By Matt Groening
From AV Club:
"The controversy surrounding Bart Simpson while The Simpsons debuted as a series—won’t an individual safeguard the youngsters from the scourge of “Underachiever And happy with It” shirts?!—seems old fashioned two decades later. however it is helping clarify Bart Simpson’s advisor To lifestyles, a made from the early Simpsons age while many of the consciousness eager about the 10-year-old rapscallion. within the e-book, Bart deals information on every thing from nutrition to oldsters to intercourse and faith. even supposing many people wrote the e-book, Matt Groening is the one one credited, and its dense format remembers Groening’s lifestyles In Hell sequence. simply because characters have built and the show’s voice has replaced, Bart’s advisor To existence is understandably a piece dated 17 years later (see the connection with Simpsons bootleg shirts), yet like most of the books in this record, it’s a memento from a special pop-cultural age."
"Starved for the complete fact, man?
Take a chunk out of this bitsy yet beefy package deal, brimming with morsels of wit, knowledge and worldly wisdom delivered to you by way of the single and basically Bartholomew J. Simpson. Get the hard–knocks proof of lifestyles from the fellow who's obvious all of it, heard all of it, performed all of it and denies it all.
(The "J" stands for "Jo–Jo"...)"
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For the standard account of the sources of Hamlet, see Geoffrey Bullough, Narrative and Dramatic Sources of Shakespeare, vol. 7 (London: Routledge, 1973), pp. 3-188. 91 See Muir, pp. 158-70. 92 See Bullough, Narrative and Dramatic Sources of Shakespeare, vol. 7, pp. 29-33. 93 ‘We have two mirrors and the two images reflect from one to the other, to infinity, phantasmagorically superimposing reality and fiction’ (my translation). Cesare Segre, Teatro e romanzo (Turin: Einaudi, 1984), p. 58. 605).