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The Thurber Carnival After The Chuckles Amidst The Chortles, The 1st Time Reader Of The Thurber Carnival Is Bound To Utter A Discreetly Voiced Huh Like Cracker Jacks, There Are Surprises Inside James Thurber S Delicious 1945 Smorgasbord Of Essays, Stories Sketches This Festival Is, Surprises All, A Collection Of Earlier Collections Mostly , Including, Among Others, Gems From My World Welcome To It, Let Your Mind AloneThe Middle Aged Man On The Flying Trapeze Needless To Say, There Are Also Numerous Cartoons That, By Themselves, Are Worth The Price Of Admission While Redoubling Thurber S Deserved Reputation As A Laugh Out Loud Humorist Teller Of Gentle Tales, It Reintroduces Him As A Thinker Of Thoughts To Wit His 1933 Preface To A Life, In Which He Observes Himself While Discussing Writers Of Light Pieces Running From A 1000 To 2000 Words To Call Such Persons Humorists, A Loose Fitting Ugly Word, Is To Miss The Nature Of Their Dilemma The Dilemma Of Their Nature The Little Wheels Of Their Invention Are Set In Motion By The Damp Hand Of Melancholy Enjoy The Surprises, Certainly, But Revel In The Candy Coated Popcorn Peanuts As In More Alarms At Night, In Which A Teenaged Thurber Intrudes Upon His Sleeping Father, A Skittish Man Named Charles, Because He Can T Recall The Name Perth Amboy, NJ Coincidentally, His Father Has Just Been Frightened Half To Death By Thurber S Brother, Who Had Earlier Stalked Into His Room Saying Coldly, Buck, Your Time Has Come Listen, I Said Name Some Towns In New Jersey Quick It Must Have Been Around Three In The Morning Father Got Up, Keeping The Bed Between Him Me, Started To Pull His Trousers On Don T Bother About Dressing, I Said Just Name Some Towns In New Jersey While He Hastily Pulled On His Clothes I Remember He Left His Socks Off Put His Shoes On His Bare Feet Father Began To Name, In A Shaky Voice, Various New Jersey Cities I Can Still See Him Reaching For His Coat Without Taking His Eyes Off Me Newark, He Said, Jersey City, Atlantic City, Elizabeth, Paterson, Passaic, Trenton, Jersey City, Trenton, Paterson It Has Two Names, I Snapped Elizabeth Paterson, He Said Of Course, Things Turn Out Fine, As Well They Should Why Not The Best Of Thurber, Which The Thurber Carnival Arguably Is, Is Sublime Surprising Insight Wry Observations Tossed Lightly Served Constantly With Effortless Good Humor An Obvious Love For All Things Gently Eccentric Michael Hudson

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  • Hardcover
  • 369 pages
  • The Thurber Carnival
  • James Thurber
  • English
  • 20 November 2017
  • 0606017593

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  1. says:

    I don t know how many people of the current generation know James Thurber maybe the literary group in America, but I don t think many outside of that continent are familiar with him now My introduction to him was fortuitous In the late eighties, the national television channel of India Doordarshan aired a series called Mungerilal ke Haseen Sapne The Beautiful Dreams of Mungerilal which I watched and loved it was based on one of Thurber s stories, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty This st I don t know how many people of the current generation know James Thurber maybe the literary group in America, but I don t think many outside of that continent are familiar with him now My introduction to him was fortuitous In the late eighties, the national television channel of India Doordarshan aired a series called Mungerilal ke Haseen Sapne The Beautiful Dreams of Mu...


  2. says:

    One has the disturbing feeling that the man contrived to be some place without actually having gone there I picked this text up because I played a teenaged James Thurber in an autobiographical play about his childhood years ago The Thurber Carnival was published in 1945 and is a compendium of James Thurber s work from 9 previous collections At one time, he was one of the most famous writers in America The Preface, written by Thurber himself is a great start to the collection I noticed th One has the disturbing feeling that the man contrived to be some place without actually having gone there I picked this text up because I played a teenaged James Thurber in an autobiographical play about his childhood years ago The Thurber Carnival was published in 1945 and is a compendium of James Thurber s work from 9 previous collections At one time, he was one of the most famous writers in America The Preface, written by Thurber himself is a great start to the collection I noticed that there are many stories essays in this piece that focus on unhappily ...


