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James Thurber
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James Grover Thurber (Columbus, Ohio, 8 december 1894New York, 2 november 1961) was een humoristisch Amerikaans auteur. Hij schreef korte verhalen en essays en maakte ook cartoons. Veel latere auteurs zijn door hem beïnvloed, zoals Charles Bukowski, Kurt Vonnegut en Joseph Heller.

Thurber is vooral bekend geworden door zijn bijdragen aan The New Yorker. Een van zijn bekendste verhalen was The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, dat op 18 maart 1939 in The New Yorker verscheen. Het werd in 1947 verfilmd met in de hoofdrol Danny Kaye.

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