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American Splendor: The Life & Times of Harvey Pekar

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Publisher Comments:

American Splendor is the world's first literary comic book. Cleveland native Harvey Pekar is a true American original. A V.A. hospital file clerk and comic book writer, Harvey chronicles the ordinary and mundane in stories both funny and touching. His dead-on eye for the frustrations and minutiae of the workaday world mix in a delicate balance with his insight into personal relationships. Pekar has been compared to Dreiser, Dostoevsky, and Lenny Bruce. But he is truly more than all of them — he is himself.

Review:

"Mr. Pekar has...proven that comics can address the ambiguities of daily living, that like the finest fiction, they can hold a mirror up to life." The New York Times

Review:

"[Pekar] has a vision that makes daily city life — a ride on the bus, a run-in with a boss, or simply buying bread — dramatic." Chicago Sun-Times

Review:

"Simply stated, American Splendor is the most superb literary endeavor to come off the streets of Cleveland in decades." The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

Review:

"Mr. Pekar lets all of life flood into his panels: the humdrum and the heroic, the gritty and the grand." The New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

The inspiration for the award-winning movie from HBO Films and Fine Line Features, starring Paul Giamatti and Hope Davis, written and directed by Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman.

Synopsis:

The inspiration for the award-winning movie

from HBO Films and Fine Line Features

AMERICAN SPLENDOR

The Life and Times of Harvey Pekar

Two classic comic anthologies in one volume

Stories by Harvey Pekar

Introduction by R. Crumb

Art by Kevin Brown, Gregory Budgett, Sean Carroll, Sue Cavey, R. Crumb, Gary Dumm, Val Mayerik, and Gerry Shamray

The classic collection of the comics that inspired the movie American Splendor, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival

American Splendor is the worlds first literary comic book. Cleveland native Harvey Pekar is a true American original. A V.A. hospital file clerk and comic book writer, Harvey chronicles the ordinary and mundane in stories both funny and touching. His dead-on eye for the frustrations and minutiae of the workaday world mix in a delicate balance with his insight into personal relationships. Pekar has been compared to Dreiser, Dostoevsky, and Lenny Bruce. But he is truly more than all of them—he is himself.

“Mr. Pekar has . . . proven that comics can address the ambiguities of daily living, that like the finest fiction, they can hold a mirror up to life.”

—The New York Times

“[Pekar] has a vision that makes daily city life—a ride on the bus, a run-in with a boss, or simply buying bread—dramatic.”

—Chicago Sun-Times

“Simply stated, American Splendor is the most superb literary endeavor to come off the streets of Cleveland in decades.”

—The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

“Mr. Pekar lets all of life flood into his panels: the humdrum and the heroic, the gritty and the grand.”

—The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345468307
Introduction by:
Crumb, R.
Author:
Budgett, Gregory
Introduction by:
Crumb, R
Introduction:
Crumb, R
Author:
Pekar, Harvey
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
Artists, Architects, Photographers
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
1260
Publication Date:
July 29, 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
10.90x8.36x.77 in. 1.96 lbs.

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Product details 320 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345468307 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Mr. Pekar has...proven that comics can address the ambiguities of daily living, that like the finest fiction, they can hold a mirror up to life."
"Review" by , "[Pekar] has a vision that makes daily city life — a ride on the bus, a run-in with a boss, or simply buying bread — dramatic."
"Review" by , "Simply stated, American Splendor is the most superb literary endeavor to come off the streets of Cleveland in decades."
"Review" by , "Mr. Pekar lets all of life flood into his panels: the humdrum and the heroic, the gritty and the grand."
"Synopsis" by , The inspiration for the award-winning movie from HBO Films and Fine Line Features, starring Paul Giamatti and Hope Davis, written and directed by Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman.
"Synopsis" by , The inspiration for the award-winning movie

from HBO Films and Fine Line Features

AMERICAN SPLENDOR

The Life and Times of Harvey Pekar

Two classic comic anthologies in one volume

Stories by Harvey Pekar

Introduction by R. Crumb

Art by Kevin Brown, Gregory Budgett, Sean Carroll, Sue Cavey, R. Crumb, Gary Dumm, Val Mayerik, and Gerry Shamray

The classic collection of the comics that inspired the movie American Splendor, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival

American Splendor is the worlds first literary comic book. Cleveland native Harvey Pekar is a true American original. A V.A. hospital file clerk and comic book writer, Harvey chronicles the ordinary and mundane in stories both funny and touching. His dead-on eye for the frustrations and minutiae of the workaday world mix in a delicate balance with his insight into personal relationships. Pekar has been compared to Dreiser, Dostoevsky, and Lenny Bruce. But he is truly more than all of them—he is himself.

“Mr. Pekar has . . . proven that comics can address the ambiguities of daily living, that like the finest fiction, they can hold a mirror up to life.”

—The New York Times

“[Pekar] has a vision that makes daily city life—a ride on the bus, a run-in with a boss, or simply buying bread—dramatic.”

—Chicago Sun-Times

“Simply stated, American Splendor is the most superb literary endeavor to come off the streets of Cleveland in decades.”

—The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

“Mr. Pekar lets all of life flood into his panels: the humdrum and the heroic, the gritty and the grand.”

—The New York Times Book Review

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