His Master's Voice

January 1956
New Republic;1/2/56, Vol. 134 Issue 1, p19
The author presents a discussion on the book "Thurber's Dogs," by James Thurber. When Thurber writes about dogs, masochism is rampant, he grovels to them. Nine out of ten of Thurber's dogs, and he has owned over fifty, are, on the evidence of this book, nasty-natured, even by dog-loving standards. Thurber is a delightful draftsman, the originator of "The Seal in the Bedroom" and "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty." According to him the dog has got more fun out of man than man has got out of the dog, for the clearly demonstrable reason that man is the more laughable of the two animals.


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