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By James Thurber, Michael J. Rosen

The 1st quantity of a sequence containing formerly unpublished Thurber fabric comprising drawings, cartoons, essays, autobiographical and biographical sketches. This publication is prepared basically by means of topic, instead of through chronology or style. The editor has attempted to exploit Thurber's personal instincts for anthologising, blending different types of writing, article, essay, overview, caricature and parody. integrated are Thurber's parody of "The Postman continually earrings Twice", an imagined assembly with Henry James and his reviews on girls, canine and E.B.White.

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