Fables for Our Time

Fables for Our Time

by James Thurber
     
 

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James Thurber has been called "one of our great American institutions' (Stanley Walker), "a magnificent satirist (Boston Transcript), and "a Joyce in false-face" (New York Times). 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,

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James Thurber has been called "one of our great American institutions' (Stanley Walker), "a magnificent satirist (Boston Transcript), and "a Joyce in false-face" (New York Times). 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.

Editorial Reviews

Saturday Review of Literature
These tiny stories, in which a wide variety of animals show us how human we really are, are completely uproarious.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060909994
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Series:
Harper Perennial
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
653,921
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.12(h) x 0.39(d)

Meet the Author

James Thurber was born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1894. Famous for his humorous writings and illustrations, he was a staff member of The New Yorker for more than thirty years. He died in 1961.

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