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Black Water: The Book of Fantastic Literature By Alberto Manguel Julio Cortázar Max Beerbohm L.P. Hartley Saki Graham Greene M.R. James Charles Dickens Black Water The Book of Fantastic Literature This huge anthology offers a kaleidoscope of brilliant writing from the Magi of the imagination Alberto Manguel has selected fantastic tales from life on the edge of the twilight zone with stories
  • Title: Black Water: The Book of Fantastic Literature
  • Author: Alberto Manguel Julio Cortázar Max Beerbohm L.P. Hartley Saki Graham Greene M.R. James Charles Dickens
  • ISBN: 9780517552698
  • Page: 466
  • Format: Paperback
  • Black Water: The Book of Fantastic Literature By Alberto Manguel Julio Cortázar Max Beerbohm L.P. Hartley Saki Graham Greene M.R. James Charles Dickens This huge anthology offers a kaleidoscope of brilliant writing from the Magi of the imagination Alberto Manguel has selected 72 fantastic tales from life on the edge of the twilight zone, with stories from Marguerite Yourcenar, Herman Hesse, Italo Calvino, Vladimir Nabokov, and many, many This is a collection of irresistible masterpieces, many of which have never beThis huge anthology offers a kaleidoscope of brilliant writing from the Magi of the imagination Alberto Manguel has selected 72 fantastic tales from life on the edge of the twilight zone, with stories from Marguerite Yourcenar, Herman Hesse, Italo Calvino, Vladimir Nabokov, and many, many This is a collection of irresistible masterpieces, many of which have never before appeared in the English language.Fantastic literature Manguel writes in his introduction, makes use of our everyday world as a facade through which the undefinable appears, hinting at the half forgotten dreams of our imagination Unlike tales of fantasy, fantastic literature deals with what can be best defined as the impossible seeping into the possible, what Wallace Stevens calls black water breaking into reality Fantastic literature never really explains everything, it thrives on surprise, on the unexpected logic that is born from its own rules.Contents House taken over by Julio Cort zarHow love came to Professor Guildea by Robert S HichensClimax for a ghost story by I.A IrelandThe mysteries of the Joy Rio by Tennessee WilliamsPomegranate seed by Edith WhartonVenetian masks by Adolfo Bioy CasaresThe wish house by Rudyard KiplingThe playground by Ray BradburyImportance by Manuel Mujica L inezEnoch Soames by Max BeerbohmA visitor from down under by L.P HartleyLaura by SakiAn injustice revealedA little place off the Edgware Road by Graham GreeneFrom A School Story by M.R JamesThe signalman by Charles DickensThe tall woman by Pedro Antonio de Alarc nA scent of mimosa by Francis KingDeath and the gardener by Jean CocteauLord Mountdrago by W Somerset MaughamThe sick gentleman s last visit by Giovanni PapiniInsomnia by Virgilio Pi eraThe storm by Jules VerneA dream from The Arabian Nights Entertainments The facts in the case of M Valdemar by Edgar Allan PoeSplit second by Daphne du MaurierAugust 25, 1983 by Jorge Luis BorgesHow Wang Fo was saved by Marguerite YourcenarFrom Peter and Rosa by Isak DinesenTattoo by Jun ichir TanizakiJohn Duffy s brother by Flann O BrienLady into fox by David GarnettFather s last escape by Bruno SchulzA man by the name of Ziegler by Hermann HesseThe Argentine ant by Italo CalvinoThe lady on the grey by John CollierThe queen of spades by Alexander PushkinOf a promise kept by Lafcadio HearnThe wizard postponed by Juan ManuelThe monkey s paw by W.W JacobsThe bottle imp by Robert Louis StevensonThe rocking horse winner by D.H LawrenceCertain distant suns by Joanne GreenburgThe third bank of the river by Jo o Guimar es RosaHome by Hilaire BellocThe door in the wall by H.G WellsThe friends by Silvina OcampoEt in sempiternum pereant by Charles WilliamsThe captives of Longjumeau by L on BloyThe visit to the museum by Vladimir NabakovAutumn Mountain by Ry nosuke AkutagawaThe sight by Brian MooreClorinda by Andr Pieyre de MandiarguesThe pagan rabbi by Cynthia OzickThe fisherman and his soul by Oscar WildeThe bureau d echange de maux by Lord DunsanyThe ones who walk away from Omelas by Ursula K LeGuinIn the penal colony by Franz KafkaA dog in Durer s etching The Knight, Death and the Devil by Marco DeneviThe large ant by Howard FastThe lemmings by Alex ComfortThe grey ones by J.B PriestleyThe feather pillow by Horacio QuirogaSeaton s aunt by Walter de la MareThe friends of the friends by Henry JamesThe travelling companion by Hans Christian AndersenThe curfew tolls by Stephen Vincent BenetThe state of grace by Marcel Aym The story of a panic by E.M ForsterAn invitation to the hunt by George HitchcockFrom the American Notebooks by Nathaniel HawthorneThe dream by O Henry
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    1. Alberto Manguel Julio Cortázar Max Beerbohm L.P. Hartley Saki Graham Greene M.R. James Charles Dickens

