Here we come to two of the final biggies left at The Treasury of Laughter: Thurber and Twain. One I adore. The other I tolerate. One brimmed with a dark enthusiasm and sweet sympathy for all that is humanity. The other, well, he liked to linger on the side of cynicism and despair.
Enthusiasm and sympathy. Cynicism and despair.
The American dichotomy of emotion, summed up in two great writers.