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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (film tie-in) (Anglais) Broché – 5 décembre 2013

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The very best of James Thurber's hilarious short stories and essays, to tie-in with the major new film starring Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig. Walter Mitty is an ordinary man living an ordinary life. But he has dreams - vivid, extraordinary day dreams - in which the life he leads is one of excitement and even adventure, in which he - a weary, put upon middle-aged man - is the hero of his own story. A man can dream, can't he?The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is just one of the brilliant humorous and witty stories written by James Thurber and collected here.James Thurber was born in 1894 at Columbus, Ohio, where, as he once said, so many awful things happened to him. After university (Ohio State) he worked at the American Embassy in Paris from 1918 to 1920, and then turned to journalism. From 1927 onwards he was on the staff of the New Yorker, and first published much of his work in it. He died in New York in 1961, and is today recognised as one of America's greatest twentieth-century humourists.

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James Thurber was born in 1894 at Columbus, Ohio, where, as he once said, so many awful things happened to him. After university (Ohio State) he worked at the American Embassy in Paris from 1918 to 1920, and then turned to journalism. From 1927 onwards he was on the staff of the New Yorker, and first published much of his work in it. He died in New York in 1961, and is today recognised as one of America's greatest twentieth-century humourists.

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Par M. Nicolas Imbert TOP 1000 COMMENTATEURSMEMBRE DU CLUB DES TESTEURS le 19 août 2014
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J'ai été bluffé par le film, j'ai adoré l'ouvrage. Une très belle histoire, qui marquera les passionnés de photo et de magazines, et croise l'histoire de LIFE et de la presse plus que par hasard.
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Je mets 3 étoiles pour le moment car les lettres sont vraiment petites et c est pas très confortables le soir.
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HASH(0x9432d3f0) étoiles sur 5 The incredible lightness of humor 25 décembre 2013
Par Theda Bara - Publié sur Amazon.com
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The short storiness of James Thurber's brilliantly lit moment in time is truly wonderful. Since it was written in 1939, to highlight the wispy nature of one man's substance along Main Street, America, the story is meant to be here one moment, then gone. In many ways, the fact that it's "too short" is sort of the point. Many thanks to James Thurber's daughter, Rosemary, for allowing this story to become an ebook. Presumably the timing relates to Hollywood once again (first with Danny Kaye, this time with Ben Stiller) making a full-length movie out of a short story moment. I think that's fine, too. Many moviegoers will search around on their Kindle for this story to experience the original in its original form. Light and delightful.
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HASH(0x9432d63c) étoiles sur 5 a short lesson on daydreaming 27 décembre 2013
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Everyone who reads this can relate and should write their own sequel. A wonderful read and example of the value of the make-believe.
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HASH(0x9432d600) étoiles sur 5 Walter Mitty 12 janvier 2014
Par Shel007 - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Perhaps the finest humorous short story ever written. Compact, pointed, not an extra word. This is a deftly written portrait of inner life rarely duplicated. Masterly.
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HASH(0x9432d8f4) étoiles sur 5 Ben Stiller is no Walter Mitty 29 janvier 2014
Par Sandy J. Nielsen - Publié sur Amazon.com
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If you've seen the current movie release of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" (which is EXTREMELY loosely based on Thurber's story of the same name) you should read the real story, just to do justice to James Thurber. You can probably do it in less time than it takes to watch the movie. The story is funny and sad and very-Thurber in its character description and story development. The crabby, impatient wife; the husband who daydreams his way through life to escape his reality; the places and situations his daydreams take him as he saves lives and humbly performs heroics are gentle delights, but in the end he doesn't get the girl, doesn't save the world, and goes quietly back into his mundane existence. So much better a story than Ben Stiller was able to produce...
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Par Allan Kelly - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Poor pathetic, hen-pecked Walter Mitty. Sad, pale shadow of a man, ever escaping his dreary existence, living his life vicariously though the heroic deeds of others. James Thurber's story resonates with many a modern day man living a life of quiet under-achievement in safe sanitised suburbs far from any possibility of adventure. Walter's passive, semi-aggressive, barely-perceptible acts of defiance make his subjugation complete - not wearing his gloves, not putting on his overshoes, revving the car engine in defiance at his domineering wife. All the while he is really the courageous bomber commander, the internationally revered surgeon, the brave martyr before the firing squad, eschewing the blindfold, defiant even in death ...... "Allan! Allan! Hurry up, your dinner's getting cold." He doesn't answer immediately and, with a wry smile playing on his lips, adds the finishing touches to his Amazon book review. Then he goes through to the dining room to his beckoning wife. The highly-acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning author ascending the stage to rapturous applause ............. "Allan!"
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