Thursday, December 25, 2008

Childhood Favorites

This is still my favorite Little Golden Book. The writing is superb, as are the illustrations. (This was my introduction to Richard Scarry's artwork.)


Right on Archie! Love is where it's at!




Once I discovered underground comics there was no going back to Archie Comics. I liked going to the East Village to buy The Freak Brothers by Gilbert Shelton, Slutburger by Mary Fleener, and anything by Robert Crumb.


Crumb exposed Frosty the Snowman as urban guerilla.



A few years ago I read this book (mainly because the title was so good.)

~ Your Vigor for Life Appalls Me ~

but I can't recommend it.

The documentary film Crumb (1994 Sundance Winner) is worth seeing.

6 comments:

Avid Reader said...

---about all the italics at the end of this post, I couldn't seem to undo them! Frustrating glitch! The documentary title "Crumb" was all I was trying to put in italics.

Betty C. said...

We must have been growing up about the same time - - just found your blog through Inside the Shell. Have a great holiday.

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

My favourite Christmas story has always been "the night before Christmas"!

Hope you're having a wonderful festive season!

R.L. Bourges said...

Some titles are so good, no book can possibly live up to them. "Your Vigor for Life Appalls Me" sounds like it's right up there in that category !

RL

tut-tut said...

Did you try the little eraser?

I know I have my Little Golden Books somewhere . . . but where?

Anonymous said...

I have a link to the Clement Moore poem,

http://blackdog.net/holiday/christmas/twas.html


It is THE outstanding Christmas poem of all time.


H.

My Classic Fiction Book List -Partial List

  • Austen, Jane: (Complete Works)
  • Balzac: Cousin Bette/ Eugenie Grandet / Cousin Pons
  • Best Russian Short Stories
  • Boyle, TC: Short Works
  • Brennan, Maeve : Short Works, 1 Novella
  • Bronte, Emily, Ann, Jane (Complete Works)
  • Brookner, Anita ( Complete Works)
  • Cather, Willa (Complete Works)
  • Chekov: Short Works
  • David Copperfield (Dickens)
  • Dickens:A Tale of Two Cities
  • Dickens:Great Expectations
  • Dickens:Nicholas Nickelby
  • Dickens:Our Mutual Friend
  • Dickens:The Old Curiosity Shop
  • Doyle, Roddy (some novels, memoir)
  • Drabble, Margaret (4 Novels)
  • Drieser, Theodore (Complete Works)
  • Fitzgerald, F.Scott (Most Novels & short works)
  • Hardy, Thomas (Complete Works)
  • Hemingway, Short stories
  • Hemingway: The Old Man in the Sea
  • Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises
  • Hugo: Les Miserables/Hunchback Of ND
  • James, Henry: Daisy Miller
  • James, Henry: In The Cage
  • James, Henry: Portrait of a Lady
  • James, Henry: The Golden Bowl
  • James, Henry: What Maisy Knew
  • James, Henry: Wings of a Dove
  • James, Henry:The Ambassadors
  • James, Henry; The Bostonians
  • Kerouac: Dharma Bums
  • Kerouac: On The Road
  • Kerouac: The Subterraneans
  • Kerouac: Tristessa
  • Lardner,Ring:Short Works
  • Larsen: Quicksand
  • Lewis, Sinclair: Arrowsmith
  • Lewis, Sinclair: Free Air
  • Lewis, Sinclair: Main Street
  • Lewis, Sinclair: The Job
  • MacGill, Patrick (Complete works)
  • Mackin, Walter (novels)
  • Maupassant: Short Works, novels
  • McGahern, John (novels of)
  • McNulty, John (Short Works)
  • Norris, Frank: McTeague
  • O'Brien, Edna (3 Novels)
  • O'Donnell, Paeder : Novels of
  • O. Henry
  • Potok, Chaim (4 novels/1 non fiction)
  • Salinger, JD : Nine Stories
  • Salinger: Franny & Zooey
  • Salinger: Raise High the Roofbeams
  • Salinger: The Catcher in the Rye
  • Sinclair, Lewis: Dodsworth
  • Sinclair, Lewis: Elmer Gantry
  • Sinclair, Upton: King Coal
  • Sinclair, Upton: The Jungle
  • Steinbeck, John: Sweet Thursday
  • Steinbeck: Winter of our Discontent
  • Steinbeck: Cannery Row
  • Steinbeck: East of Eden
  • Steinbeck: The Grapes of Wrath
  • Theroux, Paul (3 Novels )
  • Toibin, Colm: (Novels of)
  • Tolstoy: Anna Karenina
  • Tolstoy: Short Works
  • Turgenev (2 novels)
  • Twain: T Sawyer, Life on the Mississippi
  • Vonnegut: Early Works (1950s-60s)
  • Wharton, Edith: Novels of/Short Stories
  • Women & Fiction (Edit. Cahill)
  • Zola, Emile ( 10 novels)