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Peanuts and American Culture: Essays on Charles M. Schulz's Iconic Comic Strip (Paperback)

Peanuts and American Culture: Essays on Charles M. Schulz's Iconic Comic Strip By Peter W. Y. Lee Cover Image
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Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz insisted good ol' Charlie Brown and his friends were neither "great art" nor "significant." Yet Schulz's acclaimed daily comic strip--syndicated in thousands of newspapers over five decades--brilliantly mirrored tensions in American society during the second half of the 20th century.

Focusing on the strip's Cold War roots, this collection of new essays explores existentialism, the reshaping of the nuclear family, the Civil Rights Movement, 1960s counterculture, feminism, psychiatry and fear of the bomb. Chapters focus on the development of Lucy, Peppermint Patty, Schroeder, Franklin, Shermy, Snoopy and the other characters that became American icons.

About the Author


Peter W.Y. Lee has written many articles on film and comic books. He lives in Simi Valley, California.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781476671444
ISBN-10: 1476671443
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publication Date: June 1st, 2019
Pages: 211
Language: English