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Over and Over

April 27, 2007

Interesting news here about Michael Chabon’s new novel, The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, which comes out next week.

Apparently Chabon, at the urging of his editor, decided to basically re-write the novel, and “added a flashback structure and pared down the language into a hard-boiled, Yiddish-inflected patois.”

“I shudder now when I think that I would have published the old draft”

I wonder whether it was section from the new or old version that appeared recently in the Fall 2006 issue of the Virginia Quarterly Review. I’m hoping it was the old, because I did not like the excerpt very well.

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One comment

  1. Oh, no! I hope the editors didn’t ruin it.



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