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Author QuotedJames Thurber
Title QuotedLife and Hard Times
Date (Year/Month/Day)1939/11/20
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1933I
QuotationI have spent weeks telling my class to write out of their own experience: and they write best when they do, too. They write almost good autobiographical short stories sometimes. I showed them some from Thurber's Life and Hard Times and some from Clarence Day: autobiography; now Day's autobiographical sketches have been put together and made into a play on Broadway, Life with Father.
JournalRun to the mountain: The Story of a Vocation. The journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 1, 1939-1941.; Edited by Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1995, p. 92
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