Derby Dugan's Depression Funnies

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Ulverscroft Large Print Books, Jan 2, 1997 - Fiction - 328 pages
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Here is Tom De Haven's acclaimed tribute to the comics and their creators now in a paperback edition. An energetic story of the adventures of a pulp fiction writer living and working amid the swank and seedy glory of 1930s New York. At once a rollicking and bittersweet novel about ambition, temptation, and jealousy and the redemptive power of love and the well-chosen wisecrack.

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User Review  - ratastrophe - LibraryThing

This is a book about nostalgia and caring - and it draws you in from the very beginning. Essentially, the narrator is telling the story of the importance of creation; of how it feels to put your ... Read full review

DERBY DUGAN'S DEPRESSION FUNNIES

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A good-natured romp through the New York newspaper world of the 1930s, by the whimsical author of such unconventional comic fiction as Freaks' Amour (1979)—and a previous novel about the joys and ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1997)

Tom De Haven is the author of several novels, including Derby Dugan's Depression Funnies (winner of the 1997 American Book Award) and Funny Papers. A frequent contributor to Entertainment Weekly and The New York Times, he also teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University and is a licensed private investigator. He lives in Midlothian, Va.

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