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Charlie Brown, Revisited…

There have been several reviews lately of the new biography of Charles Schultz, creator of the Peanuts comic strip and the Charlie Brown productions. Most intriguing to this reader is his personal sadness, melancholy and dark views of so much.

Schultz and Peanuts is the title. David Michaelis is the author.

We miss his great little characters. Charles McGrath put it well in a review: “Charlie Brown, wishy-washy, disillusioned, but also secretly ambitious… Linus, the oddball, Schroeder, meticulous and gifted; and, above all, Snoopy, with his daydreams, his fantasies, his sense of being undervalued and misunderstood. Violet with her mean streak; and Lucy, bossy, impatient and sarcastic…”

Ah, you remember. I remember. We brought our kids up on Charley Brown Christmas, which puts Schultz in an unforgettable category within our family.

Who can forget?

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