|Plot Summary of Remember Laughter - A Life of James Thurber|
|" A native of Ohio and graduate of Ohio State University, Thurber began as a code clerk in the Department of State. After working as a journalist in Paris, he began a life-long association with New Yorker magazine, whose pages were covered with Thurber's short stories and classic cartoons in which his misanthropy is often present as animals aping the behavior of humans and vice vera.
Always aware of the frailties and pratfalls of human beings as they faced life's predicaments, Thurber penned among others, "The Middle-Aged Man on the Flying Trapeze" and "The Thurber Carnival." In 1940 he joined Eliot Nugent to write a drama of college life, "The Male Animal," which, along with other Thurber works, was made into a motion picture.
This funny man's last years were relentlessly bleak. Unable to cope with the loss of his sight, Thurber alienated many of his former colleagues with boring boasts of his past successes."
The Snide Gail Cooke, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Remember Laughter - A Life of James Thurber|
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Phys disability/mental struggle?
- physical disability/sickness
Subject of Biography
Biography of famous person?
- American (!)
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
- New York
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- story of nearly entire life
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- 76%-100% of book
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