Thurberville (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
344
Utgivningsdatum
2018-04-28
Förlag
Trillium
Illustrationer
7 Illustrations; 7 Illustrations
Dimensioner
226 x 155 x 23 mm
Vikt
590 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
2:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on Creme w/Gloss Lam
ISBN
9780814254035
Thurberville (häftad)

Thurberville

Häftad Engelska, 2018-04-28
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James Thurber's Columbus was not today's Columbus-or even yesterday's. It was a Columbus he both knew and created, a place perched on the fringe of reality and the fringe of his imagination. It is the place Bob Hunter revisits in Thurberville, a book where the author separates truth from fiction and identifies what parts of the famous humorist's hometown of 180,000 exist in the burgeoning metro area of more than two million today.

Thurber's Columbus was a wild and crazy place, a city full of fascinating and sometimes peculiar characters, many in his own family. Because of the widespread popularity of his stories, that was also the Columbus that many of his readers around the world came to know.

Thurberville chronicles those characters and explores that world. But it also examines the real city where Thurber struggled and then blossomed as a college student, worked as a newspaper reporter and a press agent, and achieved international fame as a humorist and cartoonist after he left town, in part by writing about the subjects he left behind.

Much of Thurber's best work was cultivated by experiences Thurber had in Columbus and in his dealings with family, friends, teachers, and acquaintances there. They are worth a revisit and, in some cases, an introduction.

 
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“i can’t think of a better or more enjoyable way to experience columbus’s past than through the quirky characters, streetscapes, and landmarks—some long vanished—of Thurberville. Bob Hunter’s new book provides renewed appreciation for the wit, intelligence, and humor of our city’s most acclaimed literary son. A lot of Columbus always remained in Thurber. And though the city has since undergone a vast transformation, I was pleased to discover that a lot of Thurber remains in Columbus.”

—Brian Ross, CTA, President and CEO, Experience Columbus