Multicultural and World Literature Anthologies, comp. Alok Yadav

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The purpose of this list is to give interested individuals a sense of some of the primary texts available in English or in English translation for the teaching and study of world literature. (A very few anthologies consisting of translations into other languages are also included.) Wherever possible, I have listed the authors and/or works included in an anthology, so one can search for particular authors or works by name to check their availability in English. (Click on the "Edit" button on your web browser and then on "Find (on this page)," or its equivalent, to search for particular items in this document.) Of course, many book-length works by authors from around the world are available in stand-alone translations and these are not included here; both single-author and dual-author collections are also generally excluded. It would be impractical to try to include such works. Where available, bibliographies of translations into English of various literatures of the world are included at the start of each section and these can help one locate such stand-alone translations. I have also, on occasion, included studies of translations of particular bodies of literature into English with these bibliographic titles.

As the previous paragraph suggests, the focus of this resource list is on literatures originally written in languages other than English. Anthologies of works originally composed in English are also covered, but with a focus on Anglophone literatures from outside the United States and the United Kingdom. I have, however, listed anthologies of US and UK literature that have a multicultural or minority literature emphasis. Anthologies of "classical literature" (i.e., the European literature of antiquity) in English translation are not covered in this bibliography.

The bibliography is organized into the following sections, which can also be reached using the navigation bar to the left. But given space limitations the navigation bar is necessarily somewhat compressed, and some of my organizational decisions may require a word of explanation in any case:

| World Literature (general) | Latin America (& Americas in general) | The Caribbean | Subsaharan Africa (& Africa in general) |

| North Africa & the Middle East | South Asia | Central Asia | East Asia | Southeast Asia | Australia & New Zealand |

| Pacific Islands | Eastern Europe & Russia | Commonwealth in general / General Anglophone |

| Canada | Ireland & general Celtic | "Black British" writing | General Francophone | General Hispanic and Lusophone |

| General "Asian" or "Oriental" | Western Europe and general European |

| Multicultural US Literature | Native American Literature | African American Literature | Asian American Literature |

| Latina/o Literature | Arab & Iranian American Literature | Jewish American Literature | Other Ethnic American Literatures |

These regionally and linguistically segregated categories might seem to belie the whole notion of "world literature" as a concept that takes shape when one crosses or complicates such boundaries. But my categorization is merely a reflection of general tendencies in the publication of world literature in English translation. I have tried to suggest some possibilities of cross-cultural interplay by using regional and linguistic categories, in addition to more narrowly national ones, but it would be absurd to pretend that such national categories have no place in organizing the terrain of "world literature."

The navigation bar to the left lists the sections on the various Anglophone, Francophone, Hispanic and Lusophone, and general "Asian or Oriental," as well as the "Black British," Canadian, Irish (and general Celtic) anthologies under "General Anglophone, Francophone, etc." The navigation bar link to "Multicultural Anthologies of US Literature" takes one to that section, as well as to the sections for individual ethnic US literatures. Several of the categories listed as "regions" here (e.g., "East Asia" or "Eastern Europe and Russia" or "Western Europe"), are subdivided into something closer to national-linguistic categories for ease of use (and, again, despite my desire to highlight more transnational and intercultural dynamics).

Needless to say, given the huge terrain involved, this is an ongoing project. I update it periodically: currently it consists of about 1425 items. If you would like to suggest additions or corrections, please contact me via email. (My thanks to those who have helped me in this regard.)

I. Anthologies of World Literature (general)

Includes anthologies that either claim broad international scope or indeed something approaching global coverage. Quite a few of these general "international" or "world literature" anthologies devote most of their space to writers from Europe and North America, but all include at least some writers from other parts of the world.

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Bibliographies and Studies (alphabetically by author)

Classe, Olive, ed. Encyclopedia of Literary Translation into English. 2 vols. London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2000.
Corbett, John. Written in the Language of the Scottish Nation: A History of Literary Translation into Scots. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters, 1999.
Ellis, Roger and Liz Oakley-Brown, ed. Translation and Nation: Towards a Cultural Politics of Englishness. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters, 2001.
France, Peter, ed. The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2000.
  • Translation studies and translation criticism / Peter France -- Norms of translation / Theo Hermans -- Norms of translation / Theo Hermans -- The limits of translation / Douglas Robinson -- Linguistic perspective on translation / Mona Baker -- Gender in translation / Sherry Simon -- Varieties of English / John McRae and Bill Findlay -- The Middle Ages / Roger Ellis -- The Renaissance / Warren Boutcher -- Neoclassicism and enlightenment / Lawrence Venuti -- Romanticism and the Victorian age / Terry Hale -- Late Victorian to the present / Anthony Pym -- Translation in North America / Judith Weisz Woodsworth -- Poetry / Daniel Weissbort -- Theatre and opera / Susan Bassnett -- Sacred texts / Douglas Robinson -- Children's literature / Peter Hunt -- Oral literature / Ruth Finnegan.
France, Peter and Stuart Gillespie, ed. The Oxford History of Literary Translation in English. 5 vols. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2005- . (Vol. 3, 1660-1790, ed. Stuart Gillespie and David Hopkins, 2005; Vol. 4, 1790-1900, ed. Peter France and Kenneth Haynes, 2006.)
Harris, William James. The First Printed Translations into English of the Great Foreign Classics: A Supplement to Text-books of English Literature. 1909; repr. New York: Burt Franklin, 1970.
Knight, Rolf. Traces of Magma: An Annotated Bibliography of Left Literature. Vancouver, BC: Draegerman Books, 1983.
Kruse, Carolyn J. Women and World Literature: A Bibliography of Anthologies of Women's Literature in Translation. Madison: U of Wisconsin System, Women's Studies Librarian, 1992.
Resnick, Margery and Isabelle de Courtivron. Women Writers in Translation: An Annotated Bibliography, 1945-1982. New York: Garland, 1984.
Warren, Rosanna, ed. The Art of Translation: Voices from the Field. Boston: Northeastern UP, 1989.
  • Earning a rhyme : notes on translating Buile suibhne / Seamus Heaney -- Translation as a species of mime / Christopher Middleton -- From "little painted lips" to Heartbreak tango / Suzanne Jill Levine -- On translating a Tamil poem / A.K. Ramanujan -- Fortunata and Jacinta : a polyphonic novel / Agnes Moncy Gullón -- On the translation of Chinese poetry / Parker Po-Fei Huang -- Phaedra Britannica / Tony Harrison -- Aischylos : for actors, in the round / Michael Ewans -- Language, politics, and translation : colonial discourse and classical Nahuatl in New Spain / J. Jorge Klor De Alva -- The translator; or, why the crocodile was not disillusioned : a play in one act / Dennis Tedlock -- Ulix Mac Leirtis : the classical hero in Irish metamorphosis / Frederick Ahl. -- Sappho : translation as elegy / Rosanna Warren -- Montale : translated, or translator? / Anonymous, submitted by Donald Carne-Ross -- Silence, the devil, and JabPs / Rosmarie Waldrop -- The guest : second thoughts on translating H&246;lderlin / Richard Sieburth -- Translation in theory and in a certain practice / Denis Donoghue -- The presence of translation: a view of English poetry / Charles Tomlinson.

General World Literature Anthologies (alphabetically by title)

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Afro-Asian Short Stories: An Anthology. 2 vols. Cairo: Permanent Bureau of Afro-Asian Writers, 1973.
Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness. Ed. Carolyn Forché. New York: Norton, 1993.
  • An excellent anthology which includes poets writing about and involved in such events as "The Armenian Genocide (1909-1918)," "World War I (1914-1918)," "Revolution and Repression in the Soviet Union (1917-1991)," "The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)," "World War II (1939-1945)," "The Holocaust, The Shoah (1933-1945)," "Repression in Eastern and Central Europe (1945-1991)," "War and Dictatorship in the Mediterranean (1900-1991)," "The Indo-Pakistani Wars (1947-1972)," "War in the Middle East (1948-1991)," "Repression and Revolution in Latin America (1900-1991)," "The Struggle for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in the United States (1900-1991)," "War in Korea and Vietnam (1945-1979)," "Repression in Africa and the Struggle Against Apartheid in South Africa (1900-1991)," and "Revolutions and the Struggle for Democracy in China (1911-1991)."
Ain't I A Woman: Poems by Black and White Women. Ed. Illona Linthwaite. London: Virago, 1987.
Animal Tales: An Anthology of Animal Literature of All Countries. Ed. Ivan Terence Sanderson. New York: Knopf, 1946.
  • The animal tale, a history and analysis -- ch. 1. The forests of Guinea -- ch. 2. Mauretania -- ch. 3. The Mediterranean -- ch. 4. Temperate Europe -- ch. 5. The British Isles -- ch. 6. The European tundras -- ch. 7. The Arctic -- ch. 8. The Canadian pine forests -- ch. 9. The Great Lakes Region -- ch. 10. The depths of the ocean -- ch. 11. Warm temperate North America -- ch. 12. The "West" -- ch. 13. Central America -- ch. 14. Amazonia -- ch. 15. The Andean Puna -- ch. 16. The Argentine Pampas -- ch. 17. The Antarctic -- ch. 18. Australia -- ch. 19. The East Indies -- ch. 20. The Isles of Nippon -- ch. 21. Siberian frozen lands -- ch. 22. The Chinese hinterland -- ch. 23. The Tibetan Alps -- ch. 24. India -- ch. 25. The deserts of Persia -- ch. 26. European Russia -- ch. 27. Egypt -- ch. 28. The plains of East Africa -- ch. 29. An oceanic island -- ch. 30. The South African veld -- ch. 31. The Congo Basin -- Epilogue: The death of the moon.
An Anthology of Interracial Literature: Black-White Contacts in the Old World and the New. Ed. Werner Sollers. New York: New York UP, 2004.
  • Includes sections on the following topics: Before color prejudice -- Arabian nights and Italian renaissance novellas -- Love poetry in black and white -- From colonial exoticism and the noble savage to antislavery writing -- Black and white in Europe and the Americas, 1800-1870 -- Realism and local color -- Harlem renaissance and modernism -- From the 1960s to the present.
An Anthology of World Poetry. Ed. Mark Van Doren. New York: A. & C. Boni, 1928; rev. and enlarged ed., 1936.
  • "Mark Van Doren's daring and very successful Anthology of World Poetry has proved that there was at least a craving for the enlargement of our lyrical experience beyond the confines of our native speech. Granted that the best of these efforts are adaptations rather than literal renderings; in the case of the Rubáiyat of Omar Khayyám and Fitzgerald, a hybrid, the fruit of remote collaboration, rather than even an adaptation; still we are the richer by this straining toward the unattainable" (Albert Guérard. Preface to World Literature. 1940. 21)
The Art of the Story: An International Anthology of Contemporary Short Stories. Ed. Daniel Halpern. New York: Viking, 1999.
  • Includes some 80 stories, including two dozen in translation, by writers born after 1938: Gift from somewhere / Ama Ata Aidoo -- Keeper of the virgins / Hanan Al-Shaykh -- Amor divino / Julia Alvarez -- Immortals / Martin Amis -- Glass tower / Reinaldo Arenas -- Wilderness tips / Margaret Atwood -- Gorilla, my love / Toni Cade Bambara -- My mother's memoirs, my father's lie, and other true stories / Russell Banks -- G-string / Nicola Barker -- Evermore / Julian Barnes -- Aren't you happy for me? / Richard Bausch -- In Amalfi / Ann Beattie -- Rara avis / T. Coraghessan Boyle -- Mr. Green / Robert Olen Butler -- Fat man in history / Peter Carey -- Courtship of Mr. Lyon / Angela Carter -- Are these actual miles? / Raymond Carver -- Old man slave and the mastiff / Patrick Chamoiseau -- Dharma / Vikram Chandra -- Never marry a Mexican / Sandra Cisneros -- Prospect from the silver hills / Jim Crace -- Night women / Edwidge Danticat -- House behind / Lydia Davis -- All because of the mistake / Daniele del Giudice -- Ysrael / Junot Diax -- Betrayal / Patricia Duncker -- Reflections of spring / Duong Thu Huong -- Girl who left her sock on the floor / Deborah Eisenberg -- Twenty-seventh man / Nathan Englander -- Parakeet / Victor Erofeyev -- Roberto narrates / Peter Esterhazy -- My father, the Englishman, and I / Nuruddin Farah -- Optimists / Richard Ford -- Story of the lizard who had the habit of dining on his wives / Eduardo Galeano -- The hammam / Herve Guibert -- Escort / Abdulrazak Gurnah -- Midnight and I'm not famous yet / Barry Hannah -- Portrait of the avant-garde / Peter Hoeg -- Moving house / Pawel Huelle -- A family supper / Kazuo Ishiguro -- Encounter / Roy Jacobsen -- First day / Edward P. Jones -- Remember young Cecil / James Kelman -- Intimacy / Hanif Kureishi -- Stump-grubber / Torgny Lindgren -- Wish / Bobbie Ann Mason -- Everything in this counry must / Colum McCann -- Pornography / Ian McEwan -- Behind the blue curtain / Steven Millhauser -- Willing / Lorrie Moore -- Lifeguard / Mary Morris -- Canebrake / Mohammed Mrabet -- Management of grief / Bharati Mukherjee -- Muradhan and Selvihan or the tale of the crystal kiosk -- Elephant vanishes / Haruki Murakami -- Mark of satan / Joyce Carol Oates -- In the shadow of war / Ben Okri -- Where the Jackals Howl / Amos Oz -- Life and adventures of shed number xii / Victor Pelevin -- Talking dog / Francine Prose -- Free radio / Salman Rushdie -- Africa kills her sun / Ken Saro-Wiwa -- The ring / Ingo Schulze -- Learning to swim / Graham Swift -- Riddle / Antonio Tabucchi -- Minutes of glory / Ngugi Wa Thiong'o -- On the golden porch / Tatyana Tolstaya -- John-Jin / Rose Tremain -- Who, me a bum? / Luisa Valenzuela -- Cinnamon skin / Edmund White -- You can't get lost in Cape Town / Zoë Wicomb -- Doc's story / John Edgar Wideman -- The farm / Joy Williams -- Dirt angel / Jeanne Wilmot -- Green man / Jeanette Winterson -- Night in question / Tobias Wolff -- Child who raised poisonous snakes / Can Xue -- Helix / Banana Yoshimoto.
The Art of the Tale: An International Anthology of Short Stories 1945-1985. Ed. Daniel Halpern. New York: Viking, 1986.
  • Sacrificial egg / C. Achebe -- Bound man / I. Aichinger -- Little whale, varnisher of reality / V. Aksenov -- Hair jewellery / M. Atwood -- Everything / I. Bachman -- Going to meet the man / J. Baldwin -- Child screams and looks back at you / R. Banks -- Cortes and Montezuma / D. Barthelme -- Jacklighting / A. Beattie -- First love / S. Beckett -- Action will be taken / H. Boll -- Do stay, giraffe / W. Borchert -- Aleph / J.L. Borges -- This way for the gas, ladies and gentlemen / T. Borowski -- Cowardice / A. Boulaich -- A distant episode / P. Bowles -- Greasy Lake / T.C. Boyle -- Ceil / H. Brodkey -- Seven floors / D. Buzzati -- Adventure of a traveler / I. Calvino -- Adulterous woman / A. Camus -- Children on their birthdays / T. Capote -- Fat / R. Carver -- Country husband / J. Cheever -- Quenby and Ola, Swede and Carl / R. Coover -- Bestiary / J. Cortazar -- Heile Selassie funeral train / G. Davenport. -- Cloak / I. Dinesen -- Hunter / E.L. Doctorow -- I look out for Ed Wolfe / S. Elkin -- Communist / R. Ford -- Doll queen / C. Fuentes -- Chosen husband / M. Gallant -- Order of insects / W. Gass -- Mother / N. Ginzberg -- Life of the imagination / N. Gordimer -- Two gentle people / G. Greene -- Why I transformed myself into a nightingale / W. Hildescheimer -- One arm / Y. Kawabata -- Let the old dead make room for the young dead / M. Kundera -- Gogol's wife / T. Landolfi -- Habit of loving / D. Lessing -- Challenge / M. Vargas Llosa -- Conjurer made off with the disk / N. Mahfouz -- Last Mohican / B. Malamud -- Pilgrimage / W. Maxwell -- First love, last rites / I. McEwan -- The deal / L. Michaels -- Patriotism / Y. Mishima. -- Jewellery / A. Moravia -- Doctor Safi / M. Mrabet -- Spring in Fialta / V. Nabokov -- Naga / R.K. Narayan -- The tryst / J.C. Oates -- Sister Imelda / E. O'Brien -- Artificial nigger / F. O'Connor -- A set of variations on a borrowed theme / F. O'Connor -- Nomad and viper / A. Oz -- Suitcase / C. Ozick -- Contest / G. Paley -- Suicides / C. Pavese -- Saint / V.S. Pritchett -- Eventide / J. Purdy -- Replacement / A. Robbe-Grillet -- Rain / M. Rodoreda -- In the garden / L. Rooke -- Talpa / J. Rulfo -- XXII / N. Sarraute -- Henne fire / I. Bashevis Singer -- Unguided tour / S. Sontag -- Children are bored on Sunday / J. Stafford -- Friend and protector / P. Taylor -- Death and the maiden / M. Tournier -- Beyond the pale / W. Trevor -- Separating / J. Updike -- I'm your horse in the night / L. Valenzuela -- No place for you, my love / E. Welty -- Five-twenty / P. White -- Hunters in the snow / T. Wolff -- Big black good man / R. Wright -- Best of everything / R. Yates.
The Baroque Poem: A comparative survey, together with 150 illustrative texts from English, American, Dutch, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Mexican, Portuguese, Polish, Modern Latin, Czech, Croatian, and Russian poetry, in the original languages with accompanying English translations. By Harold B. Segel. New York: Dutton, 1974.
The Bedford Anthology of World Literature. Ed. Paul Davis et al. 6 vols. in 2 packages of 3 vols. each. Bedford/ St. Martin's, 2003-2004.
Between Worlds.
A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry. Ed. Czeslaw Milosz. New York: Harcourt, 1996.
A Book of Women Poets: From Antiquity to Now. Ed. Aliki Barnstone and Willis Barnstone. New York: Schocken, 1980; rev. ed., 1992.
  • Includes over 200 poets writing in over 50 languages, including those originally writing in English.
Bridges: Literature across Cultures. Eds. Gilbert H. Muller and John A. Williams. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1994.
Che in Verse. Ed. Gavin O'Toole and Georgina Jiménez. London: Aflame Books, 2007.
  • The volume "contains 134 poems and songs from 53 countries dedicated to, about, or referring to this martyr of the utopian left. The contributors range from Che’s fellow revolutionaries and anti-colonial freedom-fighters to a gay rights activist, a Cistercian monk, and a Cuban prisoner of conscience languishing in a US federal penitentiary. . . . The collection includes biographies of the 135 poets and songwriters and the 30 translators whose work is included." Full table of contents available here.
Concert of Voices: An Anthology of World Writing in English. Ed. Victor J. Ramraj. Peterborough, ON: Broadview P, 1995.
  • Contains writings (prose fiction, unless otherwise indicated) by: Chinua Achebe, Ama Ata Aidoo, Agha Shahid Ali (poem), Mulk Raj Anand, Jean Arasanayagam (poems), Ven Begamudré, Louise Bennett, Neil Bissoondath, Gerry Bostock (play), Dionne Brand, Edward Kamau Brathwaite (poem), Dennis Brutus (poems), Buhkwujjenene, Willi Chen, Austin Clarke, Saros Cowasjee, Rienzi Crusz (poem), etc. [See contents ]
Concrete Poetry: An International Anthology. Ed. Stephen Bann. London: London Magazine, 1967.
Confucius to Cummings: An Anthology of Poetry. Ed. Ezra Pound and Marcella Spann. 1926; repr. New York: New Directions, 1964.
The Continual Singing: An Anthology of World Poetry. Ed. William Neville Scott. Milton, Q[ueensland?]: Jacaranda, 1973.
Dance in Poetry: International Anthology of Poems on Dance. Ed. Alkis Raftis. Princeton, NJ: Princeton Book Co., 1991; rpt. 2006.
Discovering the Many Worlds of Literature: Literature for Composition. Eds. Stuart Hirschberg and Terry Hirschberg. New York: Pearson/Longman, 2004.
The Enlightened Heart: An Anthology of Sacred Poetry. Ed. Stephen Mitchell. New York: Harper and Row, 1989.
Expanding Horizons: An Introduction to Non-Western Humanities. Ed. Janice C. Buchanan and Patricia J. Chauvin. Needham Heights, MA: Simon & Schuster, 1998; 2nd ed. Boston: Pearson Custom Publishing, 2003. (a textbook designed for the East-West Synthesis course [Hum 2270] at St. Petersburg College, Florida)
Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays. Ed. Frank Shay and Pierre Loving. Cincinnati: Stewart & Kidd, 1921.

For Neruda, For Chile. Ed. Walter Lowenfels. Boston: Beacon, 1975.
  • Works by poets from five continents written in response to the overthrow and murder of Salvador Allende in 1973.
Fragment from a Lost Diary, and Other Stories: Women of Asia, Africa and Latin America. Ed. Naomi Katz and Nancy Milton. New York: Pantheon, 1973.
Freedom: Stories Celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Ed. Amnesty International. New York: Broadway, 2011.
  • Contents: Busy lines / Patricia Grace -- The effects of good government on the city / A.L. Kennedy -- The kind of neighbor you used to have / James Meek -- Business philosophy / Marina Lewycka -- The long ride back home / Mohammed Naseehu Ali -- Sticko / Gabriella Ambrosio -- Tetanus / Joyce Carol Oates -- The trial / Walter Mosley -- Character development / David Mitchell -- Innocent passage / Ariel Dorfman -- Aniruddha : the latest installment / Amit Chaudhuri -- An incident at lunchtime / Petina Gappah -- Torn / Milton Hatoum -- The go-between / Ali Smith -- Asylum / David Constantine -- Homecoming / Jon Fosse -- The war on women / Kate Atkinson -- A special boy / Banana Yoshimoto -- Be careful about playing with the path of least resistance / Alexis Wright -- Where I keep my faith / Helen Dunmore -- Comrade Vadillo / Héctor Aguilar Camín -- In the prison of repose / Paulo Coelho -- Warriors of the sky / Mahmoud Saeed -- The obvious candidate / Richard Griffiths -- Mr. President-- / Juan Goytisolo -- The moon above his head / Yann Martel -- Sola / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie -- Amnesty / Nadine Gordimer -- An Internet baby / Xiaolu Guo -- The shed / Alice Pung -- ABC antidote / Ishmael Beah -- Gray Wolf, Prince Jack, and the Firebird / Alan Garner -- March of the dinosaurs / Liana Badr -- The scream / Rohinton Mistry -- The classroom / Olja Knezevic -- Epilogue: Sofia / Henning Mankell.
From the Republic of Conscience: An International Anthology of Poetry. Ed. Kerry Flattley and Chris Wallace-Crabbe. 1992; repr. Fredonia, NY: White Pine P, in association with Amnesty International, 1993.
Gems of the World's Best Classics: A Collection of Complete Short Stories and Essays, Chosen from the Literatures of All Periods and Countries Ed. Llewellyn Jones and Cecelia Catherine Gaul. Chicago: Geographical Pub. Co., 1927.
  • France -- Mummy's Foot/ Theophile Gautier -- Mysterious Mansion/ Honoré De Balzac -- Talisman of Moukoubamba/ Georges Clémenceau -- Pope's Mule/ Alphonse Daudet -- Scapegoat/ Emile Erckmann and Louis Chatrian -- Character of Arrias/ Jean De La Bruyére -- Pious Lady and the Gray Friar/ Marguerite De Navarre -- Lausus and Lydia/ Jean Francois Marmontel -- A Piece of String/ Guy De Maupassant -- Necklace/ Guy De Maupassant -- Mateo Falcone/ Prosper Mérimée -- Of Sleeping/ Michel Eyquem, Lord Montaigne -- Of Lyers/ Michel Eyquem, Lord Montaigne -- Memnon The Philosopher, or Human Wisdom/ Francois Marie Arouet De Voltaire -- Germany -- New Melusina/ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe -- Gods In Exile/ Heinrich Heine -- Gambler's Luck/ E.T.A. Hoffman -- Stage As A Moral Institution/ Friedrich Von Schiller -- On Reading and Books/ Arthur Schopenhauer -- Great Britain -- Thoughts In Westminster Abbey/ Joseph Addison -- Transmigrations of Pugg The Monkey/ Joseph Addison -- French Play in London/ Matthew Arnold -- Of Death/ Francis Bacon, Lord Verulam -- Of Adversity/ Francis Bacon, Lord Verulam -- Of Marriage and Single Life/ Francis Bacon, Lord Verulam -- Rab and His Friends/ John Brown -- On Dreams/ Sir Thomas Browne -- Of His Mother's Treatment of Him/ George Noel Gordon, Lord Bryon -- To His Wife After the Separation/ George Noel Gordon, Lord Bryon -- On Conversation/ William Cowper -- Opera/ Thomas Carlyle -- A Terribly Strange Bed/ William Wilkie Collins -- Of Myself/ Abraham Cowley -- Instability of Human Glory/ Daniel Defoe -- Description of Quack Doctor/ Daniel Defoe -- Wonderfull Yeare/ Thomas Dekker -- Levana and our Ladies of Sorrow/ Thomas De Quincey -- A Christmas Carol/ Charles Dickens -- Dr. Marigold's Prescriptions/ Charles Dickens -- Ixion In Heaven/ Beenjamin Disraeli, Lord of Beaconsfield -- A Mere Young Gentleman of the University/ John Earle -- An Essay on Nothing/ Henry Fielding -- Good Sea Captain/ Thomas Fuller -- Half Brothers/ Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell -- Authorship/ George Eliot -- A City Night-Piece/ Oliver Goldsmith -- Letters From a Citizen of the World to His Friend in the East/ Oliver Goldsmith -- Fight/ William Hazlitt -- Of Simplicity and Refinement in Writing/ David Hume -- A Few Thoughts on Sleep/ Leigh Hunt -- Deaths of Little Children/ Leigh Hunt -- On The Advisableness of Improving Natural Knowledge/ Thomas Henry Huxley -- Dick Minim The Critic/ Samuel Johnson -- On Our Fellow Shakespeare/ Ben Jonson -- Of The Lord Verulam/ Ben Johson -- Of Good Things and Bad/ Ben Johson -- To George and Georgiana Keats/ John Keats -- A Chapter on Ears/ Charles Lamb -- Dream-Children: A Reverie/ Charles Lamb -- Empress Catherine and Princess Dashkof/ Walter Savage Landor -- Perseus/ Charles Kingsley -- Oliver Goldsmith/ Lord Macaulay -- Of Education/ John Milton -- On Happiness in the Matrimonial State/ Lady Mary Wortley Montagu -- Lindenborg Pool/ William Morris -- Success In Life/ Walter Pater -- Four Ages of Poetry/ Thomas Love Peacock -- An Epic on Poetry/ Alexander Pope -- Author to Himself/ Alexander Pope -- Hand and Soul/ Dante Gabriel Rossetti -- Mystery of Life/ John Ruskin -- Bridal of Janet Dalrymple/ Sir Walter Scott -- A Defense of Poetry/ Percy Bysshe Shelley -- Use and Beauty/ Herbert Spencer -- AEs Triplex/ Robert Louis Stevenson -- A Modest Proposal For Preventing The Children Of Poor People In Ireland From Being A Burden To Their Parents or Country, And For Making Them Beneficial to the Public/ Jonathan Swift -- On A Lazy Idle Boy/ William Makepeace Thackeray -- Preface To The "Lyrical Ballads"/ William Wordsworth. Greece -- Fable Of The Ass And Of The Horse And Of Their Fortune/ Aesop -- Fable Of The Ancient weasel And Of The Rat/ Aesop -- Of Freedom/ Epictetus -- Crito/ Plato -- Conjugal Precepts/ Plutarch -- Italy -- A King In Disguise/ Matteo Bandello -- Story Of The Patient Griselda/ Giovanni Boccacio -- Story Of The Human Race/ Giacomo Leopardi -- Belphagor/ Niccolo Di Bernardo Dei Machiavelli -- Rome -- To Terentia (At Rome)/ Marcus Tullius Cicero -- To M. Marius (At Cumae)/ Marus Tullius Cicero -- To Caesar (In Gaul)/ Marus Tullius Cicero -- Haunted House/ Pliny the Younger -- Of The Wise Man/ Seneca -- Russia -- An Awkward Situation/ Anton Pavlovich Chekhov -- A Nasty Story/ Fedor Mikhaylovich Dostoevski -- Memoirs of a Madman/ Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol -- Khan and His Son/ Maxim Gorky -- Ashik-Kerib (A Turkish Tale)/ Mikhail Yur'vich Lermontov -- Coffin-Maker/ Alexander Pushkin -- Where Love Is, There God Is Also/ Count Leo Tolstoy -- United States -- Artemus Ward's Autobiography/ Artemus Ward -- Peter Rugg, The Missing Man/ William Austin -- Frederick Schiller/ William Cullen Bryant -- Compensation/ Ralph Waldo Emerson -- Over-Soul/ Ralph Waldo Emerson -- A Dialogue With The Gout/ Benjamin Franklin -- Feathered Life In America/ John Burroughs -- Great Stone Face/ Nathaniel Hawthorne -- Ethan Brand/ Nathaniel Hawthorne -- A Visit To The Autocrat's Landlady/ Oliver Wendell Holmes -- Rip Van Winkle/ Washington Irving -- Legend Of The Rose Of The Alhambra/ Washington Irving -- First Inaugural Address/ Thomas Jefferson -- Gettysburg Address/ Abraham Lincoln -- First Inaugural Address/ Abraham Lincoln -- Notary Of Périgueux/ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow -- In The Mediterranean/ James Russell Lowell -- Black Cat/ Edgar Allen Poe -- Masque Of The Red Death/ Edgar Allen Poe -- Landlord/ Henry David Thoreau -- First Inaugural Address/ George Washington -- Prefaces To "Leaves of Grass"/ Walt Whitman -- A Day of Days/ Henry James -- Outcasts Of Poker Plat/ Francis Bret Harte -- Story of Jullanar Of The Sea/ Arabian Nights -- Japan -- Forty-Seven Rônins/ A Japanese Tale -- Denmark -- Something/ Hans Christian Anderson -- Holland -- A Written Portrait Of More/ Desiderius Erasmus -- Norway -- Father/ Björnstjerne Martinius Björnson -- Spain -- Rinconete And Cortadillo/ Miguel De Saavedra Cervantes -- Ancient Egypt -- Setna And The Magic Book/ Anonymous.
Giant Talk: An Anthology of Third World Writings. Ed. Quincy Troupe and Rainer Schulte. New York: Random House, 1975.
Global Cultures: A Transnational Short Fiction Reader. Ed. Elizabeth Young-Bruehl. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan UP, 1994.
  • Groups together its selections under five section headings: "Between Cultures: Emigrés, Refugees, Exiles"; "New Nations: National Liberations, Civil Wars, Apartheid"; "Culture Clash: Modernization, Urbanization, Westernization"; "Culture Creation: Women Writing"; and "Complex Communications." Includes introductory notes on the authors. The anthology grew out of a Wesleyan University course on "Contemporary World Literature" for 75 first-year students, taught by Young-Bruehl, with JoAn Johnstone as her teaching associate.

