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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Published: 03.08.2010, Updated: 03.03.2017
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What are daydreams?
Are they important?
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Close your eyes for 2 minutes and enjoy a daydream.

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James Thurber (1894 - 1961) was an American author, journalist and cartoonist widely recognized for his wit and satirical humor. Walter Mitty was one of his favorite characters, appearing for the first time in a story published  in New York magazine in 1939.

James Thurber's sense of humor was evident in all his work. His cartoons were notable for their simple lines.

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All right, have it your way - you heard a seal bark!    (Thurber Cartoon glsims99)


The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

By James Thurber. Dramatised by Diana Reed.

 

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