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Black Water  


Softcover
Toronto, 1983
Lester & Orpen Dennys
xix; 967 p.

Selection, foreword, introductions, biographical notes by Alberto Manguel
A. Bioy Casares, J. L. Borges, J. Cocteau, M. Denevi, A. P. de Madiargues, M. Mujica Lainez, S. Ocampo, M. Yourcenar translated by Alberto Manguel

 
   
 
A ground-breaking anthology of seventy-two stories evoking the darkness beyond the real world - hauntings, dreams, time warps, transformations, and dealings with God and the Devil - by  the world's greatest writers, including Herman Hesse, Ursula LeGuin, Italo Calvino, Daphne du Maurier and Vladimir Nabokov.
 
 
JULIO CORTÁZAR House Taken Over
ROBERT S. HICHENS How Love Came to Professor Guildea
I. A. IRELAND Climax for a Ghost Story
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS The Mysteries of the Joy Rio
EDITH WHARTON Pomegranate Seed
ADOLFO BIOY CASARES Venetian Masks
RUDYARD KIPLING The Wish House
RAY BRADBURY The Playground
MANUEL MUJICA LAINEZ Importance
MAX BEERBOHM Enoch Soames
L. P. HARTLEY A Visitor from Down Under
SAKI Laura
AUTHOR UNKNOWN An Injustice Revealed
GRAHAM GREENE A Little Place Off the Edgware Road
M. R. JAMES Excerpt from "A School Story"
CHARLES DICKENS The Signalman
PEDRO ANTONIO DE ALARCÓN The Tall Woman
FRANCIS KING A Scent of Mimosa
JEAN COCTEAU Death and the Gardener (from Le Grand Ecart)
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM Lord Mountdrago
GIOVANNI PAPINI The Sick Gentleman’s Last Visit
VIRGILIO PINERA Insomnia
JULES VERNE The Storm
AUTHOR UNKNOWN A Dream (from The Arabian Nights Entertainments)
EDGAR ALLAN POE The Facts in the Case of  M.Valdemar
DAPHNE DU MAURIER Split Second
JORGE LUÍS BORGES August 25, 1983
MARGUERITE YOURCENAR How Wang-Fo Was Saved
ISAK DINESEN Excerpt from "Peter and Rosa"
JUNICHIRO TANIZAKI Tattoo
FLANN O’BRIEN John Duffy’s Brother
DAVID GARNETT Lady into Fox
BRUNO SCHULZ Father’s Last Escape
HERMANN HESSE A Man by the Name of Ziegler
ITALO CALVINO The Argentine Ant
JOHN COLLIER The Lady on the Grey
ALEXANDER PUSHKIN The Queen of Spades
LAFCADIO HEARN Of a Promise Kept
JUAN MANUEL The Wizard Postponed
W. W. JACOBS The Monkey’s Paw
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON The Bottle Imp
D. H. LAWRENCE The Rocking-Horse Winner
JOANNE GREENBERG Certain Distant Suns
JOÃO GUIMARÃES ROSA The Third Bank of the River
HILAIRE BELLOC Home
H. G. WELLS The Door in the Wall
SILVINA OCAMPO The Friends
CHARLES WILLIAMS Et in Sempiternum Pereant
LÉON BLOY The Captives of Longjumeau
VLADIMIR NABOKOV The Visit to the Museum
RYUNOSUKE AKUTAGAWA Autumn Mountain
BRIAN MOORE The Sight
ANDRÉ PIEYRE DE MANDIARGUES Clorinda
CYNTHIA OZICK The Pagan Rabbi
OSCAR WILDE The Fisherman and His Soul
LORD DUNSANY The Bureau d’Echange de Maux
URSULA K. LE GUIN The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
FRANZ KAFKA In the Penal Colony
MARCO DENEVI A Dog in Dürer’s Etching
"The Knight, Death and The Devil"
HOWARD FAST The Large Ant
ALEX COMFORT The Lemmings
J. B. PRIESTLEY The Grey Ones
HORACIO QUIROGA The Feather Pillow
WALTER DE LA MARE Seaton’s Aunt
HENRY JAMES The Friends of the Friends
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN The Travelling Companion
STEPHEN VINCENT BENÉT The Curfew Tolls
MARCEL AYMÉ The State of Grace
E. M. FORSTER The Story of a Panic
GEORGE HITCHCOCK An Invitation to the Hunt
NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE Excerpt from "American Notebooks"
O. HENRY The Dream
 
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