    The anthology includes the following works, with the identification of the nationality of the author as given in the anthology: I have made the further division into works originally in English and works translated into English. Includes 56 authors and 61 works in total (there are two selections from five of the authors).

    Works apparently originally in English (i.e., no indication in anthology that the work was translated into English): Leanne Howe (USA–Native American), "An American in New York"; Rose Moss (South Africa; USA), "Exile"; Tony Eprile (South Africa; USA), "Exiles"; Ama Ata Aidoo (Ghana), "Everything Counts"; Paulino Lim, Jr. (Philippines), "Homecoming"; Aurora Levins Morales (Puerto Rico; USA), "El bacalao viene de más lejos y se come acquí"; Reinaldo Arenas (Cuba; USA), "End of a Story"; Rohinton Mistry (India; Canada), "Lend Me Your Light"; Ghassan Kanafani (Palestinian), "Letter from Gaza"; Adewale Maja-Pearce (Nigeria), "Loyalties"; Moacyr Scliar (Brazil), "Peace and War"; Chinua Achebe (Nigeria), "Girls at War"; Adewale Maja-Pearce (Nigeria), "An Easy Death"; Ndeley Mokoso (Cameroon), "No Escape"; Miriam M. Tlali (South Africa), "The Point of No Return"; Njabulo S. Ndebele (South Africa), "Death of a Son"; Abdelal El Hamamssy (Egypt), "Dust"; Moacyr Scliar (Brazil), "A Brief History of Capitalism"; Saloni Narang (India), "Close to the Earth"; Leoncio P. Deriada (Philippines), "Daba-Daba"; Michael Anthony (Trinidad), "The Girl and the River"; Epeli Hau' Ofa (Papua New Guinea; Tonga), "The Tower of Babel"; Ama Ata Aidoo (Ghana), "In the Cutting of a Drink"; Bei Dao (China, Norway), "The Homecoming Stranger"; Grace Ogot (Kenya), "The Rain Came"; Bessie Head (South Africa; Botswana), "The Lovers"; Ai Ya (Taiwan), "Whistle"; Carmen Lugo Filippi (Puerto Rico), "Pilar, Your Curls"; Alifa Rifaat (Egypt), "The Long Night of Winter"; Luisa Mercedes Levinson (Argentina), "The Clearing"; Hazel D. Campbell (Jamaica), "The Thursday Wife"; Lake Sagaris (Chile), "The March"; Velma Pollard (Jamaica), "My Mother"; Ulfat al-Idlibi (Syria), "The Women's Baths"; Roberta Fernández (USA), "Amanda"; Abd al-Salam al-Ujayli (Syria), "Madness"; Leonard Kibera (Kenya), "The Spider's Web"; Bessie Head (South Africa; Botswana), "Heaven Is Not Closed"; Thich Nhat Hanh (Vietnam), "The Pine Gate"; Xavier Herbert (Australia), "Kaijek the Songman"; Baha' Tahir (Egypt), "Last Night I Dreamt of You"; Uyen Loewald (North Vietnam; Australia), "Integration"; Patricia Grace (New Zealand–Maori), "A Way of Talking"; Jose Emilio Pacheco (Mexico), "You Wouldn't Understand"; Leoncio P. Deriada (Philippines), "Ati-Atihan."

    Works translated into English: Masahiko Shimada (Japan), "A Callow Fellow of Jewish Descent"; Julio Ortega (Peru; USA), "Las Papas"; Pedro Juan Soto (Puerto Rico; USA), "The Innocents"; Christina Peri Rossi (Uruguay; Spain), "The Influence of Edgar A. Poe in the Poetry of Raimundo Arias"; Hwang Sun-Won (Korea), "Masks"; Alfonso Quijada Urias (El Salvador; Mexico; Canada), "In the Shade of a Little Old Lady in Flower"; Arturo Arias (Guatemala), "Guatemala 1954--Funeral for a Bird"; Lizandro Chávez Alfaro (Nicaragua), "Clamor of Innocence"; Carmen Naranjo (Costa Rica), "And We Sold the Rain"; Augusto Monterroso (Guatemala; Mexico), "Mister Taylor"; Marta Brunet (Chile), "Solitude of Blood"; Yuko Tsushima (Japan), "The Marsh" [trans. noted on Permissions page only]; Khalida Hussain (Pakistan), "Story of the Name"; Bertalicia Peralta (Panama), "A March Guayacán"; Carmen Lyra (Costa Rica), "Estefanía"; Clarice Lispector (Brazil), "The Smallest Woman in the World"

    About this anthology, Timothy Brennan notes: "About sixty-five out of the eighty or so stories were originally written in English or Spanish, and of the remaining fifteen, several are in Portuguese. There is practically nothing from the French Caribbean or from francophone Africa; nothing from lusophone Africa; nothing, surprisingly, from the rich literatures of Bengal or non-English-speaking India (particularly the south); nothing from the Maghreb; almost nothing from the rich Urdu literatures of Pakistan; nothing from the patwah traditions of Jamaica, Trinidad, or Haiti; and nothing based on the oral literatures of Africa or Amerindian peoples, although much was included from the often overlooked areas of China and the Arabic-speaking world" (At Home in the World: Cosmopolitanism Now. Harvard UP, 1997. 50). Moreover, Brennan argues, "many of the stories [selected] seemed geared precisely to expose the failures of alternatives to Westernization, even though such alternatives form a prominent and respectable theme in non-Western writing" (50).

The Global Game: Writers on Soccer. Ed. John Turnbull, Thom Satterlee, and Alon Raab. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2008.
  • Includes poetry and prose from Ted Hughes, Charles Simic, Eduardo Galeano, Günter Grass, Giovanna Pollarolo, Mario Vargas Llosa, and Elvis Costello—to name but a few. Contributors: Rafael Alberti, Eduard Bass, Nalinaksha Bhattacharya, Hebe de Bonafini, Lawrence Cann, Bridget Carson, Hernán Casciari, Elvis Costello, Edilberto Coutinho, Erik Eggers, Friedrich Christian Delius, György Dragomán, Philippe Dubath, Álvaro Enrigue, Eduardo Galeano, Günter Grass, Einar Már Guðmundsson, William Heyen, Miroslav Holub, Ted Hughes, Ian Jack, Elísabet Jökulsdóttir, Ephraim Kishon, Simon Kuper, Anatoly Kuznetsov, Driton Latifi, Donna J. Gelagotis Lee, Mario Vargas Llosa, Subcomandante Marcos, Javier Marías, Andrew Marshall, Stanley Matthews, Christopher Merrill, Mássimo Moratti, Lady Murasaki, Mark Nuttall, Giovanna Pollarolo, Julio Ramón Ribeyro, Paul Richards, Klaus Rifbjerg, Nelson Rodrigues, María Graciela Rodríguez, Umberto Saba, Matilde Sánchez, Thom Satterlee, Rogelio Ramos Signes, Charles Simic, Antonio Skármeta, Osvaldo Soriano, David Starkey, Gay Talese, Crispin Thomas, Bea Vidacs, Luiz Vilela, Sarah Wardle, Ch’ao Yueh-chih, and Uroš Zupan.

    David Goldblatt, author of The Ball Is Round (2006), characterizes this anthology as "The first truly global survey of writing on the global game. . . . The collection gives a powerful reminder to Anglo-Saxon literary cultures that football--the most global cultural phenomenon of all--has a rich, multivocal literary tradition" (TLS). Still more supplementary materials are available at the book's website. Inevitably, of course, the anthology omits some works that might have been included: e.g., Mario Benedetti's "Left Wing" (a short story "about a soccer player who takes a bribe to throw a game but just cannot help scoring a goal [that] has been called the foundation of Latin American sports literature" [New York Times (18 May 2009)].

Global Voices: Contemporary Literature from the Non-Western World. Eds. Arthur Biddle, Gloria Bien, Miriam Cooke, Vinay Dharwadker, Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria, Mbuello Mzamane, and Angelita Reyes. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1995.
  • The Caribbean: Girl / Jamaica Kincaid -- A wedding in spring / George Lamming -- from The chosen place, the timeless people / Paule Marshall -- Red rising ; Xango / Edward Kamau Brathwaite -- The day they burned the books / Jean Rhys -- from The bridge of beyond / Simone Schwarz-Bart -- Wherever I hang ; Tropical death / Grace Nichols -- If I could write this in fire, I would write this in fire / Michelle Cliff -- The mulatta and the minotaur ; Lullaby for Jean Rhys ; Nanny ; For my mother (may I inherit half her strength) / Lorna Goodison -- from Return to my native land / Aimé Césaire -- The gift / Joseph Zobel -- Sea grapes ; The swamp ; The castaway / Derek Walcott -- from The mystic masseur / V.S. Naipaul -- from The dragon can't dance / Earl Lovelace. Latin America: The circular ruins / Jorge Luis Borges -- Continuity of parks / Julio Cortázar -- The censors / Luisa Valenzuela -- The third bank of the river / João Guimarães Rosa -- The crime of the mathematics professor / Clarice Lispector -- Two concrete poems / Haroldo de Campos -- The heights of Macchu Picchu / Pablo Neruda -- Litany of the little bourgeois ; Mummies ; Test ; I take back everything I've said / Nicanor Parra -- Balthazar's marvelous afternoon / Gabriel García Márquez -- Ballad of the two grandfathers ; The grandfather / Nicolás Guillén -- Like the night / Alejo Carpentier -- from Paradiso / José Lezama Lima -- The wounded / Reinaldo Arenas -- Angel face / Miguel Angel Asturias -- San Ildefonso nocturne / Octavio Paz -- Tell them not to kill me! / Juan Rulfo -- The doll queen / Carlos Fuentes -- from The war of the end of the world / Mario Vargas Llosa -- The youngest doll / Rosario Ferré. Sub-Saharan Africa: Night ; Kinaxixi ; African poetry ; Western civilizations / Agostinho Neto -- The collector of treasures / Bessie Head -- Something to talk about on the way to the funeral / Ama Ata Aidoo -- Minutes of glory / Ngugi wa Thiongo -- Messages ; On his royal blindness paramount Chief Kwangala ; When this carnival finally closes / Jack Mapanje -- Piano and drums ; You laughed and laughed and laughed ; Once upon a time / Gabriel Okara -- The madman / Chinua Achebe -- The strong breed / Wole Soyinka -- Black woman ; Totem ; New York ; Be not amazed ; In what tempestuous night ; Prayer to masks ; Senegal ; Visit ; Luxembourg / Leopold Sedar Senghor -- Tribal scars or the voltaique / Sembene Ousmane -- Comrades / Nadine Gordimer -- Death of a son / Njabulo Simakahle Ndebele -- My husband's tongue is bitter ; What is Africa to me? / Okot P' Bitek. The Middle East: There is no exile / Assia Djebar -- Zaabalawi / Naguib Mahfouz -- She has no place in paradise / Nawal Saadawi -- The stray dog / Sadeq Hedayat -- Window ; Friday / Forugh Farrokhzad -- Rain song ; Song in August / Badr Shakir Al-Sayyab -- At the outset of the day / Shmuel Yosef Agnon -- The gipsy / Emile Habibi -- The dress ; The sound of birds at noon ; Pride ; From day to night ; Distant land / Dahlia Rabikovich -- A new definition of the third world ; A thousand times more beautiful ; A covenant ; Soujourn forever ; Free harbor ; You alone / Suad Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah -- A space ship of tenderness to the moon / Layla Baalbaki -- Our daily bread / Emily Nasrallah -- The death of bed number 12 / Ghassan Kanafani -- The doum tree of Wad Hamid / Tayeb Salih -- On living ; The strangest creature on earth ; Some advice to those who will serve time in prison ; Awakening ; Evening walk / Nazim Hikmet Ran. South Asia: The master carpenter / G. Shankara Kurup -- Her dream ; Household fires / Indira Sant -- Do something, brother / M. Gopalakrishna Adiga -- Traitor ; The knot / Vinda Karandikar -- Process of creation ; The weed / Amrita Pritam -- Minority poem ; In India / Nissim Ezekiel -- Breast-giver / Mahasweta Devi -- Preparations of war ; Archaeological find / Kunwar Narayan -- Love poem for a wife I ; Small-scale reflections on a great house / A.K. Ramanujan -- Process of change ; Half-an-hour's argument / Shrikant Verma -- On reading a love poem / Kedarnath Singh -- The city, evening, and an old man, me / Dhoomil -- Bread / P. Lankesh -- The color of nothingness / Naiyer Masud -- The farewell party / Anita Desai -- A rat and a sparrow / C.S. Lakshmi -- A desire in her bangles / Gagan Gill -- The half-closed eyes of the Buddha and the slowly setting sun / Shankar Lamichhane -- Purvai : the easterly wind / Zamiruddin Ahmad -- The bird / Enver Sajjad -- The wagon / Khalida Asghar -- Menika / Yasmine Gooneratne. East Asia: Why parents worry / Cheng Naishan -- Happiness street ; Notes on the city of the sun ; Answer ; All / Bei Dao -- Also all ; Assembly line / Shu Ting -- Capital "I" ; Parting ; A headstrong boy / Gu Cheng -- If there's a war rages afar ; The Kowloon-Canton Railway / Yu Kwang-Chung -- Glory's by Blossom Bridge / Pai Hsien-Yung -- Six songs to the tune "Partridge skies" ; from Nine arguments ; Loneliness / Yang Mu -- Six ways of eating watermelons ; Protest posters ; Don't read this / Lo Ching -- Up in the tree ; Immortality ; The Cereus / Kawabata Yasunari -- Boxcar of chrysanthemums / Enchi Fumiko -- The boy ; River light ; The beginning of autumn ; Elegy ; Old man in a turban / Inoue Yasushi -- Above the crumbled bricks ; On the hill, a withered farm ; Like something totally ; Ephemerae swarming ; At many street corners ; Factory dismissing the workers ; A white human figure ; After a heated argument ; Like an arm overstretched ; Like squids / Kaneko Tota -- Toroboshi : the blind young man / Mishima Yukio -- The sanctity of trivial things ; Obsession with an apple ; A personal opinion about gray ; Impossible approach to a glass / Tanikawa Shuntaro -- Wine / Hayashi Mariko -- Cranes ; Masks / Hwang Sunwon -- An empty glass ; Burial ; Footprints ; A trip to Yongin ; Winter living / Pak Mogwol -- Love song ; Gift ; Winter Christ / Kim Namjo -- Four twilights ; Port of call ; Wild geese ; Song of peace / Hwang Tonggyu.
The Golden Wings: An Anthology of World Poetry. Ed. Sandosh Kumar. Allahabad:, 2003.
Great Short Stories of the World. Ed. B. H. Clark and M. Lieber. New York: R. M. McBride, 1938.
  • The two brothers (Anpu and Bata) / Anonymous -- Setna and the magic book / Anonymous -- Eumæus' : talk / Homer -- The country mouse and the town mouse / Æsop -- King Rhampsinitus and the thief / Herodotus -- Phineus and the harpies / Apollonius of Rhodes -- The robbers of Egypt / Heliodorus -- Horatius at the bridge / Livy -- Orpheus and the Eurydice / Ovid -- The shipwreck of Simonides / Phædrus -- The matron of Ephesus / Petronius -- The haunted house / Pliny the Younger -- The dream / Apuleius -- The book of Ruth (Old Testament) -- The history of Susanna (The Apocrypha) -- The prodigal son (New Testament) -- The raising of Lazarus (New Testament) -- Rabbi Akiva (The Talmud) -- The Jewish mother (The Talmud) -- The ass in the lion's skin (Jataka) -- The dove and the crow (Panchatantra) -- The story of Devadatta / Somadeva -- The jackal (Hitopadesa) -- Jamshid and Zuhak / Firdawsi -- The sailor and the pearl merchant / Anonymous -- Khaled and Djaida / Al-Asmal -- Abou Hassan the wag (Thousand and one nights) -- Grendel's raid (Beowulf) -- Esyllt and Sabrina / Geoffrey of Monmouth -- The humbling of Jovinian (Gesta Romanorum) -- Lludd and Llevelys (The Mabinogion) -- Launcelot's tourney / Sir Thomas Malory -- Roberto's tale / Robert Greene -- True relation of the apparition of one Mrs. Veal / Daniel Defoe -- The story of an heir / Joseph Addison -- The disabled soldier / Oliver Goldsmith -- The bridal of Janet Dalrymple / Sir Walter Scott -- The white trout / Samuel Lover -- The queer client / Charles Dickens -- A terribly strange bed / Wilkie Collins -- Squire Petrick's lady / Thomas Hardy -- Thrawn Janet / Robert Louis Stevenson -- The selfish giant / Oscar Wilde -- Julia Cahill's curse / George Moore -- That brute Simmons / Arthur Morrison -- The lay of Hildebrand / Anonymous -- Siegfried and Kriemhild (The lay of the Nibelungs) -- The coming of Gandin / Gottfried von Strassburg -- Bruin the bear & Reynard the fox (Reynard the fox) -- Eulenspiegel and the merchant (Eulenspiegel) -- Doctor Faust and the usurer (The history of Dr. J. Faust) -- The sick wife / Christian Gellert -- Little Briar-Rose / The brothers Grimm -- The story of Serapion / E.T.A. Hoffmann -- The legend of the dance / Gottfried Keller -- The fury / Paul Heyse -- The triple warning / Arthur Schnitzler -- A New-Year's Eve confession / Hermann Sudermann -- The divided horsecloth / Bernier -- The priest and the mulberries / Anonymous -- The lay of the two lovers / Marie de France -- The pious lady and the gray friar / Marguerite de Navarre -- He who married a dumb wife ; The roast-meat seller / François Rabelais -- Little Red Riding-Hood / Charles Perrault -- The four friends / Jean de Lafontaine -- Memnon the philosopher / Voltaire -- Lausus and Lydia / J.F. Marmontel -- The mysterious mansion / Honoré de Balzac -- Mateo Falcone / Prosper Mérimée -- The mummy's foot / Théophile Gautier -- The torture of hope / Villiers de L'Isle Adam -- The last lesson / Alphonse Daudet -- The fairy Amoureuse / Émile Zola -- The substitute / François Coppée -- Our lady's juggler / Anatole France -- The necklace / Guy de Maupassant -- The bell of Atri (The hundred ancient tales) -- The falcon / Giovanni Boccaccio -- Galgano / Ser Giovanni -- The two ambassadors / Franco Sacchetti -- The cavalier of Toledo / Masuccio (Guardato) -- Belphagor / Niccolo Macchiavelli -- A king in disguise / Matteo Bandello -- The friar of Novara / Agnolo Firenzuola -- The Greek merchant / Giovanbattista Giraldi Cinthio -- The Venetian silk-mercer / Carlo Gozzi -- Cavalleria rusticana / Giovanni Verga -- The peasant's will / Antonio Fogazzaro -- Mendicant melody / Edmondo de Amicis -- Lulu's triumph / Matilde Serao -- The hero / Gabriele d'Annunzio -- Two miracles / Grazia Deledda -- The miracle of the Jew (Chronicle of the Cid) -- The son and his friends / Juan Manuel -- How Lazaro served a bulero / Diego Hurtado de Mendoza -- Guzman and my lord Cardinal / Mateo Alemán -- Rinconete and Cortadillo / Miguel Cervantes -- The tall woman / Pedro Antonio de Alarcón -- Maese Perez, the organist / Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer -- Adios, Cordera! / Leopoldo Alas -- Story of Ming-Y ; Fickle widow (Marvelous tales) -- The virtuous daughter-in-law / Pu Sung-Ling -- The forty-seven ronins [ronin] / Anonymous -- The pier / Mori Ogwai -- A domestic animal / Shimazaki Toson -- The higher the flight the lower the fall / Jacob Cats -- The story of Saidjah / Eduard Douwes Dekker -- Grandfather's birthday present / Herman Heijermans -- The invisible wound / Karoly Kisfaludi -- A ball / Maurus Jokai -- The green fly / Kalman Mikszath -- The silver hilt / Ferenc Molnar -- The snow storm / Alexander Pushkin -- St. John's eve / Nikolai Gogol -- The district doctor / Ivan Turgenev -- The Christmas tree and the wedding / Feodor Dostoievsky [Dostoyevsky] -- The long exile / Leo Tolstoy -- The old bell-ringer / Vladimir Korolenko -- The signal / Vsevolod Garshin -- The bet / Anton Chekhov -- One autumn night / Maxim Gorky -- Silence / Leonid Andreyev. -- The lighthouse keeper of Aspinwall / Henryk Sienkiewicz -- The human telegraph / Boleslav Prus -- Forebodings / Stefan Zeromski -- A woman's wrath / Isaac Loeb Peretz -- The Passover guest / Sholom Aleichem -- A picnic / S. Libin -- The Kaddish / Abraham Raisin -- Abandoned / Sholom Asch -- In the storm / David Pinski -- Baldr's bale / Snorri Sturluson -- Regin's tale (Volsunga saga) -- The shepherdess and the sweep / Hans Christian Andersen -- Henrik and Rosalie / Meyer Aron Goldschmidt -- Two worlds / Jens Peter Jacobsen -- Smith who could not get into hell / Peter Christen Asbjörnsen and Jörgen Moe -- The father / Björnstjerne Björnson -- Skobelef / Johan Bojer -- Love and bread / August Strindberg -- The eclipse / Slema Lagerlöf -- The falcon / Per Hallström -- The mysterious picture / Charles de Coster -- The massacre of the innocents / Maurice Maeterlinck -- The soul of Veere / Camille Lemonnier -- One night / Emile Verhaeren -- The neighbor / Antun Gustav Matos -- Children and old folk / Ivan Cankar -- At the well / Laza K. Lazarevich -- The vampire / Jan Neruda-- Foltyn's drum / Svatopluk Cech -- The priest's tale / Demetrios Bikelas -- The Easter torch / I.L. Caragiale -- What Vasile saw / Marie, Queen of Roumania -- The commissioner's Christmas / Dimitr Ivanov -- Chivalry / Ricardo Fernández-García -- The attendant's confession / J.M. Machado de Assis -- The legend of Pygmalion / Ventura García-Calderón -- Creole democracy / Rufíno Blanco-Fombóna -- The deaf satyr / Rubén Darío -- The specter bridegroom / Washington Irving -- Mrs. Bullfrog / Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The tell-tale heart / Edgar Allan Poe -- Journalism in Tennessee / Mark Twain -- The man and the snake / Ambrose Bierce -- The outcasts of Poker Flat / Bret Harte -- The story in it / Henry James -- King Solomon of Kentucky / James Lane Allen -- Miss Tempy's watchers / Sarah Orne Jewett -- A letter and a paragraph / Henry Cuyler Bunner -- Supply and demand / O. Henry -- A dark-brown dog / Stephen Crane -- The lost Phoebe / Theodore Dreiser -- Sophistication / Sherwood Anderson -- A Wagner matinée / Willa Cather -- A brown woman / James Branch Cabell.
Great Stories of All Nations. Ed. Blanche C. Williams and Maxim Lieber. New York: Tudor Publishing Co., 1933.
Halala Madiba: Nelson Mandela in Poetry. Ed. Richard Bartlett and Morakabe. London: Aflame Books, 2006.
  • "An anthology of poetry spanning the period from 1963, when Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, to 2005, when he celebrated his 87th birthday, this book is about much more than one man. It brings together almost 100 poems from 25 countries which have taken Nelson Mandela and the fight against apartheid as their inspiration. . . . With a foreword by Nadine Gordimer, the poets include Seamus Heaney, Wole Soyinka, Andrew Motion, Dennis Brutus, Jeremy Cronin, Mongane Serote, John Matshikiza and Ntozake Shange."

