Fables for Our Time and Famous Poems Illustrated

Fables for Our Time and Famous Poems Illustrated

Fables for Our Time and Famous Poems Illustrated is a 1940 book by James Thurber. Thurber updates some old fables and creates some new ones of his own too. Notably there is 'The Bear Who Could Take It Or Leave It Alone' about a bear who lapses in into alcoholism before sobering up and going too far that way. (He used to say 'See what the bears in the backroom will have.') Also an updated version of 'Little Red Riding Hood' which ends with the immortal line "And as even dressed in a nightgown a wolf looks nothing like a grandmother so Little Red Riding Hood took out an automatic and shot the wolf between the eyes." All of the fable have one line morals. The moral of 'Little Red Riding Hood' is "Young girls are not so easy to fool these days." Another fable concerns a non-materialist chipmunk who likes to arrange nuts in pretty patterns rather than just piling up as many as he can. He is constantly nagged by his chipmunk wife for this.

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