  3. says:

    The Macbeth Murder Mystery is just the funniest thing ever written Read on It was a stupid mistake to make, said the American woman I had met at my hotel in the English lake country, but it was on the counter with the other Penguin books the little sixpenny ones, you know, with the paper covers and I supposed of course it was a detective story All the others were detective stories I d read all the others, so I bought this one without really looking at it carefully You can imagine how ma The Macbeth Murder Mystery is just the funniest thing ever written Read on It was a stupid mistake to make, said the American woman I had met at my hotel in the English lake country, but it was on the counter with the other Penguin books the little sixpenny ones, you know, with the paper covers and I supposed of course it was a detective story All the others were detective stories I d read all the others, so I bought this one without really looking at it carefully You can imagine how mad I was when I found it was Shakespeare I murmured something sympathetically I don t see why the Penguin books people had to get out Shakespeare plays in the same size and everything as the detective stories, went on my companion I think they have different colored jackets, I said Well, I didn t notice that, she said Anyway, I got real comfy in bed that night and all ready to read a good mystery story and here I had The Tragedy of Macbeth a bo...


  4. says:

    This is a collection of essays that James Thurber wrote for the New Yorker from the thirties and forties They each take a portion of life in general, his personal life, fictional characters based on real friends and draw zany, humorous and slightly surreal pictures out of it.One of hisfamous stories is The Secret Life of Walter Mitty nothing like the movie with Ben Stiller I m told , which is about a hen pecked husband who copes with the mediocrity of his life by living in a fantasy worl This is a collection of essays that James Thurber wrote for the New Yorker from the thirties and forties They each take a portion of life in general, his personal life, fictional characters based on real friends and draw zany, humorous and slightly surreal pictures out of it.One of hisfamous stories is The Secret Life of Walter Mitty nothing like the movie with Ben Stiller I m...


  5. says:

    Dad was a great fan of James Thurber, having several of his books on the shelves as far back as memory serves and purchasing others as they came out This was, if not the first, one of the first of the Thurber collections I ever read, Thurber being recommended not only by Dad s taste but by the occas...


  6. says:

    If he was less sexist racist, I would really love his books he is quite funny, occasionally.My go to book when I needed a laugh in my days as a humanities student.This is my favorite story of his and the reason why I occasionally like to forget my glasses.The Admiral on the WheelWhen the coloured maid stepped on my glasses the other morning, it was the first time they had been broken since the late Thomas A Edison s seventy ninth birthday I remember that day well, because I was working for a If he was less sexist racist, I would really love his books he is quite funny, occasionally.My go to book when I needed a laugh in my days as a humanities student.This is my favorite story of his and the reason why I occasionally like to forget my glasses.The Admiral on the WheelWhen the coloured maid stepped on my glasses the other morning, it was the first time they had b...


  7. says:

    Finished 19.05.2019Genre essaysRating BConclusion 50% very funny.the rest so s0.Finished while watching EuroVision Song Festival 2019turned off the sound because so many people just can t sing Even surprise guest Madonna has trouble hitting the highnotes these days


  8. says:

    Although times have changed, and some parts of these stories are dated, many still seem relevant and most are very humorous The added bonus of many of Thurber s cartoons was wonderful I had many LOL moments I was in the middle of another book, and thought I d take a break and read a few of these stories I ended up reading it straight through in a couple of days Thanks to Jerome K Jerome s book Three Men in a Boat , I found out about some of his contemporary authors, and am eagerly explorin Although times have changed, and some parts...


  9. says:

    For some reason this book seems to multiply in my house like rabbits I have 4 copies if you count the one that the dog chewed I think this was a best seller in the 40s and all of the classic Thurber is here, Walter Mitty , Catbird Seat , and the drawings Like all great writers Thurber creates a world of his own that is a privilege to visit.The only dated sections are those devoted to making fun of black dialect In the age of Amos and Andy calling holiday wreaths holiday reeves , may hav For some reason this book seems to multiply in my house like rabbits I have 4 copies if you count the one that the dog chewed I think this was a best seller in the 40s and all of the classic Thurber is here, Walter Mitty , Catbird Seat , and the drawings Like all great writers Thurber creates a world of his own that i...


  10. says:

    With a combination of nostalgia and ennui, I reread The Thurber Carnival a few stories at a time as amusing bedtime reading While, as mentioned in other reviews, the witty stories are certainly of a specific era the 1930s like a dirty martini, Thurber s dry wit provides a tingling mild joy followed by a blurry mirthful confusion.A sense of dread pervades many of the stories about married couples The family tales Grandpa fell off the bed are most amusing Also, I enjoyed the Columbus tales With a combination of nostalgia and ennui, I reread The Thurber Carnival a fe...

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