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Remember laughter : a life of James Thurber

Author: Neil A Grauer
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [1994] ©1994
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of the great American humorists of this century, James Thurber is still read and cherished by many readers more than thirty years after his death. He is most famous for the hilarious, often bittersweet stories that he published in the 1930s and 1940s in the New Yorker. Among his best-known books are My Life and Hard Times, Is Sex Necessary? (co-authored with E.B. White), My World - and Welcome to It, and The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Grauer, Neil A.
Remember laughter.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1994
(OCoLC)594651905
Online version:
Grauer, Neil A.
Remember laughter.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1994
(OCoLC)624045210
Named Person: James Thurber; James Thurber
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil A Grauer
ISBN: 080322155X 9780803221550 0803270569 9780803270565
OCLC Number: 29752110
Description: xxii, 204 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. Jamie and the seairoplane --
2. Columbus days and Paris nights --
3. The Seal barks --
4. The Kingdom of the partly blind --
5. Writing by ear --
6. The uses of laughter --
7. Encore and exit --
A thurber portfolio --
8. The old word man.
Responsibility: Neil A. Grauer.
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One of the great American humorists of this century, James Thurber is still read and cherished by many readers more than thirty years after his death. He is most famous for the hilarious, often  Read more...

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"[Grauer] writes smoothly and entertainingly, and with a keen sense of what makes Thurber so endearingly funny." - Publishers Weekly "A uniquely sparkling book." - Hugh Kenner "Biography at its best. Read more...

 
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