    Contents: Dennis Brutus, "On the Island" (1963); Hamish Henderson, "Rivonia" (1964); Robert Dederick, "Robben Island" (1968); Arthur Nortje, from "Questions and Answers" (1970); Keorapetse Kgositsile, [untitled] (1971); Oswald Mtshali, "The Detribalised" (1971); Ilva MacKay, "Mandela" (1974); John Matshikiza, "And I Watch it in Mandela" (1974); Breytan Breytenbach, "from the Cape to Rio" (1976); Gerrit Fourie, "Rivonia" (1976); José Craveirinha, "Ever Since My Friend Nelson Mandela Went to Live on Robben Island" (1977); Kamau Brathwaite, "Soweto" (1979); Fhazel Johennesse, "bombs" (1979); Dennis Brutus, "Robben Island" (1980); Maxamed Xaashi Dhamac 'Gaarriye', "Mandela" (1980); Zindzi Mandela, "Echo of Mandela" (1980); Carl Niehaus, "Please Keep Your Children Under Control" (1981); Frank Anthony, "robben island my cross my house" (1982); Mafika Gwala, "The ABC Jig" (1982); Michael Smith, "It A Come" (1982); Jeremy Cronin, "Death Row" (1983); Don Mattera, "A song for Mandela" (1983); Albino Magaia, "Nothing New in South Africa" (1984); Lee Maracle, "Mister Mandela" (1985); Jofre Rocha, "Nelson Mandela" (1985); Leite de Vasconcelos, "Mandela" (1985); Emyr Edwards, "Soweto" (1986); Vernon February, "Hero of Heroes" (1986); Emyr Lewis, "Well, good morning . . ." (1986); Morakabe 'Raks' Seakhoa, "Madiba" (1986); Benjamin Abialo, "To Nelson Mandela" (1987); Adonis, "Like a Field of Love" (1987); F.G. Mavoungou Badinga, "You Whom I Call! . . ." (1987); Thomas Bissambou, "The Burnt Hut" (1987); José Craveirinha, "Why?" (1987); Peter Horn, "Canto Three: Civil War Cantos" (1987); Durumurali Innocent, "Nostalgia for a Country" (1987); Leopold Pindy Mamonsono, "Mandela the African" (1987); M.A. Samuels, "Death by Apathy" (1987); Ntozake Shange, "Passages: Earth Space" (1987); Diarra B. Tieco, "Azania Burns" (1987); Armindo Vaz d'Almeida, "Poem to the Southern Wind" (1987); J.P. Clark, "Mandela" (1988); Karen Davis, "For Mandela" (1988); Patrick Galvin, "Letter to a Political Prisoner" (1988); Ingrid de Kok, "Small Passing" (1988); Lindiwe Mabuza, from "Elegy for Johnny" (1988); João Maimona, "To Nelson Mandela" (1988); Federico Mayor, [untitled] (1988); Andries Walter Oliphant, "To Mandela" (1988); Golden, "Xhosa Chief, Nelson Mandela" (1989); Nogqaza we Jojo, "Ah! Rolihlahla!" (1989); Zindzi Mandela, "Ode to My Father" (1989); Nancy Morejón, "Ballad of Robben Island Gaol" (1989); Sipho Sepamla, "Can I Get a Witness Here" (1989); Wole Soyinka, "Your Logic Frightens Me, Mandela" (1989); Wole Soyinka, "Like Rudolf Hess, The Man Said!" (1989); Thani, "To Nelson Mandela" (1989); Mary Ann Williams, "Birth Day Party" (1989); Elizabeth Alexander, "A Poem for Nelson Mandela" (1990); Abena P.A. Busia, "Testament for the First Accused" (1990); Lynne Bryer, "Release, February 1990" (1990); Keith Gottschalk, "Praise Poem for the African National Congress" (1990); Seamus Heaney, from "The Cure at Troy" (1990); Shumon Momen, "Mandela's Freedom" (1990); Lesego Rampolokeng, from "Rap 25" (1990); Kalamu ya Salaam, "haiku 112" (1990); Tupac Shakur, "Liberty Needs Glasses" (1990); Bongani Sitole, "Hail, Dalibunga!" (1991); Roger Brirely, "Nelson" (1992); Barry Feinberg, "Boipatong" (1992); Chris Mann, "Where is the Freedom for Which We Died?" (1992); Tatamkhulu Afrika, "Tamed" (1994); Denis Hirson, "The Long-Distance South African" (1994); Daluxolo Hoho, "A New Africa" (1994); Mazisi Kunene, "Departure from the Isle of Torments (Mandela's musings)" (1994); Kelwyn Sole, "First Election" (1994); Benjamin Zephaniah, "Who Dun It?" (1995); Cherry Clayton, "South Africa: Memorial Wall" (1996); Haki R. Madhubuti, "Killing memory" (1996); Jan Bontje, "Haiku" (1997); Karen Press, "Causality and Chance in Love" (1997); Liz Cashdan, "Macbeth" (1998); Linton Kwesi Johnson, "If I Woz a Tap-Natch Poet" (1998); Femi Ojo-Ade, from "Ogoni" (1998); Mike Barlow, "Invisible Ink" (1999); Barry Feinberg, "Evidence of Ancestry" (1999); Andrew Motion, "To Nelson Mandela: A Tribute" (2000); Edouard Maunick, "Mandela Dead and Alive" (2001); Michele Leggott, "Angels and Oracles" (2002); Jen Hadfield, "Fratres (Taking You with Me)" (2003); Allan Kolski Horwitz, "The Many Faces of Whitey" (2003); Jekwu Ikeme, "Confessions at Noon 2" (2004); Sandile Ngidi, "When Mandela Goes" (2004); David Nicol, "New Year in Cape Town" (2004); Mongane Wally Serote, from "History is the Home Address" (2004); Chris Mann, "Mandela's Cell" (2005).

The HarperCollins World Reader. Eds. Mary Ann Caws and Christopher Pendergast. New York: HarperCollins, 1994.
The Humanities: Cultural Roots and Continuities. Ed. Mary Ann Frese Witt et al. 7th ed. 2 vols. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005.
  • Literature, with history, art, music from the West, Africa, Middle East, India, China, and Japan.
Kavyavishwa: An Anthology of World Poetry. Ed. Suresh P. Dalal. Bombay: Chimanlal Literary Trust, 1975.
Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, & Beyond. Ed. Tina Change, Nathalie Handal, and Ravi Shankar. Foreword by Carolyn Forché. New York: Norton, 2008.
  • 400 poets from 55 countries writing in 40 different languages. The anthology is organized by theme, rather than by national origin or affiliation.
Leading Contemporary Poets: An International Anthology. Ed. Dasha Culic Nisula, et al. Kalamazoo: Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Western Michigan Univ., 1997.
Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern. 30 vol.-edition and 46-vol. edition. New York: International Society, 1897; repr. New York: J. A. Hill, 1902 (in 31 vols. and in 46 vols.).

Volume 23 (of 31) [1902]: [Shakespeare (cont'd.) to Mme. de Staël]

Volume 36 (of 46) [1897]: [Sully-Prudhomme to Thackeray]

Volume 25 (of 30) [1897]: [Tasso to Turgeneff]

Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories. Ed. Julian Hawthorne. 6 vols. New York: The Review of Reviews Co., 1908.
  • (1) American: J. Hawthorne, F. M. Crawford, M. E. W. Freeman, M. D. Post, A. Bierce, E. A. Poe, W. Irving, C. B. Brown. (2) English-Scotch: R. Kipling, E. Castle, R. L. Stevenson, A. C. Doyle, S. Weyman, W. Collins, and others. (3) English-Irish: F. O'Brien, Bulwer-Lytton, T. De Quincey, C. R. Maturin, L. Sterne, W. M. Thackeray, and others. (4) French-Italian-Spanish-Latin: Maupassant, Mille, Adam, Erckmann-Chatrian, Balzac, Voltaire, Alarçon, Capuana, Apulcius, Pliny, the Younger. (5) German-Russian-Scandinavian: G. Meyrink, P. Heyse, F. Hoffman, V. Krestovski, O. Larssen, D. Theden, W. Hauff, A. Chekhoff, J. Bergsoe, B. Ingemann, S. S. Blicher. (6) Oriental: Arabic, Japanese, Persian, Turkish, Sanskrit, Tibetan, Chinese. True stories of modern magic
Literary Olympians. Ed. Linda Brown Michelson. Westlake Village, CA: Crosscurrents, 1984.
Literary Olympians II. Ed. Linda Brown Michelson and Elizabeth Bartlett. Westlake Village, CA: Crosscurrents, 1987.
Literary Olympians 1992: An International Anthology. Ed. Elizabeth Bartlett. Boston: Ford-Brown, 1992.
Literature Across Cultures. Eds. Sheena Gillespie, Terezinha Fonseca, and Carol A. Sanger. 4th edn. New York: Pearson Longman, 2005. [1st edn. 1994; 2nd edn. 1998; 3rd edn. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2001].
  • Timothy Brennan refers to the first edition of this anthology in remarking that, "Large-market textbooks prepared for a postcanonical curriculum by the nation's biggest commercial publishers tend to adopt a deliberate strategy of integration, organizing under themes like 'Gender and Identity' or 'War and Violence' the writing of U.S. feminists, canonical figures of the nineteenth century, Arabic poets, and first-generation American immigrants writing on the theme of ethnicity" (At Home in the World: Cosmopolitanism Now. Harvard UP, 1997. 48). The 4th edition organizes its selections under the following headings: "Origins and Insights," "Gender and Identity," "War and Violence," "Race and Difference," and "Individualism and Community."

    Authors included in the anthology are: (from the U.S., including immigrants to the U.S.): Sherwood Anderson, Toni Cade Bambara, Bruce Catton, Eric Chock, Kate Chopin, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Stephen Crane, E. E. Cummings, James Dickey, Emily Dickinson, Frederick Douglass, André Dubus, Richard Eberhart, James A. Emanuel, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Louise Erdrich, Martín Espada, William Faulkner, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Carolyn Forché, Maria Irene Fornes, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Robert Frost, Ernest J. Gaines, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Barbara L. Greenberg, Jeffrey Harrison, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Robert Hayden, Linda Hogan, Garrett Hongo, Langston Hughes, Shirley Jackson, Randall Jarrell, Jamaica Kincaid, Martin Luther King Jr., Yusef Komunyakaa, Michael Lassell, Tato Laviera, Li-Young Lee, Denise Levertov, Eric Liu, Peter Lyman, Claude McKay, Daniel Meier, Edna St Vincent Millay, Janice Mirikitani, Paul Monette, Pat Mora, Toni Morrison, Bharati Mukherjee, Seth Mydans, Duane Niatum, Tim O'Brien, Sharon Olds, Tillie Olsen, Ann Petry, David W. Powell, Theodore Roethke, Leo Romero, Sandip Roy, Muriel Rukeyser, May Sarton, Chief Seattle, Anne Sexton, Cathy Song, Gabriel Spera, Brent Staples, Wallace Stevens, Deborah Tannen, Luci Tapahonso, Evangelina Vigil-Piñón, Maryfrances Cusumano Wagner, Alice Walker, Edith Wharton, Walt Whitman, Richard Wilbur, William Carlos Williams, James Wright, and Wakako Yamauchi; (from Europe): Fernando Arrabal, Aphra Behn, William Blake, Tadeusz Borowski, Robert Browning, Albert Camus, John Donne, Euripides, Thomas Hardy, Seamus Heaney, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, John Keats, Pär Lagerkvist (Fabian), Andrew Marvell, Molière, Frank O'Connor, Liam O'Flaherty, Wilfred Owen, Plato, William Shakespeare, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Sophocles, Alfred Tennyson, Dylan Thomas, Elie Wiesel, Virginia Woolf, William Wordsworth, and Yevgeny Yevtushenko; (from Africa): Chinua Achebe, Nadine Gordimer, and Wole Soyinka; (from the Middle East): Alifa Rifaat; (from Latin America): Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, and Manuel Puig; (from South Asia): Salman Rushdie (lives in UK and USA), and Mahwash Shoaib (student in USA). As one can see, a mere handful of authors (8 of them) from outside the U.S. and Europe are included alongside 81 writers from the U.S. and 29 from Europe. This is much more a multicultural U.S. literature anthology than it is an anthology of world literature.

Literature Without Borders: International Literature in English for Student Writers. Eds. George R. Bozzini and Cynthia A. Leenerts. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 2001.
  • Beginning from the recognition that "English has become an international literary language of astonishing reach and diversity" (xi), this anthology includes selections from the various regions of the English language: in "mother lands" of England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland; in "settler" countries of the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa; in former colonies of Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados, the Leeward and Windward Islands, the Bahamas, and other islands in the Caribbean, and of Belize and Guyana in Central and South America, respectively; in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh; in Liberia, Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone; in Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Cameroon, Uganda, and Zambia; in Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, and Lesotho; in Singapore and Hong Kong; in the Philippines, Micronesia, and Puerto Rico (xi). Many of the writers included to represent the other parts of the English-using world, outside the British Isles and the United States, are in fact migrants who have settled in Britain or the United States. This fact, along with the focus on "ethnic" American writers, helps to connect multiculturalism within the United States and cultural diversity abroad. Prose fiction and poetry, with the occasional essay; no drama. All selections from 20th century.
Literatures of Asia, Africa, and Latin America: From Antiquity to the Present. Ed. Willis Barnstone and Tony Barnstone. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1999.
Longman Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Drama: A Global Perspective. Ed. Michael L. Greenwald. New York: Pearson Longman, 2004.
Longman Anthology of World Literature. Ed. David Damrosch. 6 vols. New York: Longman, 2004.
Longman Anthology of World Literature by Women: 1875-1975. Eds. Marian Arkin and Barbara Shollar. New York: Longman, 1989.
Love Poems by Women: An Anthology of Poetry from Around the World and Through the Ages. Ed. Wendy Mulford. New York: Fawcett, 1991.
Magical Realist Fiction: An Anthology. Ed. David Young and Keith Hollaman. New York: Longman, 1984.
  • Nikolai Gogol, "The Nose" -- Leo Tolstoy, "The Porcelain Doll" -- Thomas Mann, "The Wardrobe" -- Hugo von Hofmannsthal, "A Tale of the Cavalry" -- Henry James, "The Jolly Corner" -- Rainer Maria Rilke, "The Death of Chamberlain Brigge" (excerpt) and "The Hand" (excerpt) -- D. H. Lawrence, "Odour of Chrysanthemums" and "The Blind Man" -- Franz Kafka, "A Country Doctor" and "The Bucket Rider" -- Isaac Babel, "The Sin of Jesus" -- Yuri Olesha, "Lyompa" -- Osip Mandelstam, "The Egyptian Stamp" (excerpt) -- Virginia Woolf, "The Great Frost" (excerpt) -- Bruno Schulz, "The Street of Crocodiles" -- Vladimir Nabokov, "The Visit to the Museum" -- María Luisa Bombal, "New Islands" -- William Faulkner, "The Old People" -- Eudora Welty, "Moon Lake" -- Aníbal Machado, "The Piano" -- Jorge Luis Borges, "The Aleph" and "The South" -- Octavio Paz, "My Life with the Wave" -- John Cheever, "The Enormous Radio" -- Vjekoslav Kaleb, "The Guest" -- Tommaso Landolfi, "Gogol's Wife" -- Alfonso Reyes, "Major Aranda's Hand" -- Julio Cortázar, "Axolotl" and "The Night Face Up" -- Alejo Carpentier, "Journey to the Seed" -- Clarice Lispector, "The Smallest Woman in the World" -- Carlos Fuentes, "Aura" -- Elizabeth Bishop, "In the Village" -- Italo Calvino, "The Distance of the Moon" and "Invisible Cities" (excerpt) -- Gabriel García Márquez, "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" and "Blacamán the Good, Vendor of Miracles" -- Robert Escarpit, "Cloud Maker" -- Donald Barthelme, "Views of My Father Weeping" -- Milan Kundera, "The Angels" (excerpt).
Modern Literature of the Non-Western World: Where the Waters Are Born. Eds. Jayana Clerk and Ruth Siegel. New York: HarperCollins, 1995.
  • Selections of poetry, fiction, drama, and memoirs from writers representing 61 countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
New Directions in Prose and Poetry: An International Anthology. Ed. James Laughlin. New York: New Directions, 1974.
Norton Anthology of World Literature. Ed. Sarah Lawall. 2nd ed. 6 vols. New York: Norton, 2002.
On Being Foreign: Culture Shock in Short Fiction. An International Anthology. Ed. Tom J. Lewis and Robert E. Jungman. Yarmouth, ME: Intercultural P, 1986.
  • Longing for America / David Rubin -- Alienation / Julio Ramón Ribeyro -- America / Arthur Schnitzler -- You have left your lotus pods on the bus / Paul Bowles -- Odd tippling / Kurt Kusenberg -- The little governess / Katherine Mansfield -- Saree of the gods / G.S. Sharat Chandra -- The growing stone / Albert Camus -- Everything is nice / Jane Bowles -- Robert Aghion / Hermann Hesse -- Pastor Dowe at Tacaté / Paul Bowles -- The blue hotel / Stephen Crane -- An outpost of progress / Joseph Conrad -- The overlap / John Bovey -- The door in the wall / Oliver La Farge -- East and West / Rudyard Kipling -- Story of the warrior and the captive / Jorge Luis Borges -- Yard sale / Paul Theroux -- Home sickness / George Moore -- The captive / Jorge Luis Borges.
One Hundred Great Poems of the Twentieth Century. Ed. Mark Strand. New York: Norton, 2005.
  • Northern elegies / Anna Akhmatova -- Buster Keaton looks in the woods for his love who is a real cow / Rafael Alberti -- We have done our duty / Yehuda Amichai -- The city limits / A.R. Ammons -- Residue / Carlos Drummond De Andrade -- Ode to the bourgeois gentleman / Mário De Andrade -- Fatness / Alan Ansen -- The pretty redhead / Guillaume Apollinaire -- Syringa / John Ashbery -- In memory of W.B. Yeats / W.H. Auden -- To the sun / Ingeborg Bachmann -- The moon and the night and the men / John Berryman -- In the waiting room / Elizabeth Bishop -- Evening in the sanitarium / Louise Bogan -- In praise of darkness / Jorge Luis Borges -- Waiting for the barbarians / C.P. Cavafy -- Death fugue / Paul Celan -- Menus / Blaise Cendrars -- Batouque / Aimé Césaire -- Poem on death / Inger Christensen -- Marine surface, low overcast / Amy Clampitt -- My grandmother's love letters / Hart Crane -- Mid-way / Robert Desnos -- The helmsman / H.D. -- On an East wind from the wars / Alan Dugan -- This place rumored to have been Sodom / Robert Duncan -- The love song of J. Alfred Prufrock / T.S. Eliot -- The mad pomegranate tree / Odysseus Elytis -- An old man's winter night / Robert Frost -- Prayer / Gloria Fuertes -- A supermarket in California / Allen Ginsberg -- Lament / Thom Gunn -- The convergence of the Twain / Thomas Hardy -- At Mornington / Gwen Harwood -- Witch doctor / Robert Hayden -- More light! More light! / Anthony Hecht -- Mr. Cogito thinks about Hell / Zbigniew Herbert -- Things I didn't know I loved / Nazim Hikmet -- Translated from the German or the Bosnian / Max Jacob -- A prayer to go to paradise with the donkeys / Francis Jammes -- The deer lay down their bones / Robinson Jeffers -- Life draws a tree- / Roberto Juarroz -- Psalm and lament / Donald Justice -- One train may hide another / Kenneth Koch -- Next, please / Philip Larkin -- The ship of death / D.H. Lawrence -- The old man's monologue with death / Enrique Lihn -- The big mystical circus / Jorge De Lima -- The unfaithful married woman / Federico García Lorca -- My last afternoon with Uncle Devereux Winslow / Robert Lowell -- The broken home / James Merrill -- Vixen / W.S. Merwin -- I am writing to you from a far-off country / Henri Michaux -- The cameo / Edna St. Vincent Millay -- Encounter / Czeslaw Milosz -- Elegy for N.N. / Czeslaw Milosz -- The eel / Eugenio Montale -- The fish / Marianne Moore -- The absent / Edwin Muir -- Very like a whale / Ogden Nash -- Ode to the seagull / Pablo Neruda -- To the film industry in crisis / Frank O'Hara -- The undertaking in New Jersey / George Oppen -- Anthem for doomed youth / Wilfred Owen -- Ein Leben / Dan Pagis -- The tunnel / Nicanor Parra -- Winter night / Boris Pasternak -- Morning star / Cesare Pavese -- As one listens to the rain / Octavio Paz -- The tobacco shop / Fernando Pessoa (Álvaro de Campos) -- Water / Francis Ponge -- The little box / Vasko Popa -- Canto XLV / Ezra Pound -- Barbara / Jacques Prévert -- If you imagine / Raymond Queneau -- Tombs of the Hetaerae / Rainer Maria Rilke -- Miniature / Yannos Ritsos -- Dolor / Theodore Roethke -- In the middle of life / Tadeusz Rozewicz -- Epiphany, 1937 / George Seferis -- April inventory / W.D. Snodgrass -- A postcard from the volcano / Wallace Stevens -- That winter / Ruth Stone -- Rain and the tyrants / Jules Supervielle -- Question / May Swenson -- The end and the beginning / Wislawa Szymborska -- Fern Hill / Dylan Thomas -- Rain / Edward Thomas -- Track / Tomas Tranströmer -- An attempt at jealousy / Marina Tsvetaeva -- Rose nocturnal / Xavier Villaurrutia -- The season of phantasmal peace / Derek Walcott -- Lullaby: Moonlight lingers / Robert Penn Warren -- Advice to a prophet / Richard Wilbur -- These / William Carlos Williams -- The journey / James Wright -- I have seen black hands / Richard Wright -- In memory of Eva Gore-Booth and Con Markievicz / William Butler Yeats -- That's how we are / Andrea Zanzotto -- "A"-11 / Louis Zukofsky.
One World of Literature. Eds. Shirley Geok-Lin Lim and Norman A. Spencer. New York: Houghton-Mifflin, 1993.
  • An anthology of 20th-century writings from around the world, including works originally written in English and works presented in English translation. Includes introductory essays on each continental unit, with accompanying maps ("Africa and the Middle East"; "Asia"; "Australia and Oceania"; "Europe"; "Latin America and the Caribbean"; "North America"); headnotes on the authors and study questions on the selections; and explanatory appendices on genres (fiction, poetry, drama), on translation, on documentation in academic writing about literature; a glossary of literary terms; and a bibliography of selected works on literature of each region.
Other Routes: 1500 Years of African and Asian Travel Writing. Ed. Tabish Khair, Justin D. Edwards, Martin Leer, and Hanna Ziadeh. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2006.
The Other Voice: Twentieth-Century Women's Poetry in Translation. Ed. Joanna Bankier, Carol Cosman, Doris Earnshaw, Joan Keefe, Deirdre Lashgari, and Kathleen Weaver. New York: Norton, 1976.
  • Includes poems from 38 countries and 31 languages.
Ourselves Among Others: Cross-Cultural Readings for Writers. Ed. Carol J. Verburg. 3rd edn. New York: Bedford / St. Martin's P, 1994.
  • Very good anthology, primarily of non-fictional prose (including autobiography and some journalism). Does have some fiction, but no poetry or drama. All selections from the 20th century. Useful headnotes to the selections, giving brief accounts of the author and about the part of the world that he or she is discussing in the selection.
The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories. Ed. Ilan Stavans. New York: Oxford UP, 1998.
  • The rabbi's son / Rabbi Nakhman of Bratzlav -- The calf / Sholem Jacob Abramovitsh -- If not higher ... / Isaac Leib Peretz -- A Yom Kippur scandal / Sholem Aleichem -- The mother / Italo Svevo -- Tug of love / Israel Zangwill -- The kiss / Lamed Shapiro -- America and I / Anzia Yezierska -- Holy Land / Ludwig Lewisohn -- Before the law / Franz Kafka -- At night / David Bergelson -- The fool and the forest demon / Der Nister -- Camacho's wedding feast / Alberto Gerchunoff -- A whole loaf / Shmuel Yosef Agnon -- The street of crocodiles / Bruno Schulz -- The story of my dovecot / Isaac Babel -- The Spinoza of Market Street / Isaac Bashevis Singer -- The sacrifice of the prisoner / Elias Canetti -- Prophet in our midst: a story for Passover / A.M. Klein -- In dreams begin responsibilities / Delmore Schwartz -- Angel Levine / Bernard Malamud -- Looking for Mr. Green / Saul Bellow -- House at the sea / Natalia Ginzburg -- The hand that fed me / Isaac Rosenfeld -- The mirror maker / Primo Levi -- The key game / Ida Fink -- Midrash on happiness / Grace Paley -- Letter from his father / Nadine Gordimer -- Family ties / Clarice Lispector -- The shawl / Cynthia Ozick -- The true waiting / Elie Wiesel -- The Zulu and the Zeide / Dan Jacobson -- Criers and kibitzers, kibitzers and criers / Stanley Elkin -- Playing ball on Hampstead Heath / Mordecai Richler -- Bertha / Aharon Appelfeld -- The conversion of the Jews / Philip Roth -- Dogs and books / Danilo Kis -- The Yatir evening express / A.B. Yehoshua -- In the name of His Name / Angelina Muniz-Huberman -- The ballad of the false Messiah / Moacyr Scliar -- Nomad and viper / Amos Oz -- The conversion / Isaac Goldemberg -- Useful ceremonies / Francine Prose -- Lazar Malkin enters heaven / Steve Stern -- The legacy of Raizel Kaidish: a story / Rebecca Goldstein.
The Oxford Treasury of World Stories. Ed. Michael Harrison and Christopher Stuart-Clark. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1999.
Penguin Book of Women Poets. Ed. Carol Cosman, Joan Keefe, and Kathleen Weaver. London: Penguin, 1978.
Plays by Women: An International Anthology. Ed. Françoise Kourilsky and Catherine Temerson. Ubu Repertory Theater Publications, 1988.
  • Five plays by French-speaking women playwrights: Denise Bonal (Algeria); Michèle Fabien (Belgium); Abla Farhoud (Lebanon and Quebec); Fatima Gallaire-Bourega (Algeria and France); Simone Schwarz-Bart (Guadeloupe and France).
Playwrights of Exile: An International Anthology. France, Romania, Quebec, Algeria, Lebanon, Cuba. Ed. Wajdi Mouawad. New York: UBU Repertory Theater Publications, 1997.
  • Lady Strass / Eduardo Manet ; translated by Phyllis Zatlin -- Class photo / Anca Visdei ; translated by Stephen J. Vogel -- My mother's eyes / Leïla Sebbar ; translated by Stephen J. Vogel -- Such great hope / Noureddine Aba ; translated by Richard Miller -- Wedding day at the Cro-Magnons' / Wajdi Mouawad ; translated by Shelley Tepperman.
The PIP Anthology of World Poetry of the 20th Century. Ed. Douglas Messerli. 7 vols. København: Green Integer, 2000-06.
Poems for the Millennium. Ed. Jerome Rothenberg and Pierre Joris. 2 vols. Berkeley: U of California P, 1995 and 1998. (Vol. 1, From Fin-de-Siècle to Negritude [1995]; Vol. 2, From Postwar to Millennium [1998])
  • Contained in the 1650 pages of these two volumes is "the first global anthology of twentieth-century poetry" (back cover of vol. 1). The anthologies pepper commentaries throughout the selections. The volumes certainly constitute a richly international selection of poets: they are very strong on poets of the "Western" world (Europe and the Americas, including Latin American, the Caribbean, and Native American works). But they are thinner on other parts of the "Old World": Africa, the Middle East, Asia. Nonetheless, there is room for some 45 or so poets from these parts as well: Hagiwara Sakutarō, Miyazawa Kenji, Wen Yiduo, Nazim Hikmet, Kusano Shimpei, Yi Sang, Confucius (as rendered by Ezra Pound), Allama Prabhu, Awotunde Aworinde, a selection from the I Ching, and Naftali Bacharach (from vol. 1) and Tōge Sankichi, Yoshioka Minoru, Mohammed Dib, Amos Tutuola, a section on the Tammuzi Poets (from North Africa), Seiichi Nikuni, Chinua Achebe, Adonis, Sujata Bhatt, Tchicaya U Tam'si, Ece Ayhan, Komi Ekpe, a selection on Postwar Japanese Poetry, Takahashi Mutsuo, Malay Roy Choudhury, Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine, Mahmoud Darwish, a section on The Misty Poets (from China), Habib Tengour, and Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (from vol. 2).
The Poetry of Men's Lives: An International Anthology. Ed. Fred S. Moramarco and Al Zolynas. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 2004.
  • Contents: Introduction. Section I: Boyhood and Youth: Asia -- Anzai Hitoshi, New Blade; Shuja Nawaz, The Initiation; Taufiq Rafat, Circumcision; Europe -- Mario Benedetti, The Magnet; Ciaran Berry, Uascán; Ussin Kerim, Mother; Ivan Matanov, Still I see in front of me; Valeri Petrov, A Cry from Childhood; Peter Redgrove, My Father's Trapdoors; Jean-Pierre Rosnay, Piazza San Marco; James Sacré, A Little Boy, I'm Not Sure Anymore; South America -- Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Boy Crying in the Night; Central America and the Caribbean -- Norberto James, I Had No Books; Mervyn Morris, The Pond.

