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.

Source/Notes: Quoted in Time Magazine (New York, 15 August 1960) from an an interview with Glenna Syse of the Chicago Sun-Times - Letters and interviews
Source/Notes: Letter to Henry Brandon after an interview with him, explaining his opposition to interviews; quoted by Brandon in As We Are (1961) - Letters and interviews

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