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James Thurber (1894–1961)

Autor(a) de The Thurber Carnival

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About the Author

Born in Columbus, Ohio, Thurber was blinded in one eye in a childhood accident. He attended Ohio State University but left without earning a degree. In 1925 he moved to New York City, where he joined the staff of the New Yorker in 1927 at the urging of his friend E. B. White. For the rest of his mostrar mais lifetime, Thurber contributed to the magazine his highly individual pieces and those strange, wry, and disturbing pen-and-ink drawings of "huge, resigned dogs, the determined and sometimes frightening women, the globular men who try so hard to think so unsuccessfully." The period from 1925, when the New Yorker was founded, until the death of its creator-editor, Harold Ross, in 1951, was described by Thurber in delicious and absorbing detail in The Years with Ross (1959). Of his two great talents, Thurber preferred to think of himself primarily as a writer, illustrating his own books. He published "fables" in the style of Aesop (see Vol. 2) and La Fontaine (see Vol. 2)---usually with a "barbed tip of contemporary significance"---children's books, several plays (two Broadway hits, one successful musical revue), and endless satires and parodies in short stories or full-length works. "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," included in My World---and Welcome to It (1942), is probably his best-known story and continues to be frequently anthologized. T. S. Eliot described Thurber's work as "a form of humor which is also a way of saying something serious." (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras por James Thurber

