The New Generation of Classic Short Stories

James Thurber

James Thurber (December 8, 1894–November 2, 1961) joined the staff of the New Yorker in 1927. His contributions to that magazine, both as a writer and as an artist, were instrumental in changing the character of American humor. His work has been collected in more than thirty volumes and has spawned adaptations for the stage, television, and film. Thurber House ( continues his legacy and has awarded the Thurber Prize for American Humor to such writers as Ian Frazier, Jon Stewart, Alan Zweibel, Joe Keenan, and Calvin Trillin.

Stories by James Thurber published in Zoetrope: All-Story:
 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Vol. 17, No. 4
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Vol. 5, No. 1