German Peanuts essays

Coming soon for your Kindle is Peanuts. 100 Seiten, a look at how Peanuts reflected American society and the life of Schulz himself. Written by German essayist Joachim Kalka,  has taken the radical step of writing all the text in German, which pretty much locks me out (meine deutch ist sehr shlecht; ich habe eins yahr von deutch auf… ummm, high school.) This is part of a line of 100 Seiten (one hundred pages) books published by Reclam. Kalka is respected enough that some of his previous essay work has been translated into English; perhaps that will eventually be the case with this one as well.

Upcoming releases
Lucy gets cross… stitched.

Coming next August is Peanuts Cross-Stitch: 15 Easy-to-Follow Patterns Featuring Charlie Brown & Friends, which is a book of cross-stitch patterns – fifteen of them, the be precise – which feature characters from Peanuts, including Charlie Brown, and should be easy to follow. Don’t you love the in-depth detective work I …

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A weak Christmas for the Peanuts book fans

While there certainly are some interesting new Peanuts books out for the shopping season this year, there are some notable absences. No 1990s edition of The Big Book of Peanuts, what had been an annual release of all the Peanuts daily strips, coming out a decade at a time. These books …

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Peanuts 10 cover

Here’s the preview cover for the 10th volume collecting the KaBOOM Peanuts comic book stories. I swiped the image from the website of the Simon&Schuster, who take care of getting Boom publications to the book stores. And also on that sight you’ll find Schulz’s name misspelled on their listing for …