RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 61687064 LA English T1 American splendor : the life and times of Harvey Pekar : stories A1 Pekar, Harvey., Brown, Kevin., Budgett, Gregory., PB Ballantine Books PP New York YR 2003 SN 0345468309 9780345468307 AB 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 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.