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The middle-aged man on the flying trapeze

James Thurber

The middle-aged man on the flying trapeze

acollection of short pieces. Mainly humorous but with a few kind of sad ones mixed in

by James Thurber

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Published by Mandarin in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementJames Thurber ; with drawings by the author.
The Physical Object
Pagination240p. :
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20108295M
ISBN 10074931365X
OCLC/WorldCa60093878

The "Thurber Carnival" (and it is) is a compilation of essays and excerpts from "My World--and Welcome to It," "The Middle Aged Man on the Flying Trapeze," and others. These were Thurber's earlier works that were very much a product of their times, but oh, so funny! Thurber was one of the great commentators on the vagaries of everyday by: 1. The Middle Aged Man on the Flying Trapeze. Movies. Field of Dreams. Solano County Paranormal, VH1 Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp Season 2, Self-Publishing Your First Book for Free, Mike Woodcock, Becca McCoy, Others Named David Deerfeeder. David Deerfeeder. See more people named David Deerfeeder. Others With a Similar tion: Bereavement Services Manager.

The Middle-Aged Man on the Flying Trapeze () Let Your Mind Alone! () The Last Flower () Men, Women and Dogs () The Great Quillow (, juvenile) The White Deer () The Thurber Carnival () The Beast in Me and Other Animals () Thirteen Clocks Thurber Country () Thurber on Humor () Thurber's Dogs () A Born: A Thurber Carnival is a revue by James Thurber, adapted by the author from his stories, cartoons and casuals (humorous short pieces), nearly all of which originally appeared in The New was directed by Burgess ing a six city tryout, during which Thurber continued to rewrite the show, it premiered on Broadway on Febru , and ran for performances, with a Written by: James Thurber.

Item Details. A first edition of The Middle-Aged Man on the Flying Trapeze by James Thurber, published by Harper & Brothers of New York. The book is a collection of short pieces with drawings by the author. It is a hardcover book covered by a dust jacket. From The Middle-Aged Man on the Flying Trapeze, published by Harper & Row. Narrative Writing Activities 87 two brothers and I named him when we were in our early teens) and he was a.


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I read "Middle Age Man on the Flying Trapeze," at 29 years old, on the brink of manhood and middle age, and I adored every story. I'd been reading a lot of the heavyweights up until this time - Dostoevsky on the Russian front, Jean Genet on the French front, Joyce and Beckett on the Irish front, though both had exiled to Paris - but I started lowering my expectations of myself as a reader /5.

The Middle-Aged Man on the Flying Trapeze has several short stories with a tense undercurrent of marital discord. The book was published the year of his divorce and remarriage.

His story "You Could Look It Up", about a three-foot adult being brought in to take a walk in a baseball game, is said to have inspired Bill Veeck's stunt with. Middle Aged Man on the Flying Trapeze. by James Thurber (Author) › Visit Amazon's James Thurber Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more.

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Editions for The Middle-aged Man on the Flying Trapeze: (Paperback published in ), (Hardcover published in ), (Paperback pu. "The Middle-Aged Man on the Flying Trapeze" contains a collection of 36 stories and essays, as well as illustrations, created by humorist James Thurber. Many of the tales focus on married life, usually an unhappy marriage, but always told with a slight bit of dark comedy/5(2).

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THE MIDDLE-AGED MAN ON THE FLYING TRAPEZE. GET WEEKLY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: Email Address Subscribe. Tweet. KIRKUS REVIEW. Again, Thurber's hard times in the modern world, with sketches of other human beings and their problems. Bite and sting and a mad humor -- but then, to our way of thinking, Thurber is one of our favorite funny men.

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American : This banner text can have markup. web; books; video; audio; software; images; Toggle navigationPages: The Middle-Aged Man on the Flying Trapeze is a more auobiographical work that tells of Thurber's "emotional chaos" with regard to overcoats, domestic help, mnemonic devices, clothing, parlor games, and other complex issues of modern life.4/5.

Title: The Middle Aged Man on the Flying Trapeze. Date of first publication: Author: James Thurber () Date first posted: Sep. 19, Date last updated:. Thurber's Manias Are Loose Again; THE MIDDLE-AGED MAN ON THE FLYING TRAPEZE.

By -- and illustrated by -- James Thurber. New York: Harper & Brothers. B & B Rare Books, Ltd. Madison Avenue, Suite New York, NY () [email protected] 6, ; and was first collected in his book The Middle-Aged Man on the Flying Trapeze (Harper and Brothers, ). "Casuals of the Keys" features two "Casuals of the Keys" features two Jolly Frolics ( words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article.

New York: Harper, 8vo, pictorial cloth, d.w. spine lightly browned & edge-chipped.; ownership name on fly-leaf. New York: Harper, First Edition. A Collection of short pieces with drawings by the author. Binding: Hardcover Dust Wrapper: Yes Condition: Very Good + / Very Good + Edition: First Language: English.

Available as an e-book. One of James Thurber’s illustrations for “The Greatest Man in the World” when the story was reprinted in his collection The Middle-Aged Man on the Flying Trapeze (). “The Greatest Man in the World” is characteristic of Thurber’s satires and parodies.When I flew through the air, it was not with the greatest of ease.

But I did become the cautious, middle-aged man on the flying trapeze, thanks to an adult circus arts summer camp being held in Author: Richard Chin.