The Thurber Carnival (1931) 2,586 exemplares
The 13 Clocks (1950) 1,944 exemplares
Many Moons (1943) 1,756 exemplares
My Life and Hard Times (1933) 1,159 exemplares
The Wonderful O (1957) 822 exemplares
Thurber: Writings and Drawings (1996) 557 exemplares
The Years with Ross (1957) 526 exemplares
Lanterns & Lances (1960) 525 exemplares
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Other Pieces (1945) — Autor — 476 exemplares
Thurber Country (1953) 435 exemplares
Fables for Our Time and Famous Poems Illustrated (1940) — Ilustrador — 385 exemplares
My World—and Welcome to It (1937) 356 exemplares
The Beast in Me and Other Animals (1948) 330 exemplares
The White Deer (1945) 328 exemplares
Thurber's Dogs (1901) 298 exemplares
Alarms and Diversions (1957) 279 exemplares
James Thurber: 92 Stories (1985) 240 exemplares
Further Fables for Our Time (1676) 212 exemplares
The Thurber Album (1952) 195 exemplares
Selected Letters of James Thurber (1980) 185 exemplares
The Great Quillow (1944) 181 exemplares
The 13 Clocks & The Wonderful O (1962) 175 exemplares
Thurber on Crime (1991) — Autor — 174 exemplares
The Genius of James Thurber (1997) 157 exemplares
Let Your Mind Alone! (1707) 149 exemplares
Credos and Curios (1962) 108 exemplares
The Male Animal (1940) 45 exemplares
The Tiger Who Would Be King (2014) 41 exemplares
A Thurber carnival. (1962) 35 exemplares
21 Essential American Short Stories (2011) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Collected Fables (2019) 17 exemplares
The Catbird Seat (1942) 16 exemplares
Cream of Thurber (1939) 15 exemplares
The Night the Ghost Got In (1983) 11 exemplares
The Unicorn in the Garden (1972) 11 exemplares
Stories and Fables for Our Time (1988) 7 exemplares
The Fifth New Yorker Album (1932) 7 exemplares
Ein Mond für Leonore (1998) 5 exemplares
The Greatest Man in the World (2004) 4 exemplares
My World and Welcome to it (1942) 4 exemplares
The World of James Thurber (1989) 4 exemplares
The Executive's in a Word Book (1963) 4 exemplares
Lachen mit Thurber (1964) 3 exemplares
Třináctery hodiny (2008) 3 exemplares
A Thurber garland 3 exemplares
Thurber (1996) 3 exemplares
The Cases of Blue Ploermell (2021) 2 exemplares
A Thurber Carnival 2 exemplares
The years with Ross 2 exemplares
You Could Look It Up 2 exemplares
Humor on Wry (1993) 1 exemplar
The Rgurber Album 1 exemplar
13 clocks, The (1990) 1 exemplar
Alleen 1 exemplar
[No title] 1 exemplar
A Full Confession 1 exemplar
The Great Quillow 1 exemplar
Storie e parole. (1960) 1 exemplar
Thurber on Humor (1994) 1 exemplar
De tretten ure 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Nothing but the Truth (1991) — Contribuidor, algumas edições2,473 exemplares
The Art of the Personal Essay (1994) — Contribuidor — 1,383 exemplares
The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker (2004) — Cartoonist — 1,330 exemplares
50 Great Short Stories (1952) — Contribuidor — 1,258 exemplares
The Classic Fairy Tales [Norton Critical Edition] (1998) — Contribuidor — 1,018 exemplares
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuidor, algumas edições927 exemplares
The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Contribuidor — 781 exemplares
Fierce Pajamas: An Anthology of Humor Writing from The New Yorker (2001) — Contribuidor — 714 exemplares
Short Story Masterpieces (1954) — Contribuidor — 683 exemplares
Spells of Enchantment: The Wondrous Fairy Tales of Western Culture (1991) — Contribuidor — 570 exemplares
Great American Short Stories (1957) — Contribuidor — 498 exemplares
The World of the Short Story: A 20th Century Collection (1986) — Contribuidor — 464 exemplares
The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century (2000) — Contribuidor — 455 exemplares
Fifty Great American Short Stories (1965) — Contribuidor — 436 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales (1993) — Contribuidor — 370 exemplares
Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker (2000) — Contribuidor — 356 exemplares
Literature: The Human Experience (2006) — Contribuidor — 341 exemplares
Baseball: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Contribuidor — 337 exemplares
Drinking, Smoking and Screwing: Great Writers on Good Times (1994) — Contribuidor — 337 exemplares
Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology (2004) — Contribuidor — 298 exemplares
Knights of Madness: Further Comic Tales of Fantasy (1998) — Contribuidor — 298 exemplares
A Treasury of Short Stories (1947) — Contribuidor — 292 exemplares
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Contribuidor — 291 exemplares
A Subtreasury of American Humor (1941) — Contribuidor — 277 exemplares
The Treasury of American Short Stories (1981) — Contribuidor — 269 exemplares
The Literary Cat (1977) — Contribuidor — 241 exemplares
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Contribuidor — 208 exemplares
Short Stories from The New Yorker, 1925 to 1940 (1940) — Contribuidor — 202 exemplares
The New Yorker Book of Dog Cartoons (1992) — Contribuidor — 177 exemplares
Murder & Other Acts of Literature (1997) — Contribuidor — 148 exemplares
The Pocket Book of Modern American Short Stories (1943) — Contribuidor — 146 exemplares
The Fireside Book of Dog Stories (1943) — Introdução; Contribuidor — 146 exemplares
The Twelve Dancing Princesses, and Other Fairy Tales (1964) — Contribuidor — 146 exemplares
An Anthology of Famous American Stories (1953) — Contribuidor — 139 exemplares
The Big New Yorker Book of Cats (2013) — Contribuidor — 134 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Modern Ghost Stories (2007) — Contribuidor — 134 exemplares
Haunted America: Star-Spangled Supernatural Stories (1990) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares
The Baseball Reader: Favorites from the Fireside Book of Baseball (1980) — Contribuidor — 103 exemplares
American Short Stories (1976) — Contribuidor, algumas edições95 exemplares
Great Stories for Young Readers (1969) — Contribuidor — 91 exemplares
A Book of Princesses (1963) — Contribuidor — 87 exemplares
The Best American Humorous Short Stories (1945) — Contribuidor — 85 exemplares
Bangs and Whimpers: Stories about the End of the World (1999) — Contribuidor — 83 exemplares
Best Plays of the Modern American Theatre: Second Series (1947) — Contribuidor — 82 exemplares
Baseball's Best Short Stories (1995) — Contribuidor — 80 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Detective Stories (2000) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
Best SF: 1967 (1968) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
American Christmas Stories (2021) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
55 Short Stories from The New Yorker, 1940 to 1950 (1949) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
Desert Island Decameron (1945) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Reading for Pleasure (1957) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
Art of Fiction (1967) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1943 (1943) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
Great Baseball Stories (1979) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
The Bedside Tales: A Gay Collection (1945) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
The Random House Book of Sports Stories (1990) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
Prose and Poetry for Appreciation (1934) — Contribuidor, algumas edições44 exemplares
The Signet Classic Book of Contemporary American Short Stories (1985) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
Unsolved! Classic True Murder Cases (1987) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
A Quarto of Modern Literature (1935) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
Fifty Best American Short Stories 1915-1965 (1965) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Ellery Queen's Book of Mystery Stories by 25 Famous Writers (1952) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Stories for Tens and Over (1976) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
