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The "Splendor" of American Banality

Guest critic Stuart Klawans says that Harvey Pekar's critically acclaimed comic book series is changing, and not necessarily for better or worse. While their sardonic tone remain, the latest issues focus more on significant moments in Pekar's life, and less on the the minutiae of everyday life.

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Other segments from the episode on August 2, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 2, 1988: Interview with Timothy Ferris; Commentary on the rock band Mott the Hoople; Interview with Bruce Sterling; Review of the "American Splendor" comic book…

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