An anthology of James Thurber’s beloved fables that combines Fables for Our Time and Further Fables with ten previously uncollected or unpublished stories, to coincide with the 125th anniversary of Thurber’s birth. 
Foreword by Keith Olbermann. 
“Herein lie wondrous words and lines of wit and wisdom as might be read by a father to a son, or, for that matter, by a mother to a father while a daughter stands with arms folded and a knowing look. How grateful I am that my dad read me Thurber, otherwise I'd know nothing of these fables and have no suitable way to bide my time until our current nightmares tumble from a careless window.” —Elvis Costello 
Now, readers can enjoy his fables as never before, collected for the first time in one volume. Anthologizing Fables for Our Time, Further Fables for Our Time, with 10 previously unpublished fables and Thurber’s original introduction, Collected Fables is a must-have for Thurber lovers, scholars, and readers of all ages. Featuring Thurber’s original illustrations, Collected Fables will also include drawings from artists such as Seymour Chwast, Victoria Chess, Laurie Rosenwald, and R. O. Blechman to accompany the new fables.
“Every sport has its Ultimate, its Greatest of All Time: Babe Ruth, Ali, Nicklaus, Pelé, Federer, The Don. The sport of creating laugh-out-loud cartoons, fables, and funny essays has Thurber. He is, and probably always will be, The One.” —Stephen Fry 
“Thurber celebrates the losers, the awkward, the unpopular…and yet he’s never a smug observer.”   —Tracey Ullman 
Illustration by James Thurber copyright © Rosemary A. Thurber. 
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