The Big Book of Favorite Dog Stories (1964) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
Famous and Curious Animal Stories (1982) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
American short stories, 1820 to the present (1952) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
A Book of Princes (1964) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
The Best of Both Worlds: An Anthology of Stories for All Ages (1968) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Shot in the Dark (1950) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Zoo 2000: Twelve Stories of Science Fiction and Fantasy Beasts (1973) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Tell Me a Story: An Anthology (1957) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
The Most Dangerous Game and Other Stories (1957) — Contribuidor; Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Studies in Fiction (1965) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
The Looking Glass Book of Stories (1960) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Designs in Fiction (1968) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Short Stories II (1961) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
A Treasury of American Humor (1996) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Twentieth-Century American Short Stories: An Anthology (1975) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
The Saturday Evening Post Book of the Sea and Ships (1978) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
20th Century American Short Stories, Volume 1 (1995) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Half-a-Hundred Stories for Men, Great Tales by American Writers (1945) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
All verdens fortellere (1990) — Contribuidor, algumas edições15 exemplares
Modern American Short Stories (1945) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
The Panorama of Modern Literature (1934) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
The Defective Detective: Mystery Parodies by the Great Humorists (1992) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
New Stories for Men (1941) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Favorite Animal Stories (1987) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
31 Stories (1960) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
High Gear: Great Stories About Fast Cars and Their Drivers (1955) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1943 (1943) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Cat Encounters: A Cat-Lover's Anthology (1979) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
The Playboy Book of Short Stories (1995) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Tales for Males (1945) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
American Short Stories, Vol.5, The Twentieth Century (1957) — Autor, algumas edições11 exemplares
Fun Phantoms: Tales of Ghostly Entertainment (1979) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
The best of the Best American short stories, 1915-1950 (1975) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Tall Short Stories (1960) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
World's Great Humorous Stories (1944) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Moderne Amerikaanse verhalen (1982) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Murder Without Tears (1946) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Reiskoorts : bekende schrijvers over de kunst van het reizen (1986) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
The Caedmon Short Story Collection (2001) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Time to Be Young: Great Stories of the Growing Years (1945) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
British and American Essays, 1905-1956 (1959) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Twelve Short Masterpieces (1986) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Reading in English for Students of English as a Second Language (1961) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
The Moth and Other Stories (1991) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Dealers Choice: The Worlds Greatest Poker Stories (1955) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
The bear went over the mountain (1964) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Giants! Giants! Giants! (1980) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Post Stories of 1941 (1942) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Cats: Fifteen Complete Stories and Poems (1998) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
The Stakes are High (1954) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Life Styles (2001) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1942 (1942) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Eighteen Stories (1965) 4 exemplares
American Short Stories (1978) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Let Us Be Men (1969) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
El cuento literario (2008) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Contemporary Short Stories: Representative Selections, Volume 1 (1953) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
American Short Stories (Oxford Literature Resources) (1992) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Rex Lardner Selects the Best of Sports Fiction — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
The College Short Story Reader (1948) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Eyes of Boyhood (1953) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
American Humor and Satire (1992) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Eleven American Stories — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The Avon Annual: 18 Great Story of Today (1944) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
14 American Masterpieces Vol.1 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Modern British and American short stories (1982) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The Narrative Impulse: Short Stories for Analysis (1963) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Al pie del acantilado — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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We've been asked to read a book the year we were born.
 
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featherbooks | 32 outras críticas | May 7, 2024 |
Highly praised and loved by Neil Gaiman, the word-play and silly/seriousness is ideal for reading out loud to children. Make sure to read it will all the voices!
 
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Dorothy2012 | 77 outras críticas | Apr 22, 2024 |
It's obviously very silly but it has the decency to recognize itself as such.
The 13 Clocks could be a master class on figurative language. Monsters and described monstrously, jewels are described jewelishly, killing time necessitates hours and seconds to bleed out onto the floor. It's an important detail too many authors completely forget. Why tell me that your beloved is like the morning sun when you can have her literally melt snow and provoke birds into song?
 
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ethorwitz | 77 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |
James Thurber is a humorist. This has a beautiful introduction by Neil Gaiman.
 
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FamiliesUnitedLL | 77 outras críticas | Dec 31, 2023 |

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Edgar Allan Poe Contributor
Herman Melville Contributor
Ambrose Bierce Contributor
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Shirley Jackson Contributor
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156
Also by
152
Membros
16,642
Popularidade
#1,360
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
335
ISBN
317
Línguas
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Marcado como favorito
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