James Thurber: Writings & Drawings (including The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)

Author: James Thurber

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 1598533126

Category: Fiction

Page: 1024

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James Thurber, whimsical fantasist and deadpan chronicler of everyday absurdities, brought American humor into the 20th century. His comic persona, a modern citydweller whose zaniest flights of free association are tinged with anxiety, remains hilarious, subtly disturbing, and instantly recognizable. Here, in over 1000 pages, editor Garrison Keillor presents the best and most extensive collection ever assembled. Over 100 pieces include “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and “The Catbird Seat,” the brilliantly satirical Fables for Our Time, the classic My Life and Hard Times, and the best of The Owl in the Attic, Let Your Mind Alone!, My World—And Welcome to It, and the other famous books. Plus 500 wonderful drawings, including The Seal in the Bedroom and celebrated sequences like “The Masculine Approach” and “The War Between Men and Women.” Rounding out the volume is a selection from The Years with Ross, a memoir of the New Yorker publisher, and a number of wonderful early pieces never collected by Thurber.
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Writings and Drawings

Author: James Thurber

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 1004

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Gathers previously uncollected cartoons and humorous stories
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The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

Short Story

Author: James Thurber

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 1443435619

Category: Fiction

Page: 12

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Walter Mitty, a mild-mannered forty-year-old man, drives into Connecticut with his wife for their weekly shopping trip. Tired of his drab, schedule-driven life, Walter escapes into five elaborate daydreams, and finally becomes the hero he always hoped to be. “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” was originally published in a 1939 issue of The New Yorker. It is considered to be an American classic, and author James Thurber’s masterpiece. It has been adapted for film, first in 1947, and most recently for the 2013 feature film starring Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig. HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short stories collection to build your digital library.
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A Study Guide for James Thurber's "Secret Life of Walter Mitty"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410357481

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 18

View: 469

A Study Guide for James Thurber's "Secret Life of Walter Mitty," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.
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My World--and Welcome to it

Author: James Thurber

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 310

View: 8672

A book of humor and satire covers topics from baseball to Macbeth
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The Man Who Was Walter Mitty

The Life and Work of James Thurber

Author: Thomas Fensch

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0990718174

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 385

View: 4235

The Man Who Was Walter Mitty --- is a loving portrait which examines both the personal life and literary legacy of James Thurber -- his humor, blindness, word play, imagination, memory, his years at "The New Yorker" magazine, his dreams, his dogs, his drawings, his marriages, his articles and books. Part of a 3-book series: "The Man Who Was Dr. Seuss" (Theodor Geisel); "The Man Who Was Walter Mitty (Thurber); "The Man Who Changed His Skin (John Howard Griffin).
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The Thurber Letters

The Wit, Wisdom and Surprising Life of James Thurber

Author: Harrison Kinney,Rosemary A. Thurber

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743226216

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 800

View: 3634

Though he died more than forty years ago, James Thurber remains one of America's greatest and most enduring humorists, and his books -- for both adults and children -- remain as popular as ever. In this comprehensive collection of his letters -- the majority of which have never before been published -- we find unsuspected insights into his life and career. His prodigious body of work -- fables, drawings, comic essays, reportage, short stories, including his famous "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" -- all define Thurber's special and prolific genius. Like most good humorists, he was prone to exaggeration, embellishment, and good-natured self-deprecation. In his letters we find startling revelations about who he really was, and why the prism through which he viewed the world could often be both painfully and delightfully distorting. For the first time, Thurber's daughter Rosemary has allowed the publication of many of the extremely personal letters he wrote early in his life to the women he was -- usually hopelessly -- in love with, as well as the affectionate and hilarious letters that he wrote to her. In addition, Harrison Kinney, noted Thurber biographer, has located a number of Thurber letters never before published. The Thurber Letters traces Thurber's progress from lovesick college boy to code clerk with the State Department in Paris and reporter for the Columbus Dispatch, through his marriages and love affairs, his special relationship with his daughter, his illustrious and tumultuous years with The New Yorker, his longstanding relationship with E. B. White, his close friendship with Peter De Vries, and his tragic last days. Included in the book are Thurber drawings never before published. His candid comments in these personal letters, whether lighthearted or melancholy, comprise an entertaining, captivating, informal biography -- pure, wonderful Thurber.
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Kleinstadthölle

Roman

Author: Jonathan Tropper

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426416263

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 7284

Joe hat es geschafft. Er hat nicht nur seine spießige Heimat verlassen und ist nach New York gegangen, er hat auch einen Bestseller geschrieben – einen bitterbösen Roman über seine Jugend, seine Heimatstadt und dessen Bewohner. Nie mehr wollte er einen Fuß nach Bush Falls setzen. Doch als sein Vater schwer erkrankt, kehrt Joe zurück in die gefürchtete Kleinstadthölle, in der er alles andere als herzlich empfangen wird.
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Kleine Aussichten

Roman

Author: Alice Munro

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104033617

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 931

Der einzige Roman der Nobelpreisträgerin Alice Munro – ein frühes Meisterwerk! »In der Anlage autobiographisch, nicht aber in den Details«, so hat Alice Munro ihren Roman ›Kleine Aussichten‹ beschrieben: Die junge Del Jordan wächst auf der Fuchsfarm ihres Vaters in dem verschlafenen Provinznest Jubilee auf. Ihre Freundinnen interessieren sich fürs Heiraten, die Tanten sind mit Bodenschrubben, Backen, Bügeln und der Suche nach Gott beschäftigt. Als die Mutter ein Haus in der Stadt mietet, lernt Del eine neue Welt kennen: Die der Bücher, der ersten Liebe, der Suche nach einem eigenen Platz in der Welt. Das virtuose Porträt einer jungen Frau – und einmal mehr Weltliteratur.
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My Life and Hard Times

