A (Very) Brief Thurber Blurb
A long road to go to see a very short blurb, but I took it. While hunting around the web for Alan Dunn’s cover for Joel Sayre‘s Rackety Rax (1932), I spotted a reference to a James Thurber blurb for Sayre’s 1933 follow-up, Hizzoner The Mayor (also with a Dunn cover). Thinking I’d find a fun Thurber blurb for his friend and fellow New Yorker contributor’s book, I eventually found a scan that included the blurb. It appears on the inside front flap all the way down at the bottom, just below Ogden Nash’s blurb (actually shorter than Thurber’s).
Here’s Thurber’s blurb:
“It’s funnier … and finer … than Rackety Rax…”
Enuff said, I guess.
Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell & Amy Kurzweil’s Conversation On YouTube
You can see yesterday’s “Alta Asks Live ” conversation here via YouTube. Above, l-r: Alta‘s Digital Editor, Beth Spotswood, Amy Kurzweil, Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell.
David Sipress, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 1998, on the base.