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January 14, 2010 by Cathy R.

“I have trusted to intuition. I did it at the beginning. I do it even now. I have no idea how things might turn out, where in my writing I might go next.” — V.S. Naipal,  A House for Mr. Biswas  

Writing Friends 

Found something lovely beneath our tree last month. A hard-cover treasure for the person who loves wondrous characters and silly predicaments: The Complete Peanuts: The Definitive Collection of Charles M. Schulz’s Comic Strips (1969-70.)

It was meant for my young son (nine), but I’m reading it now, too. Why not?

Schulz had a way with words, to put it mildly. Legendary newsman and Schulz admirer Walter Cronkite once described the cartoonist as a writer of  “tight discipline” who used genius to create with a few short lines “a panorama of life’s experiences.” Italian novelist Umberto Eco has said, “The world of Peanuts is a microcosm, a little human comedy for the innocent reader and for the sophisticated.” Modern illustrator and award-winning animator Mo Willems is also a big fan. (more…)


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