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Fables for Our Times and Famous Poems Illustrated
Fables for Our Times and Famous Poems Illustrated Author:James Thurber James Thurber has been called so many things that it would be presumptuous of his publishers to dictate which approach a reader should take to this fabulous volume. — He has been called "the most original and humurous writer living" (David Garnett), "one of our great American institutions" (Stanley Walker), "a magnificent satirist" (Boston Transc... more »ript), and "a Joyce in false-face" (New York Times). The New York Herald Tribune called him "as blithe as Benchley ...as savage as Swift ...surprisingly wise and witty." While the Times, London, out of enthusiasm and a profound regard for truth, procliams that "Thurber is Thurber!"
In Fables for Our Times 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.« less