    Section II: Families: Asia -- Nobuo Ayukawa, Sister, I'm Sorry; Yu Jian, Thank You Father; Jayanta Mahapatra, Shadows ; Wang Xiaolong, In Memoriam: Dedicated to My Father; The Middle East -- Yehuda Amichai, A Flock of Sheep near the Airport; Yair Hurvitz, An Autobiographical Moment; Shaun Levin, With Your Mother in a Café; Europe -- Martin Crucefix, Pietà; Michael Donaghy, Inheritance; Franco Fortini, The Seed; Tonino Guerra, Canto Three; Seamus Heaney, In Memoriam M. K. H.; Alan Jenkins, Chopsticks; Lyubomir Levchev, Cronies; Karl Lubomirski, Mother; Stein Mehren, Mother, we were a heavy burden; Alexander Shurbanov, Attractions; Marin Sorescu, Balls and Hoops; Jan Erik Vold, Thor Heyerdahl's mother; Andrew Waterman, Birth Day; Karol Wojtyla, Sister; Andrea Zanzotto, From a New Height; Africa -- Ismael Hurreh, Pardon Me; South America -- Narlan Matos-Teixera, My Father's House; North America -- David Bottoms, Bronchitis; Jim Daniels, Falling Bricks; Philip Levine, Clouds above the Sea; Walt McDonald, Crossing the Road; W. S. Merwin, Yesterday; Leonard Nathan, Circlings; Jonas Zdanys, The Angels of Wine; Oceania, Australia, and New Zealand -- Dimitris Tsaloumis, A Song for My Father; Dimitris Tsaloumis, Old Snapshot.

    Section III: Identities: Cultural, Personal, Male: Asia -- Nobuo Ayukawa, Love; Xue Di, Nostalgia; Sunil Gangopadhyay, From Athens to Cairo; Liu Kexiang, Choice; Harris Khalique, In London; Kim Kwang-kyu, Sketch of a fetish; Fei Ma, A Drunkard; A. K. Ramanujan, Self-Portrait; Suchart Sawadsri, If You Come Close to Me; Nguyen Quang Thieu, from "Eleven Parts of Feeling"; Tenzin Tsundue, My Tibetanness; Ko Un, Headmaster Abe; Liang Xiaobin, China, I've Lost My Key; Europe -- Wolfgang Bächler, A Revolt in the Mirror; Alan Brownjohn, Sonnet of a Gentleman; Robert Crawford, Masculinity; Igor Irtenev, Untitled; Dmitry Kuzmin, Untitled; Michael Longley, Self-Portrait; Cees Nooteboom, Midday; Vittorio Sereni, Each Time That Almost; Vittorio Sereni, First Fear; Olafs Stumbrs, Song at a Late Hour; Husein Tahmiscic, You're Not a Man If You Don't Die; Ulku Tamer, The Dagger; John Powell Ward, In the Box; Hugo Williams, Making Friends with Ties; Africa -- Frank Aig-Imoukhuede, One Wife for One Man; Dennis Brutus, I Am Alien in Africa and Everywhere; Jonathan Kariara, A Leopard Lives in a Muu Tree; Leseko Rampolekeng, Welcome to the New Consciousness; Léopold Sédar Senghor, Totem; Ahmed Tidjani-Cissé, Home News; South America -- Juan Carlos Galeano, Eraser; Central America and the Caribbean -- A. L. Hendriks, Will the Real Me Please Stand Up?; Evan X Hyde, Super High; Derek Walcott, Love after Love; North America -- Robert Bly, The Man Who Didn't Know What Was His; Philip Dacey, Four Men in a Car; Pier Giorgio Di Cicco, Male Rage Poem; Douglas Goetsch, Bachelor Song; Yusef Komunyakaa, Homo Erectus; Gary Soto, Mexicans Begin Jogging; Oceania, Australia, and New Zealand -- Les Murray, Folklore; Les Murray, Performance; John A. Scott, Man in Petersham; Luke Icarus Simon, Ravine; Russell Soaba, Looking thru Those Eyeholes; Dimitris Tsaloumis, Epilogue.

    Section IV: Men and Women: Asia -- Rafiq Azad, Woman: The Eternal; Sadhu Binning, Revenge; Yi Cha, Neighbors; Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Before You Came; Huan Fu, Flower; Hung Hung, A Hymn to Hualien; Nadir Hussein, A Wedding; Takagi Kyozo, How to Cook Women; Yang Mu, Let the Wind Recite ; Shantaro Tanikawa, Kiss; The Middle East -- Adonis, A Woman and a Man; Abdul Wahab al-Bayati, Secret of Fire; Yehuda Amichai, An Ideal Woman; Sa 'di Yusuf, A Woman; Amal Dunqul, Corner; Salman Masalha, Cage; Nizar Qabbani, The Fortune Teller; Europe -- Radu Andriescu, The Apple; Roberto Carifi, Untitled; Jose Manuel del Pino, Doré V; Arnljot Eggen, He called her his willow; Kjell Hjern, To My Love; Vladimir Holan, Meeting in a Lift; Vladimir Holan, She Asked You; Tasos Leivaditis, Eternal Dialogue; Virgil Mihaiu, The Ultimate Luxury Woman; Czeslaw Milosz, After Paradise; Pentti Saarikoski, Untitled; Marin Sorescu, Don Juan (after he'd consumed tons of lipstick . . .); Mustafa Ziyalan, Night Ride on 21; Africa -- Chinua Achebe, Love Cycle; Kojo Laing, I am the freshly dead husband; Taban lo Liyong, 55; Taban lo Liyong, 60; South America -- Antonio Cisneros, Dedicatory (to My Wife); Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Ballad of Love through the Ages; Oscar Hahn, Good Night Dear; Oscar Hahn, Little Phantoms; Oscar Hahn, Candlelight Dinner; Sergio Kisielewsky, Cough Drops; Marco Martos, Casti Connubi; Central America and the Caribbean -- Lord Kitchener, Miss Tourist; Roberto Fernández Retamar, A Man and a Woman; Jaime Sabines, I Love You at Ten in the Morning; North America -- Leonard Cohen, Suzanne; Galway Kinnell, The Perch; Charles Simic, At the Cookout; Quincy Troupe, Change; Al Zolynas, Whistling Woman.

    Section V: Myth, Archetypes, and Spirituality: Asia -- Chairil Anwar, Heaven; Chairil Anwar, At the Mosque; Tsujii Takashi, Woman Singing; The Middle East -- Admiel Kosman, Something Hurts; Europe -- Risto Ahti, The Beloved's Face; Peter Armstrong, Sunderland Nights; Mircea Cartarescu, A happy day in my life; Carlos Edmundo de Ory, Silence; Herbert Gassner, Fear; Primo Levi, Samson; Primo Levi, Delilah; Harry Martinson, Santa Claus; Semezdin Mehmedinovic, An Essay; Peter Reading, Fates of Men; Mihai Ursachi, A Monologue; Africa -- Al-Munsif al-Wahaybi, The Desert; Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali, A Voice from the Dead; South America -- Juan Carlos Galeano, Tree; Central America and the Caribbean -- Jorge Esquinca, Fable of the Hunter; Evan Jones, Genesis; Dennis Scott, Uncle Time; North America -- Michael Blumenthal, The Forces; Stephen Dobyns, Why Fool Around?; Stephen Dunn, Odysseus's Secret; Fred Moramarco, Clark Kent, Naked; Marco Morelli, A Volunteer's Fairy Tale; Howard White, The Men There Were Then; Oceania, Australia, and New Zealand -- Peter Skrzynecki, Buddha, Birdbath, Hanging Plant.

    Section VI: Politics, War, Revolution: Asia -- Kriapur, Men on Fire; Shin Kyong-Nim, Yollim Kut Song; U Sam Oeur, The Loss of My Twins; Edwin Thumboo, The Exile; The Middle East -- Mahmud Darwish, Give Birth to Me Again That I May Know; Mahmud Darwish, On a Canaanite Stone in the Dead Sea; Admiel Kosman, Games; Salman Masalha, On Artistic Freedom in the Nationalist Era; Rami Saari, The Only Democracy (in the Middle East); Tawfiq Zayyad, Here We Will Stay; Europe -- Toma Longinoviç, Glorious Ruins; Semezdin Mehmedinovic, The Only Dream; Ucha Sakhltkhutsishvili, Soldiers; Izet Sarajlic, Untitled; Aleksey Shelvakh, Veterans; Africa -- Kofi Anyidoho, Desert Storm; Breyten Breytenbach, Eavesdropper; Frank Chipasula, Manifesto on Ars Poetica; Lupenga Mphande, I Was Sent For; Tanure Ojaide, State Executive; Jorge Rebelo, Poem of a Militant; Central America and the Caribbean -- Ricardo Castillo, Ode to the Urge; Fabio Morabito, Master of an Expanse; Luis Rogelio Nogueras, A Poem.

    Section VII: Sex and Sexuality: Asia -- Rofel G. Brion, Love Song; Sunil Gangopadhyay, Blindfold; Hung Hung, Helas!; George Oommen, A Private Sorrow; Vikram Seth, Unclaimed; Europe -- Alain Bosquet, The Lovers; David Eggleton, Bouquet of Dead Flowers; Tonino Guerra, Canto Twenty-Four; Zbigniew Herbert, Rosy Ear; Michael Hulse, Concentrating; Alan Jenkins, Street Life; Brendan Kennelly, The Swimmer; Kemal Kurt, GYN-astics; Henri Michaux, Simplicity; Aleksandr Shatalov, Untitled; Jon Stallworthy, The Source; Péter Zilahy, Dictators; Africa -- Bahadur Tejani, Lines for a Hindi Poet; South America -- Ricardo Feierstein, Sex; North America -- Orlando Ricardo Menes, Sodomy; Len Roberts, The Problem; Oceania, Australia, and New Zealand -- Jonathan Fisher, Six Part Lust Story; Clive James, Bring me the sweat of Gabriela Sabatini; Luke Icarus Simon, Measuring Apollo.

    Section VIII: Poets and Poetry, Artists and Art: Asia -- Cecil Rajendra, Prince of the Dance; The Middle East -- Ahmad Shamlu, Poetry That Is Life; Bishwabimohan Shreshtha, Should I Earn My Daily Bread, / or Should I Write a Poem?; Europe -- Evgeny Bunimovich, Excuse and Explanation; Theo Dorgan, The Choice; Jan Erik Vold, Hokusai the old master, who painted a wave like nobody ever painted a wave before him; Zahrad, The Woman Cleaning Lentils; Adam Ziemianin, Heart Attack; South America -- Nicholás Maré, You can say that the bird as the saying goes; Central America and the Caribbean -- Hector Avellán, Declaration of Love to Kurt Cobain; North America -- Agha Shahid Ali, Ghazal; Virgil Suarez, Duende; Simon Thompson, All Apologies to L. Cohen.

    Section IX: Brothers, Friends, Mentors, and Rivals: Asia -- Nobuo Ayukawa, The Last I Heard; Europe -- Vytautas P. Bloze, Beneath the Stars; Gudmundur Bödvarsson, Brother; Tony Curtis, The Eighth Dream; Snorri Hjartarson, House in Rome; Hédi Kaddour, Verlaine; Lyubomir Levchev, Front Line; Dennis O'Driscoll, The Lads; Donny O'Rourke, Algren; Rafael Pérez Estrada, My Uncle the Levitator; Rafael Pérez Estrada, The Unpublished Man; James Simmons, The Pleasant Joys of Brotherhood; Ivan Slamnig, A Sailor; Kit Wright, Here Come Two Very Old Men; Africa -- Kofi Awoonor, Songs of Abuse: To Stanislaus the Renegade; Frank Chipasula, My Blood Brother; Chirikure Chirikure, This Is Where We Laid Him to Rest; South America -- Gonzalo Rojas, The Coast; Central America and the Caribbean -- Gaspar Aguilera Díaz, Does Anyone Know Where Roque Dalton Spent His Final Night?; Antonio Deltoro, Submarine; Francisco Hernandez, Autograph; North America -- Charles Bukowski, 3 old men at separate tables; Cyril Dabydeen, Hemingway; Al Pittman, The Echo of the Ax; Alberto Ríos, A Chance Meeting of Two Men; Len Roberts, Men's Talk; Oceania, Australia, and New Zealand -- Les Murray, The Mitchells.

    Section X: Work, Sports, and Games: Asia -- Iftikhar Arif, The Twelfth Man; Moeen Faruqi, The Return; Alamgir Hashmi, Pro Bono Publico ; Europe -- Kashyap Bhattacharya, The Cricketer; John Burnside, The Men's Harbour; GÜnter Eich, The Man in the Blue Smock; Hédi Kaddour, The Bus Driver; Donny O'Rourke, Clockwork; Africa -- António Jacinto, Letter from a Contract Worker; Central America and the Caribbean -- Luis Miguel Aguilar, Memo, Who Loved Motorcycles; Evan Jones, The Lament of the Banana Man; North America -- Robert Francis, The Base Stealer; Andrew Hudgins, Tools: An Ode; William Matthews, Cheap Seats, the Cincinnati Gardens, Professional Basketball, 1959; Christopher Merrill, A Boy Juggling a Soccer Ball; Len Roberts, I Blame It on Him.

    Section XI: Aging, Illness, and Death: Asia -- Duo Duo, Looking Out from Death; Nissim Ezekiel, Case Study; Huan Fu, Don't Don't; Kuan Kuan, Autobiography of a Sloppy Sluggard; Vikram Seth, Soon; The Middle East -- Buland al-Haydari, Old Age; Ahmad Shamlu, Somber Song; Europe -- Alain Bosquet, An Old Gentleman; Alain Bosquet, Celebrities; Kjell Hjern, On the Growth of Hair in Middle Age; Michael Longley, A Flowering; Henrik Nordbrandt, Old Man in Meditation; Central America and the Caribbean -- Juan Sobalvarro, I've Seen a Dead Man; North America -- Raymond Carver, This Morning; Peter Cooley, Language of Departure; Sky Gilbert, The Island of Lost Tears; Steve Kowit, Snapshot; Oceania, Australia, and New Zealand -- Anthony Lawrence, Goanna. Includes Index of Poets and Index of Titles.

