Alarms and Diversions

New York: Harper Colophon Books, (1981).

Price: $20.00

Softcover. First Harper Colophon edition. Trade paperback. 367pp. Pages evenly age-toned, spine sunned and creased, very good. Harper Colophon Books, CN830.

Item #439066
ISBN: 0060908300

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Alarms and Diversions. James THURBER.

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