Fiddler at 50, Anna x 3, Tove’s 100th, 30 Years of Chelsea Green, and More | Classic Returns

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December’s Classic Returns column sings happy birthday to Fiddler on the Roof, celebrates Tove Jansson’s centennial, and congratulates Chelsea Green on 30 years of cutting-edge books. Also: Trollope, Turing, and three new Anna Kareninas!

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.”

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 […]

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