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Fables for Our Time

James Thurber


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

James Thurber has been called "one of our great American institutions' (Stanley Walker) and "a magnificent satirist" (Boston Transcript). The New York Herald Tribune submits that he is "as blithe 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.

Harper Perennial, 9780060909994, 144pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 1995

About 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.