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The complete Peanuts project reaches the halfway point with these 1975–76 strips attesting the timelessness of Schulz’s humor, despite the occasional topical note, as when Sally brings her pet rock to show and tell, and Lucy gives Schroeder Elton John glasses for Beethoven’s birthday. Comedy writer Robert Smigel observes in the introduction that these episodes are more absurd than what Schulz produced just a few years earlier. Even at its most extreme, such as when Peppermint Patty enrolls in a dog-obedience school after being given a brochure by Snoopy, the comedy remains warmly rooted in the characters’ endearing foibles. --Gordon Flagg
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ISBN-10:  1606993453
ISBN-13:  978-1606993453
Author:  Charles M. Schulz
Genre:  Comics & Graphic Novels
Publisher:  Fantagraphics Books
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The 13th Volume in Fantagraphics republishing of the complete Peanuts, THE COMPLETE PEANUTS 1975-1976 could also be subtitled "The Peanuts of the Absurd". In the past Schulz had toyed with some absurdist plotlines, e.g. the talking school building. However, between 1975-1976, Schulz took those ideas to a whole new level. The talking school returns but ends up falling apart because of depression, Charlie Brown's pitcher mound floats away during a major rainstorm, and Snoopy's stomach (and later feet) …
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