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INFLUENCED BY SWEDENBORG

Title: Dialogue with a Somnambulist: Stories, Essays & a Portrait Gallery

Author: Chloe Aridjis

Editor: Jess Chandler and Gareth Evans

Foreword: Gareth Evans

Introduction: Tom McCarthy

Renowned internationally for her lyrically unsettling novels Book of Clouds, Asunder and Sea Monsters, the Mexican writer Chloe Aridjis crosses borders in her work as much as she traverses them. . .

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Title: Portrait in Four Movements

Author: Chloe Aridjis

Nahui Olin was a celebrated artist, writer and muse during the cultural renaissance of Mexico City in the 1920s, who died impoverished and alone. In this captivating essay, Chloe Aridjis. . .

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Title: LOUIS LAMBERT / THE EXILES / SERAPHITA

Author: Honoré de Balzac

Translator: Clara Bell | James Waring | Katharine Prescott Wormeley

In this selection from the Philosophical Studies sequence of La Comédie Humaine, Balzac largely eschews the realism with which he became most associated and delves into a fantastical world of magic, mysticism and. . .

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Title: SIXTY STORIES

Author: Donald Barthelme

Foreword: David Gates

Though far less known, Donald Barthelme ranks right up there with Burroughs, John Barth and Pynchon as one of the key American authors of the long sixties. Barthelme’s short stories. . .

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Title: THE FLOWERS OF EVIL

Author: Charles Baudelaire

Translator: James McGowan

Introduction: Jonathan Culler

The writers of French Symbolism, which reached its peak in the late nineteenth century, together formed one of the most influential artistic movements in history. Inspired by Baudelaire’s Fleurs du. . .

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Title: MORE DIE OF HEARTBREAK

Author: Saul Bellow

Foreword: Martin Amis

Set in a nameless Midwest city against a backdrop of property development and shallow-yet-intrusive consumerist drive, More Die of Heartbreak is the story of Benn Crader, a renowned botanist, and. . .

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Title: SELECTED POEMS

Author: William Blake

Editor: G E Bentley, Jr

In probably the most famous example of Swedenborg’s influence, William Blake was reading the Swedish philosopher during his most prolific period of writing in the 1790s. Though critical understanding of. . .

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Title: LABYRINTHS

Author: Jorge Luis Borges

Foreword: James E Irby

Jorge Luis Borges was a literary spellbinder whose tales of magic, mystery and murder are shot through with deep philosophical paradoxes. This collection brings together many of his stories, including. . .

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Title: THE TOTAL LIBRARY

Author: Jorge Luis Borges

Translator: Esther Allen | Suzanne Jill Levine | Eliot Weinberger

Editor: Eliot Weinberger

Though best known in the English-speaking world for his short fictions and poems, Borges is revered in Latin America equally as an immensely prolific and beguiling writer of non-fiction prose.. . .

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Title: ANGELS AND INSECTS

Author: A S Byatt

In these breathtaking novellas, A S Byatt returns to the territory she explored in Possession: the landscape of Victorian England, where science and spiritualism are both popular manias, and domestic. . .

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