December 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Over the span of fifty years, Charles M. Schulz created a comic strip that is one of the indisputable glories of American popular culture–hilarious, poignant, inimitable. Some twenty years after the last strip appeared, the characters Schulz brought to life in Peanuts continue to resonate with millions of fans, their beguiling four-panel adventures and television escapades offering lessons about happiness, friendship, disappointment, childhood, and life itself.
In The Peanuts Papers, thirty-three writers and artists reflect on the deeper truths of Schulz’s deceptively simple comic, its impact on their lives and art and on the broader culture. These enchanting, affecting, and often quite personal essays show just how much Peanuts means to its many admirers—and the ways it invites us to ponder, in the words of Sarah Boxer, “how to survive and still be a decent human being” in an often bewildering world. Featuring essays, memoirs, poems, and two original comic strips, here is the ultimate reader’s companion for every Peanuts fan.
Andrew Blauner, editor, founded Blauner Books Literary Agency in 1995. He is the editor of six other anthologies- Coach; Brothers; Our Boston; Central Park; The Good Book; and In Their Lives; and is the co-editor of For the Love of Baseball. A graduate of Brown University and Columbia Business School, he is a member of PEN American Center and the National Book Critics Circle. His writing has been published in The New York Times, and he has appeared on a wide array of media outlets, including NPR’s “On Point,” “The Brian Lehrer Show,” “The Leonard Lopate Show, and “About Writing” with Ben Cheever.