biographical name James Grover 1894-1961 American writer • Thurberesque adjective

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  • Thurber — can refer to: *James Thurber, an American humorist and cartoonist; **Thurber House, a literary center named after him; *Jeannette Thurber, an American philanthropist; *Rawson Marshall Thurber, an American filmmaker; *Torbjörn, etymology of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Thurber —   [ θəːbə], James Grover, amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Zeichner, * Columbus (Ohio) 8. 12. 1894, ✝ New York 2. 11. 1961; 1927 33 fester, später freier Mitarbeiter der Zeitschrift »The New Yorker«, deren Stil er mitprägte und in der seine… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Thurber — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: George Thurber (1821–1890), US amerikanischer Pflanzensammler James Thurber (1894–1961), US amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Zeichner Jeannette Thurber (1850–1946), US amerikanische Musikmäzenin Ort in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Thurber — [thʉr′bər] James (Grover) 1894 1961; U.S. writer, humorist, & cartoonist …   English World dictionary

  • Thurber — noun United States humorist and cartoonist who published collections of essays and stories (1894 1961) • Syn: ↑James Thurber, ↑James Grover Thurber • Instance Hypernyms: ↑humorist, ↑humourist, ↑cartoonist …   Useful english dictionary

  • Thurber — /therr beuhr/, n. James (Grover) /groh veuhr/, 1894 1961, U.S. writer, caricaturist, and illustrator. * * * …   Universalium

  • Thurber — This surname is a derivation from the ancient Norse (pre 7th Century) personal name Thor biorn . This originates from the Gods name Thor as in the modern weekday Thursday , and Biorn , a word the Warrior . The Vikings and the Anglo Saxons were… …   Surnames reference

  • Thurber — Thur|ber, James (1894 1961) a US humorous writer and ↑cartoonist (=someone who does humorous drawings) , whose work often appeared in the magazine The New Yorker …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Thurber — n. family name …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Thurber, ——— —    The narrator of “Pickman’s Model.” At first, he is one of Richard Upton Pickman’s staunchest supporters. Following Pickman’s disappearance, he refuses to venture into the subway system or the cellars of Boston after viewing a photograph of the …   An H.P.Lovecraft encyclopedia

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