Author: James Thurber

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780060933081

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

View: 3307

Widely hailed as one of the finest humorist of the twentieth century, James Thurber looks back at his own life growing up in Columbus, Ohio, with the same humor and sharp wit that defined his famous sketches and writings. In My Life and Hard times, first published in 1933, he recounts the delightful chaos and frustrations of family, boyhood, youth odd dogs, recalcitrant machinery, and the foibles of human nature.
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The 20th Century O-Z

Dictionary of World Biography

Author: Frank N. Magill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136593691

Category: Reference

Page: 1412

View: 3309

Each volume of the Dictionary of World Biography contains 250 entries on the lives of the individuals who shaped their times and left their mark on world history. This is not a who's who. Instead, each entry provides an in-depth essay on the life and career of the individual concerned. Essays commence with a quick reference section that provides basic facts on the individual's life and achievements. The extended biography places the life and works of the individual within an historical context, and the summary at the end of each essay provides a synopsis of the individual's place in history. All entries conclude with a fully annotated bibliography.
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Collecting Himself

James Thurber on Writing and Writers, Humor and Himself

Author: James Thurber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780060920173

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 9312

Arranged primarily by theme rather than by chronology or genre, the wonderful pieces in Collecting Himself show Thurber at his best. Editor Michael Rosen uses Thurber's own instincts for anthologizing to mix various kinds of writing into a book that demonstrates Thurber's many faceted talents. 70 illustrations.
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People have more fun than anybody

a centennial celebration of drawings and writings by James Thurber : being a hundred or so ...

Author: James Thurber

Publisher: Harcourt

ISBN: N.A

Category: Humor

Page: 169

View: 3032

Gathers previously uncollected cartoons and humorous essays
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Unsere Liebe Frau vom Wald

Roman

Author: David Guterson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442734795

Category: Clergy

Page: 444

View: 1814

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Die Bienen

Roman

Author: Laline Paull

Publisher: Tropen

ISBN: 3608107304

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 9800

Flora 717 ist eine Säuberungsbiene aus der untersten Kaste im Bienenkorb. Ausgestattet mit Fähigkeiten, die ihren Rang weit überschreiten, steigt sie schnell auf und darf sogar an der Seite der Königin leben. Alles scheint perfekt. Doch ohne es zu wollen, gebiert Flora eines Tages ein Ei. Ein Umstand, der allein der Königin vorbehalten ist und bei Missachtung schwer bestraft wird. Es beginnt ein Wettlauf um Zeit, Nahrung und Geschicklichkeit, um ihr Leben und das ihres geliebten Kindes zu bewahren. Laline Paull inszeniert gekonnt einen Roman über Aufstieg, Liebe und Gerechtigkeit.
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Wir fangen gerade erst an

Roman

Author: Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104025924

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 937

Der neue Bestseller aus Schweden Herzerwärmend, einfühlsam und superkomisch: Ein wunderbar warmherziger Roman über eine Seniorenbande, die sich ihren Traum vom Glück verwirklicht Auch im Herbst des Lebens sollte noch Leben in der Bude sein, sagen sich Märtha, Snille, Kratze, Anna-Greta und Stina und schmieden einen Plan: Sie müssen ein Verbrechen begehen, damit sie raus aus diesem Heim und rein ins Gefängnis kommen, denn dort ist man bekanntlich viel besser dran. Gutes Essen, keine Sparmaßnahmen, geregelter Freigang. Doch Planung und Durchführung eines Verbrechens sind gar nicht so einfach – vor allem, wenn man es ehrlich meint. Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg erzählt eine kriminell lustige und herzerwärmende Geschichte über fünf Freunde, die ihrem Leben eine völlig neue Wendung geben und sich ihren Traum vom Glück erfüllen. Als die Freunde Märthas Zimmer verlassen hatten, stellte sie den Moltebeerenlikör zurück in den Kleiderschrank und summte fröhlich vor sich hin. Dieser Traum schien ihr neue Kraft zu geben. Nichts ist unmöglich, sagte sie sich. Aber um wirklich etwas zu verändern, musste sie Alternativen aufzeigen. Das war ihr Plan. Dann würden ihre Freunde glauben, sie hätten die Entscheidung ganz allein getroffen. »Ein wunderbar unterhaltender Roman mit einem hohen Wohlfühlfaktor!« Svenska Dagbladet »Das ist super komisch, wie die Polizei und die Jugomafia hinter fünf Alten mit ihren Rollatoren her sind!« Tara »Eine wunderbare Geschichte über eine diebische Rentnergang, die nach Aufruhr im Altenheim ein neues Leben beginnt.« Skanska Dagbladet »Fünf Senioren fliehen aus dem Altersheim mit dem Ziel, ein Verbrechen zu begehen. Das ist kriminell lustig!« Bonniers Buchclub
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Lost Generation Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Arts, American

Page: N.A

View: 5980

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A BOOK OF SHORT STORIES - 1

Author: SARAH E. LAUBACHER

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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