James Thurber Collected Fables
An anthology of James Thurber’s beloved fables that combines Fables for Our Time and Further Fables with ten previously uncollected or unpublished stories, to coincide with the 125th anniversary of Thurber’s birth.
Foreword by Keith Olbermann.
Now, readers can enjoy his fables as never before, collected for the first time in one volume. Anthologizing Fables for Our Time, Further Fables for Our Time, with 10 previously unpublished fables and Thurber’s original introduction, Collected Fables is a must-have for Thurber lovers, scholars, and readers of all ages. Featuring Thurber’s original illustrations, Collected Fables will also include drawings from artists such as Seymour Chwast, Victoria Chess, Laurie Rosenwald, and R. O. Blechman to accompany the new fables.
A Mile and a Half of Lines
A Mile and a Half of Lines: The Art of James Thurber is a long overdue introduction and re-introduction of James Thurber—the humorist of the twentieth century most frequently cited after Mark Twain of the nineteenth. In the early 1940s, Thurber was the best-selling American author in the world and his artwork not only graced the pages of the New Yorker, but it illustrated others’ books, advertisements, children’s books, and boutique items, from tea towels to dresses. This monograph—the first comprehensive focus on his work as an artist, cartoonist, and illustrator—includes a host of preeminent cartoonists and writers—including Ian Frazier, Seymour Chwast, and Michael Maslin—celebrating the significance of Thurber’s drawings that changed the character of the cartoon in America and presented an entirely novel, more spontaneous and untrained approach to drawing. This monograph showcases some 260 drawings and coincides with the first major retrospective of Thurber’s art presented by the Columbus Museum of Art in 2019, the 125th anniversary of Thurber’s birth. A Mile and a Half of Lines includes a wealth of visual material never seen in print before as well as classic Thurber images scanned directly from the original art.