Gates of Paradise
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Soho Square III  

Hardcover
London, 1990
Bloomsbury
287 p., illustr.

G. Grass, J.L. Borges, J. Cortázar, M. Duras, J. Roth, Y. Bonnefoy, G.C. Infante, T.E. Martínez, L. Heker, F. Dürrenmatt, A. Piznarik, A. Dávila and U. Eco translated by Alberto Manguel
 
   
 
This miscellany offers a selection of work by writers as diverse as Marguerite Duras, John Hawkes, and Cynthia Ozick, and includes Manguel's translations of a speech Jorge Luis Borges gave at a dinner in his honor after resigning from a demeaning government job, and a rejected chapter from Julio Cortázar's Hopscotch.
 
 
Introduction  
CYNTHIA OZICK Helping
T. S. ELIOT Write Better
GÜNTER GRASS The Lefthanders
JORGE LUIS BORGES 8 August, 1946
JORGE LUIS BORGES The Rose of Paracelsus
RICHARD OUTRAM Two Poems
JULIO CORTÁZAR A Rejected Chapter from Hopscotch
JULIAN BARNES Dirty Story: the Making of Madame Bovary
MARGARET ATWOOD The Female Body
MARGUERITE DURAS The Slut of the Normandy Coast
ANNE SZUMIGALSKI Two Poems
ROSE TREMAIN Over
TIMOTHY FINDLEY Parcel Post
MICHAEL GOREN H. G. Wells and the Mask of Biography
JOSEPH ROTH Goethe's Oak in Buchenwald
YVES BONNEFOY All Night Long
GUILLERMO CABRERA INFANTE The Unknown Political Prisoner
TOMAS ELOY MARTINEZ The End
MARQ DE VILLIERS A White Tribe's Dream
ANITA DESAI A Reading Rat on the Moors
LILIANA HEKER Early Beginnings or Ars Poetica
FRIEDRICH DÜRRENMATT Document
FRIEDRICH DÜRRENMATT The Sausage
MARY MORRISSY Rosa
BONNIE BURNARD Deer Heart
ALEJANDRA PIZARNIK Four Poems
URSULA K. LE GUIN Texts
IZAAK MANSK Genesis According to Leon Hartman
ROHINTON MISTRY The Scream
JANE URQUHART The Inner Landscape of Saint Kathleen
HARUKI MURAKAMI A Perfect Day for Kangaroos
JOHN HAWKES Sire
DAVID BROOKS The Wood
ROBERT BRINGHURST All the Desanctified Places
JOSEPH SKVORECKY from The Miracle Game
ISABEL HUGGAN End of the Empire
DON COLES Three Poems
MARY FLANAGAN Not Quite Arcadia
GRACE PALEY Three Days and a Question
RONALD WRIGHT Crossroads
AMPARO DÁVILA Welcome to the Chelsea
SUSAN SWAN Meeting Your Reader
UMRERTO ECO Tales From the Fast
ROBERT PULFORD Gotcha! The Literary Imagination in Our Time
 
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