Join Grand Central Library in New York City for James Thurber: The Life and Hard Times, the first major documentary on the life and work of one of America's greatest humorists. Known for his classic story, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” Thurber was a legendary contributor of both prose and cartoons to The New Yorker magazine where he worked for many years. Narrated by George Plimpton, this documentary includes interviews with Edward Albee, John Updike, Alistair Cooke, Fran Lebowitz, Roy Blount Jr. & others.
This is a perfect companion program to Michael J. Rosen’s “James Thurber: Fabulist for Our Time” presentation at three New York Public Library branches in September.
James Thurber: The Life and Hard Times runs 57 minutes.
This event will be held at the Grand Central Library in New York City: 135 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017.
To read an interview with Michael J. Rosen conducted by The New York Public Library, click here.