James Thurber by Harrison Kinney
His Life and Times

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An exhaustive, illustrated biography of the New Yorker writer, published to commemorate his centennial year, examines Thurber's work and life, including his relationship with women, his eventual blindness, and his subtle sense of humor. 15,000 first printing.

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Harrison Kinney is the author of "James Thurber: His Life and Times", published by Henry Holt in 1995. A reporter for "The New Yorker" from 1949 to 1954, he is also the author of another book of nonfiction, a novel, and two children's books. His writing has appeared in many publications. He lives in Lexington, Virginia.
Published January 1, 1995 by Henry Holt & Co. 1238 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Kinney has done some formidable original resource work, interviewing most of Thurber's acquaintances, and his judgments on Thurber and his work are exquisitely perceptive.

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As the largest single collection of his correspondence, The Thurber Letters: The Wit, Wisdom, and Surprising Life of James Thurber reveals that his life and his art were, for the most part, separate.

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