James Thurber has been called "e;one of our great American institutions' (Stanley Walker), "e;a magnificent satirist (Boston Transcript), and "e;a Joyce in false-face"e; (New York Times). The New York Herald Tribune submits that he is "e;as blithe as Benchley...as savage as Swift...surprisingly wise and witty,"e; while the Times of London, out of enthusiasm and a profound regard for truth, proclaims that "e;Thurber is Thurber."e;
In Fables for Our Time, Thurber the Moralist is in the ascendancy. Here are a score or more lessons-in-prose dedicated to conventional sinners and proving--what you will. The fables are imperishably illustrated, and are supplemented by Mr. Thurber's own pictorial interpretations of famous poems in a wonderful and joyous assemblage.