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The Book of Fantasy

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Originally conceived of by its Argentinian editors in 1937, and now published in English for the first time, this unusual and provocative volume is an omnibus collection. In addition to stories by Ballard, Poe, Saki, Max Beerbohm, Ray Bradbury, May Sinclair, de Maupassant and Julio Cortazar, there are shorter pieces, anecdotes, folkloric fragments, dreamlike moments. Most of the 79 selections are only a paragraph or two long, giving us brief passage into magical visions of the world culled from the work of an international array of authors of the past three centuries, including less well-known authors such as Santiago Dabove, Edwin Morgan and Niu Chiao. The keynote tale may well be Borges’s own “Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius” in which an imaginary world, conjured up by manufactured documentation, ends up eroding our reality: reality is malleable, and imagination necessarily subverts and alters it.

Stories in this collection:

01) Introduction by Ursula K. Le Guin
02) Sennin by Ryunosuke Akutagawa
03) A Woman Alone with Her Soul by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
04) Ben-Tobith by Leonid Andreyev
05) The Phantom Basket by John Aubrey
06) The Drowned Giant by J. G. Ballard
07) Enoch Soames by Max Beerbohm
08) The Tail of the Sphinx by Ambrose Bierce
09) The Squid in Its Own Ink by Adolfo Bioy Casares
10) Guilty Eyes by Ah’med Ech Chiruani
11) Anything You Want!… by Leon Bloy
12) Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius by Jorge Luís Borges
13) Odin by Jorge Luís Borges & Delia Ingenieros
14) The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind by Ray Bradbury
15) The Man Who Collected the First of September 1973 by Tor Åge Bringsvaerd
16) The Careless Rabbi by Martin Buber
17) The Tale and the Poet by Sir Richard Francis Burton
18) Fate is a Fool by Arturo Cancela & Pilar de Lusarreta
19) An Actual Authentic Ghost by Thomas Carlyle
20) The Red King’s Dream by Lewis Carroll
21) The Tree of Pride by G. K. Chesterton
22) The Tower of Babel by G. K. Chesterton
23) The Dream of the Butterfly by Chuang Tzu
24) The Look of Death by Jean Cocteau
25) House Taken Over by Julio Cortázar
26) Being Dust by Santiago Dabove
27) A Parable of Gluttony by Alexandra David-Neel
28) The Persecution of the Master by Alexandra David-Neel
29) The Idle City by Lord Dunsany
30) Tantalia by Macedonio Fernández
31) Eternal Life by J. G. Frazer
32) A Secure Home by Elena Garro
33) The Man Who Did Not Believe in Miracles by Herbert A. Giles
34) Earth’s Holocaust by Nathaniel Hawthorne
35) Ending for a Ghost Story by I. A. Ireland
36) The Monkey’s Paw by W. W. Jacobs
37) What is a Ghost? by James Joyce
38) May Goulding by James Joyce
39) The Wizard Passed Over by Don Juan Manuel
40) Josephine the Singer, or the Mouse Folk by Franz Kafka
41) Before the Law by Franz Kafka
42) The Return of Imray by Rudyard Kipling
43) The Horses of Abdera by Leopoldo Lugones
44) The Ceremony by Arthur Machen
45) The Riddle by Walter de la Mare
46) Who Knows? by Guy de Maupassant
47) The Shadow of the Players by Edwin Morgan
48) The Cat by H. A. Murena
49) The Story of the Foxes by Niu Chiao
50) The Atonement by Silvina Ocampo
51) The Man Who Belonged to Me by Giovanni Papini
52) Rani by Carlos Peralta
53) The Blind Spot by Barry Perowne
54) The Wolf by Petronius
55) The Bust by Manuel Peyrou
56) The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe
57) The Tiger of Chao-Ch’Eng by P’u Sung-Ling
58) How We Arrived at the Island of Tools by François Rabelais
59) The Music on the Hill by Saki
60) Where Their Fire Is Not Quenched by May Sinclair
61) The Cloth Which Weaves Itself by W. W. Skeat
62) Universal History by Olaf Stapledon
63) A Theologian in Death by Emanuel Swedenborg
64) The Encounter by unknown
65) The Three Hermits by Leo Tolstoy
66) Macario by B. Traven
67) The Infinite Dream of Pao-Yu by Tsao Hsueh-Chin
68) The Mirror to Wind-and-Moon by Tsao Hsueh-Chin
69) The Desire To Be a Man by Villiers de l’Isle-Adam
70) Memmon, or Human Wisdom by Voltaire
71) The Man Who Liked Dickens by Evelyn Waugh
72) Pomegranate Seed by Edith Wharton
73) Lukundoo by Edward Lucas White
74) The Donguys by Juan Rodolfo Wilcock
75) Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime by Oscar Wilde
76) The Sorcerer of the White Lotus Lodge by Richard Wilhelm
77) The Celestial Stag by G. Willoughby-Meade
78) Saved by the Book by G. Willoughby-Meade
79) The Reanimated Englishman by Mary Shelley
80) The Sentence by Wu Ch’Eng En
81) The Sorcerers by William Butler Yeats
82) Fragment by José Zorrilla