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Conversations with James Thurber
Gathers interviews with Thurber from each period of his career and offers a brief profile of his life and accomplishments.
Hardcover, 120 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by University Press of Mississippi
(first published September 1st 1989)
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Thurber was born in Columbus, Ohio to Charles L. Thurber and Mary Agnes (Mame) Fisher Thurber. Both of his parents greatly influenced his work. His father, a sporadically employed clerk and minor politician who dreamed of being a lawyer or an actor, is said to have been the inspiration for the small, timid protagonist typical of many of his stories. Thurber described his mother as a "born ...moreMore about James Thurber...