Further Fables for Our Time

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.

Price: $50.00

Special printing. Octavo. Illustrated by the author. Blind-stamped linen cloth boards, all edges stained red. Fading to the spine, very good or better. From the library of the artists Ben Shahn and Bernarda Bryson Shahn, with an estate label designed by their son, Jonathan Shahn. Signed by Ben Shahn in pencil on the dark blue front free endpaper.

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Further Fables for Our Time. James THURBER, Ben Shahn.

James Thurber
birth name: James Thurber
born: 12/8/1894
died: 11/2/1961

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American writer and cartoonist noted for his vison of the urban man as one who escapes into fantasy because he is befuddled and beset by a world that he neither created nor understands. Thurber's best-known portrait of this character is probably Walter Mitty. Thurber's stock characters-the snarling wife, her timid, hapless husband, and a roster of serene, silently observing animals-have become classics of urban mythology. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literaturemore