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Collecting himself : James Thurber on writing and writers, humor, and himself

Author: James Thurber; Michael J Rosen
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents a remarkable body of previously unauthologized drawings and writings by James Thurber that present the beloved humorist as reader, journalist, satirist, comic, and personal respondent to the written world around him.
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thurber, James, 1894-1961.
Collecting himself.
New York : Harper & Row, ©1989
(OCoLC)644604968
Named Person: James Thurber; James Thurber; James Thurber; James Thurber
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Thurber; Michael J Rosen
ISBN: 0060161353 9780060161354 0060920173 9780060920173
OCLC Number: 19515980
Description: xx, 263 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Courting the muse, Thurber at work: Speaking of his own writing ; The theory and practice of criticizing the criticism of the editing of New Yorker articles (with a lighted candle for Wolcott Gibbs) ; Unfamiliar misquotations ; If you ask me (the envelope of miscellany) --
The book-end, Thurber on other writers: Excerpts from "The book-end," 1923 ; More authors cover the Snyder trial ; If you ask me (Thomas Wolfe) ; Recommended reading ; What price conquest? ; Taps at assembly ; If you ask me (Anne Morrow Lindbergh) ; The Odyssey of Disney ; Peace, it's wonderful ; Tempest in a looking glass ; Voices of revolution ; "Don'ts" for the inflation ; Notes for a proletarian novel ; Ave atque vale ; Recollections of Henry James ; The preface to "The old friends" --
Belles lettres and me, Thurber at large in the writers' community: The harpers and their circle ; A visit from Saint Nicholas (in the Ernest Hemingway manner) ; An evening with Carl Sandburg ; No more biographies ; How to tell a fine old wine ; What price a farewell to designs? ; The literary meet ; Memoirs of a banquet speaker --
A mile and a half of lines, Thurber on his drawings: Answers-to-hard-questions department ; Speaking of drawings ; Glimpses of the art conference --
Matinee and evening, Thurber on plays and playwriting: Tonight at 8:30 ; Letter from the States ; A farewell to Santa Claus (or, violins are nice for boys with chins) ; One man in his time ; Is there a killer in the house? ; Producers never think twice ; Roaming in the gloaming ; Thurber reports his own play, The male animal, with his own cartoons ; The quality of mirth --
The world laughs with them, Thurber on the state of humor: And the world laughs with them ; Groucho and me ; Speaking of humor ; The state of humor in the States ; How to tell government from show business ; On the brink of was ; Thinking ourselves into trouble ; A biographical sketch of James Thurber / by James Thurber.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Michael J. Rosen, editor.

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Presents a remarkable body of previously unauthologized drawings and writings by James Thurber that present the beloved humorist as reader, journalist, satirist, comic, and personal respondent to the written world around him.

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