      Alberto Manguel born 1948 in Buenos Aires is an Argentine born writer, translator, and editor He is the author of numerous non fiction books such as The Dictionary of Imaginary Places co written with Gianni Guadalupi in 1980 and A History of Reading 1996 The Library at Night 2007 and Homer s Iliad and Odyssey A Biography 2008 , and novels such as News From a Foreign Country Came 1991 Manguel believes in the central importance of the book in societies of the written word where, in recent times, the intellectual act has lost most of its prestige Libraries the reservoirs of collective memory should be our essential symbol, not banks Humans can be defined as reading animals, come into the world to decipher it and themselves.

    577 thoughts on “Black Water: The Book of Fantastic Literature”

    1. Alberto Manguel Argentine Canadian anthologist, translator, essayist, novelist and editor He is surely among the very greatest readers of books and lovers of world literature Black Water collects 72 tales of the fantastic by such authors as Jean Cocteau, Marguerite Yourcenar, Herman Hesse, Italo Calvino, Vladimir Nabokov, H.G.Wells, Franz Kafka and Ursula K LeGuin There is one story I particularly enjoy from a less well known author from Argentina, Manuel Mujica L inez, and it is this story I ha [...]


    2. This superb collection of fantasy stories includes a few famous, widely anthologized classics such as The Monkey s Paw, but mostly offers up choice specimens of unjustly neglected works from both major and lesser known authors The stories tend toward dark fantasy, with some that could be considered outright horror Julio Cortazar s House Taken Over is five pages of super concentrated terror that will leave readers jumping at every noise A common theme unifying this diverse group of stories is a l [...]



    3. I highly recommend this collection for fans of fantastic literature or of short stories in general You will love most, hate some and if you are like me, there will be a few you just don t even understand what was that bus scene about in Visitor From Down Under Whether you take your time working your way through this massive collection as I did read over 20 years or read all 967 pages in one sitting it is worth the time I was a little sad to finish this book after all the years we have spent toge [...]


    4. A MESSSAGE FROM THE FOLK Because you shelved SHOE LUST a few recommendations in Fantasy I must say this was The Last Thing I expected when my fascination with Things Historical had me pouncing on the Current Development of the Humble Shoe in Shoe Lust at our Local Bookstore in Dulwich Hill about 12 months ago It is Fascinating and often pretty Wild.As are the stories in the Black Water Anthology.This Very Kindly Attendance of had me rummaging among their group of Suggested Books some old favouri [...]


