God's Spies
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God's Spies  

Softcover
Toronto, 1999
Macfarlane Walter & Ross
407 p.

Selection, introduction, contributor notes by Alberto Manguel
Guillermo Martínez, Anna Seghers and Edmundo Valadés translated by Alberto Manguel

 
   
 

Stories in Defiance of Oppression
An international selection of stories, some satirical and subversive, others shocking or poignantly hopeful, all exposing the dark varieties of political oppression, in which writers such as Isaac Babel, Natalia Ginzburg, and Ken Saro-Wiwa serve as God’s spies, bearing witness to torture, greed, and death.

 
 
Introduction  
VLADIMIR NABOKOV Tyrants Destroyed
ANNA SEGHERS The Dead Girls' Outing
NATALIA GINZBURG Winter in the Abruzzi
ISAAC BABEL And Then There Were None
VERCORS The Silence of the Sea
BESSIE HEAD The Prisoner Who Wore Glasses
EDMUNDO VALADES Permission for Death Is Granted
SEAN O'FAOLAIN The Death of Stevey Long
PAULE BARTON Emilie Plead Choose One Egg
WANG MENG The Stubborn Porridge
NEDIM GURSEL The Graveyard of Unwritten Books
REZA BARAHENI The Dismemberment
HOWARD FAST The Lart Ant
E. B. DONGALA The Man
ANTONIO SKARMETA The Composition
KEN SARO-WIWA Verdict
REINALDO ARENAS Traitor
RACHID MIMOUNI The Escapee
GUILLERMO MARTINEZ Vast Hell
GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ Bon Voyage Mr President
Notes on Contributors  
Sources  
 
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