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James Thurber was born in Columbus Ohio to Charles Leander and Mary Thurber Thurber was brought into the world by the nurse Margery Albright Thurber could walk when he was two years old and could speek complete sentences at the age of four As a child Thurber was blinded by an accident his brother William shot an arrow at him This injury prevented Thurber from playing with the other children which helped him develop a love for fantasy This contrbuted to his later fiction writingsThurber studied at the Ohio University from1913 to 1918 Later in life he had many jobs He worked as a code clerk in Washington DC and at the US embassy in Paris Also in the 1920s he was a journalist for several newspapersIn 1926 Thurber went to New York city to be a reporter for the Evening Post The next year he joined The New Yorker Fifteen of his books were published at the New Yorker His use of humor gave him a wonderful reputation LesserIn the 1950s Thurber published a bunch of modern fairy tales for children The 13 Clocks1950 and The Wonderful O 1957 Both of these books gained great success In the 1940s Thurbers eyesight had worsened a great deal By the 1950s he was almost completely blind Thurber married twice Through one of these marriages he had a daughter Thurber lived with his wife Helen Wismer in Connecticut She was a devoted nurse This helped Thurber maintain his writing careerThurbers work as also helped the medical community His 1947 story The Secret Life of Walter Mitty was taken in by psychologist and Walter Mitty Syndrome was put in the
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