Thurber Thursday: A Swedish Last Flower & So Much More; Opening Tonight!: Vornado & Company’s “Cartooning While Black”; Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

  So Much To See I recently came across this Facebook page of Thurber photos while Thurber surfing on the www. I’ve never seen so many hitherto unseen (by me) Thurber covers before (there’s other stuff here too, but book jackets are in the majority). A real treat. Mixed in among the more familiar book jackets are plenty of foreign

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Thurber Thursday: Bill Murray Reads Thurber

Exploring the ole world wide web last night I ran into this video of the actor Bill Murray reading Thurber’s 1930 New Yorker piece, “If Grant had Been Drinking At Appomattox”… Here’s how the piece looked (in part) as it appeared when first published in The New Yorker, December 6, 1930: Here’s a link to a video of Mr. Murray

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Thurber Thursday: Boxed Thurber

Boxed Thurber The only two Thurber boxed books in the Spill library are shown below (a modern box is out there, but I’m only focusing on books published during his lifetime. The first set, produced in September of 1959, boxes The Thurber Carnival and Alarms and Diversions. Carnival was originally published in 1945; Alarms and Diversions in 1957. This box

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Thurber Thursday: Bird And/Or Rabbit?

The photo below left appeared in yesterday’s post. An astute observer, the author, Steve Stoliar, emailed me about the ceramic thingy (I’m not exactly sure what it was used for…a planter maybe?). It reminded him of the rabbit backing up from Thurber’s “Our Pet Department” (found in a number of places. The Thurber Carnival is where I first saw it).

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Thurber Thursday: The World Of James Thurber

Here’s something fun just added to the Spill‘s archive: a two record set, released in 1967 by The Listening Library, The World Of James Thurber. I’d never heard of this until last week; I was lucky enough to find a copy online (the album cost about the same as a pound of Maxwell House). As you can see by the

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