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My Life And Hard Times

James Grover Thurber December 8, — November 2, was an American cartoonist , author , journalist , playwright , and celebrated wit. Thurber was best known for his cartoons and short stories , published mainly in The New Yorker magazine and collected in his numerous books. One of the most popular humorists of his time, Thurber celebrated the comic frustrations and eccentricities of ordinary people. Thurber was born in Columbus, Ohio , to Charles L. Both of his parents greatly influenced his work. His father, a sporadically employed clerk and minor politician who dreamed of being a lawyer or an actor, is said to have been the inspiration for the small, timid protagonist typical of many of his stories.

MY LIFE AND HARD TIMES - ENGLISH - JAMES THURBER

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James Thurber Like most of Thurber's best works from that collection, the story combines events that are plausible with comic exaggeration and then adds responses that range from exaggeration to deadpan. The characters' inappropriate understanding of their world serves the dual purposes of amusing readers while revealing to them the uneven balances of the human mind. The story centers on a common situation: the narrator a first-person speaker, standing in for Thurber as a young man hears a strange sound downstairs in the middle of the night. He assumes that it is a ghost, but his mother calls the police, who are thoroughly befuddled by the odd characters of the Thurber household and their way of life.

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Thurber attended the Ohio State University from to and left without taking a degree. He held several newspaper jobs before going in to New York City, where he was a reporter for the Evening Post. He was later to write an account of his associates there in The Years with Ross

I suppose that the high-water mark of my youth in Columbus, Ohio, was the night the bed fell on my father.

 - Это СЦР. Миллиард долларов. Мидж хмыкнула. - Кажется, чуточку дороговато, не правда .

Его нежные лучи проникали сквозь занавеску и падали на пуховую перину. Она потянулась к Дэвиду. Это ей снится. Трудно было даже пошевельнуться: события вчерашнего дня вычерпали все ее силы без остатка.

 Ключ… - Ее передернуло.  - Коммандер Стратмор отправил кого-то в Испанию с заданием найти ключ. - И что? - воскликнул Джабба.

Как ты не понимаешь, что я ко всему этому непричастен. Развяжи. Развяжи, пока не явились агенты безопасности. - Они не придут, - сказала она безучастно. Хейл побледнел.

Ангел заговорил: - Дэвид, я люблю. Внезапно он все понял. Сьюзан на экране тянулась к нему, плача и смеясь, захлестнутая волной эмоций. Вот она вытерла слезы.

My Life and Hard Times

 - Чего мы медлим. - Сэр, - удивленно произнесла Сьюзан, - просто это очень… - Да, да, - поддержал ее Джабба.