James Thurber

James Grover Thurber, Ohio, 1894 – Nueva York, 1961.
Humorista literario y gráfico estadounidense.

Fue un escritor y caricaturista, cuyos trabajos, que van de lo ridículo a lo satírico, le dieron un lugar entre los mejores humoristas del siglo XX.

Se le reconoce como el gran puntal de la escuela humorística del New Yorker.


Su Obra:


  • Is Sex Necessary? or, Why You Feel The Way You Do (parodia de manuales de psicología y sexología, con E. B. White), 1929, edición 75 aniversario (2004), prefacio de John Updike
  • The Owl in the Attic and Other Perplexities, 1931
  • The Seal in the Bedroom and Other Predicaments, 1932
  • My Life and Hard Times, 1933
  • The Middle-Aged Man on the Flying Trapeze, 1935
  • Let Your Mind Alone! and Other More Or Less Inspirational Pieces, 1937
  • The Last Flower, 1939, reissued 2007
  • The Male Animal (obra teatral), 1939 (con Elliot Nugent) y guion presentado por Henry Fonda, escrito por Stephen Morehouse Avery
  • Fables for Our Time and Famous Poems Illustrated, 1940
  • My World and Welcome to It, 1942
  • Many Moons, (literatura infantil) 1943
  • Men, Women, and Dogs, 1943
  • The Great Quillow, (literatura infantil) 1944
  • The Thurber Carnival (antología), 1945
  • The White Deer, (literatura infantil) 1945
  • The Beast in Me and Other Animals
  • The 13 Clocks, (literatura infantil) 1950
  • The Thurber Album, 1952
  • Thurber Country, 1953
  • Thurber's Dogs, 1955
  • Further Fables For Our Time, 1956
  • The Wonderful O, (literatura infantil) 1957
  • Alarms and Diversions (antología), 1957
  • The Years With Ross, 1959
  • A Thurber Carnival (obra teatral), 1960
  • Lanterns and Lances, 1961


Publicaciones póstumas

  • Credos and Curios, 1962 (ed. Helen W. Thurber)
  • Thurber & Company, 1966 (ed. Helen W. Thurber)
  • Selected Letters of James Thurber, 1981 (ed. Helen W. Thurber & Edward Weeks)
  • Collecting Himself: James Thurber on Writing and Writers, Humor and Himself, 1989 (ed. Michael J. Rosen)
  • Thurber On Crime, 1991 (ed. Robert Lopresti)
  • People Have More Fun Than Anybody: A Centennial Celebration of Drawings and Writings by James Thurber, 1994 (ed. Michael J. Rosen)
  • James Thurber: Writings and Drawings (antología), 1996, (ed. Garrison Keillor), Library of America
  • The Dog Department: James Thurber on Hounds, Scotties, and Talking Poodles, 2001 (ed. Michael J. Rosen)
  • The Thurber Letters, 2002 (ed. Harrison Kinney, con Rosemary A. Thurber)



  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • The Night the Bed Fell
  • The Unicorn in the Garden
  • The Moth and the Star
  • The Rabbits Who Caused All the Trouble
  • The Macbeth Murder Mystery, 1937 (impreso en The New Yorker)
  • You Could Look It Up, 1941
  • The Catbird Seat, 1942
  • The Breaking up of the Winships, 1945
  • A Couple of Hamburgers
  • The Greatest Man in the World
  • If Grant Had Been Drinking at Appomattox
  • The Bear Who Let It Alone
  • The Princess and the Tin Box
  • The Dog that Bit People
  • The Lady on 142
  • The Scotty Who Knew Too Much
  • The Night The Ghost Got In
  • The Car We Had to Push
  • The Day the Dam Broke
  • More Alarms at Night
  • A Sequence of Servants
  • University Days
  • Draft Board Nights

The Unicorn in the Garden

The 13 Clocks, by James Thurber, read by Neil Gaiman