The Peanuts papers : writers and cartoonists on Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the gang, and the meaning of life
|Format:||Print Book 2019|
|Availability:||Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 9 copies|
Peanuts , Charles Schulz's beloved comic strip, has given the world a cast of characters for the ages--Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and Lucy among them. Here, in an unprecedented collection of thirty-two essays, artists and writers ranging from Ann Patchett to Chris Ware consider the deeper truths of Peanuts , its influence on their lives and on the culture more broadly, and the lessons it can teach us about disappointment, melancholy, and those fleeting moments of warm-puppy happiness. The contributors reflect on the experience of discovering Peanuts as a child, their identification with its characters and predicaments, and, for the artists in the book, the momentous effects of their encounters with the strip on their later careers. Taken together, the essays and comics of The Peanuts Papers enrich our understanding of the Peanuts gang and its world, with contributions not only about Charlie Brown and Snoopy but also Linus, Sally, Pigpen, and Peppermint Patty. The Peanuts Papers is an enchanting, poignant gathering of responses to the greatest American comic strip, enabling us to see it anew in fresh and revealing ways.
ContentsGood griefs / Adam Gopnik
Yesterday will get better / Ivan Brunetti
Strip mind / George Saunders
It's once upon a time, Charlie Brown! / Bruce Handy
A space for thinking / Nicole Rudick
Why I love Peanuts / Joe Queenan
Nonsense! / Peter D. Kramer
Percy Crosby and Skippy / David Hajdu
On Krazy Kat and Peanuts / Umberto Eco
What Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and Peanuts mean to me / Kevin Powell
Charlie Brown, Spider-Man, me, and you / Ira Glass
Drawing empathy : a cartoonist's-eye view / Chris Ware
To the doghouse / Ann Patchett
There's something peculiar about lying in a dark room. You can't see anything / Chuck Klosterman
Je suis Sally Brown / Elissa Schappell
Triangle with piano / Mona Simpson
On unhappiness, friendship, and Charlie Brown / Clifford Thompson
The exemplary narcissism of Snoopy / Sarah Boxer
A childhood in four acts / Jill Bialosky
Grief / Jonathan Lethem
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving / Rick Moody
The gospel according to Linus [I] / Rich Cohen
How innocence became cool / Gerald Early
You're weird, sir / Jennifer Finney Boylan
Bar nuts / Leslie Stein
Two ponies / Jonathan Franzen
Lucy can't see / Lisa Birnbach
The history of the twentieth century, four panels at a time / David Kamp
Good grief / Janice Shapiro
Duck boy / Maxine Hong Kingston
Happiness is fleeting / Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell
The gospel according to Linus [II] / David L. Uli
Pilgrimage / Seth.
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Schulz, Charles M.
-- (Charles Monroe),
Schulz, Charles M. -- (Charles Monroe), -- 1922-2000. -- Peanuts -- Characters.
Brown, Charlie -- (Fictitious character)
Snoopy -- (Fictitious character)
Schulz, Charles M. -- (Charles Monroe), -- 1922-2000 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Schulz, Charles M. -- (Charles Monroe), -- 1922-2000 -- Analysis, appreciation.
Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States -- Themes, motives.
|Publisher|| New York, N.Y. :2019
"A special publication of The Library of America."
xiv, 338 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references.