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Gilt-edged Parables

The other day, a copy of The Parables of Peanuts, Robert Short’s follow-up to his best-selling The Gospel According to Peanuts, arrived in my mailbox. Now, I already have a copy or two of this in AAUGH.com reference library, but not this edition; this is the leather-covered, gilt-edge version. This …

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Momentous Peanuts

I wonder what it was like to be working your way through the college textbook Fundamentals of Physics, eight hundred and some pages of very tiny and dry-looking type, when you get to the problem set for chapter 8 (“Conservation of Linear Momentum”) and see there on page 150 the …

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A Very Pillowy Peanuts Book

A Very Peanuts Christmas is not quite the largest Peanuts book ever in most dimensions… but it is certainly the fluffiest. It is, after all, a pillow book – and not in the traditional sense of a collection of notes meant to describe a period in one’s life. No, this …

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A failure of the most embarrassing sort

I’m sorry. There is so little that you as AAUGH Blog readers expecting. You know I will sometimes misspell, will repeat myself. You know I am capable of a bit of hucksterism. You know I will voice some awkward opinions, and will wield my own sense of “humor” that may …

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Speaking of Complete Peanuts covers

Long before he was designing the covers for The Complete Peanuts, the respected comics artist known simply as “Seth” took on Peanuts in another way. It has for years been either a very poorly kept secret or not a secret at all (I never know who knows what) that Seth …

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Schulz recycles

Ach! I was doing a little research, and discovered that the Schulz prose story was really not original to The World’s Shortest Stories of Love and Death, as I suggested in this earlier post. Rather, it was an edited-down-for-length version of the story that Snoopy is seen writing in this …

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Schulz does prose

I am one shamefaced AAUGH Blogger. Today I received a copy of a book – not something obscurely old, but something that’s in print now, and has been in print since shortly before this blog launched over a decade ago – with an original piece of Schulz work. No, not …

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A Tale of Two Peanuts Programs

Had you gone to see a performance of You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown at a theater in the late 1960s, you might have had a chance to get a souvenir program like this one: …or maybe a souvenir program like this one: “But wait,” I hear you cry, “they …

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There were dictionaries pre-Peanuts

The latest addition to the AAUGH.com Reference Library is not a Peanuts book. Oh, it has the word “peanut” in it, but then it has many words. It’s a copy of The Rainbow Dictionary, from 1947, years before “Peanuts” began. It’s a kid’s dictionary, with simple defiintions (often, really just …

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More on Polish Peanuts

I got good reaction to my post on the traced Peanuts books from Poland, so I’ve done a bit more research. It looks like the three volumes of this set (that’s all there were, three) were the first Peanuts books ever in Poland… and the last for a couple of …