James Thurber

James Thurber

Born: December 8, 1894

Died: November 2, 1961

Nationality: American

Occupation: Comedian, humorist

Biography: James Grover Thurber 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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Source/Notes: The Scotty Who Knew Too Much, The New Yorker (18 February 1939) - From Fables for Our Time and Further Fables for Our Time. Sometimes misquoted as: "It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers."

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Source/Notes: The Trouble with Man is Man, The New Yorker; reprinted in Lanterns & Lances (1961). - From other writings