Road Trips, Mind Trip, and Fear of Flying | Classic Returns

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Library Journal focuses on women making their way in the world, using any tools at hand: their blondeness, their intelligence, their sexual savvy, or a 1939 Ford.

Tales of Terror | Pre-Halloween Classic Returns

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LJ counts down the days to Halloween with a trick-or-treat sampling of some great rereleases by kings (and a queen) of chill.

Deaf Separatists, Goddesses, Spies, Pies, and Supertalls | Classic Returns

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For today’s post, I found a deaf-separatist fiction title that the original publisher likened to John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces; an 1824 title said to be the “first American cookbook”; several anniversary reprints; Joseph Campbell’s thoughts on goddesses; and a soaring salute to skyscrapers, updated for the 21st century.

Happy Birthday Kierkegaard | Classic Returns

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This month, two underappreciated women novelists return to print, a philosopher turns 200, Manning Marable’s tremendous new resource for Malcolm X scholars is published posthumously, and trans activist Kate Bornstein updates her Gender Workbook for the 21st century.

Author Q&A: Hanan al-Shaykh’s New Shahrazad

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“Many thought that One Thousand and One Nights were folklore, tales, and that’s it—not a treasure. These stories were told so people could learn lessons about humanity, even from bad deeds or omens.”

Adult Fables and Literary Essays | Classic Returns

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April’s Classic Returns feature new English translations of The Fabliaux, Tacitus’s stern Annals, and a slim retelling of One Thousand and One Nights alongside Müller’s Anne Frank: The Biography, Merton’s Selected Essays and a rarely seen bilingual collection of Proust’s poetry.

Classic Returns: Reprints, Updates, and Bargains

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American lit from Sherwood Anderson, a Bill Pronzini “Nameless Detective” mystery, classic sf from Jules Verne, and the street punks that launched Harlan Ellison’s career. Plus an odd mix of nonfiction.

Classic Returns: Strippers, Street Punks, and Shipkillers

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Well, kids, it’s been awhile, hasn’t it? The column has been on hiatus while a few tangles were combed out, but now we’re back with a vengeance. In fiction, we’ve got some hardcore American and Japanese lit, some sf, a few femalecentric mysteries, and, my favorite, what arguably can be considered early street lit by […]

Geeky Friday: Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein Alive, Alive! Comic, Avenger$ (cha-ching!), James Bond Skyfall trailer, Hubbard Audio Gold, Sgt. Pepper Turns 45

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Geeky Friday: Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein Alive, Alive! Comic, Avenger$ (cha-ching!), James Bond Skyfall trailer, Hubbard Audio Gold, Sgt. Pepper Turns 45

Classic Returns: Vintage Pulps, a Historic Sinker, and Bird Is the Word!

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Classic Returns: Vintage Pulps, a Historic Sinker, and Bird Is the Word!

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