The Book of Imaginary Beings
Indulging in ‘out-of-the-way erudition’, Borges mined sources ancient and modern to compile this miscellany of 120 creatures of the imagination, from the A Bao A Qu that inhabits the first step of an Indian staircase to the living island of Zaratan. Translated by Norman Thomas di Giovanni in collaboration with Borges.
Furious that the women of Thebes have flocked to the mountains to worship the newly arrived Dionysus, Pentheus, the Theban king, denounces the god as a charlatan – but no man can deny a god. How Dionysus exacts his terrible revenge, culminating in Pentheus' destruction, is as devastating now as it was in fifth-century Athens. The play is translated and introduced by Robin Robertson.
Selected and Introduced by Judith Adamson
This anthology of articles, essays, reviews, poems and diary extracts was the last of Graham Greene's books to be published in his lifetime. The pieces, selected and introduced by Judith Adamson, are arranged chronologically, from 'Impressions of Dublin' in 1923 to three fragments of novels 'Out of the Dustbin' in 1988, and together they reflect Greene's engagement with so many facets of 20th-century history, life and literature.