Picks and Pans Review: New in Paperback

updated 11/28/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/28/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

>KRAZY KAT In Jay Cantor's postmodernist rendering, Krazy discovers sex, Ignatz the mouse finds Freud, and creator George Herriman's classic comic becomes a novel as Ignatz introduces K.K. to what he calls the "New Clear" age. (Collier/Macmillan)

TIME FLIES In this book of ostensible wit and wisdom, Bill Cosby faces up to getting older, richer and another step closer to becoming a one-man form of entertainment. (Bantam)

DEBUTANTE Engrossing and revealing, Gioia Diliberto's biography of 1930s socialite Brenda Frazier is a damning portrait of those who seek glamour for glamour's sake. (Pocket)

BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES Tom Wolfe's raucous first novel of manners, Wall Street and the decline of yuppie civilization was one of the best buys on the best-seller lists for a long time. (Bantam)

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