The World of Thurber

One of the more interesting tapes I’ve happened across at the library recently was a collection of James Thurber stories, interspersed with commentary from other authors and critics. The only encounters I’d previously enjoyed with the author was The 13 Clocks, which my roommate at the time had brought home from the library and which I subsequently foisted upon my family during a long car trip, and the mandatory reading of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty in High School. It was delightful not only to get to hear more of his work, but also to find out about his artistic talents and his life.