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The Thurber Carnival - James Thurber, Michael J. Rosen
The Thurber Carnival
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James Thurber's unique ability to convey the vagaries of life in a funny, witty, and often satirical way earned him accolades as one of the finest humorists of the twentieth century. A bestseller upon its initial publication in 1945. The Thurber Carnival captures the depth and breadth of his... show more
James Thurber's unique ability to convey the vagaries of life in a funny, witty, and often satirical way earned him accolades as one of the finest humorists of the twentieth century. A bestseller upon its initial publication in 1945. The Thurber Carnival captures the depth and breadth of his talent. The pieces here, almost all of which first appeared in The New Yorker, include selections from such beloved classics as My World and Welcome to It, The Owl in the Attic, The Seal in the Bathroom, and Men, Women and Dogs. Thurber's take on life, society, and human nature is timeless and will continue to delight readers even as they recognize a bit of themselves in his brilliant sketches.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060932879 (0060932872)
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
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Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it
3.0 It can be difficult to delineate a single genre to some books
I find it difficult to categorize the genre which will fully describe The Thurber Carnival. It is humor with a generous helping of autobiography sprinkled with cartoons. There's short stories such as The Secret Life of Walter Mitty which I mentioned previously. There are also twists on fairytales (o...
Chrissie's Books
Chrissie's Books rated it
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In fact I have already read this, but since I remember so little I must re-read it. First I will read My Life and Hard Times, because that is Turber's memoir and I prefer memoirs over short stories/essays.
A little tea, a little chat
A little tea, a little chat rated it
4.0
The Macbeth Murder Mystery is just the funniest thing ever written. Read on."It was a stupid mistake to make," said the American woman I had met at my hotel in the English lake country, "but it was on the counter with the other Penguin books--the little sixpenny ones, you know, with the paper covers...
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