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Black Water 2: More Tales of the Fantastic (1990) [Anthology]
by Robert Aickman Conrad Aiken Isabel Allende Yehuda Amichai Grace Amundson Margaret Atwood Brett Balon Julian Barnes John D. Beresford Jerome Bixby Elizabeth Bowen Ann Bridge A. S. Byatt Hortense Calisher Arthur C. Clarke Joseph Conrad Arthur Conan Doyle Geoffrey Drayton Friedrich Dürrenmatt Mircea Eliade Hanns Heinz Ewers Lion Feuchtwanger Timothy Findley F. Scott Fitzgerald Gabriel García Márquez Charlotte Perkins Gilman William Goyen Günter Grass Peter Green Dorothy K. Haynes Ben Hecht Liliana Heker Wolfgang Hildesheimer Tommaso Landolfi Philip MacDonald Bernard Malamud Joyce Marshall Eric P. McCormack Herman Melville Rohinton Mistry V.S. Naipaul Kenzaburo Oe Mervyn Peake Luigi Pirandello Satyajit Ray Alfonso Reyes Leon Rooke William Sansom George Bernard Shaw May Sinclair Isaac Bashevis Singer Elizabeth Spencer James Stephens Elizabeth Taylor Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa Amos Tutuola Boris Vian Sylvia Townsend Warner T.H. White Antonia White E.B. White Ethel Wilson Angus Wilson Yevgeny Zamyatin Rating: Weighted - 7.2 / Average - 7.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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  • The Child Who Believed by Grace Amundson
  • It’s a Good Life by Jerome Bixby
  • The Door by E.B. White
  • Mysterious Kôr by Elizabeth Bowen
  • Nights at Serampore by Mircea Eliade
  • The Dead Fiddler by Isaac Bashevis Singer
  • The Phoenix by Sylvia Townsend Warner
  • The Spider by Hanns Heinz Ewers
  • Changeling by Dorothy K. Haynes
  • The July Ghost by Antonia S. Byatt
  • Poor Girl by Elizabeth Taylor
  • Where Their Fire Is Not Quenched by May Sinclair
  • The Complete Gentleman (from The Palm-Wine Drinkard) by Amos Tutuola
  • The Professor and the Mermaid by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
  • The Sausage by Friedrich Dürrenmatt
  • A Woman Seldom Found by William Sansom
  • Mummy to the Rescue by Angus Wilson
  • Aghwee the Sky Monsterby Kenzaburé
  • Berkeley or Mariana of the Universe by Liliana Heker
  • The Saint by Antonia White
  • The Ghost of Firozsha Baag by Rohinton Mistry
  • The Miracle of Ash Wednesday by Yevgeny Zamyatin
  • Heartburn by Hortense Calisher
  • The Accident by Ann Bridge
  • The Old Woman by Joyce Marshall
  • A Short Trip Home by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Brute by Joseph Conrad
  • Mr. Sleepwalker by Ethel Wilson
  • A Self-Possessed Woman by Julian Barnes
  • The Woman Who Talked to Horses by Leon Rooke
  • The White Rooster by William Goyen
  • The Labrenas by Tommaso Landolfi
  • The Dead Fish by Boris Vian
  • Major Aranda’s Hand by Alfonso Reyes
  • Giving Birth by Margaret Atwood
  • The Jewbird by Bernard Malamud
  • The Misanthrope by J.D. Beresford
  • Bartleby by Herman Melville
  • Private—Keep Out! by Philip MacDonald
  • Dreams by Timothy Findley
  • Mr. Dombey, the Zombie by Geoffrey Drayton
  • Why I Changed into a Nightingale by Wolfgang Hildesheimer
  • The Troll by T.H. White
  • Two Words by Isabel Allende
  • Ch’ien-niang by Chen Xuanyou
  • The Visiting Star by Robert Aickman
  • Ratanbabu and the Man by Satyajit Ray
  • How It Happened by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Same Time, Same Place by Mervyn Peake
  • The Enigma of Arrival (from The Enigma of Arrival) by V.S. Naipaul
  • Faithful Peter by Lion Feuchtwanger
  • The Last Voyage of the Ghost Ship by Gabriel García Márquez
  • The House-Hunters by Peter Green
  • The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • Eckhardt at a Window by Eric McCormack
  • The Lefthanders by Günter Grass
  • Mr. Arcularis by Conrad Aiken
  • The Times My Father Died by Yehuda Amichai
  • The Haunted House by Luigi Pirandello
  • The Finder by Elizabeth Spencer
  • Desire by James Stephens
  • The Miraculous Revenge by George Bernard Shaw
  • Room of Blood by Brett Balon
  • The Shadow by Ben Hecht
  • The Nine Billion Names of God by Arthur C. Clarke

Original title: Black Water 2: More Tales of the Fantastic
Alternative titles: White Fire: Further Fantastic Literature
Original languages: Various


