Fables for Our Time

March 1, 1995|
Fables for Our Time by James Thurber
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"These tiny stories, in which a wide variety of animals show us humans how we really are, are completely uproarious." --The Saturday Review of Literature

James Thurber has been called "one of our great American institutions'' (Stanley Walker) and "a magnificent satirist" (Boston Transcript). The New York Herald Tribune submits that he is "as blithe as Benchley...as savage as Swift...surprisingly wise and witty," while the Times of London, out of enthusiasm and a profound regard for truth, proclaims that "Thurber is Thurber."

 In Fables for Our Time, Thurber the Moralist is in the ascendancy. Here are a score or more lessons-in-prose dedicated to conventional sinners and proving--what you will. The fables are imperishably illustrated, and are supplemented by Mr. Thurber''s own pictorial interpretations of famous poems in a wonderful and joyous assemblage.

James Thurber (1894)-1961) created some thirty volumes of humor, fiction, children's books, cartoons, and essays in just about as many years. A founding member of The New Yorker staff, Thurber wrote and illustrated such enduring books as The Thurber Carnival and My Life and Hard Times, which have appeared in countless editions and doze...
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Title:Fables for Our Time
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:144 pages, 0 X 0 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:144 pages, 0 X 0 X 0 in
Published:March 1, 1995
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780060909994

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