The Poetry of Our World: An International Anthology of Contemporary Poetry. Ed. Jeffery Paine (with Kwame Anthony Appiah, Sven Birkerts, Joseph Brodsky, Carolyn Forché, and Helen Vendler). New York: HarperCollins, 2000.
  • Part I. The English-speaking world / edited by Helen Vendler. Greatest things from least suggestions / Helen Vendler ; Robert Lowell (United States) ; Elizabeth Bishop (United States) ; Philip Larkin (England) ; Seamus Heaney (Ireland) ; Derek Walcott (St. Lucia, Caribbean) ; A sampling of other English-language poets -- Part II. Latin America / edited by Carolyn Forché. Poets of a different muse / Carolyn Forché; Jorge Luis Borges (Argentina) ; Pablo Neruda (Chile) ; Octavio Paz (Mexico) ; César Vallejo (Peru) ; Carlos Drummond de Andrade (Brazil) ; A sampling of other Latin American poets -- Part III. Europe / edited by Joseph Brodsky, Sven Birkerts, and Edward Hirsch. Darker human possibilities / Sven Birkerts ; Anna Akhmatova (Russia) ; Paul Celan (Romanian/Jewish [German language]) ; Zbigniew Herbert (Poland) ; Eugenio Montale (Italy) ; George Seferis (Greece) ; A sampling of other European poets -- Part IV. Africa / edited by Kwame Anthony Appiah. An African way with words / Kwame Anthony Appiah ; Léopold Sédar Senghor (Senegal) ; Okot p'Bitek (Uganda) ; Antonio Agostinho Neto (Angola) ; Breyten Breytenbach (South Africa) ; Wole Soyinka (Nigeria) ; A sampling of other African poets -- Part V. Asia. India / edited by Anita Desai and Edward C. Dimock ; What is Indian literature? / Anita Desai ; A.K. Ramanujan ; Middle East and Central Asia / edited by Agha Shahid Ali ; Ghazals, Qasidas, Rubais, and a literary giant / Agha Shahid Ali ; Southeast Asia and the Pacific / edited by Burton Raffel and Denise Levertov ; A thousand years without any season / Burton Raffel ; A force in Indonesian poetry / Denise Levertov ; Chairil Anwar ; China / edited by Bei Dao and Perry Link ; How the "revolution" occurred in Chinese poetry: a memoir / Bei Dao ; Exquisite swallows and poetry quotas: a tumultuous century in Chinese poetry / Perry Link and Maghiel van Crevel ; Duoduo ; Japan / edited by Donald Keene and Garrett Hongo ; After the Tea ceremony, beyond the geisha's charms: modern Japanese literature / Donald Keene ; A man on a child's swing: contemporary Japanese poetry / Garrett Hongo ; Shuntaro Tanikawa ; A sampling of other Asian poets.
Post-Art: International Exhibition of Visual/Experimental Poetry. [Exhibition catalogue.] Calexico, CA: Art Gallery, San Diego SU, 1988.
Postcolonial Plays: An Anthology. Ed. Helen Gilbert. London: Routledge, 2001.
  • Pink / Judith Thompson -- The hungry earth / Maishe Maponya -- Ubu and the Truth Commission / Jane Taylor, with William Kentridge and the Handspring Puppet Company -- The strong breed / Wole Soyinka -- Once upon four robbers / Femi Osofisan -- Anowa / Ama Ata Aidoo -- Pantomime / Derek Walcott -- QPH / Sistren Theatre Collective -- Hayavadana / Girish Karnad -- Harvest / Manjula Padmanabhan -- 1984 here and now / Kee Thuan Chye -- Details cannot body wants / Chin Woon Ping -- Inside the island / Louis Nowra -- Bran Nue Dae / Jimmy Chi and Kuckles -- Nga Pou Wahine / Briar Grace-Smith -- The conversion of Ka'ahumanu / Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl -- The Rez sisters / Tomson Highway -- Fronteras Americanas (American Borders) / Guillermo Verdecchia -- Somewhere over the balcony / Charabanc Theatre Company
Return Trip Tango and Other Stories from Abroad: Selections from Translation Magazine. Ed. Frank MacShane and Lori M. Carlson. New York: Columbia UP, 1992.
  • Vassily Aksyonov. "A Double"; Yasunari Kawabata, "Socks" and "Immortality"; Hanan al-Shaykh, "A Girl Called Apple"; Jorge Luis Borges, "The Eastern Dragon" and "The Elves"; Munshi Premchand, "Masquerade"; He Liwei, "A Small Station"; György Konrád, excerpt from "The Loser"; Gabriel García Mrquez, excerpt from "The Story of a Ship-wrecked Sailor"; Pierre Gascar, "The Ferns"; Natalia Ginzburg, excerpt from "Valentino and Sagittarius"; Haroldo Conti, "Lost"; Martin Walser, excerpt from "The Inner Man"; Cristina Peri Rossi, "The Rebellious Sheep"; Wang Meng, "Anecdotes of Minister Maimaiti: A Uygur Man's Black Humor"; traditional (from Arabic), "How the Monkey Received His Shape"; Shusaku Endô, "A Man Forty"; Samuel Beckett, excerpt from "Stories and Texts for Nothing (VII)"; Augustina Bessa Luís, "Embarkation at Brindisi"; Kobo Abe, excerpt from "The Ark Sakura"; Bob den Uyl, "The Hit Man"; Ingeborg Bachmann, "Word for Word."
Short Stories from Around the World. Ed. Lee A. Jacobus. New York: David McKay, 1976.
Short Stories from around the World: A Guide for Language Arts and Social Studies Teachers. Ed. Fred R. Czarra, Del Franz, Sylvia Tankel, and Sam Tankel. New York: American Forum and International Cultural Exchange, 1988.
  • Teaching about the world through the international short story --A Bedouin and his horse / F. el-Manssoury (Syria) -- A discovery / Yukiko Hirota (Japan) -- The improbable dream / Frances Carfi Matranga (Norway) -- The spider / Orígenes Lessa (Brazil) -- Word of honor / Aleksei Panteleyev (U.S.S.R.) -- Tell me if anything ever was done / Todd Rolf Zeiss (United States) -- The cutting of a leg / Similih M. Cordor (Liberia)
The Singing and the Gold: Poems Translated from World Literature. Ed. Elinor Milnor Parker. New York: Crowell, 1962.
Symphonies: An Anthology of World Poetry. Ed. Sandosh Kumar. Allahabad:, 2003.
Technicians of the Sacred: A Range of Poetries from Africa, America, Asia, & Oceania. Ed. Jerome Rothenberg. New York, 1968.
Treasury of World Literature. Ed. Dagobert D. Runes. New York: Philosophical Library, 1956.
  • Includes 287 writers arranged alphabetically, including 65 writers from Asia (Chinese, Japanese, Persian, Arabian, and Indian), "a considerably larger, and more representative, selection than one is accustomed to, and one which restores a proper balance to 'World Literature'" (Ralph E. Matlaw. Slavic and East European Journal 2.2 [1958]: 168).
Twenty-Five Short Plays. International. Ed. Frank Shay. New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1926.
The Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry. Ed. J. D. McClatchy. New York: Vintage, 1996.
  • Includes individual poets grouped by region: Europe (roughly 280 pages): Sophia de Mello Breyner, Eugenio de Andrade, Angel Gonzalez, Yves Bonnefoy, Philippe Jaccottet, Jacques Dupin, Claire Malroux, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Andrea Zanzotto, Patrizia Cavalli, Rutger Kopland, Eddy Van Vliet, Henrik Nordbrandt, Tomas Transtromer, Paavo Haavikko, Pentti Saarikoski, Nijole Miliauskaite, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Ingeborg Bachmann, Czeslaw Milosz, Tadeusz Rozewicz, Wislawa Szymborska, Zbigniew Herbert, Adam Zagajewski, Agnes Nemes Nagy, Sandor Csoori, Gyorgy Petri, Miroslav Holub, Vasko Popa, Novica Tadic, Paul Celan, Marin Sorescu, Yannis Ritsos, Odysseus Elytis, Nazim Hikmet, Andrei Voznesensky, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Joseph Brodsky, Elena Shvarts; the Middle East (roughly 50 pages): Adonis, Mahmoud Darwish, Yehuda Amichai, Dan Pagis, Dahlia Ravikovitch; Africa (roughly 55 pages): Leopold Sedar Senghor, Kofi Awoonor, Christopher Okigbo, Wole Soyinka, Edouard Maunick, Dennis Brutus, Breyten Breytenbach; Asia (roughly 80 pages): Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Taslima Nasrin, A. K. Ramanujan, Jayanta Mahapatra, Nguyen Chi Thien, Bei Dao, Shu Ting, Gu Cheng, So Chong-Ju, Ryuichi Tamura, Chimako Tada, Shuntaro Tanikawa; Latin America (roughly 90 pages): Octavio Paz, Manuel Ulacia, Veronica Volkow, Ernesto Cardenal, Claribel Alegria, Roebrto Juarroz, Pablo Neruda, Nicanor Parra, Enrique Lihn, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Joao Cabral de Melo Neto; the Caribbean (roughly 50 pages): Heberto Padilla, Maria Elena Cruz Varela, Aime Cesaire, Kamau Brathwaite, Lorna Goodison, Derek Walcot. Excludes North American poets (since McClatchy has a separate volume of contemporary American poetry).
Voices International: An Anthology of World Poetry. Ed. Syed Ameeruddin. Madras: Sayeeda Publications, 1982.
Voyages: An Anthology of World Poetry. Ed. Sandosh Kumar. Allahabad:, 2003.
Wall Tappings: An Anthology of Writings by Women Prisoners. Ed. Judith A. Scheffler. Boston: Northeastern UP, 1986; 2nd ed. New York: Feminist P, 2002.
  • pt. 1. 'Preserve the remembrance of what I was' : vindication of self -- Madame Roland : memoirs of her imprisonment in Paris 1793 -- Nawal El Saadawi : memoirs of her imprisonment in Egypt, 1981 -- Mila D. Aguilar : poems from imprisonment in Manila, 1984-86 -- The Women of the AIDS Counseling and Education (ACE) Program, Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, New York : writings from a model prison AIDS program, 1998 -- pt. 2. 'We were stronger afterward than before' : transcendence through causes and beliefs beyond the self -- Saint Perpetua : excerpt from 'The passion of Saint Perpetua,' Christian martyred in Carthage, 203 -- Katharine Evans : narrative of her imprisonment by the Inquisition in Malta, 1661 -- Krystyna Wituska : letters from her imprisonment by the Nazis in Berlin, 1942-44 -- Chilean women political prisoners : poems and testimonies from prison camps in Chile, 1970s -- Olya Roohizadegan : testimony of her imprisonment with Bahá'í women executed in Iran, 1982-83 -- pt. 3. 'Don't forget, you are a prisoner' : prison conditions and deprivations -- Joan Henry : memoirs of her imprisonment in England, 1951 -- Caesarina Kona Makhoere : memoirs of her imprisonment in South Africa, 1976-82 -- Carolyn Baxter : poems from her imprisonment in New York City, 1970s -- Barbara Saunders : poems from her imprisonment in Oklahoma, 1994-2000 -- Diane Hamill Metzger : poems and prose from her imprisonment in Pennsylvania and Delaware, 1975 to the present -- pt. 4. 'I have all the passion of life' : psychological survival through communication and relationships -- Vera Figner : memoirs of her imprisonment in Russia, 1883-1904 -- Eugenia Semyonova Ginzburg : memoirs of her imprisonment in Russia, 1937-55 -- Lolita Lebrón : poems from her imprisonment in West Virginia, 1954-79 -- Beatrice Saubin : memoirs of her imprisonment in Malaysia, 1980-90 -- Judee Norton : stories based on her experiences in United States prisons, 1988-92 -- pt. 5. 'No person and no family exists in isolation' : family relationships and motherhood in prison -- Catherine Virginia Baxley : excerpt from her diary of her imprisonment in Washington, D.C., 1865 -- Abeba Tesfagiorgis : memoirs of her imprisonment in Eritrea, 1975-76 -- Alicia Partnoy : prose and poems from her secret imprisonment in Argentina, 1977 -- Assata Shakur : memoirs of her imprisonment in New Jersey and West Virginia, 1973-79 -- Precious Bedell : play excerpt and poems from her imprisonment in New York, 1980-99 -- pt. 6. 'I sense the great weight of the society/pressing down on the little box of room I lie in/alone/forgotten/like my sisters in prison' : solidarity with other women -- Lady Constance Lytton : memoirs of her imprisonment in England, 1910 -- Agnes Smedley : sketches of cellmates from the Tombs prison, New York City, 1918 -- Ericka Huggins : poems from her imprisonment in Connecticut, 1970-71 -- Norma Stafford : poems from her imprisonment in Alabama and California, 1964-65, 1968-71, 1972-73 -- Marilyn Buck : poems from her imprisonment in California, 1985 to the present -- Patricia McConnel : story based on her experiences in United States prisons -- Connections among women prison writers -- An annotated bibliography of writings by women prisoners.
The World Comes to Iowa: Iowa International Anthology. Ed. Paul Engle, Rowena Torrevillas, and Hualing Nieh Engle. Ames: Iowa State UP, 1987.
World Literature: An Anthology of Great Short Stories, Drama, and Poetry. Ed. Donna Rosenberg. National Textbook Company, 1992.
  • Organizes selections into 7 geographical areas: the Mediterranean, the Far East, North America, Continental Europe, Latin America, Great Britain, and Africa. Including: The hymn to the Aton / Akhenaton -- Psalm 23 / David -- To an army wife, in Sardis / Sappho -- Antigone / Sophocles -- Because you know you're young in beauty yet / Dante Alghieri -- War / Luigi Pirandello -- The doctor's divorce / S.Y. Agnon -- Lament for Ignacio Sanchez Mejias / Federico Garcia Lorca -- Human knowledge / Friedrich von Schiller -- The shadow / Hans Christian Andersen -- The heavenly Christmas tree / Fyodor Dostoyevski -- A doll's house / Henrik Ibsen -- How much land does a man need? / Leo Tolstoy -- The outlaws / Selma Langerlof -- The kiss / Anton Chekhov. -- The other wife / Colette -- At sundown / Rainer Maria Rilke -- A country doctor / Franz Kafka -- The wall / Jean-Paul Sarte -- The guest / Albert Camus -- Song for the dead / Dahomey -- Mista Courifer / Adelaide Casely-Hayford -- A drink in the passage / Alan Paton -- Prayer to masks / Leopold Sedar Senghor -- A sunrise on the veld / Doris Lessing -- Good climate, friendly inhabitants / Nadine Gordimer -- Africa / David Diop -- Marriage is a private affair / Chinua Achebe -- The rain came / Grace A. Ogot -- The trials of brother Jero / Wolfe Soyinka -- The lovers / Bessie Head. -- Fighting South of the ramparts / Li Po -- Prince Huo's daughter / Jiang Fang -- The damask drum / Motokiyo Zeami -- The man had no useful work / Rabindranath Tagore -- One soldier / Katai Tayama -- The new year's sacrifice / Lu Hsun -- In a grove / Ryunosuke Akutagawa -- The grasshopper and the bell cricket / Yasunari Kawabata -- Downtown / Fumiko Hayashi -- A certain night / Ting ling -- Forty-five a month / R.K. Narayan -- The soldier / Krishan Chandar -- Serene words / Gabriela Mistral -- Rosendo's tale / Jorge Luis Borges -- The word / Pablo Neruda -- The inextinguishable race / Silvina Ocampo. -- The third bank of the river / Joao Guimaraes Rosa -- The tree / Maria Luisa Bombal -- Two bodies / Octavio Paz -- Crossroads / Carlos Soloranzo -- Paseo / Jose Donoso -- Chess / Rosaario Castellanos -- A very old man with enormous wings / Gabriel Garcia Marquez -- Special request for the children of mother corn / Zuni -- The black cat / Edgar Allan Poe -- Give me a splendid silent sun / Walt Whitman -- My life closed twice / Emily Dickinson -- Ile / Eugene O'Neill -- Cat in the rain / Ernest Hemingway -- Mother to son / Langston Hughes -- A worn path / Eudora Welty. -- Come dance with me in Ireland / Shirley Jackson -- Day of the butterfly / Alice Munro -- Roselily / Alice Walker -- The tempest / William Shakespeare -- On his blindness / John Milton -- My heart leaps up / William Wordsworth -- Sonnet / Elizabeth Barrett Browning -- The old stoic / Emily Bronte -- Goblin market / Christina Rossetti -- An outpost of progress / Joseph Conrad -- The lake isle of Innisfree / William Butler Yeats -- Araby / James Joyce -- The hollow men / T.S. Elliot -- The fly / Katherine Mansfield.
The World of Literature. Ed. Louise Westling, Stephen Durrant, James W. Earl, Stephen Kohl, Anne Laskaya and Steven Shankman (all of the Univ. of Oregon). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1999.
  • Covers literature from antiquity to the modern period, from the Middle East, India, China, Japan, Korea, and Europe, and (in the modern period only) Africa and Southeast Asia. "Whole worlds of literature are commonly ignored in 'world literature' courses--Egyptian and Persian, Medieval Latin and Arabic, Scandinavian and Eastern European, Indian and African, pre-Columbian and Latin American, Southeast Asian, and many others. Here on the verge of the twenty-first century we can no longer dismiss any of them as unworthy of our awareness. They are parts of the great tapestry of world literature, which has been woven globally from the beginning--far more globally than most of us have realized" (1).
World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time. Eds. Katherine Washburn, John S. Major, and Clifton Fadiman. New York: Norton, 1998.
  • Organized chronologically, and by region within each period, implying that there is a single coherent chronology for all the world's cultures (though it is clear that these chronological divisions derive from the schema of European history): "Poets of the Bronze and Iron Ages (2200-250 B.C.)"; "The Classical Empires, East and West (750 B.C.-A.D. 500)"; "The Postclassical World (A.D. 250-1200)"; "The Rise of the Vernacular (950-1450)"; "The Renaissance in Europe; Late Traditional Verse from the Americas, South Asia, and East Asia (1350-1625)"; "The Seventeenth Century (1600-1700)"; "From the Eighteenth Century into the Early Twentieth Century (1700-1915)"; "The Twentieth Century (1915- )."
World Writers Today: Contemporary Literature from Around the World. Foreword by Jamaica Kincaid. Glenview, IL: Scott, Foresman and Co., 1995.
  • Intended for high school audiences, apparently.
Worlds of Fiction. Ed. Roberta Rubenstein and Charles R. Larson. 2d edn. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2002. [1st edn. 1993]
  • Contains the following short stories; a (T) indicates that the work has been translated into English: Chinua Achebe, "Girls at War"; Ama Ata Aidoo, "Two Sisters"; Akutagawa Ryunosuke, "Within a Grove" (T); Woody Allen, "The Kugelmass Episode"; Isabel Allende, "And of Clay Are We Created" (T); Hanan Al-Shaykh, "The Unseeing Eye" (T); Rudolfo A. Anaya, "B. Traven Is Alive and Well in Cuernavaca"; Sherwood Anderson, "Hands"; Margaret Atwood, "Dancing Girls"; Isaac Babel, "My First Goose" (T); Barbara Neely, "Spilled Salt"; Ann Beattie, "The Burning House"; Heinrich Böll, "The Laugher" (T); Jorge Luis Borges, "The South" (T); Dino Buzzati, "The Falling Girl" (T); Italo Calvino, "The Spiral" (T); Albert Camus, "The Guest" (T); Angela Carter, "The Courtship of Mr. Lyon"; Raymond Carver, "Where I'm Calling From"; John Cheever, "The Swimmer"; Anton Chekhov, "The Kiss" (T); Kate Chopin, "The Story of an Hour"; Gabrielle-Sidonie Colette, "The Seamstress" (T); Joseph Conrad, "Amy Foster"; Birago Diop, "Sarzan" (T); José Donoso, "Paseo" (T); Louise Erdrich, "Love Medicine"; William Faulkner, "A Rose for Emily"; Feng Jicai, "The Street-Sweeping Show" (T); F. Scott Fitzgerald, "Bernice Bobs Her Hair"; Carlos Fuentes, "The Doll Queen" (T); Gabriel García Márquez, "Balthazar's Marvelous Afternoon" (T); Charlotte Perkins Gilman, "The Yellow Wallpaper"; Susan Glaspell, "A Jury of Her Peers"; Nikolai Gogol, "The Overcoat" (T); Nadine Gordimer, "Country Lovers"; Judy Grahn, "Boys at the Rodeo"; Nathaniel Hawthorne, "The Birthmark"; Ernest Hemingway, "Hills Like White Elephants"; Langston Hughes, "Thank You, M'am"; Zora Neale Hurston, "The Gilded Six-Bits"; Shirley Jackson, "The Lottery"; Svava Jakobsdóttir, "A Story for Children" (T); Henry James, "Greville Fane"; Sarah Orne Jewett, "A White Heron"; Elizabeth Jolley, "Another Holiday for the Prince"; James Joyce, "Eveline"; Franz Kafka, "A Report to an Academy" (T); Ghassan Kanafani, "A Hand in the Grave" (T); John Kasaipwalova, "Betel Nut Is Bad Magic for Airplanes"; Khamsing Srinawk, "The Gold-Legged Frog" (T); Jamaica Kincaid, "My Mother"; Margaret Laurence, "A Bird in the House"; Ursula K. Le Guin, "Sur"; Doris Lessing, "The Old Chief Mshlanga"; Catherine Lim, "Or Else, the Lightning God"; Arnost Lustig, "The Lemon" (T); Naguib Mahfouz, "Half a Day" (T); Bernard Malamud, "The Jewbird"; Katherine Mansfield, "Her First Ball"; René Marqués, "Island of Manhattan" (T); Bobbie Ann Mason, "Shiloh"; William Somerset Maugham, "The Appointment in Samarra"; Guy de Maupassant, "The Necklace" (T); Richard McCann, "My Mother's Clothes: The School of Beauty and Shame"; John McCluskey, "Lush Life"; Katherine Min, "The One Who Goes Farthest Away"; Susan Minot, "Lust"; Mishima Yukio, "Swaddling Clothes" (T); Lorrie Moore, "How to Become a Writer"; Toni Morrison, "Recitatif"; Kermit Moyer, "Tumbling"; Es'kia Mphahlele, "Mrs. Plum"; Slawomir Mrozek, "The Elephant" (T); Bharati Mukherjee, "A Father"; Carmen Naranjo, "And We Sold the Rain" (T); R. K. Narayan, "A Horse and Two Goats"; Ngugi wa Thiong'o, "A Meeting in the Dark"; Joyce Carol Oates, "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"; Oba Minako, "The Pale Fox" (T); Tim O'Brien, "The Things They Carried"; Flannery O'Connor, "A Good Man Is Hard to Find"; Oe Kenzaburo, "Aghwee the Sky Monster" (T); Ben Okri, "In the Shadow of War"; Tillie Olsen, "I Stand Here Ironing"; Sembene Ousmane, "Black Girl" (T); Amos Oz, "Nomad and Viper" (T); Octavio Paz, "The Blue Bouquet" (T); Cristina Peri Rossi, "Mona Lisa" (T); Virgilio PiZera, "Insomnia" (T); Edgar Allan Poe, "The Cask of Amontillado"; Katherine Anne Porter, "Rope"; Rodrigo Rey Rosa, "The Proof" (T); Salman Rushdie, "The Prophet's Hair"; Leslie Marmon Silko, "Yellow Woman"; Isaac Bashevis Singer, "Gimpel the Fool" (T); María Teresa Solari, "Death and Transfiguration of a Teacher" (T); John Steinbeck, "The Chrysanthemums"; Graham Swift, "Learning to Swim"; Véronique Tadjo, "The Betrayal"; Amy Tan, "Half and Half"; Haldun Taner, "To All Eternity" (T); Amos Tutuola, "The Complete Gentleman"; Mark Twain, "Luck"; John Updike, "A & P"; Luisa Valenzuela, "Strange Things Happen Here" (T); Mario Vargas Llosa, "Sunday" (T); Yvonne Vera, "In Africa There Is a Kind of Spider"; Alice Walker, "Everyday Use"; Eudora Welty, "Why I Live at the P.O."; Edith Wharton, "The Muse's Tragedy"; Virginia Woolf, "Kew Gardens"; Niaz Zaman, "The Daily Woman."
The Worlds of Muslim Imagination. Ed. Alamgir Hashmi. Islamabad: Gulmohar, 1986.

Latin American Literature & Literature of the Americas in general

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Bibliographies and Studies (alphabetically by author)

Balderston, Daniel and Marcy E. Schwartz, ed. Voice-overs: Translation and Latin American Literature. Albany: SUNY P, 2002.
  • Introduction / Daniel Balderston, Marcy Schwartz -- PART I. WRITERS ON TRANSLATION -- Homeric versions / Jorge Luis Borges -- Translate, traduire, tradurre: traducir / Julio Cortázar -- Desire to translate / Gabriel García Márquez -- Gender and translation / Diana Bellessi -- Where do words come from? / Luisa Futoransky -- On destiny, language, and translation, or, Ophelia adrift in the C. & O. Canal / Rosario Ferré -- Language, violence, and resistance / Junot Díaz -- Translation as restoration / Cristina García -- Language and change / Rolando Hinojosa-Smith -- Metamorphosis / Nélida Piñon -- Resisting hybridity / Ariel Dorfman -- Translator in search of an author / Cristina Peri Rossi -- Trauma and precision in translation / Tomás Eloy Martínez -- Writing and translation / Ricardo Piglia -- PART II. TRANSLATING LATIN AMERICA -- Conversation on translation with Margaret Sayers Peden / Margaret Sayers Peden -- Words cannot express ... the translation of cultures / Gregory Rabassa -- Infante's inferno / Suzanne Jill Levine -- Draw of the other / James Hoggard -- Anonymous sources: a talk on translators and translation / Eliot Weinberger -- Can verse come across into verse? / John Felstiner -- PART III. CRITICAL APPROACHES -- Reading Latin American literature abroad: agency and canon formation in the sixties and seventies / María Eugenia Mudrovcic -- How the West was won: translations of Spanish American fiction in Europe and the United States / Maarten Steenmeijer -- Translating García Márquez, or, The impossible dream / Gerald Martin -- Translating vowels, or, The defeat of sounds: the case of Huidobro / José Quiroga -- Indigenist writer as a (mis)translator of cultures: the case of Alcides Arguedas / Edmundo Paz-Soldán -- Borges, the original of the translation / Walter Carlos Costa -- Puga's fictions of equivalence: the tasks of the novelist as translator / Vicky Unruh -- Translation in post-dictatorship Brazil: a weave of metaphysical voices in the tropics / Else Ribeiro Pires Vieira -- Bodies in transit: travel, translation, and gender / Francine Masiello -- De-facing Cuba: translating and transfiguring Cristina García's The Agüero sisters / Israel Reyes -- Translation and teaching: the dangers of representing Latin America for students in the United States / Steven F. White.
Barretto, João C. Latin American Fiction in Translation: A Bibliography. [San Francisco]: City College of San Francisco, Rosenberg Library, 2004.
Blay, Iliana L. Sonntag. Twentieth-Century Poetry from Spanish America: An Index to Spanish Language and Bilingual Anthologies. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow P, 1998.
Corvalan, Graciela N. V. Latin American Women Writers in Translation: A Bibliography. Los Angeles: Latin American Studies Center, California State Univ., 1980.
Foster, Jerald. "Towards a Bibliography of Latin American Short Story Anthologies." Latin American Research Review 12.2 (1977): 103-08.
Freudenthal, Juan R. and Patricia M. Freudenthal. Index to Anthologies of Latin American Literature in English Translation. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1977.
Hoffman, Herbert H. Hoffman's Index to Poetry: European and Latin American Poetry in Anthologies. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1985.
Hulet, Claude L. Latin American Prose in English Translation; A Bibliography. Washington, DC: General Secretariat, Organization of American States, 1964.
Iriarte, Fabian Osvaldo. "Cross-Cultural Transfer of Poetics and Aesthetics: Anthologies of Latin American Poetry in English Translation Published in the United States from WWII to the 1990s." Diss. University of Texas at Dallas, 1999.
Johnson, Harvey L. "The Brazilian Mirror: Some Brazilian Writings in English Translation." The Americas 21.3 (1965): 274-94.
Jones, Willis Knapp. Latin American Writers in English Translation: A Tentative Bibliography. Washington, DC: Pan American Union, Columbus Memorial Library bibliographic series, no. 30. 1944; repr. (slightly rev.) as Latin American Writers in English Translation: A Classified Bibliography. Detroit: Blaine Ethridge Books, 1972.
Leavitt, Sturgis E. Hispano-American Literature in the United States: A Bibliography of Translations and Criticism. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1932.
Levine, Suzanne Jill. Latin American Fiction and Poetry in Translation. New York: Center for Inter-American Relations, 1970.
Levine, Suzanne Jill. The Subversive Scribe: Translating Latin American Fiction. Saint Paul, Minn.: Graywolf P, 1991.
Pane, Remigio U. "A Selected Bibliography of Latin-American Literature in English Translation." Modern Language Journal 26.2 (1942): 116-22.
Pane, Remigio U. "Two Hundred Latin American Books in English Translation: A Bibliography." Modern Language Journal 27.8 (1943): 593-604.
Rostagno, Irene. Searching for Recognition: The Promotion of Latin American Literature in the United States. Westport, CT: Greenwood P, 1997.
Sammons, Kay and Joel Sherzer, ed. Translating Native Latin American Verbal Art: Ethnopoetics and Ethnography of Speaking. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution P, 2000.
  • Don Francisco M'arquez's story / Jane H. Hill -- An Otom'i story of a Nahual / Yolanda Lastra -- Replicating key features of poetic construction in Sierra Popoluca storytelling performance / Kay Sammons -- "The soldiers and Saturnino": a Zoque narrative / Heidi Johnson -- "The woman and the hawk": a Guayabaleño story / Daniel F. Suslak -- "The story of Grandfather Puma and Grandfather Possum": a Tzeltal narrative / Brian Stross -- Co-construction in Tojolab'al conversational narratives: translating cycles, quotes, evaluations, evidentials, and emotions / Jill Brody -- Parallelism and the spontaneous ritualization of ordinary talk: three Mocho friends discuss a volcano / Laura Martin -- "Col'urinh'e": a Guatuso traditional narrative / Adolfo Constenla Umaña -- "The way of the cocoa counsel" from the Kuna Indians of Panama / Anselmo Urrutia, Joel Sherzer -- "The life story of Grandmother Elida": Kuna personal narratives as verbal art / Marta Lucia de Gerdes -- "Emergence of the non-indigenous peoples": a Warao narrative / Charles L. Briggs -- From headhunters to writers: a Shuar myth and an oration / Maurizio Gnerre -- Collaborative ethnopoetics: a view from the Sibundoy Valley / John H. McDowell -- Spoken in the spirit of a gesture: translating sound symbolism in a Pastaza Quechua narrative / Janis B. Nuckolls -- "The one who created the sea": tellings, meanings, and intertextuality in the translation of Xavante narrative / Laura R. Graham -- From the Nawel Ngïtram to "the story of the tiger": issues in the translation of Mapuche verbal art / Lucia A. Golluscio.
Shaw, Bradley A. Latin American Literature in English Translation: An Annotated Bibliography. New York: New York UP, 1976.
Shaw, Bradley A. Latin American Literature in English, 1975-1978. [New York]: Center for Inter-American Relations, 1979.
Treece, Dave, Ray Keenoy, and David Brookshaw. The Babel Guide to Brazilian Fiction in English Translation. Oxford: Boulevard Books, 2001.
Wilson, Jason. An A to Z of Modern Latin American Literature in English Literature. London: Institute of Latin American Studies, 1989.
Woodbridge, Hensley C. "A Bibliography of Brazilian Poetry in English Translation, 1965-1977." Luso-Brazilian Review 15 (Summer 1978): 161-88.

