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The Peanuts Papers: Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Gang, and the Meaning of Life by

The Peanuts Papers: Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Gang, and the Meaning of Life

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The Peanuts Papers: Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Gang, and the Meaning of Life by
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Oct 22, 2019 | 352 Pages
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“Top-flight…Essential reading for Peanuts fans and an appealing collection of personal writing for any reader.” —Kirkus Reviews


“Good grief! Who knew that a mere ( if admittedly great) comic strip, could inspire such great writing?  Charles Schulz’s unforgettable characters — Charlie Brown, Lucy, Snoopy, Linus and Schroeder, among others — have brought out profound personal musings and keen cultural insights in a group of talented writers, including Bruce Handy, Adam Gopnik and Ann Patchett. Anyone reading these essays will immediately be brought back to the ’emotional gore’ of childhood, as Handy puts it, and to that yawning suburban landscape where Charlie Brown is always aspiring and always falling short, Lucy is always crabby, Snoopy is always dreaming up undog-like scenarios, Linus is an inveterate egghead on a par with Lionel Trilling, and Schroeder is channeling Beethoven. THE PEANUTS PAPERS is is an anthology unlike any other, to be treasured and earmarked. And for God’s sake, keep it out of the rain.” –Daphne Merkin

“If you could conjure some new secular Bible fashioned from popular culture, is there any doubt that Peanuts would be in it? Charles Schulz’s beloved comic strip was shrewd but always down to earth, simple but sophisticated, generous but trenchant, and anchored in a handful of characters yet somehow universal. The product of a particular moment in time, Peanuts today lives timelessly outside it—forever funny and humane. Now, in THE PEANUTS PAPERS, writers of every age and stripe bring their own memories and imaginations to this classic strip—and in so doing so, show just how much they were inspired by it.”  —Cullen Murphy, author of Cartoon County: My Father and His Friends in the Golden Age of Make-Believe

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