The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Other Pieces

Author: James Thurber

Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics

ISBN: 9780141182919

Category: Fables, American

Page: 404

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James Thurber is universally admired for his hilarious sense of humour, off-beat imagination and unique take on the world around him. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, in which a young man's fantasies have a much more powerful hold on him than reality, is probably his best-known prose work, but this selection also contains wonderfully entertaining essays, poetry and cartoons gathered from all of Thurber's collections. Poking fun at his own weaknesses and those of other people (and dogs) - the English teacher who looked only at figures of speech, the Airedale who refused to include him in the family, the botany lecturer who despaired of him totally - James Thurber is essential reading for everyone who loves to laugh.
Posted in Fables, American

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Author: James Thurber

Publisher: The Creative Company

ISBN: 9781583415863

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 2294

A henpecked husband copes with the frustrations of his dull life by imagining he is a fearless airplane pilot, a brilliant doctor, and other dashing figures.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

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

Author: James Thurber

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 1598533126

Category: Fiction

Page: 1024

View: 8070

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.
Posted in Fiction

Theorie und Typologie narrativer Unzuverlässigkeit am Beispiel englischsprachiger Erzählliteratur

Author: Robert Vogt

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110556790

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 379

View: 4512

Unzuverlässiges Erzählen gehört zu den meist diskutierten Phänomenen der Narratologie. Fragen betreffen die Semantik des Konzepts, Differenzierungskriterien, den Maßstab für eine Unzuverlässigkeitszuschreibung, die Explikation des Konzepts sowie dessen Reichweite. Die Arbeit widmet sich systematisch diesen verschiedenen Problemfeldern. Dabei weitet sie jedoch den Blick auf narrative Unzuverlässigkeit, welches sowohl verschiedene Formen des unzuverlässigen Erzählens als auch unzuverlässige Fokalisierung beinhaltet. Mit Rückgriff auf Konzepte der possible-worlds theory und der kognitiven Narratologie werden Modelle und Kategorien entwickelt, um die verschiedenen Arten der narrativen Unzuverlässigkeit differenziert beschreiben und das Rezeptionsverhalten von Lesern erklären zu können. Anhand von exemplarischen Analysen englischsprachiger Erzählwerke wird die Leistungsfähigkeit der Theorie illustriert, bevor die metakognitiven Funktionspotenziale narrativer Unzuverlässigkeit aufgezeigt werden.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Phänomenologie der schwachen Phantasie

Untersuchungen der Psychologie, Cognitive Science, Neurologie und Phänomenologie zur Funktion der Phantasie in der Wahrnehmung

Author: Dieter Lohmar

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 140206831X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 268

View: 8343

This book is an effort to bring genetic-phenomenological analyses in contact with empirical psychology, neurology, cognitive science and research in primate cognition. The conclusion reached is that most higher-order achievements of our mind might in fact be accomplished without language in the low-level system of phantasmatic imagination. This leads to an "inclusive theory of the subject" which allows us to understand how higher-organized animals like primates can think.
Posted in Philosophy

Writings and Drawings

Author: James Thurber

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 1004

View: 6552

Gathers previously uncollected cartoons and humorous stories
Posted in Fiction

Whose Reality?

Author: Robert Beardwood,Blair Mahoney

Publisher: Insight Publications

ISBN: 1921411287

Category: English language

Page: 91

View: 5356

Based on Insight's English for Year 12 CD-ROM articles with NEW material in Exploring the Context and Writing on the Context. Texts covered: A Streetcar named Desire, Enduring Love, Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, and The Shark Net
Posted in English language

Das Herz des Henry Quantum

Roman

Author: Pepper Harding

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641197333

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 7034

Henry Quantum ist ein großer Grübler – vom generellen Zustand der Welt über den Lebenssinn des Saxofonisten am Straßenrand, irgendetwas schafft es immer, die Aufmerksamkeit des liebenswerten Sonderlings auf sich zu ziehen. Kein Wunder also, dass ihm der Alltag bisweilen entgleitet. Wie zum Beispiel das Weihnachtsgeschenk für seine Frau Margaret. Und so macht Henry sich am 23. Dezember leicht verzweifelt auf, irgendwo in San Francisco noch schnell eine Flasche Chanel No. 5 zu erwerben. Doch auch das wird zu einer Odyssee. Weil Henry sich einfach nicht zu konzentrieren vermag. Und weil er durch Zufall auf Daisy trifft, die einstige große Liebe seines Lebens. Eine Begegnung, die nicht nur ihn zutiefst erschüttert. Und die aus einem sonnigen Tag in San Francisco ein bezauberndes Buch über drei Menschen macht, deren Leben durch scheinbar kleine Dinge in große neue Bahnen gelenkt wird.
Posted in Fiction

Sie sind ein schlechter Mensch, Mr Gum!