Anthologies of Latin American Literature (and of Literature of the Americas in general) (alphabetically by title)

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Afro-Hispanic Literature: An Anthology of Hispanic Writers of African Ancestry. Ed. Ingrid Watson Miller. Miami, FL: Ediciones Universal, 1991.
An America's Anthology, vol. 1, Pre-Columbian to 1860. Ed. D. Clinton, et al. New Rivers P, 1983.
An Anthology of Brazilian Modernist Poetry. Ed. Giovanni Pontiero. Oxford: Pergamon P, 1969.
  • Poems in Portuguese.
Anthology of Contemporary Latin American Literature, 1960-1984. Ed. Barry J. Luby and Wayne Finke. Rutherford, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 1986.
An Anthology of Contemporary Latin American Poetry. Ed. Dudley Fitts. Norfolk, CT: New Directions, 1942.
Anthology of Mexican Poetry. Ed. Octavio Paz. Trans. Samuel Beckett. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1958; London: Calder and Boyars, 1958; repr. New York: Grove P, 1985. UNESCO Collection of Representative Works.
  • Includes work by 35 Mexican poets from the 16th to the 20th centuries.
Anthology of Mexican Poets from the Earliest Times to the Present Day. Trans. Edna Worthley Underwood. Portland, Maine: Mosher P, 1932.
An Anthology of Spanish American Literature. Ed. E. Herman Hespelt. New York: F. S. Crofts, 1946; 2nd ed. Ed. John Eugene Englekirk. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1968.
An Anthology of Spanish American Modernismo. Ed. Kelly Washburn. Trans. Kelly Washburn and Sergio Waisman. New York: MLA, 2007. 313 pp.
An Anthology of Twentieth-Century Brazilian Poetry. Ed. Elizabeth Bishop and Emanuel Brasil. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan UP, 1972.
  • Includes selections from the following poets: Manuel Bandeira; Oswald de Souza Andrade; Jorge de Lima; Mário de Andrade; Cassiano Ricardo; Joaquim Cardozo; Cecília Meireles; Murilo Mendes; Carlos Drummond de Andrade; Vinícius de Moraes; Mauro Mota; João Cabral de Melo Neto; Marcos Konder Reis; Ferreira Gullar.
Anti-Yankee Feelings in Latin America: An Anthology of Latin American Writings from Colonial to Modern Times in their Historical Perspective. Washington, DC: UP of America, 1982.
Between Fire and Love: Contemporary Peruvian Writing. Ed. Lynn A. Darroch. [place?]: Mississippi Mud, 1980.
  • Neighborhood of strife / Jose Antonio Bravo -- E C ; E L ; M E / Efrain Miranda -- October ; I'm hoarse ; Black Burra / Antonio Galvez -- Phoenix / Edgardo Rivera -- Curriculum Vitae ; Villainous song ; Cruci-fiction ; Slight hint ; Lady's journal / Blanca Varela -- Last rite of the day (anthropology) ; Fatigue of the bum on the beach (arithmetic) ; On the cliche ; Prayer ; Helicopters in the kingdom of Peru / Antonio Cisneros -- La Negra ; If you could remember / Omar Ames -- Number six / Juan Cristobal -- Mogollon / Augusto Higa -- Coconut I ; Coconut II ; Christmas ; Passion fruit I ; Passion fruit II / Cesar Toro -- Against the light / Luis Fernando Vidal -- Datzibao ; Poem written on an impression caused by "the lovers' whirlpool": a painting by William Blake / Enrique Verastegui -- Poem / Nicolas Yerovi -- Poem about small cars ; Dan-ce ; And at the time of the South American games -- After of course my wife I / Mario Montalbetti -- Statement ; Lima ; Homage to Ernesto Che Guevara ; Those about to be / Roger Santivanez -- After the darkness / Guillermo Nino de Guzman -- Thus ; Arica ; Cafeteria 15/5/74 1 p.m. ; Data ; To give mountain & also sea / Edgar O'Hara -- The broken doll ballad / Ernesto Mora -- Samahod ; Homage to Cuba and Borges turned upside down ; Poem / Dalmacia Ruiz-Rosas -- I always wanted to split you in a poem ; Meanwhile you smiled at the man who took up your time / Luis Rebaza -- The end of something / Guillermo Nino de Guzman -- A voice in the wind / Luis Urteaga -- A letter / Roberto Reyes -- Salaverry Avenue (every block of it) ; Tailor from Lima / Juan Bullitta -- How to kill the wolf / Gregorio Martinez
Beyond the Border: A New Age in Latin American Women's Fiction. Ed. Nora Erro-Peralta and Caridad Silva-Nunez. Pittsburgh: Cleis P, 1991.
Black Notebooks: Contemporary Afro-Brazilian Literature = Cadernos negros: literatura afro-brasileira contemporânea. Ed. Niyi Afolabi, Marcio Barbosa, and Esmeralda Ribeiro. Trans. Niyi Afolabi. Trenton, NJ: Africa World P, 2006.
The Borzoi Anthology of Latin American Literature. Ed. Emir Rodríguez Monegal and Thomas Colchie. 2 vols. New York: Knopf, 1977. (Vol. 1, From the time of Columbus to the twentieth century; Vol. 2, Twentieth century, from Borges to Guimarães Rosa and Donoso.)
Brazilian Poetry (1950-1980). Ed. Emanuel Brasil and William Jay Smith. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan UP, 1983.
  • Texts in Portuguese and in English translation. Includes poems by Jorge Mautner; Ferreira Gullar (José Ribamar Ferreirá); Haroldo de Campos; Mário Faustino (Dos Santos e Silva); Augusto de Campos; Décio Pignatari; and Lindolf Bell.
Brazilian Tales. Ed. and trans. Isaac Goldberg. Boston: Four Seas, 1921; repr. Boston: International Pocket Library, 1965.
  • Some informal preliminary remarks, by I. Goldberg.--The attendant's confession. The fortune-teller. Life. By J.M. Machado de Assis.--The vengeance of Felix, by J. de Medeiros e Albuquerque.--The pigeons, by Coelho Netto.--Aunt Zeze's tears, by Carmen Dolores.
Brazilian Women Writing. Ed. and trans. Darlene J. Sadlier. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1992.
Chile: An Anthology of New Writing. Ed. Miller Williams. Kent, OH: Kent State UP, 1968.
Classic Tales from Spanish America. Ed. William E. Colford. New York: Barrons Educational Series, 1962.
  • Includes "nineteen authors grouped geographically from ten countries. . . . Introduction, bio-bibliography, no source for selections" (Foster 1977: 104).
Contemporary Argentinian Women Writers: A Critical Anthology. Ed. Gustavo C. Fares and Eliana Cazaubon Hermann. Trans. Linda Britt. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 1998.
  • Estela Canto -- María Esther de Miguel -- Alina DiaconÚ -- Angélica Gorodischer -- Alicia Jurado -- María Rosa Lojo -- Jorgelina Loubet -- Martha Mercader -- Elvira Orphée -- Mabel Pagano -- Alicia Régoli de Mullen -- Reina Roffé -- Noemí Ulla -- María Esther Vázquez.
Contemporary Latin American Short Stories. Ed. Pat McNees Mancini. Greenwich, CT: Fawcett, 1974.
  • "Thirty-five authors in chronological order from Machado de Assis (1839-1908) to José Agustín (1944), representing fourteen countries. Various translators. Introduction, bio-bibliography, 'Further Readings.' This anthology is quite similar to The Eye of the Heart, but contains different selections" (Foster 1977: 106).
Contemporary Short Stories from Central America. Ed. Enrique Jaramillo Levi and Leland H. Chambers. Austin: U of Texas P, 1994.
  • Toward Patzún / Arturo Arias -- Tránsito / José Barnoya García -- The rat catcher / Franz Galich -- An indolence of feelings / Dante Liano -- The circumstantial or the ephemeral / Augusto Monterroso -- Tarzan of the apes / Eduardo Bähr -- The last act / Edilberto Borjas -- The attack of the man-eating paper / Roberto Castillo -- Reality before noon / Julio Escoto -- The final flight of the mischievous bird / Jorge Luis Oviedo -- The author / Roberto Quesada -- The forbidden street / Pompeyo del Valle -- The absent one inside / José Roberto Cea -- Restless / David Escobar Galindo -- The raccoons / Jorge Kattán Zablah -- That confounded year...! / Hugo Lindo -- Cards / Ricardo Lindo -- The circle / José María Méndez -- To tell the story / Alfonso Quijada Urías -- The suicide of Chamiabak / Napoleón Rodríguez Ruiz -- Gloria Lara -- Mario Cajina-Vega -- Pregnant city / Lizandro Chávez Alfaro -- August / Pablo Antonio Cuadra -- The house / Horacio Peña -- On the stench of corpses / Sergio Ramírez -- In the midst of the downpour they took away my cousin / Mario Santos -- Francisco / Fernando Silva -- Rite / Luis Bolaños Ugalde -- The path of wind / Alfonso Chase -- Burned soldiers / José Ricardo Chaves -- Funeral rites in summer / Carlos Cortés -- The trunk / Fabián Dobles -- Floral caper / Carmen Naranjo -- Disobedience / Julieta Pinto -- Behind the door / Uriel Quesada -- The back rooms / Marco Retana -- Metaphors / Samuel Rovinski -- The face / Victoria Urbano -- The sweetheart of the spirits / Lucas Bárcena -- The horse in the glassware shop / Ricardo J. Bermúdez -- Love is spelled with a "G" / Rosa María Britton -- The woman / Enrique Chuez -- The chameleon / Claudio de Castro -- Family photograph / Ernesto Endara -- Gloria wouldn't wait / Jaime García Saucedo -- Duplications / Enrique Jaramillo Levi -- Señor Noboa / Raúl Leis -- The village virgin / Bertalicia Peralta -- Our boss / Dimas Lidio Pitty -- Games / Pedro Rivera -- Carnival / Jorge Turner.
Contemporary Women Authors of Latin America, Vol. 2, New Translations. Ed. Doris Meyer and Margarita Fernandez Olmos. Brooklyn: Brooklyn College P, 1983. (Vol. 1 consists of introductory essays on the authors.)
Creole Drum: An Anthology of Creole Literature in Surinam. Ed. Jan Voorhoeve and Ursy M. Lichtveld. New Haven: Yale UP, 1975.
Cruel Fictions, Cruel Realities: Short Stories by Latin American Women Writers. Ed. and trans. Kathy S. Leonard. Pittsburgh, PA: Latin American Literary Review P, 1997.
  • Corners of smoke / Gloria Artigas -- How Milinco escaped from school ; The morgue (excerpt from Bajo el oscuro sol) / Yolanda Bedregal -- Coati 1950 / Velia Calvimontes -- The vigil ; The visit / Nayla Chehade Durán -- The sailor's wife ; We must keep fanning the master / Silvia Diez Fierro -- A mother to be assembled / Inés Fernández Moreno -- The competition / Gilda Holst Molestina -- Bus stop #46 / María Eugenia Lorenzini -- Cradle song ; Out of silence / Andrea Maturana -- Good night air ; The other Mariana / Viviana Mellet -- A profession like any other ; Minor surgery / Ana María Shua -- The hunchback ; In between / Mirta Toledo.
Daughters of the Diaspora: Afra-Hispanic Writers. Ed. Miriam DaCosta-Willis. Kingston, Miami: I. Randle, 2003.
  • Virginia Brindis de Salas -- Carmen Colón Pellot -- Julia de Burgos -- Aida Cartagena Portalatín -- Marta Rojas -- Eulalia Bernard -- Georgina Herrera -- Lourdes Casal -- Argentina Chiriboga -- Nancy Morejón -- Excilia Saldaña -- Beatriz Santos -- María Nsue Angüe -- Sherezada Vicioso -- Soleida Ríos -- Edelma Zapata Pérez -- Yvonne-América Truque -- Cristina Cabral -- Shirley Campbell -- Mayra Santos-Febres.
Doors and Mirrors: Fiction and Poetry from Spanish America, 1920-1970. Ed. Hortense Carpentier and Janet Brof. Intro. ángel Rama. New York: Grossman, 1972.
  • Fiction. The crocodile / Felisberto Hernández -- Esther Primavera / Roberto Arlt -- The mirror of Lida Sal / Miguel Angel Asturias -- Delia Elena San Marco ; The dead man / Jorge Luis Borges -- The living tomb / Augusto Roa Bastos -- The fugitives / Alejo Carpentier -- The ayla / José María Arguedas -- A dream come true / Juan Carlos Onetti -- The day of the landslide / Juan Rulfo -- There's a body reclining on the stern / René Marqués -- Balthazar's marvelous afternoon / Gabriel García Márquez -- The rainbow / Adriano González León -- The Indian Paulino / Ricardo Ocampo -- Vaudeville artists / Daniel Moyano -- Bridge of stone / Salvador Elizondo -- Rice water / Enrique Lihn -- from Paradiso (a novel) / José Lezama Lima -- Silvia / Julio Cortázar -- Migraines and phantoms / Jaime Espinal -- Captain Descalzo ; For the night ; Order #13 / Norberto Fuentes -- The cartwheel / Antonio Skármeta -- Epilogue. Literature is fire / Mario Vargas Llosa -- Poems / [by] Vicente Huidobro ; César Vallejo ; Luis Palés Matos ; Jorge Luis Borges ; Pablo Neruda ; Nicolás Guillén ; José Coronel Urtecho ; Carlos Oquendo de Amat ; Octavio Paz ; Cintio Vitier ; Nicanor Parra ; Alvaro Mutis ; Ernesto Cardenal ; Sebastián Salazar Bondy ; Roberto Juarroz ; Jaime Sabines ; Enrique Lihn ; Roberto Fernández Retamar ; Ramón Palomares ; Eduardo Escobar ; Juan Gelman ; Roque Dalton ; Javier Heraud.
Echad, An Anthology of Latin American Jewish Writings. Ed. Robert Kalechofsky and Roberta Kalechofsky. Marblehead, MA: Micah Publications, 1980.
An Epoch of Miracles: Oral Literature of the Yucatec Maya. Ed. and trans. Allan F. Burns. Austin: U of Texas P, 1983.
The Eye of the Heart. Ed. Barbara Howes. New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1973.
  • "Forty authors in chronological order from Machado de Assis (1839-1908) to Mario Vargas Llosa (1936- ), representing twelve countries. Various translators. Introduction, bio-bibliography, notes on translators" (Foster 1977: 105).
Fertile Rhythms: Contemporary Women Poets of Mexico. Ed. Thomas Hoeksema. Trans. Thomas Hoeksema and Romelia Enriquez. Pittsburgh: Latin American Literary Review P, 1989.
Fiesta in November: Stories from Latin America. Ed. Angel Flores and Dudley Poor. Intro. Katherine Anne Porter. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1942.
  • "Eighteen authors grouped randomly from eleven countries. Twentieth-century selections" (Foster 1977: 105).
First Fire: Central and South American Indian Poetry. Ed. Hugh Fox. Garden City, NY: Anchor, 1978.
500 Years of Latin American Poetry: A Bilingual Anthology. Ed. Cecilia Vicuña and Ernesto Livon-Grosman. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2007.
Five Plays in Translation from Mexican Contemporary Theater: A New Golden Age. Ed. Salvador Rodríguez del Pino. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen P, 2001.
  • On the way to the concert / Marcela del Río -- The dandy of the Savoy / Carlos Olmos -- Soldiers will be soldiers / Eduardo Rodríguez Solís -- Picture perfect / Pablo Salinas -- Limited capacity / Tomás Urtusástegui.
Five Women Writers of Costa Rica. Ed. Victoria Urbano. Beaumont, TX: Asociacion de Literatura Femenina Hispanica, 1978.
  • Short stories by Carmen Naranjo, Eunice Odio, Yolanda Oreamuno, Victoria Urbano, and Rima Vallbona.
Fourteen Female Voices from Brazil: Interviews and Texts. Ed. Elzbieta Szoka. Austin, TX: Host Publications, 2002.
  • Nélida Piñon -- Lygia Fagundes Telles -- Helena Parente Cunha -- Astrid Cabral -- Marly de Oliveira -- Jandira Martini -- Leilah Assumpção -- Maria Adelaide Amaral -- Myriam Campello -- Sonia Coutinho -- Esmeralda Ribeiro -- Miriam Alves -- Conceição Evaristo -- Renata Pallottini.
From Spain and the Americas: Literature in Translation. Ed. James Edwin Miller, Robert O'Neal, Helen M. McDonnell, and Angel Flores. Glenview, IL: Scott, Foresman, 1970.
The Golden Land: An Anthology of Latin American Folklore in Literature. Ed. and trans. Harriet De Onis. New York: Knopf, 1948.
The House of Memory: Stories by Jewish Women Writers of Latin America. Ed. Marjorie Agosin. New York: Feminist P, 1999.
  • Sailing down the Rhine / Sonia Guralnik -- Rojl Eisips / Teresa Porzecanski -- The Portuguese synagogue / Angelina Muniz-Huberman -- Golem / Rosita Kalina -- Camera Obscura / Angelica Gorodischer -- No more worries / Clarice Lispector -- The sign of the star / Ana Vasquez -- Gotlib, bombero / Barbara Mujica -- Alcira in yellows / Alicia Kozameh -- Exotic birds / Reina Roffe -- Kaddish / Graciela Safranchik -- Shoes / Margo Glantz -- The melancholy of black panthers / Luisa Futoransky -- In the absence of love / Ruth Behar -- On the border: essential stories / Miriam Bornstein -- From Belarus to Bolondron: a daughter's dangerous passage / Ester Rebeca Shapiro Rok.
In the Language of Kings: An Anthology of Mesoamerican Literature--Pre-Columbian to the Present. Ed. Miguel León Portilla and Earl Shorris. New York: W. W. Norton, 2001.
Landscapes of a New Land: Short Fiction by Latin American Women. Ed. Marjorie Agosin. Buffalo, NY: White Pine P, 1989.
Latin American Literature Today. Ed. Anne Jackson Fremantle. New York: New American Library, 1977.
Latin American Revolutionary Poetry: A Bilingual Anthology. Ed. Robert Marquez. New York: Monthly Review P, 1974.
Latin American Writing Today. Ed. J. M. Cohen. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1967.
Light from a Nearby Window: Contemporary Mexican Poetry. Ed. Juvenal Acosta Hernández. San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1993.
  • The war of the stones ; Jose Maria, lumberjack ; Memo, who loved motorcycles / Luis Miguel Aguilar -- Does anyone know where Roque Dalton spent his final night? ; Finally, after so many years, Hernan Cortes declares / Gaspar Aguilera Diaz -- from The garden of enchantments / Maria Baranda -- House of monkeys ; Letters from Bonampak ; Coffee harvest / Efrain Bartolome -- The parakeets ; Luxury hotel ; I, clouded ; Good wishes ; Moon of daily life ; The poet does and doesn't have -- Why so many forms? / Alberto Blanco -- Letter to the wolf ; Fire ; The other / Carmen Boullosa -- The poet of the garden ; Ode to the urge ; One potato, two / Ricardo Castillo -- Undocumented anguish ; from Boundaries / Lucha Corpi -- Night of San Miguel ; Jaguar ; Tenayuca ; Uxmal ; Malinalco / Elsa Cross -- Submarine ; Barefoot days ; The sold house ; Fossils / Antonio Deltoro -- Fable to the hunter ; Hortensia / Jorge Esquinca -- The boy in the photograph ; Until the poem remains ; To the author of "Dream song" ; Autograph / Francisco Hermandez -- November rain ; from Incurable ; Packages / David Huerta -- Earthquake ; Opening up the caskets / Eduardo Langagne. From Capricorn ; Indications ; Image and likeness / Elva Macias -- My regular appearance ; I hear cars ; Swings ; Master of an expanse / Fabio Morabito -- In our desolation ; To flow, submerge ; Craving for light ; Retirement / Isabel Quinonez -- I sense you careening downshadow... ; Mother, I want to go to the sea... ; We're at a fiesta... ; The cowhands... / Silvia Tomasa Rivera -- An imposing silence... ; Ballad in memory of Francois Villon ; Untitled IV / Jose Javier Villarreal -- Song of Penelope ; Sleep's faithless lady / Minerva Margarita Villarreal -- The house ; Hunder ; Deep darkness... ; You are naked... ; The circle ; God / Veronica Volkow.
Literatures of Latin America. Washington, DC: Pan American Union, 1942.
Lovers and Comrades: Women's Resistance Poetry from Central America. Ed. Amanda Hopkinson. London: Women's P, 1989.
Madres del verbo = Mothers of the Word: Early Spanish-American Women Writers: A Bilingual Anthology. Ed. and trans. Nina M. Scott. Albuquerque: U of New Mexico P, 1999.
  • Carta a la princesa doña Juana = Letter to the Princess Doã Juana / Isabel de Guevara -- Vida i sucesos de la monja alférez = Life and adventures of the ensign nun / Catalina de Erauso -- Carta al R.P.M Antonio Núñez = Letter to the R.F.M. Antonio Núñez ; Poesía = Poetry / Juana Inés de la Cruz -- Su vida = Her life / Francisca Josefa de Castillo -- Cartas a Ignacio de Cepeda = Letters to Ignacio de Cepeda ; Carta a Antonio Romero Ortiz = Letter to Antonio Romero Ortiz / Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda -- La hija del mashorquero = The executioner's daughter / Juana Manuela Gorriti -- Estudio comparativo de la inteligencia y la belleza en la muger = A comparative study on intelligence and beauty in women / Mercedes Cabello de Carbonera -- Trabajo para la muger = Work for women / Teresa González de Fanning -- Dolores = Dolores / Soledad Acosta de Samper.
The Maya's Own Words: An Anthology comprising abridgements of the Popol-vuh, Warrior of Rabinal, and selections from the Memorial of Solola, the Book of Chilam-Balam of Chumayel, and the Title of the lords of Totonicapan. Ed. Thomas Ballantine Irving. Culver City, CA: Labyrinthos, 1985.
Mexican and South American Poems. Trans. E. S. Green and H. von Lowenfels. San Diego, CA, 1892.
Mexican Poetry: An Anthology. Ed. and trans. Isaac Goldberg. Girard, Kansas: Haldeman-Julius Co., 1925.
Modern Brazilian Short Stories. Ed. and trans. William L. Grossman. Berkeley: U of California P, 1967.
  • The immunizer, by R. M. Junior.--It can hurt plenty, by M. de Andrade.--Metonymy; or, The husband's revenge, by R. de Queiroz.--The beautiful rabbits, by M. Rebêlo.--The thief, by G. Ramos.--The enchanted ox, by L. Jardin.--Gaetanninho, by A de Alcântara Machado.--The piano, by A. Machado.--The bahian, by R. Couto.--Guidance, by S. S. de Queiroz.--My father's hat, by A. B. de Holanda.--The happiest couple in the world, by M. S. P. Penna e Costa.--The third bank of the river, by J. G. Rosa.--With God's blessing, Mom, by J. C. C. Borges.--At the side of the road, by D. Azambuja.--The crime of the mathematics professor, by C. Lispector.--Sun, by V. Mala.
The Modernist Trend in Spanish-American Poetry: A collection of representative poems of the modernist movement and the reaction, translated into English verse with a commentary. Ed. and trans. George Dundas Craig. Berkeley: U of California P, 1934; repr. New York: Gordian P, 1971.
Mouth to Mouth: Poems by Twelve Contemporary Mexican Women. Ed. Forrest Gander and Zoë Anglesey. Minneapolis, MN: Milkweed Editions, 1993.
  • Silvia Tomasa Rivera -- Monica Mansour -- Carmen Boullosa -- Kyra Galvan -- Elena Milan -- Gloria Gervitz -- Isabel Fraire -- Elsa Cross -- Elva Macias -- Veronica Volkow -- Myriam Moscona -- Coral Bracho.
The Muse in Mexico: A Mid-Century Miscellany. Ed. Thomas Mabry Cranfill. Austin: U of Texas P, 1959.
New Poetry of Mexico. Ed. Octavio Paz and Mark Strand. New York: Dutton, 1970.
  • Bilingual edition of poems selected from Poesía en movimiento, México, 1915-1966.
New Voices of Hispanic America: An Anthology. Ed. and trans. Darwin J. Flakoll and Claribel Alegria. Boston: Beacon P, 1962.
  • "Forty-one short-story writers and poets, all born after 1913, grouped randomly from seventeen countries. Bio-bibliographical paragraph" (Foster 1977: 105).
New Writing from Mexico. Ed. Reginald Gibbons. Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1992.
Nicaragua in Revolution: The Poets Speak. Ed. Bridget Aldaraca, Edward Baker, Ileana Rodriguez, and Marc Zimmerman. Minneapolis: Marxist Educational P, 1980.
Nicaragua in Revolution and at War: The People Speak. Ed. Marc Zimmerman. Minneapolis: Marxist Educational P, 1985.
Nothing the Sun Could Not Explain: 20 Contemporary Brazilian Poets. Ed. Michael Palmer, Régis Bonvicino, and Nelson Ascher. Los Angeles: Sun & Moon, 1997.
Now the Volcano: An Anthology of Latin American Gay Literature. Ed. Winston Leyland. San Francisco: Gay Sunshine P, 1979.
Oblivion and Stone: A Selection of Contemporary Bolivian Poetry and Fiction. Ed. Sandra Reyes. Fayetteville: U of Arkansas P, 1998.
One Hundred Years after Tomorrow: Brazilian Women's Fiction in the Twentieth Century. Ed. and trans. Darlene J. Sadlier. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1992.
  • A drama in the countryside / Carmen Delores -- From "He and She" / Júlia Lopes de Almeida -- The year fifteen / Rachel de Queiroz -- The flight / Clarice Lispector -- From "We are six" / Sra. Leandro Dupré -- In the silence of the big house / Emi Bulhões Carvalho da Fonseca -- My Uncle Ricardo / Lúcia Benedetti -- Jovita / Dinah Silveria de Queiroz -- A perfect world / Lia Correia Dutra -- Just a saxophone / Lygia Fagundes Telles -- Premeditated coincidence / Adalgisa Nery -- Agda / Hilda Hilst -- Near east / Nélida Piñon -- Dorceli / Tania Jamardo Failace -- The fragile balance / Elisa Lispector -- The sleeping beauty (script of useless life) / Edla van Steen -- Little girl in red, on her way to the moon / Marina Colasanti -- The vampire of Whitehouse Lane / Márcia Denser -- From "The left wing of the angel" / Lya Luft -- Every Lana Turner has her Johnny Stompanato / Sónia Coutinho.
One More Stripe to the Tiger: A Selection of Contemporary Chilean Poetry and Fiction. Ed. and trans. Sandra Reyes. Fayetteville: U of Arkansas P, 1989.
Open to the Sun: A Bilingual Anthology of Latin-American Women Poets. Ed. Nora Jacquez Wieser. Van Nuys, CA: Perivale P, 1979.
Other Fires: Short Fiction by Latin American Women. Ed. Alberto Manguel. New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1986.
Our Word: Guerrilla Poems from Latin America. Trans. Edward Dorn and Gordon Brotherston. Grossman / London: Cape Goliard, 1968.
Oxford Anthology of the Brazilian Short Story. Ed. K. David Jackson. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2006.
The Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry: A Bilingual Anthology. Ed. Cecelia Vicuã and Ernesto Livon Grosman. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2007.
The Oxford Book of Latin American Short Stories. Ed. Robert Gonzalez Echevarria. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1997.
  • "Includes 53 stories spanning evolution of short fiction in Brazil as well as Hispanic America across a broad range of writing from colonial era and 19th century to modern favorites such as Lugones, Quiroga, Lima Barreto, Borges, Cortázar, Rulfo, Ribeyro, Castellanos, Lispector, Ferré, and Monterroso, in versions by distinguished translators. An essay by the editor traces evolution of the genre. Brief headnotes for each period and author and a short bibliography provide ample contextualization. Recommended for classroom use"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

    The colonial period. How the men were parted from the women / Fray Ramón Pané -- A maiden's story / Popol Vuh -- Tocay Capac, the first Inca / Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala -- Plague of ants / Fray Bartolomé de las Casas -- The story of Pedro Serrano / Garcilaso de la Vega, el Inca -- The adventurer who pretended that he was a bishop / Gaspar de Villarroel -- Amorous and military adventures / Catalina de Erauso ("The lieutenant nun") -- A deal with Juana García / Juan Rodríguez Freyle. New nations. The slaughter house / Esteban Echeverría -- The tiger of the plains / Domingo Faustino Sarmiento -- He who listens may hear--to his regret : confidence of a confidence / Juana Manuela Gorriti -- Fray Gómez's scorpion / Ricardo Palma -- Midnight mass / Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis. The contemporary period. The death of the empress of China / Rubén Darío -- Yzur / Leopoldo Lugones -- The decapitated chicken / Horacio Quiroga -- The baby in pink buckram / João do Rio (Paulo Barreto) -- The man who resembled a horse / Rafael Arévalo Martínez -- The braider / Ricardo Güiraldes -- The man who knew Javanese / Alfonso Henriques de Lima Barreto -- Peace on high / Rómulo Gallegos -- The Christmas turkey / Mário de Andrade -- The daisy dolls / Felisberto Hernández -- The photograph / Enrique Amorim -- The clearing / Luisa Mercedes Levinson -- The garden of forking paths / Jorge Luis Borges -- Journey back to the source / Alejo Carpentier -- The tree / María Luisa Bombal -- The legend of 'El Cadejo' / Miguel Angel Asturias -- Encarnación Mendoza's Christmas Eve / Juan Bosch -- The third bank of the river / João Guimarães Rosa -- The image of misfortune / Juan Carlos Onetti -- Tell them not to kill me! / Juan Rulfo -- Hahn's pentagon / Osman Lins -- The switchman / Juan José Arreola -- The featherless buzzards / Julio Ramón Ribeyro -- Meat / Virgilio Piñera -- Unborn / Augusto Roa Bastos -- The night face up / Julio Cortázar -- Cooking lesson / Rosario Castellanos -- The doll queen / Carlos Fuentes -- The walk / José Donoso -- Balthazar's marvelous afternoon / Gabriel García Márquez -- The challenge / Mario Vargas Llosa -- The crime of the mathematics professor / Clarice Lispector -- Buried statues / Antonio Benítez Rojo -- A woman's back / José Balza -- The warmth of things / Nélida Piñon -- Penelope / Dalton Trevisan -- The threshold / Christina Peri Rossi -- The parade ends / Reinaldo Arenas -- When women love men / Rosario Ferré.

