James Thurber | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of James Thurber.
This section contains 705 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Review by James Idema

SOURCE: "From the Thurber Trove: Good Humor, Good Always," in Chicago Tribune Books, July 10, 1994, p. 6.

The following review finds the previously uncollected works in People Have More Fun Than Anybody equal to any of Thurber's more celebrated and familiar writing and cartoons.

It's possible that people of a certain age would find examples of writing and drawing that made them laugh out loud in their younger days just as amusing today. It's possible also that they would find the material disappointing and dated. Why did this stuff seem so funny 50 years ago?

The fact that the 100 or so essays and drawings in People Have More Fun Than Anybody were previously uncollected raises a more direct question about durability. Until now were these pieces of James Thurber's that the editor says he culled from "the crumbling pages of early New Yorkers and defunct magazines like PM unworthy of preservation...

(read more)

This section contains 705 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Review by James Idema
Copyrights
Gale
Critical Review by James Idema from Gale. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.