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James Thurber

Author, Cartoonist (8-Dec-1894 — 2-Nov-1961)


Burton Bernstein. Thurber: A Biography. Dodd, Mead. 1975. 532pp.

Edwin T. Bowden. James Thurber: A Bibliography. Ohio State University Press. 1969. 353pp.

Thomas Fensch. The Man Who Was Walter Mitty: The Life and Work of James Thurber. New Century Books. 2001. 384pp.

Thomas Fensch (editor). Conversations with James Thurber. University Press of Mississippi. 1989. 120pp.

Neil A. Grauer. Remember Laughter: A Life of James Thurber. University of Nebraska Press. 1995.

Charles S. Holmes. The Clocks of Columbus: The Literary Career of James Thurber. Atheneum Publishers. 1972. 360pp.

Charles S. Holmes (editor). Thurber: A Collection of Critical Essays. Prentice-Hall. 1974. 180pp.

Catherine McGehee Kenney. Thurber's Anatomy of Confusion. Archon Books. 1984. 235pp.

Harrison Kinney. James Thurber: His Life and Times. New York, New York: Henry Holt & Company. 1995.

Harrison Kinney (editor). The Thurber Letters: The Wit, Wisdom, and Surprising Life of James Thurber. Simon & Schuster. 2003. 798pp.

Robert Emmet Long. James Thurber. New York: Continuum. 1988. 236pp.

Robert E. Morsberger. James Thurber. Twayne. 1964. 224pp.

Helen Thurber (editor). Selected Letters of James Thurber. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. 1981. 274pp.

James Thurber. My Life and Hard Times. New York: Harper & Brothers. 1933. 153pp.

Richard C. Tobias. The Art of James Thurber. Ohio University Press. 1969. 196pp.

Sarah Eleanora Toombs. James Thurber: An Annotated Bibliography of Criticism. Garland. 1987. 258pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  6. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.1120)

  7. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.756)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.699)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1458)

  10. Webster's American Biographies (p.1038)

  11. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.236)

  12. Twentieth Century Authors (p.1404)

  13. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.758)

  14. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1025)

  15. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.732)

  16. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.482)

  17. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.821)

  18. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.4, p.654)

  19. Obituaries from the Times 1961-1970 (p.786)

  20. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.15)

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