Pan-American Poems: An Anthology. Ed. and trans. Agnes Blake Poor. Boston: Gorham P, 1918.
Paradise Lost or Gained? The Literature of Hispanic Exile. Ed. Fernando Alegría and Jorge Ruffinelli. Houston: Arte Publico P, 1990.
Pleasure in the Word: Erotic Writings by Latin American Women. Ed. Margarite Fernández Olmos and Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert. Fredonia, NY: White Pine P, 1993.
Poetry by Contemporary Honduran Women. Ed. Amanda Lizet Castro Mitchell. Trans. Amanda Lizet Castro Mitchell and Margarita McNab. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen P, 2002.
  • Aída Sabonge -- Alejandra Flores Bermúdez -- Amanda Castro -- Armida García -- Blanca Guifarro -- Claudia Torres -- Débora Ramos -- Elisa Logan -- Francesca Randazzo -- Indira Flamenco -- Juana Pavón -- Lety Elvir -- María Eugenia Ramos -- Mirna Rivera -- Normandina Pagoada -- Raquel Lobo -- Rebeca Becerra -- Sara Salazar -- Waldina Mejía -- Xiomara Bú -- Yadira Eguiguren.
Poetry of Transition: Mexican Poetry of the 1960s & 70s. Ed. Linda Scheer and Miguel Florez Ramirez. Translation P, 1984.
Poets of Brazil: A Bilingual Selection. Ed. and trans. Frederick G. Williams. New York: Luso-Brazilian Books, 2004.
Prize Stories from Latin America: Winners of the Life en Español Literary Contest. Preface Uslar Pietri. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1963.
  • "Stories by eleven contemporary authors from five countries" (Foster 1977: 107).
Readings from Modern Mexican Authors. Ed. and trans. Frederick Starr. Chicago: Open Court, 1904.
Reversible Monuments: Contemporary Mexican Poetry. Ed. Mónica de la Torre and Michael Wiegers. Port Townsend, Washington: Copper Canyon P, 2002.
  • English translations with original Spanish texts of poems by María Baranda -- Efraín Bartolomé -- Alberto Blanco -- Carmen Boullosa -- Coral Bracho -- BÚffalo Conde -- Elsa Cross -- Alfonso D'Auino -- Antonio Deltoro -- Gerardo Deniz -- Jorge Fernández Granados -- Malva Flores -- Gloria Gervitz -- Francisco Hernández -- Claudia Hernández De Valle-Arizpe -- David Huerta -- Pura López Colomé -- Tedi López Mills -- Ernesto Lumbreras -- Eduardo Milán -- Fabio Morábito -- Josué Ramírez -- Juan Gregario Regino -- José Luis Rivas -- Francisco Segovia -- Pedro Serrano -- Víctor Terán -- Natalia Toledo -- Manuel Ulacia -- Veronica Volkow -- Heriberto Yépez.
Scents of Wood and Silence: Short Stories by Latin American Women Writers. Ed. Kathleen Ross and Yvette E. Miller. Pittsburgh: Latin American Literary Review P, 1991.
  • The black sheep / Margarita Aguirre -- The awakening / Claribel Alegría -- Tosca / Isabel Allende -- Down the tropical path / Albalucía Angel -- Scents of wood and silence / Pía Barros -- Susundamba does not show herself by day / Lydia Cabrera -- The house / Julieta Campos -- Wash water / Ana María del Río -- The structure of the soap bubble / Lygia Fagundes Telles -- Camera Obscura / Angélica Gorodischer -- Eduardito doesn't like the police / Matilde Herrera -- Beauty and the beast, or, the wound too great / Clarice Lispector -- Autumn / Silvia Molina -- Sometimes in Illyria / Sylvia Molloy -- A woman at dawn / Carmen Naranjo -- A tender heart / Olga Nolla -- Creation (an autobiographical story) / Silvina Ocampo -- The art of loss / Cristina Peri Rossi -- The heat of things / Nélida Piñón -- Memories on the oblique / María Luisa Puga -- From exile / Mariella Sala -- Tango / Luisa Valenzuela -- Death's pure fire / Ana Lydia Vega.
Secret Weavers: Stories of the Fantastic by Women Writers of Argentina and Chile. Ed. Marjorie Agosin and Celeste Kostopulos-Cooperman. Fredonia, NY: White Pine P, 1992.
Selected Latin American Literature for Youth. Ed. Earl Jones. College Station: Texas A&M UP, 1968. (Intercultural education series, no. 3)
Short Stories by Latin American Women: The Magic and the Real. Ed. Celia Correas de Zapata. Houston, TX: Arte Publico P, 1990.
Short Stories of Latin America. Ed. Arturo Torres-Rioseco. Trans. Zoila Nelken and Rosalie Torres-Rioseco. New York: Las Américas, 1963.
  • "Fifteen contemporary authors from fourteen countries. Brief introduction on 'The Short Story in Latin America,' bio-bibliography" (Foster 1977: 108).
The Silver Candelabra & Other Stories: A Century of Jewish Argentine Literature. Ed. Rita Mazzetti Gardiol. Pittsburgh, PA: Latin American Literary Review P, 1997.
  • Silver candelabra ; Divorce / Alberto Gerchunoff -- Betsy's death ; Cross / Samuel Glusberg (Enrique Espinosa) -- Good harvest / Samuel Eichelbaum -- Flaw ; Visit / Bernardo Verbitsky -- Hotel Commerce ; Beat it, Paraguayan / Bernardo Kordon -- Drifting balloons ; In the hero's shadow / Eugenia Calny -- Tarmites ; Now that she's coming / Isidoro Blaisten -- Of Musicians and watchmakers / Alicia Steimberg -- Wild birds / German Rosenmacher -- Empty shell ; No one will take her place / Silvia Plager -- Plateful of latkes / Ricardo Feierstein -- Feiguele ; Ballet dancers / Cecilia Absatz.
Some Spanish-American Poets. Trans. Alice Stone Blackwell. Ed. Isaac Goldberg. New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1929; 2nd ed. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1937.
Songs and Games of the Americas. Trans. Frank Henius. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1943.
Spanish-American Literature in Translation. Ed. Willis Knapp Jones. 2 vols. New York: Ungar, 1963-66. (Vol. 1, A Selection of prose, poetry, and drama before 1888; Vol. 2, A Selection of poetry, fiction, and drama since 1888.)
Spanish American Modernista Poets: A Critical Anthology. Ed. Gordon Brotherston. Oxford: Pergamon P, 1968.
Swan, Cygnets, and Owl. Ed. and trans. Mildred E. Johnson. University of Missouri Studies, vol. 29. 1956. [Spanish-American poetry]
Tales from the Argentine. Trans. Anita Brenner. Ed. Waldo Frank. New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1930.
  • Includes stories by Domingo F. Sarmiento, Lucio V. López, Roberto J. Payró, Leopoldo Lugones, Ricardo GÜiraldes, and Horacio Quiroga.
Three Plays of the Argentine. Trans. Jacob S. Fassett. Ed. E. H. Bierstadt. New York: Duffield, 1920.
  • Includes Luis Bayón Herrera, Santos Vega; Silverio Manco, Juan Moreira; and Julio Sánchez Gardel, The Witches' Mountain (La Montaña de las Brujas).
Three Spanish American Poets. Trans. Mary Wicker, C. V. Wicker, J. L. Grucci, and L. Mallan. Albuquerque, NM: Swallow & Critchlow, 1942.
  • Includes works by Carlos Pellicer (Mexico), Pablo Neruda (Chile), and José Carrera Andrade (Ecuador).
The Tri-Quarterly Anthology of Contemporary Latin American Literature. Ed. José Donoso and Bill Henkin. New York: Dutton, 1969.
Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry: A Bilingual Anthology. Ed. Stephen Tapscott. Austin: U of Texas P, 1996.
  • José Martí -- João da Cruz e Sousa -- Rubén Darío -- Ricardo Jaimes Freyre -- Amado Nervo -- Enrique González Martínez -- José María Eguren -- Leopoldo Lugones -- José Santos Chocano -- Julio Herrera y Reissig -- Delmira Agustini -- Manuel Bandeira -- Ramón López Velarde -- Gabriela Mistral [Lucila Godoy Alcayaga] -- Alfonso Reyes -- Oswald de Andrade -- César Vallejo -- Alfonsina Storni -- Mário de Andrade -- Alfonson Cortés -- Vicente Huidobro -- Juana de Ibarbourou [Juanita Fernández Morales] -- Jorge de Lima -- Raul Bopp -- Ricardo Molinari -- Luis Palés Matos -- Jorge Luis Borges -- Claudia Lars [Carmen Brannon Beers] -- Carlos Pellicer -- José Gorostiza -- Cecília Meireles -- Carlos Drummond de Andrade -- Nicolás Guillén -- Jaime Torres Bodet -- Jorge Carrera Andrade -- Eugenio Florit -- Henriqueta Lisboa -- Xavier Villaurrutia -- Pablo Neruda [Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto] -- Sara de Ibáñez -- José Lezama Lima -- Enrique Molina -- Pablo Antonio Cuadra -- Julio Cortázar -- Efraín Huerta -- Nicanor Parra -- Octavio Paz -- Julia de Burgos -- Violeta Parra -- Gonzalo Rojas -- Mario Benedetti -- João Cabral de Melo Neto -- Olga Orozco -- Eunice Odio -- Álvaro Mutis -- Claribel Alegía -- Ernesto Cardenal -- Rosario Castellanos -- Roberto Juarróz -- Jaime Sabines -- Carlos Germán Belli -- Ernesto [Che] Guevara -- Enrique Lihn -- Juan Gelman -- Ferreira Gullar [José Ribamar Ferreira] -- Heberto Padilla -- Gabriel Zaid -- Roque Dalton -- Víctor Jara -- Adélia Prado -- Jorge Teillier -- Alejandra Pizarnik --- Óscar Hahn -- José Emilio Pacheco -- Homero Aridjis -- Antonio Cisneros -- Nancy Morejón -- Octavio Armand -- Raúl Zurita -- Marjorie Agosín.

    "Large anthology includes work by 58 poets. Extensive, but general, introduction. Poets arranged chronologically from José Martí to Marjorie Agosín. Volume includes few surprises and relatively few women. Bilingual format. Many translators; great fluctuation in quality. For detailed discussion of translations, see Charles Tomlinson in Times Literary Supplement, May 9, 1997; and Eliot Weinberger in Sulfur, 40, Spring 1997"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58. (HLAS Online)

Urban Voices: Contemporary Short Stories from Brazil. Ed. Cristina Ferreira-Pinto. Lanham, MD: UP of America, 1999.
The Web: Stories by Argentine Women. Ed. and trans. H. Ernest Lewald. Washington, DC: Three Continents P, 1983.
Woman Who Has Sprouted Wings: Poems by Contemporary Latin American Women Poets. Ed. Mary Crow. Pittsburgh, PA: Latin American Literary Review P, 1984; 2nd ed., 1987.
Women's Fiction from Latin America: Selections from Twelve Contemporary Authors. Ed. and trans. Evelyn Picon Garfield. Detroit: Wayne State UP, 1988.
  • The mire of Almendares. Tatabisako / Lydia Cabrera -- The tunnel. The burial. Plunder / Armonia Somers -- The tree / Elena Garro -- Love. Family ties / Clarice Lispector -- Bitter blood / Griselda Gambaro -- Angel's last conquest [selection from the novel]. The silken whale / Elvira Orphee -- Ondina. Why kill the countess? / Carmen Naranjo -- Mothers and shadows [selection from the novel]. Conformity. All in a lifetime / Marta Traba -- A redhead named Sabina [selections from the novel]. All the roses / Julieta Campos -- Bird of paradise. The new Kingdom / Nelida Pinon -- Blue water-man. Other weapons. I'm your horse in the night / Luisa Valenzuela -- Rosa the beautiful [selection from the novel The House of the Spirits] / Isabel Allende.
Women's Writing in Latin America: An Anthology. Ed. Sara Castro-Klaren, Sylvia Molloy, and Beatriz Sarlo. Boulder, CO: Westview P, 1991.
Yiddish South of the Border: An Anthology of Latin American Yiddish Writing. Ed. Alan Astro. Albuquerque: U of New Mexico P, 2003.
  • Argentina: 1. Mordechai Alpersohn, "Of Pimps, Prositutes and Other Seducers" (excerpt from a memoir); 2. ---, "The Gauchito Happy Moses" (short story); 3. Borekh Bendersky, "An Evil Eye" (short story); 4. ---. "Unrestful Sabbaths" (short story); 5. Hirsh Bloshtein, "In Opposite Directions" (short story); 6. Leon Chasanovitch, "Meager Results: Two Decades of Jewish Agricultural Settlement in Argentina" (reportage); 7. ---, "Bread and Honor" (reportage); 8. Peretz Hirshbein, "The Builders of a Jewish Future" (reportage); 9. Hersh David Nomberg, "Homesick in Buenos Aires" (reportage); 10. Mimi Pinzón, "The Courtyard Without Windows" (excerpt from a novel); 11. José Rabinovich, "A Man and his Parrot" (short story); 12. Samuel Rollansky, "In Honor of Yom Kippur" (short story); 13. Moyshe Rubin, "A Ripped Tefillin Strap" (short story); 14. Aaron Leib Schussheim, "When Life Swallowed Up Death" (reportage); 15. Pinye Wald, Nightmare: Excerpt of a Memoir of "The Tragic Week"; Brazil: 16. Jacob Botoshanski, Director's Prologue to Leib Malach's play Remolding; 17. Leib Malach, Remolding (excerpts from a play); 18. Meir Kucinski, "The Mulata" (short story); 19. Rosa Palatnik, "An Engagement Dinner" (short story); Chile: 20. José Goldchain, "He Worked His Way Up" (short story); 21. ---, "She Wanted to Throw a Very Nice Affair" (short story); 22. Yoyne Obodovski, "Solomon Licht" (short story); 23. Noyekh Vital, "Gold" (short story); Colombia: 24. Salomón Brainsky, "Temptation" (short story); Cuba: 25. Pinkhes Berniker, "JesÚs" (short story); 26. Abraham Josef Dubelman, "The Faith Healer" (short story); 27. Aaron Zeitlin, "The Gallego" (poem); Mexico: 28. Isaac Berliner, "Churches" (poem illustrated by Diego Rivera); 29. Jacobo Glantz, "Holiday in the Streets: The First Anti-Semitic Demonstration (June 2, 1931)" (poem); 30. Meir Corona, "Quite a Bank" (short story); 31. Abraham Weisbaum, "The Tinifotsky Monologues" (excerpts from a satire); U.S.A. (Texas) : 32. Alexander Ziskind Gurwitz, "San Antonio Twenty-Two Years Ago" (excerpt from a memoir); Uruguay: 33. Salomón Zytner, "The Bar Mitzvah Speech" (short story); 34. ---, "The Refugee" (short story); 35. Hanan Ayalti, "A Banquet in Mexico City" (short story); 36. ---, "The Memo from the Thirty-six" (short story); Sources.
You Can't Drown the Fire: Latin American Women Writing in Exile. Ed. Alicia Portnoy. Pittsburgh, PA: Cleis P, 1988.
Young Poetry of the Americas. Washington: General Secretariat of the Organization of American States, 1967.
  • Selections from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Haiti, Mexico, Panama, and Uruguay. Texts in French, Spanish, and Portuguese with parallel English translations.

Caribbean Literature

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Bibliographies and Studies (alphabetically by author)

Cirillo, Nancy. "Anthologizing the Caribbean, or, Squaring Beaches, Bananas, and Nobel Laureates." On Anthologies: Politics and Pedagogy. Ed. Jeffrey R. Di Leo. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2004. 222-46.

Anthologies of Caribbean Literature (alphabetically by title)

