Who is James Thurber?

  • (noun): United States humorist and cartoonist who published collections of essays and stories (1894-1961).
    Synonyms: Thurber, James Grover Thurber

James Thurber

James Grover Thurber (December 8, 1894 – November 2, 1961) was an American author, cartoonist and celebrated wit. Thurber was best known for his cartoons and short stories, published mainly in The New Yorker magazine then collected in his numerous books. One of the most popular humorists of his time, Thurber celebrated the comic frustrations and eccentricities of ordinary people.

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... and Dogs, 1943 The Great Quillow, (children) 1944 The Thurber Carnival (anthology), 1945, ISBN 0-06-093287-2, ISBN 0-394-60085-1 (Modern Library Edition) The White Deer, (ch ... Thurber) Thurber Company, 1966 (ed ... Thurber) Selected Letters of James Thurber, 1981 (ed ...

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    The animals that depend on instinct have an inherent knowledge of the laws of economics and of how to apply them; Man, with his powers of reason, has reduced economics to the level of a farce which is at once funnier and more tragic than Tobacco Road.
    —James Thurber (1894–1961)

    Experience was to be taken as showing that one might get a five-pound note as one got a light for a cigarette; but one had to check the friendly impulse to ask for it in the same way.
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