This volume is part of a series of occasional anthologies which includes excerpts from essays and diaries, poetry, stories and novels. The "Essays and Diaries" section includes: Stephen Becker, "On Being a Patient"; Julio Cortazar, from "Images of Keats"; William Fiennes, "Washington Monuments"; Ismail Kadare; an introduction to Rexhep Qosja's "Death Comes to Me from These Eyes"; Anna Maria Ortese, "The Involuntary City"; Jonathan Raban, "Seagoing"; Alan Ross, extract from his autobiography; Jose Saramago, "From Poem to Novel, From Novel to Poem"; and Adriaan van Dis, "Stolen Languages". The "Poetry" section includes: Gesualdo Bufalino, "To My River Ippari"; Ernst Jandl, "Poems",; Bruno K. Oijer, "The Lost Word"; and Pushkin's "The Bronze Horseman", in a new translation by Peter Norman. The "Stories" section contains: Starling Lawrence, "The Crown of Light"; Javier Marias, "Lord Rendell's Song"; Luigi Malbera, "Silvertop"; Julian Mazor, "The Lost Cause"; Neva Mullins, "Dinner at Natalia's"; James Salter, "My Lord You"; and Yi Munyol, extract from "Winter That Year".
Finally, "Extracts from Novels" features: Lionel Abrahams, "The Celibacy of Felix Greenspan"; Julien Gracq, "Carnets du Grand Chemin"; Jaan Kross, "Balthazar Russow"; Nicholas Matiser, "Closed Houses"; Lao She, "Four Generations Under One Roof"; and Slobodan Selenic, "Fathers and Forefathers".
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