Author: Andy Stanton

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3733600916

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 200

View: 4269

Böse – böser – Mr Gum! Mr Gum hasst Kinder, Tiere, Spaß und Mais mit Butter und Salz. Dafür liebt er es, lange im Bett zu dösen und böse zu gucken. Er lebt in einem völlig heruntergekommenen Haus – sein Garten allerdings ist der schönste der ganzen Stadt. Das liegt an der bösen Fee, die in Mr Gums Badewanne wohnt und ihm mit einer Pfanne eins überzieht, wenn er seinen Garten nicht pflegt. Das alles wäre ja in Ordnung, wenn nicht eines Tages ein Hund auftauchen und den Garten beim Spielen verwüsten würde. Um die Fee ruhigzustellen und den Hund für immer loszuwerden, beschließt Mr Gum, das Tier zu vergiften. Davon bekommt das kleine Mädchen Polly Wind, und für sie ist klar: Sie muss dem bösen Mr Gum die Stirn bieten!
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

My World--and Welcome to it

Author: James Thurber

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 310

View: 6176

A book of humor and satire covers topics from baseball to Macbeth
Posted in Literary Criticism

A Chronicle of Small Beer

The Memoirs of Nan Green

Author: Nan Green

Publisher: Nottingham Trent Univ

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 243

View: 6759

Detailed and compelling, this volume traces the political and geographical pilgrimage of communist Nan Green, along with the constant campaigning, activism, and dilemmas it posed.
Posted in History

Das Schicksal des Highlanders

Roman

Author: Hannah Howell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783426506608

Category:

Page: 375

View: 7939

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Studies in American Humor

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 4949

Posted in American literature

Literacy in the Secondary English Classroom

Strategies for Teaching the Way Kids Learn

Author: Lynn Langer Meeks,Carol Jewkes Austin

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 9557

Literacy in the Secondary English Classroom encourages secondary English language arts teachers to develop classrooms that are student-centered, literature-focused, and writing-enriched. In today's literacy learning environment students take responsibility for their own learning as well as collaborate to help each other make meaning, while reflecting on their learning process in systematic ways. This books proposes a cohesive and unique learning theory that provides a fresh approach to what teaching strategies teachers should use, why teachers should use them, and how these strategies promote students' literacy. Literacy in the Secondary English Classroom also addresses the needs of students with a diverse range of language competencies, such as gifted and talented learners, English language learners, and at-risk students who are typically disengaged in learning. Multiple examples and scenarios lead both in-service and pre-service teachers through each strategy. Designed for teachers of language arts and reading/writing methods at the secondary level. Incorporate these unique learning theories and teaching strategies in to your classroom! "Classroom scenarios" provide concrete, practical examples of teaching strategies. Illustrations further clarify and define each teaching strategy and learning theory "Focus Questions" at the beginning of every chapter guide readers through important components of the chapter and stimulate further thinking about the topics. "NCTE/IRA Standards" appear as margin notes in each chapter connecting teaching strategies to national learning standards for reading, writing, speaking, listening, observing, technology, and second language learning
Posted in Education

Authors and Artists for Young Adults

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787666446

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 225

View: 8034

With Authors & Artists for Young Adults teens have a source where they can discover fascinating and entertaining facts about the writers, artists, film directors, graphic novelists, and other creative personalities that most interest them. International in scope, each volume contains 20-25 entries offering personal behind-the-scenes information, portraits, movie stills, bibliographies, a cumulative index and more.For table of contents or other volume specific information see the entry for the volume.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Popular World Fiction

1900-Present

Author: Walton Beacham,Suzanne Niemeyer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780933833081

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1852

View: 1118

Posted in Literary Collections

American short-story writers, 1910-1945

Author: Bobby Ellen Kimbel

Publisher: Gale

ISBN: 9780810345829

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 472

View: 6771

Offers a primary bibliography, a career history, and a survey of criticism for thirty-seven authors including Stephen Vincent Benet, Pearl Buck, John Cheever, William Faulkner, Sinclair Lewis, Katherine Anne Porter, James Thurber, and Thomas Wolfe.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography