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Welcome to The New Yorker Book of Literary Cartoons, a timeless tribute to the peerless power of the literary landscape. In 104 drawings, each of them certified by experts to be worth a thousand words (and some of them quite amusing), the essence of reading, writing, publishing, and shelving books is explored in all its glory and absurdity, from the stunning and sublime to the purple and pretentious. Here is Emma Bovary shrugging off those pesky bouts with existential boredom (on the tennis court), Dickens' fateful encounter with a martini (olive or twist?), and T.S. Eliot's "The Waste Land" thoughtfully rewritten for the Beavis and Butt-Head market ("April sucks"). Her... Rest of this review on the detail page
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One can never have too many cats--or cat cartoons for that matter--as expertly demonstrated in The New Yorker Book of All-New Cat Cartoons. A follow-up to the magazine's first collection of feline funnies published some seven years ago, this delightful collection captures "a cat's-eye view of the world and the important things in life: food, sleep, love and affection, adventure, food, good friends and doggy enemies, back rubs, and food." Including the work of such notable New Yorker artists as George Booth, Stephanie Skalisky, Danny Shanahan, Arnie Levin, and Edward Koren, this endearing edition will appeal to those lucky enough to count a feline among their friends.
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Even if technology makes you weep, you'll laugh! Technology--friend or foe? That's a question the cartoonists of The New Yorker have been pondering with no little skepticism--and answering hilariously--for decades. From "portable phones" that were anything but to tiny cell phones, from room-sized computers to handheld wonders, from faxes to e-mails, the brilliant artists of The New Yorker have seen and drawn it all--the sublime, the ridiculous, and the existential. Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor of The New Yorker, has culled through thousands of drawings to select the best, the funniest, and the most illuminating cartoons on technology for this collection of 126 cartoons. ... Rest of this review on the detail page
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Freud saw money primarily as a fecal symbol: something to hoarded, treasured, and counted. That probably says more about Freud and the times he lived in than money. A more modern and accurate interpretation of money would be as a symbol of fertility and potency. So perhaps it is no coincidence that until the arrival of Tina Brown in 1992, The New Yorker never ran cartoons about sex. On the other hand, an astonishing 25 per cent of the 13,000 cartoons it has run since 1986 have been about money. In his introduction to The New Yorker Book of Money Cartoons, Christopher Buckley, editor of Forbes FYI magazine, calls the cartoonists' obsession with b... Rest of this review on the detail page
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