    5. A massive collection of short stories dealing with the supernatural and the fantastic, Manguel does a superb job of editing and selecting the pieces in this anthology Some are humorous, some are darkly sinister, some confuse you and some appeal to your sense of justice or right wrong I read this cover to cover on and off over the course of a year and it always entertained me to no end, highly recommended


    6. This book is FANTASTIC Heh It s a great collection of tales, kudos to the editor for picking them so well Some of them I knew from before, but not many I have not found a single story in this collection that I did not enjoy and some of them were quite outstanding Among the ones I found outstanding Poe s The Facts in the Case of M Valdemar, Max Beerbohm s Enoch Soames, Dickens The Signalman, Saki s Laura, David Garnett s Lady Into Fox, Marguerite Yourcenar s How Wang Fo was Saved, Isak Dinesen s [...]


    7. So far, SO incredible Alberto Manguel wrote one of my favorite reference books, A Dictionary of Imaginary Places, and this is as imaginative, as literate, as carefully considered a collection as any I have ever, ever read, each piece lovingly introduced by the editor with all the necessary biography to put each piece in context and also bridge time place seamlessly from Jean Cocteau to Jules Verne to Borges and O Henry with not a page out of place highly recommended, one of the best anthologies [...]


    8. I read this anthology many years ago, and it made a big impression upon me Many of the stories are deep, literary examples of fiction, whereas I had been used to horror collections A thoroughly engrossing read through different kinds of writing, never less than excellent, I have re read it many times and am about to once Highly recommended.


    9. This generous anthology is jam packed with fascinating, instructive work and was my introduction to many magical writers beyond the traditional English speaking fare Delighted to discover that a second volume was published back in 1990 heading to pick up a copy now


    10. Memory suggests I read this as a kid by the hall light when I couldn t sleep, and that I was too creeped out to close my eyes But by 1984 I was living in an off campus apartment, paying my own bills This book does that to you makes you feel all small and helpless.


    11. My copy has the same ISBN, but the cover is a detail from George Tooker s awesome The Subway This would be a perfect bedtime reader if not for its bulk.



    12. Read through it ever decade and a half or so A fantastic collection of fantastic short stories from around the world.




    13. I must say, this was an amazing anthology As with all compilations, there are always hits and misses Stories which piqued my interest, others that were a bit drab that caused me to doze off I ve found a large amount of new authors which I will be reading of, I ve increased my respect for others as well I was really impressed with a few of the oriental stories Definitely will be looking for of these The excerpts before each story were interesting and a lot of the times I d find myself browsing [...]


    14. A doorstop of a book 955 pages, 72 stories I ve already purchased volume 2 which should be volumes 4 6 Nitpick when was each story written Publication dates should be on title pages.


    15. This is a great collection There are some big names and a lot of South American authors I have never heard of The cover art rules Some of the themes can get old if you read them all at once, so it is good to space things out My favorite story was actually the first one, by Julio Cortazar, but the rest of the book wasn t disappointing Just not as great.


    16. To be honest, I hardly read it, just dipped into it every now and again and in the end, it sat on the shelf in the khazi ready to be excised during excision.Like most probably I read the ones I knew well before trying the rest.I really couldn t tell you much about it But in the end I think I d rather read the full bhoona by these fellas and fella ettes rather than a motette.


    17. brings back the joy and wonder of reading fantastic anthology of timeless short stories looking forward to digging into the second collection nice short blurbs by alberto manguel, a reader s reader if ever there was one, introduces each story.


    18. This collection is essential to anyone who loves The Twilight Zone in terms of fiction I read this many years ago and am planning to go through it again Chilling, intriguing, mystifying, unsettling and totally engrossing The art of short story writing in one volume Perfection.



    19. a magisterial collection of wonders by the inimitable editor manguele first of his many amazing curated collections of his i ve read



    20. Superb Just keep dipping in and out and you will continually find yourself covered in a viscous substance, the nature of which you can neither fully discern, nor fully wash off


    21. A wonderful collection uneven as they usually are, but the high notes are unforgettable Hunt it down if you like hard to classify, weird fiction.


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