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Black Water 2  


Softcover
New York, 1990
Lester & Orpen Dennys
xx; 941 p.

Foreword and author notes by Alberto Manguel
Isabel Allende, Friedrich Dürrenmatt and Günter Grass translated by Alberto Manguel

 
   
 
A second celebrated anthology of nightmarish imagination, seventy more hypnotic tales of prophetic dreams, strange creatures and bizarre coincidences, of what Wallace Stevens called ‘black water breaking into reality’, from such writers as Margaret Atwood, Julian Barnes, A.S. Byatt and Kenzaburo Oe.
 
 
GRACE AMUNDSON The Child Who Believed
JEROME BIXBY It’s a Good Life
E. B. WHITE The Door
ELIZABETH BOWEN Mysterious Kôr
MIRCEA ELIADE Nights at Serampore
ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER The Dead Fiddler
SYLVIA TOWNSEND WARNER The Phoenix
HANNS HEINZ EWERS The Spider
DOROTHY K. HAYNES Changeling
ANTONIA S. BYATT The July Ghost
ELIZABETH TAYLOR Poor Girl
MAY SINCLAIR Where Their Fire Is Not Quenched
AMOS TUTUOLA The Complete Gentleman (from The Palm-Wine Drinkard)
GIUSEPPE TOMASI DI LAMPEDUSA The Professor and the Mermaid
FRIEDRICH DÜRRENMATT The Sausage
WILLIAM SANSOM A Woman Seldom Found
ANGUS WILSON Mummy to the Rescue
KENZABURO OE Aghwee the Sky Monster
LILIANA HEKER Berkeley or Mariana of the Universe
ANTONIA WHITE The Saint
ROHINTON MISTRY The Ghost of Firozsha Baag
YEVGENY ZAMYATIN The Miracle of Ash Wednesday
HORTENSE CALISHER Heartburn
ANN BRIDGE The Accident
JOYCE MARSHALL The Old Woman
F. SCOTT FITZGERALD A Short Trip Home
JOSEPH CONRAD The Brute
ETHEL WILSON Mr. Sleepwalker
JULIAN BARNES A Self-Possessed Woman
LEON ROOKE The Woman Who Talked to Horses
WILLIAM GOYEN The White Rooster
TOMMASO LANDOLFI The Labrenas
BORIS VIAN The Dead Fish
ALFONSO REYES Major Aranda’s Hand
MARGARET ATWOOD Giving Birth
BERNARD MALAMUD The Jewbird
J.D. BERESFORD The Misanthrope
HERMAN MELVILLE Bartleby
PHILIP MACDONALD Private - Keep Out!
TIMOTHY FINDLEY Dreams
GEOFFREY DRAYTON Mr. Dombey, the Zombie
WOLFGANG HILDESHEIMER Why I Changed into a Nightingale
T. H. WHITE The Troll
ISABEL ALLENDE Two Words
CHEN XUANYOU Ch’ien-niang
ROBERT AICKMAN The Visiting Star
SATYAJIT RAY Ratanbabu and the Man
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE How It Happened
MERVYN PEAKE Same Time, Same Place
V. S. NAIPAUL The Enigma of Arrival (from The Enigma of Arrival)
LION FEUCHTWANGER Faithful Peter
GABRIEL GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ The Last Voyage of the Ghost Ship
PETER GREEN The House-Hunters
CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN The Yellow Wallpaper
ERIC MCCORMACK Eckhardt at a Window
GÜNTER GRASS The Lefthanders
CONRAD AIKEN Mr. Arcularis
YEHUDA AMICHAI The Times My Father Died
LUIGI PIRANDELLO The Haunted House
ELIZABETH SPENCER The Finder
JAMES STEPHENS Desire
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW The Miraculous Revenge
BRETT BALON Room of Blood
BEN HECHT The Shadow
ARTHUR C. CLARKE The Nine Billion Names of God
 
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