Mixed in among the more familiar book jackets are plenty of foreign covers. Although I’ve spent some time over the years looking for variations on Thurber cover art, this is the first time I’ve seen so many in one place.
James Thurber Born, Columbus, Ohio, December 8, 1894. Died 1961, New York City. New Yorker work: 1927 -1961, with several pieces run posthumously. According to the New Yorker’s legendary editor, William Shawn, “In the early days, a small company of writers, artists, and editors — E.B. White, James Thurber, Peter Arno, and Katharine White among them — did more to make the magazine what it is than can be measured.”
Wonderful William Shawn quote. Where are the likes of the writers he mentions today?