Genre: FictionHorror
FictionScience Fiction
FictionFantasyLiterary Fantasy

The following works are contained within this one:
     Bartleby (1853) [Novelette]
      Author: Herman Melville
     Yellow Wallpaper, the (1892) [Short Story]
      Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman
     Spider, the (1908) [Short Story]
      Author: Hanns Heinz Ewers
     How It Happened (1913) [Short Story]
      Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
     Misanthrope, the (1918) [Short Story]
      Author: John D. Beresford
     Where Their Fire Is Not Quenched (1922) [Short Story]
      Author: May Sinclair
     Mr. Arcularis (1922) [Short Story]
      Author: Conrad Aiken
     Miracle of Ash Wednesday, the (1926) [Short Story]
      Author: Yevgeny Zamyatin
     Short Trip Home, a (1927) [Short Story]
      Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
     Troll, the (1935) [Short Story]
      Author: T.H. White
     Accident, the (1936) [Short Story]
      Author: Ann Bridge
     Door, the (1939) [Short Story]
      Author: E.B. White
     Phoenix, the (1940) [Short Story]
      Author: Sylvia Townsend Warner
     Sausage, the (1943) [Short Story]
      Author: Friedrich Dürrenmatt
     Mysterious Kôr (1944) [Short Story]
      Author: Elizabeth Bowen
     Shadow, the (1945) [Short Story]
      Author: Ben Hecht
     Faithful Peter (1945) [Short Story]
      Author: Lion Feuchtwanger
     White Rooster, the (1947) [Short Story]
      Author: William Goyen
     Private—Keep Out! (1949) [Short Story]
      Author: Philip MacDonald
     Mummy to the Rescue (1950) [Short Story]
      Author: Angus Wilson
     Child Who Believed, the (1950) [Short Story]
      Author: Grace Amundson
     Heartburn (1951) [Short Story]
      Author: Hortense Calisher
     Mr. Dombey, the Zombie (1951) [Short Story]
      Author: Geoffrey Drayton
     Why I Changed into a Nightingale (1952) [Short Story]
      Author: Wolfgang Hildesheimer
     Nine Billion Names of God, the (1953) [Short Story]
      Author: Arthur C. Clarke
     It's a Good Life (1953) [Short Story]
      Author: Jerome Bixby
     Saint, the (1954) [Short Story]
      Author: Antonia White
     Major Aranda's Hand (1955) [Short Story]
      Author: Alfonso Reyes
     Poor Girl (1955) [Short Story]
      Author: Elizabeth Taylor
     Woman Seldom Found, a (1956) [Short Story]
      Author: William Sansom
     Lefthanders, the (1958) [Short Story]
      Author: Günter Grass
     Old Woman, the (1960) [Short Story]
      Author: Joyce Marshall
     Professor and the Mermaid, the (1961) [Short Story]
      Author: Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
     Mr. Sleepwalker (1961) [Short Story]
      Author: Ethel Wilson
     Jewbird, the (1963) [Short Story]
      Author: Bernard Malamud
     House-Hunters, the (1963) [Short Story]
      Author: Peter Green
     Aghwee the Sky Monster (1964) [Short Story]
      Author: Kenzaburo Oe
     Visiting Star, the (1966) [Short Story]
      Author: Robert Aickman
     Dead Fiddler, the (1966) [Short Story]
      Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer
     Self-Possessed Woman, a (1975) [Short Story]
      Author: Julian Barnes
     Giving Birth (1977) [Short Story]
      Author: Margaret Atwood
     Changeling (1978) [Short Story]
      Author: Dorothy K. Haynes
     July Ghost, the (1982) [Short Story]
      Author: A. S. Byatt
     Room of Blood (1984) [Short Story]
      Author: Brett Balon
     Woman Who Talked to Horses, the (1984) [Short Story]
      Author: Leon Rooke
     Berkeley or Mariana of the Universe (1986) [Short Story]
      Author: Liliana Heker
     Ghost of Firozsha Baag, the (1986) [Short Story]
      Author: Rohinton Mistry
     Eckhardt at a Window (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: Eric P. McCormack
     Dreams (1988) [Short Story]
      Author: Timothy Findley
     Two Words (1989) [Short Story]
      Author: Isabel Allende
This work contains excerpts from the following works :
     Palm-Wine Drinkard, the (1952) [Novel]
      Author: Amos Tutuola
     Enigma of Arrival, the (1987) [Novel]
      Author: V.S. Naipaul


  • Also published as "White Fire: Further Fantastic Literature".

Edition #1: Black Water 2

Black Water 2 (1990)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Alberto Manguel
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White Fire: Further Fantastic Literature (1991)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0330313800
Pages: 896

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Black Water 2: More Tales of the Fantastic (1990)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0517575590
Pages: 941

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Black Water 2: More Tales of the Fantastic (1990)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Toronto
Publisher: Lester & Orpen Dennys
ISBN: 0886191246
Pages: 941

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