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: Memo to The New Yorker (1959); reprinted in New York Times Book Review (4 December 1988) - Letters and interviews
Source/Notes: Memo to The New Yorker (1959); reprinted in New York Times Book Review (4 December 1988) - Letters and interviews

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