Quillow by James Thurber( Book )

20 editions published between 1944 and 1996 in English and German and held by 1,587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quillow, a tiny toymaker, defeats a ferocious giant named Hunder and saves his town from destruction
Credos and curios by James Thurber( Book )

16 editions published between 1932 and 1983 in English and held by 1,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

21 previously uncollected pieces, including 3 short stories and 7 profiles of fellow-craftsmen. Foreword by Helen Thurber
Is sex necessary? or, Why you feel the way you do by James Thurber( Book )

87 editions published between 1929 and 2004 in English and Chinese and held by 1,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first book of prose published by either James Thurber or E.B. White, this book combines the humor and genius of both authors to examine those great mysteries of life: romance, love, and marriage
The beast in me and other animals : a new collection of pieces and drawings about human beings and less alarming creatures by James Thurber( Book )

53 editions published between 1948 and 1978 in English and Swedish and held by 1,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twentieth-century American artist and writer uses cartoons and stories to parody the shortcomings of modern man
The white deer by James Thurber( Book )

33 editions published between 1945 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this mock fairy tale, a princess (who may or may not be a white deer) appears at the court of King Clode and sends his 3 sons on impossible tasks through the enchanted forest in competition for her hand
My life and hard times by James Thurber( Book )

65 editions published between 1933 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A humorous memoir talking mostly about small matters and the incredible things people do when they think they're acting sensible
The secret life of Walter Mitty by Ben Stiller( Visual )

30 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Stiller directs and stars in this reimagining of the classic James Thurber story. Walter Mitty (Stiller) escapes his mundane and lonely life by disappearing inside his own head, where his daydreams consist of heroic acts and fantastic adventures in which he always gets the girl (Kristen Wiig). When his job at Life magazine is endangered by ongoing changes in technology, Walter takes it upon himself to save his career by embarking on a real-life adventure beyond even his own imagination
Collecting himself : James Thurber on writing and writers, humor, and himself by James Thurber( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Korte teksten van de Amerikaanse humorist (1894-1961) over eigen en andermans werk
Thurber : a biography by Burton Bernstein( Book )

5 editions published between 1975 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James Thurber stands out as one of the world’s great humorists and artists - and his work today remains as fresh and bitingly funny as when he first created it. Burton Bernstein’s indispensable biography offers an unusually frank portrait of the man who called himself “a wild-eyed son-of-a-bitch with a glass in hand.” Bernstein follows the famed New Yorker writer’s transformation from a shy, handicapped Ohioan to a complex, tormented man. Filled with anecdotes and heavily illustrated with Thurber’s own drawings, this definitive biography helps us understand how Thurber became the brilliant international literary figure who continues to capture our modern imagination." -- Book jacket
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Audience level: 0.22 (from 0.12 for Many moons ... to 0.91 for Further fa ...)

Many moons
Alternative Names
"Author's memoir"

Grover Thurber, James 1894-1961

James Grover Thurber

James Thurber

James Thurber Amerikaans journalist

James Thurber giornalista, fumettista e scrittore statunitense

James Thurber US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Zeichner

James Thurber usona verkisto

Sābā, Jēmuzu 1894-1961

Sērbēr, Jaymz, 1894-1961

T_'erber, G'ems 1894-1961

Terbber, Ğēîyms 1894-1961

Terber, D. 1894-1961

Tʹerber, Gʹems 1894-1961

Thurber James

Thurber, James 1894-1961

Thurber, James G. 1894-1961

Thurber, James Grover.

Thurber, James Grover 1894-1961

Τζέιμς Θέρμπερ Αμερικανός σκιτσογράφος, συγγραφέας, δημοσιογράφος, θεατρικός συγγραφέας

Джеймс Търбър

Тербер, Д 1894-1961

Тербер, Д. (Джеймс), 1894-1961

Тёрбер, Джеймс

ת׳רבר, ג׳ימס

ת׳רבר, ג׳ימס 1894־1961

جيمس ثيربر، 1894-1961

جيمس ثيربر، 1894-1962

جیمز تربر ژورنالیست و نویسنده آمریکایی

سێربێر، جه‌یمز, 1894-1961

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ჯეიმზ თარბერი ამერიკელი მულტიპლიკატორი

더버, 제임스 1894-1961

서버, 제임스 1894-1961

서버, 제임스 G. 1894-1961

서버, 제임스 그로버 1894-1961

써버, 제임스 1894-1961

제임스 서버

터버, 제임스 G. 1894-1961


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The Thurber carnivalThe 13 clocksWritings and drawingsThe years with RossFables for our time, and famous poems illustratedThurber country : a new collection of pieces about males and females, mainly of our own speciesThe wonderful OThe great Quillow