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By James Thurber

Thurber is one other a type of nearly-forgotten geniuses of yankee humor established on the New Yorker. worthy reading.


Another choice of Thurberiana, distinctive in that it includes a peppering of the author's favorites, additionally an advent to his
"serious comedy." one of the 32 tales lurk joyosities corresponding to "The woman of Orlon," "The Psychosemanticist Will See you currently,
Mr. Thurber," "Get Thee to a Monastery" and "The Moribundant lifestyles, or become older besides Whom?"

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B. ' The male persisted even into the nine­ teen-twenties. " I had him there and moved in quickly. "I do," I told him. " 44 He almost dropped his cigar, and then became absorbed in a long study of the brandy in his glass. "You left out some old classics," I reminded h im. " ice,' _ Floor Back, , The S�rvant m the 'The Passing of the Third House,' and, of course, 'Cyrano de Bergerac. ' " He turned ponderously in his chair and gave me a cold stare. "I t was Eva Le Gallienne in 'Liliom,' " he obiected.

It would me," he confessed. " I demanded. I t seemed to disturb him. " he asked cau tiously. I suddenly couldn't think of a th i ng. " About two years ago a wistful attempt was made by some Washington bureau to s traighten out the governmentaliza­ tion of English. " It was as hopeless as asking a tiny child to drop its popsicle and ba the the St. Bernard. I zationism is here to stay. I t appeals to bureaucra ts and congressmen because of i ts portentous polysyllabi fication. Poli tici ans love it the way they love such expressions as " legis l a t i vewise .

I thought he was going a bit too far, but I didn't say anything. " If he had disinterred these brave members of a vanishing sex, he said nothing about i t, and I let the plays pass without mention. "Man's interest in Woman," I began, catching my com­ panion's pontifical note, "is superficial and momen tary at best. I have been thinking about a discussion I had with half a dozen gentlemen some twenty years ago in a place called Tony's. ' Only one man present chose a woman. All the others selected men, for the dangers they had known, or the shutouts they had pitched, or for the things they had written, composed, invented, discovered, or got away with.

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