"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" is a short story by James Thurber. "'Walter Mitty' proved to be not only Thurbers most famous tale but alson one of the most frequently anthologized stories in modern American writing. People have become very formilar with the story or Walter Mitty" (Long 13). ONe of the reasons for popel's formilarizing with this story, is that Walter Mitty represents the American middle-class man, bored to death with life (Kaufman 93).
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and conveyed it to his audience through this memorable short story.
Kaufman, Anthony. "'Things Close In': Dissolution and Misanthropy in 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.'" Studies in American Fiction 22 (Spring 1994): 93-103.
Kenney, Catherine McGehee. Thurber's Anatomy of Confusin. Hamden, CT: Archon Book, 19984.
Long, Robert Emmet. James Thurber. New York: Continuum, 1988.
Thurber, James. "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty." My World and Welcome To It. By Thurber. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1943.