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AfroCuba: An Anthology of Cuban Writings on Race, Politics and Culture. Ed. Pedro Pérez Sarduy and Jean Stubbs. Melbourne: Ocean P / London: Latin American Bureau, 1993.
  • Introduction : the rite of social communion / by Pedro Pérez Sarduy and Jean Stubbs -- For a Cuban integration of whites and blacks/ by Fernando Ortiz -- The 19th century black fear / by Rafael Duharte Jiménez -- Mariana and Maceo / by José Luciano Franco -- People without a history / by Pedro Deschamps Chapeaux -- Drum ballad / by JesÚs Cos Causse -- Claudio José Domingo Brindis de Salas / by Odilio Urfé -- Back to Africa / by Rodolfo Sarracino -- Solutions to the black problem / by Petro Serviat -- Times I walk with my father / by Domingo Alfonso -- The 20th century black question / by Tomás Fernández Robaina -- Imaginary dislogue on folklore / by Rogelio Matiínez Furé -- An initiation ceremony in Regla de Palo / by Gladys González Bueno -- The principle of multiple representation / by Joel James -- Abakuá signs / by Argeliers León -- Sara, one way or another / by Tomás González -- The Orishas in Cuba / by Natalia Bolivar -- The strokes of magical realism in Manuel Mendive / by Gerardo Mosquera -- Bembesiana / by Marcelino Arozarena -- Asere / by Eloy Machado -- Ifa says / by Tato Quiñones -- Ofumelli / by Excilia Saldaña -- María Antonia / by Eugenio Hernández --Adire and broken time / by Manuel Granados -- Birth of a national culture / by Walterio Carbonell -- A white problem : reinterpreting Cecilia Valdés / by Reynaldo González -- The black and white in the narrative of Alejo Carpentier / by Salvador Bueno -- Runaway story / by Miguel Barnet -- Race and nation / by Nancy Morejón -- Rethinking the plantation / by Alberto Pedro -- Matilda / by Pablo Armando Fernández -- The maids / by Pedro Pérez Sarduy -- Questions only she can answer / by Georgina Herrera -- The true door / by Soleida Ríos -- Images and icons / by Sergio Giral -- Rey Spencer's swing / by Maria Rojas.
The Archipelago: New Writing from and about the Caribbean. Ed. Robert Antoni and Bradford Morrow. Annandale-on-Hudson, NY: Bard College, 1996.
  • Caribe magico / Gabriel Garcia Marquez -- Signs / Derek Walcott -- The room I work in / Adam Zagajewski -- A natural history / Cristina Garcia -- The wolf, the forest and the new man / Senel Paz -- Mac Arthur's life / Ian McDonald -- Consuelo's letter / Julia Alvarez -- Two stories. The masters ; In a hovel / Juan Bosch -- The day you see me fall is not the day I die / Bob Shacochis -- The other / Arturo Uslar Pietri -- Axe and Anancy / Fred D'Aguiar -- Coco's Palace / Glenville Lovell -- Pyramid chapel / Mark McMorris -- The sleeping zemis / Lorna Goodison -- A world of canes / Robert Antoni.
Best West Indian Stories. Ed. Kenneth Ramchand. Nelson Caribbean, 1982. 186 pp.
  • Includes, among others: Michael Anthony's "Enchanted Alley"; John Hearne's "At the Stelling"; Sam Selvon's "Cane is Bitter" and "My Girl and the City"; Jean Rhys's "I Used to Live Here Once"; Roger Mais' "Red Dirth Don't Wash"; John Stewart's "Stick Song"; Wayne Brown's "Bring on the Trumpeters"; Earl Lovelace's "Shoemaker Arnold"; Noel Woodroffe's "Wing's Way"; Clyde Hosein's "Her House"
Breaking the Silences: An Anthology of 20th-Century Poetry by Cuban Women. Ed. and trans. Margaret Randall. Vancouver: Pulp P, 1982.
Breaklight: An Anthology of Caribbean Poetry. London = Breaklight: The Poetry of the Caribbean. Ed. Andrew Salkey. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1972.
The Butterfly's Way: Voices from the Haitian Diaspora in the United States. Ed. Edwidge Dandicat. New York: Soho, 2001.
Caribbean Literature: An Anthology. Ed. George Robert Coulthard. [London]: U of London P, 1966.
Caribbean Narrative: An Anthology of West Indian Writing. Ed. O. R. Dathorne. London: Heinemann, 1966.
Caribbean Rhythms: The Emerging English Literature of the West Indies. Ed. James T. Livingston. New York: Washington Square P / Pocket Books, 1974.
  • "The title [in bright red] . . . occupies the top half of the cover, and the remainder bears a color photograph of unidentified but likely Trinidadian steel drummers, palm trees rampant" (Cirillo 2004: 233). This title and cover design might be read as reinforcing cultural stereotypes about the Caribbean (the word "rhythm" "powerfully evokes . . . the worst of racial stereotyping in the United States, and this is emphasized by the accompanying photograph") or as evoking the spirit of the Négritude movement (where, in the writings of such figures as Aimé Césaire and Léopold Sédar Senghor, "rhythm" evokes the concept of the African as "intrinsically vital and energetic and possessed of a creative imagination superior to the desiccated linearity of the metropolitan mind") (Cirillo 2004: 234-35). In his introduction, James T. Livingston notes that US images of the region are typically "the frivolous product of tourism" (2); his introduction, though only 14 pages long, "is a masterful attempt to place this 'emerging' literature in its historic and political setting for the American reader" (Cirillo 2004: 236).
Caribbean Voices: An Anthology of West Indian Poetry. Ed. John J. Figueroa. London: Evans Bros., 1966.
The Caribbean Writer. U of the Virgin Islands. (An annual publication?)
Caribbeana: An Anthology of English Literature of the West Indies, 1657-1777. Ed. Thomas W. Krise. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1999.
  • From A true and exact history of the island of Barbados (1657) / Richard Ligon -- From Jamaica viewed (1661) / Edmund Hickeringill -- From Friendly advice to the gentlemen-planters of the East and West Indies (1684) / Thomas Tryon -- Trip to Jamaica (1698) / Edward Ward -- Speech made by a Black of Guardaloupe (1709) / Anonymous -- Speech of Moses Bon Saam (1735) / Anonymous -- From The speech of Mr. John Talbot Campo-bell (1736) / Robert Robertson -- Story of Inkle and Yarico and An epistle from Yarico to Inkle, after he had left her in slavery (1738) / Frances Seymour -- Poems from Caribbeana (1741) / The "Ingenious Lady" of Barbados -- Sugar cane: a poem, in four books (1764) / James Grainger -- From A general description of the West-Indian islands (1767) / John Singleton -- "Carmen, or, an Ode," in Edward Long's A history of Jamaica (1774) / Francis Williams -- From Jamaica, a poem, in three parts (1777) / Anonymous.
Con Cuba: An Anthology of Cuban Poetry. Ed. Nathaniel Tarn. Trans. Margaret Randall, et al. Grossman / Cape Goliard, date?
Creation Fire: A CAFRA Anthology of Caribbean Women's Poetry. Ed. Ramabai Espinet. Toronto: Sister Vision, 1990.
Cuban Consciousness in Literature, 1923-1974: A Critical Anthology of Cuban Culture. Ed. José R. de Armas and Charles W. Steele. Miami, FL: Ediciones Universal, 1978.
Cubanisimo! The Vintage Book of Contemporary Cuban Literature. Ed. Cristina Garcia. New York: Vintage, 2003.
  • José Martí -- Fernando Ortiz -- Antonio Benítez-Rojo -- Lydia Cabrera -- Dulce María Loynaz -- Alejo Carpentier -- Miguel Barnet -- Guillermo Cabrera Infante -- Nancy Morejón -- Calvert Casey -- José Lezama Lima -- Herberto Padilla -- Lourdes Casal -- Lino Novás Calvo -- Nicolás Guillén -- Virgilio Piñera -- Gustavo Pérez-Firmat -- Severo Sarduy -- Reinaldo Arenas -- Zoé Valdés -- Ernesto Mestre -- María Elena Cruz Varela -- José Manuel Prieto -- Ana Menéndez -- Rafael Campo.
From the Green Antilles: Writings of the Caribbean. Ed. Barbara Howes. New York: Macmillan, 1966.
  • One of the earliest English-language anthologies of Caribbean writings: "more a sampler than an anthology," it is "a sort of aerial view of writing from the four colonial languages through short stories, essays, and poetry" (Cirillo 2004: 233).
From Trinidad: An Anthology of Early West Indian Writing. Ed. Reinhard Sander and Peter K. Ayers. New York: Africana Pub. Co., 1978.
  • "Selected from two Trinidad magazines, Trinidad, published from 1929 to 1930 and the Beacon, published from 1931 to 1933."
Green Cane and Juicy Flotsam: Short Stories by Caribbean Women. Ed. Carmen C. Esteves and Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 1991.
Heritage: A Caribbean Anthology. Ed. Esmor Jones and Wenty Bowen. London: Cassell, 1981.
Her True-True Name: An Anthology of Women's Writing from the Caribbean. Ed. Pamela Mordecai and Betty Wilson. Oxford: Heinemann, 1989.
If I could write this in fire: An Anthology of Literature from the Caribbean. Ed. Pamela Maria Smorkaloff. New York: New P, 1994.
  • Literary selections. The plantation and maroon society. Wages paid / James Carnegie -- From : The autobiography of a runaway slave / Esteban Montejo, edited by Miguel Barnet -- Rural peasantry. From : Between two worlds / Simone Schwarz-Bart -- From : When they loved the communal lands / Pedro Mir -- Decolonization and the colonial education. From : Growing up stupid under the union jack / Austin Clarke -- Journey back to the source / Alejo Carpentier -- Isolation/inter-Caribbean relations. The day it all happened ; Port-au-Prince, below / Ana Lydia Vega -- Modern life : alienation/liberation. From : A state of independence / Caryl Phillips -- Monologue with rain ; Common stories / Chely Lima -- Passing / Michelle Cliff -- Theoretical essays. Identity, historiography, and the Caribbean voice. From : The black Jacobins / C.L.R. James -- Caliban : notes toward a discussion of culture in our America / Roberto Fernández Retamar -- If I could write this in fire, I would write this in fire / Michelle Cliff.
Island of My Hunger: Cuban Poetry Today. Ed. Francisco Morán. San Francisco: City Lights Books, 2007.
  • A bilingual anthology. Includes: Soleida Ríos -- Francisco Morán -- Orlando González Esteva -- Reina María Rodríguez -- Jesús J. Barquet -- Ángel Escobar -- Félix Lizárraga -- Rolando Sánchez Mejías -- Rogelio Saunders -- Antonio José Ponte -- Omar Pérez -- Pedro Márques de Armas -- Germán Guerra -- Damaris Calderón -- Alessandra Molina -- Carlos A. Aguilera -- Norge Espinosa.
Jahaji Bhai: An Anthology of Indo-Caribbean Literature. Ed. Frank Birbalsingh. Toronto: TSAR Publications, 1988.
Native Landscapes: An Anthology of Caribbean Short Stories. Ed. Velta J. Clarke. [Brooklyn]: Caribbean Research Center, Medgar Evers College, CUNY, 1989.
New Planet: Anthology of Modern Caribbean Writing. Ed. Amon Saba Saakana [Sebastian Clarke]. London: Karnak House, 1978.
New Writing from the Caribbean. Macmillan. (an annual publication?)
Open Gate: An Anthology of Haitian Creole Poetry. Ed. Paul Laraque and Jack Hirschman. Willimantic, CT: Curbstone P, 2001.
Out of the Kumbla. Ed. Daryl Cumber Dance. Trenton, NJ: Africa World P, 1990.
  • An anthology of Caribbean women writers.
The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories. Ed. Stewart Brown and John Wickham. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2002.
  • Some people are meant to live alone / Frank Collymore; Pioneers, oh, pioneers / Jean Rhys; Pablo’s fandango / Alfred Mendes; Drought / Eric Walrond; Triumph / C.L.R. James; Journey to the seed / Alejo Carpentier; Red dirt don’t wash / Roger Mais; Encarnacion Mendoza’s Christmas Eve / Juan Bosch; The doors open at three / G. Cabrera Infante; The cricket match / Sam Selvon; The light on the sea / John Wickham; Tilson Ezekiel alias Ti-Zek / Jan Carew; Shadows move in the Britannia Bar / Ismith Khan; Rosena on the mountain / Rene Depestre; The master tailor and the teacher’s skirt / Roy Heath; The last voyage of the ghost ship / Gabriel Garcia Marquez; A proper Anno Domini feeling / Andrew Salkey; To Da-duh, in memoriam / Paule Marshall; Dream Haiti / Kamau Brathwaite; Buried statues / Antonio Benitez Rojo; They better don’t stop the carnival / Michael Anthony; The night watchman’s occurrence book / V.S. Naipaul; The old men used to dance / John Stewart; Leaving this island place / Austin Clarke; Victory and the blight / Earl Lovelace; The breadnut and the breadfruit / Maryse Conde; Altamont Jones / Velma Pollard; In foreign parts / Thea Doelwijt; When women love men / Rosario Ferre; Mammie’s form at the post office / E.A. Markham; Passport to paradise / Myriam Warner-Vieyra; Morris, Bhaiya / Clyde Hosein; Trotters / Willi Chen; The conversion of Millicent Vernon / Pauline Melville; Do angels wear brassieres? / Olive Senior; Goodbye mother / Reinaldo Arenas; Ballad for the New World / Lawrence Scott; Eye-openers / Ana Lydia Vega; Sunday cricket / Jean ’Binta’ Breeze; The inheritance of my father: a story for listening / Astrid Roemer; Blackness / Jamaica Kincaid; sThe walk / Merle Collins.
The Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse. Ed. Stewart Brown and Mark McWatt. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2004.
  • "represents all of the Caribbean--not only the English language writers. The book features a range of poets, from Derek Walcott and Edward Braithwaite to Jesus Cos Causse, and from Olive Senior to Una Marson. It covers less acclaimed poets of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s, as well as exciting newer voices from the 80s and 90s"
Penguin Book of Caribbean Short Stories. Ed. E. A. Markham. London: Penguin, 1996.
Penguin Book of Caribbean Verse in English. Ed. Paula Burnett. London: Penguin, 1986.
The Poets of Haiti, 1782-1934. Trans. Edna Worthley Underwood. Portland, Maine: Mosher P, 1934.
Présence antillaise: Guadeloupe, Guyane, Martinique. Paris: Editions du Seuil, 1982.
Reclaiming Medusa: Short Stories by Contemporary Puerto Rican Women. Ed. and trans. Diana Velez. San Francisco: Spinters/Aunt Lute, 1988.
The Routledge Reader in Caribbean Literature. Ed. Alison Donnell and Sarah Lawson Welsh. London: Routledge, 1996.
  • The editors describe the anthology as designed "to generate more readers of Caribbean literature and readers of more Caribbean literature" (1).
Sugar Is All: Caribbean Short Stories and Poems from St. Kitts and Nevis. Ed. Annette Walwyn Michael. Kearney, NE: Morris Pub., 2001.
They Came in Ships: An Anthology of Indo-Guyanese Writing. Ed. Joel Benjamin et al. Intro. Jeremy Poynting. London: Peepal Tree P, 1998.
  • Contents: Section 1: Early narrative images of the Indian presence in non-Indian writing: Extracts from J.G. Pearson's 'A Life History of an East Indian in British Guiana' (1890); from Edward Jenkins's novel Lutchmee and Dilloo (1877) and from A.R.F. Webber's novel Those That Be in Bondage. Section 2: The growth of self-awareness: the first definitions of an Indo-Guyanese identity from within the community (1890-1970). Extracts from Joseph Ruhomon's 'India - the Progress of her People' (1894); J.A. Luckhoo's 'The East Indians in British Guiana'; Robert Janki's semi fiction, 'Bharat Lakshmi'; Peter Ruhomon's proposal that Guyana become an Indian colony, 'The Building of Greater India'; from Ayube Edun's bizarre autobiography, England's Heartprobe; from Cheddi Jagan's The West on Trial; from Rajkumari Singh's manifesto on 'Coolie' art forms, 'I am a Coolie'; from S.S. Ramphal's essay on the common heritage of African and Indian Guyanese in 'The Common Experience of Bondage'; Jeremy Poynting's essay on the 1930s Indian British Guiana Dramatic Society: 'At Homes, Tagore and Jive'; and from Karna Singh's important work on Indo-Guyanese architecture in 'The Creole Style Temples'. Section 3: An anthology of Indo-Guyanese prose: includes the writing of Cyril Dabydeen, Haris Khemraj, Peter Kempadoo, Rooplall Monar, Sasenarine Persaud, Sheik Sadeek, Jan Shinebourne and Narmala Shewcharan. Section 4: An anthology of Indo-Guyanese poetry: includes the work of Peter Ruhomon, W.W. Persaud, C.E.J. Ramcharitar-Lalla, J.W. Chinapen, Cyril Kanhai, Rajkumarie Singh, B. Ramsarran, Milton Vishnu Williams, Wordsworth McAndrew, Kenneth Taharally, Rooplall Monar, Guska Kissoon, Cyril Dabydeen, Arnold Itwaru, Sasenarine Persaud, P.D. Sharma, Rupert Roopnaraine, Rayman Mandal, Mahadai Das, Shana Yardan, Rosetta Khalideen, Parvati Persaud Edwards and David Dabydeen. Section 5: Afterword: Ian McDonald's essay 'Tiger in the Stars'. Section 6: Bibliography of Indo-Guyanese Imaginative Writing 1890-1995.
Voice Memory Ashes: Lest We Forget. Ed. Jacob Ross and Joan Anim-Addo. London: Mango P, 1999.
Voices from Summerland. Ed. J. E. Clare McFarlane. 1929.
West Indian Narrative: An Introductory Anthology. Ed. Kenneth Ramchand. London: Nelson, 1966.
  • The exorcism / J.G. de Lisser -- Banana Bottom / Claude McKay -- La Divina Pastora / C.L.R. James -- Children of Kaywana / Edgar Mittelholzer -- Black albino / Namba Roy -- The leopard / V.S. Reid -- The P.T. class ; Funeral / E.R. Braithwaite -- Brackley and the bed / Samuel Selvon -- In the castle of my skin / George Lamming -- Christopher / Geoffrey Drayton -- Hurricane / Andrew Salkey -- The bicycle race / Michael Anthony -- B. Wordsworth / V.S. Naipaul -- Voices under the window / John Hearne -- Black lightning / Roger Mais -- Black Midas / Jan Carew -- Kanaima / Wilson Harris.
The Whistling Bird: Women Writers of the Caribbean. Ed. Elaine Campbell and Pierrette M. Frickey. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1998.
  • Excerpt from The autobiography of my mother / Jamaica Kincaid -- I do not know my father / Esther Phillips -- Longtime story / Zee Edgell -- Song for mother earth = Kantika pa mama tera ; The promise = Promesa ; Old lady = Habai / Nydia Ecury -- The child's return ; Love for an island ; Miss Garthside's greenhouse / Phyllis Allfrey -- Smile please / Christabel LaRonde -- Caribman ; Blacksister ; C'est juste une guêpe ; Maroussia / Gilda Nassief -- The whistling bird ; Excerpt from Wide Sargasso Sea / Jean Rhys --Madelene / Merle Collins -- Wayang kulit / Maryse Condé -- Excerpt from The bridge of beyond / Simone Schwarz-Bart -- Excerpt from Frangipani house / Beryl Gilroy -- Web of kin ; We the women ; These islands / Grace Nichols -- Night women / Edwidge Danticat -- Candy seller ; Bans O'Ooman! / Louise Bennett -- Excerpt from Myal / Erna Brodber -- Excerpt from Abeng / Michelle Cliff -- Burnt hill / Christine Craig -- Mulatta song ; Missing the mountains / Lorna Goodison -- Excerpt from Pocomania ; There will come a time / Una Marson -- Marine turtle ; Mule / Velma Pollard -- Discerner of hearts / Olive Senior -- Lunchtime revolution / Carmen Tipling -- Sweat, sugar and blood / Suzanne Dracius -- Eye-opener / Ana Lydia Vega -- Excerpt from When I was Puerto Rican / Esmeralda Santiago -- The tick-tick bicycle / Madeline Coopsammy -- Inez / Merle Hodge -- Excerpt from Bruised hibiscus / Elizabeth Nunez -- Arise, my love / Jan Williams.
Writers in the New Cuba: An Anthology. Ed. J. M. Cohen. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1967.
Writing in Cuba since the Revolution: An Anthology of Poems, Short Stories, and Essays. Ed. Andrew Salkey. London: Bogle-l'Ouverture, 1977.

Subsaharan African Literature (and African Literature in general)

In addition to collections of writing from Subsaharan Africa (or from Africa in general), there is also a subsection here on anthologies of diasporic African writings.

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Bibliographies and Studies (alphabetically by author)

Baratte-Eno Belinga, Thérèse, Jacqueline Chauveau-Rabut, Mukala Kadima-Nzuji. Bibliographie des auteurs africaines de langue française. 3rd ed. Paris: J. Touzot, 1972; 4th ed. Paris: F. Nathan, 1979.
Beier, Ulli. "On Translating Yoruba Poetry." Yoruba Poetry. Ed. and trans. Ulli Beier and Bakare Gbadamosi. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1970; repr. in Beier's The Hunter Thinks the Monkey Is Not Wise-The Monkey Is Wise, But He Has His Own Logic: A Selection of Essays. Bayreuth: Bayreuth Univ., 2001. 135-46.
Ganz, David L. A Critical Guide to Anthologies of African Literature. [Waltham, MA]: Literature Committee, African Studies Association, 1973.
Jahn, Janheinz. Die neoafrikanische Literatur. Gesamtbibliographie von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart. Düsseldorf: E. Diederichs, 1965.
Jahn, Janheinz and Claus Peter Dressler. Bibliography of Creative African Writing. Nendein, Liechtenstein: Kraus-Thomson Organization, 1971.
Limb, Peter and Jean-Marie Volet. Bibliography of African Literatures. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow P, 1996.
Lordereau, Paulette, with Luadia L. Ntambwe. Littératures africaines à la Bibliothèque nationale: catalogue des ouvrages d'écrivains africains et de la littérature critique s'y rapportant entrés à la Bibliothèque nationale, 1920-1972. Paris: Bibliothèque nationale, 1991.
Lordereau, Paulette. Littératures africaines à la Bibliothèque nationale: catalogue des ouvrages d'écrivains africains et de la littérature critique s'y rapportant entrés à la Bibliothèque nationale, 1973-1983. Paris: Bibliothèque nationale, 1984.
National Book League (Great Britain). Creative Writing from Black Africa (Sub-Sahara): Checklist. London: National Book League, 1971.
Nucci, Giovanni, ed. Scritti d'Africa: bibliografia cronologica della letteratura africana edita in Italia dal 1913. Roma: Istituto italiano per l'Africa e l'Oriente, 2001.
Nzabatsinda, Anthère. "'Traduttore Traditore'? Alexis Kagame's Transposition of Kinyarwanda Poetry into French." Journal of African Cultural Studies 12.2 (1999): 203-10.
Pichanick, J., A. J. Chennells, and L. B. Rix. Rhodesian Literature in English: A Bibliography (1890-1974/5). Gwelo: Mambo P, 1977.
Scheven, Yvette. "Bibliographies on African Literatures since 1970." Research in African Literatures 15.3 (1984): 405-19.
Smithe, Jonathan P. African Literature: Overview and Bibliography. Nova Publishers, 2002.

Anthologies of Subsaharan African (and general African) Literature (alphabetically by title)

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25/25, Twenty-five Years of English South African Poetry: An Anthology Selected from New Coin Poetry 1965-1989. Ed. David Bunyan. Grahamstown: Institute for the Study of English in Africa, Rhodes Univ., 1989.
Africa in Prose. Ed. O. R. Dathorne and Willfried Feuser. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1969.
  • A journey to Russia and Siberia in 1896 / Salim bin Abkari -- Coup / John Mensah Sarbah -- The black joke / A.B.C. Sibthorpe -- An early train journey / E. Casely-Hayford -- Native life in South Africa / Sol t. Plaatje -- The rake / R.R.R. Dhlomo -- Segilola: the lady with the delicate eye-balls / Isaac B. Thomas -- Mhudi and Umnandi / Sol t. Plaatje -- Courting in Saint-Louis / Ousmane Soce -- A message to the ancestors / Paul Hazoume -- Justice / Akiga -- Konaduwa's trial / E.E. Obeng -- The visitor / S.Y. Ntara -- Reminiscences / Adelaide Casely-Hayford -- Mambeke's creed / Jean Malonga -- Nini in distress / Abdoulaye Sadji -- ... and reel to the brink of the grave which awaits you' / David Ananou -- The medal / Ferdinand Oyono -- Saving souls in Tala land / Mongo Beti -- Speech delivered on the occasion of President de Gaulle's arrival at Conakry / Sekou Toure. – High life / Kenule tsaro-Wiwa -- How fast we are moving / Timothy Wangusa -- How Mabel learnt / Speedy Eric -- Rosemary and the taxi driver / Miller O. Albert -- Lumumba's last days / Okenwa Olisa -- Strike / Sembene Ousmane -- Chief Xa-Mucuari's grievance / Castro Soromenho -- Riot / Casey Motsisi -- Kocoumbo and the stowaway / Ake Loba -- Death in the city / Alex la Guma -- Everything under the sun / D.N. Malinwa -- Remember the day after tomorrow / Amos Tutuola -- Mourner's progress / Edward Babatunde Haratio-Jones -- A ballad of Oyo / Ezekiel Mphahlele -- The old woman / Luis Bernardo Honwana -- The meeting / Nazi Boni -- Limits / James Ngugi -- The initiation / Jonathan Kariara -- The house / Sadru Kassam -- Negritude and Marxism / Leopold Sedar Senghor -- Lagos interlude / Ralph Opara -- Salutations to the gut / Wole Soyinka -- A wise man solves his own problems / Bakare Gbadamosi -- The city of the future / Cheikh Hamidou Kane.
The African Assertion: A Critical Anthology of African Literature. Ed. Austin J. Shelton. New York: Odyssey Press, 1968.
African Dilemma Tales. Ed. William Bascom. The Hague: Mouton, 1975.
African Heritage: An Anthology of Black African Personality and Culture. Ed. Jacob Drachler. London: Collier-Macmillan / New York: Collier, 1964.
African Literature and Its Times. Ed. Joyce Moss and Lorraine Valestuk. Detroit: Gale, 2000.
  • CONTENTS BY TITLE: African laughter : four visits to Zimbabwe / Doris Lessing -- Beautiful ones are not yet born, The / Ayi Kwei Armah -- Burger's daughter / Nadine Gordimer -- Chaka / Thomas Mofolo -- Concubine, The / Elechu Amadi -- Cry, the beloved country / Alan Paton -- Dark child, The / Camara Laye -- Death and the King's horseman / Wole Soyinka -- Dilemma of a ghost / Ama Ata Aidoo -- Dry white season, A / André Brink -- Efuru / Flora Nwapa -- Egyptian childhood, An / Taha Husayn -- Epic of Son-Jara, The / as told by Fa-Digi Sisòkò -- Equiano's travels : the interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa the African / Olaudah Equiano -- Famished road, The / Ben Okri -- Fantasia : an Algerian cavalcade / Assia Djebar -- "Farahat's republic" / Yusuf Idris -- God's bits of wood / Ousmane Sembène -- Houseboy / Ferdinand Oyono -- Ibn Battuta in Black Africa / Abu Abdalla ibn Battuta -- Jagua Nana / Cyprian Ekwensi -- Joys of motherhood, The / Buchi Emecheta -- Last duty, The / Isidore Okpewho -- Maze of justice, The / Tawfig al-Hakim -- Midaqq Alley / Najib Mahfuz -- Mine boy / Peter Abrahams -- Mission to Kala / Mongo Beti -- Nedjma / Kateb Yacine -- Nervous conditions / Tsitsi Dangarembga -- Oil man of Obange, The / John Munonye -- Out of Africa / Isak Dinesen -- Palm-wine drunkard and his dead palm-wine tapster in the Deads' Town, The / Amos Tutuola -- Pillar of salt, The / Albert Memmi -- "Rivonia Trial Speech, The" / Nelson Mandela -- Sand child, The / Tahar Ben Jelloun -- Season of migration to the North / Toyeb Salih -- So long a letter / Mariama Ba -- Song of Lawino and Song of God / Okot p'Bitek -- Story of an African farm, The / Olive Schreiner -- Sweet and sour milk / Nuruddin Farah -- Things fall apart / Chinua Achebe -- Valley song / Athol Fugard -- Waiting for the Barbarians / J.M. Coetzee -- Walk in the night, A / Alex La Guma -- We killed Mangy-Dog and other Mozambique stories / Luis Bernardo Honwana -- Weep not, child / Ngugi wa Thiong'o -- When rain clouds gather / Bessie Head -- Woman at Zero Point / Nawal El Saadawi -- Wretched of the Earth, The / Frantz Fanon -- Yaka / Pepetela.
African Love Stories. Ed. Ama Ata Aidoo. Banbury, UK: Ayebia, 2006.
  • "Contributors include Sindiwe Magona and Antjie Krog from South Africa, Véronique Tadjo from Cote d’Ivoire, Leila Aboulela from the Sudan, Nawal El Saadawi from Egypt, Helen Oyeyemi, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Sarah Manyika, Sefi Atta and Promise Ogochukwu from Nigeria, Yaba Badoe from Ghana, Wangui wa Goro from Kenya and Doreen Baingana from Uganda."
African Poems and Love Songs. Ed. Charlotte Leslau and Wolf Leslau. Peter Pauper P, 1970.
African Poetry: An Anthology of Traditional African Poems. Ed. Ulli Beier. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1966.
African Poetry for Schools. Ed. William Lewis Radford. Nairobi: East African Pub. House, 1970.
African Short Stories. Ed. Chinua Achebe and C. L. Innes. London: Heinemann, 1985.
  • Contents: West Africa: Sembene Ousmane, "The False Prophet"; Ama Ata Aidoo, "Certain Winds from the South"; Odun Balogun, "The Apprentice"; David Owoyele, "The Will of Allah"; Chinua Achebe, "Civil Peace." East Africa: Jomo Kenyatta, "The Gentlemen of the Jungle"; Grace Ogot, "The Green Leaves"; Abdulrazak Gurnah, "Bossy"; Leonard Kibera, "The Spider's Web"; Ngugi wa Thiong'o, "Minutes of Glory." Northern Africa: Alifa Rifaat, "An Incident in the Ghobashi Household"; Tayeb Salih, "A Handful of Dates"; Mohamed El-Bisatie, "A Conversation from the Third Floor." Southern Africa: B. L. Honwana, "Papa, Snake & I"; Nadine Gordimer, "The Bridegroom"; Ahmed Essop, "The Betrayal"; Dambuzdo Marechera, "Protista"; Ezekiel Mphalele, "The Coffee-Cart Girl"; Bessie Head, "Snapshots of a Wedding"; Mafika Gwala, "Reflections in a Cell."
African Sky Blue. Ed. B. R. Buys and R. M. E. Gilfillan. Cape Town: Maskew Miller Longman, 1985. (poetry anthology)
An African Treasury. Ed. Langston Hughes. New York: Crown, 1960; London: Gollancz, 1961.
African Voices: An Anthology of Native African Writing. Ed. Peggy Rutherfoord. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1958. Repr. New York: Vanguard Press, 1960. (Orig. pub. as Darkness and Light. Johannesburg: Drum / London: Faith P, 1958.)
African Voices. Ed. Howard Sergeant. New York: L. Hill, 1973.
African Women Playwrights. Ed. Kathy A. Perkins. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 2008.
  • Nine plays by Ama Ata Aidoo, Violet R. Barungi, Tsiti Dangarembga, Nathalie Etoke, Dania Gurira, Andiah Kisia, Sindiwe Magona, Malika Ndlovu (Lueen Conning), Juliana Okoh, and Nikkole Salter.
African Writers on African Writing. Ed. G. D. Killam. Evanston: Northwestern UP, 1973.
  • The novelist as teacher ; Where angels fear to tread ; The role of the writer in a new nation / Chinua Achebe -- No saviours / Ama Ata Aidoo -- Aspects of Nigerian drama / J.P. Clark -- The novel and the nation in South Africa / Nadine Gordimer -- The African writer and his public / Cheikh Hamidou Kane -- The patriot as an artist / Ali A. Mazrui -- Poetry and revolution in modern Africa / S. Okechukwu Mezu -- Fiction by Black South Africans / Lewis Nkosi -- Relating literature and life / Lewis Nkosi and David Rubadiri -- Interview / Okello Oculi -- African speech ... English words / Gabriel Okara -- Why African literature? / David Rubadiri -- The writers speak ; The soul of Africa in Guinea / Sembène Ousmane, Cheikh Hamidou Kane, Ousmane Socé, Tchicaya U Tamsi, Camara Laye, Birago Diop, and Abdou Anta Ka.
African Writing: A Thematic Anthology. Ed. Pam Zabala and Chris Rossell. London: Collins, 1974.
African Writing Today. Ed. Ezekiel Mphahlele. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1967.
Almajiri: A New African Poetry. Ed. Abdul Rasheed Naallah. Trenton, NJ: Africa World P, 2001. (Nigerian street poetry from English, Yoruba, Fula, and Hausa)
Anchor Book of Modern African Stories. Ed. Nadezda Obradovic. Rev. ed. 2002.
  • Includes works by Tayeb Salih, Henri Lopès, Luis Bernardo Honwana, Njabulo S. Ndebele, Olympe Bhely-Quenum, Sindiwe Magona, Charles Mungoshi, William (Bloke) Modisane, William Saidi, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Tololwa Marti Mollel, Nnadzie F. Inyama, Sembène Ousmane, Mohammed Berrada, Ali Deb, Mohamed Moulessehoul, I.N.C. Aniebo, Dambudzo Marechera, Ken Lipenga, Ibrahim Abdel Megid, Ndeley Mokoso, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Alifa Rifaat, Leila Aboulela, Milly Jafta, Ben Okri, Funso Aiyejina, Farida Karodia, Salwa Bakr, Gaele Sobott-Mogwe, Makuchi, Hama Tuma, Ossie O. Enekwe, Adewale Maja-Pearce.
Anthologie africaine d'expression française. Ed. Jacques Chevrier. 2 vols. Paris: Hatier, 1981.
Anthologie africaine et malgache. Ed. Peter Abrahames. Paris: Éditions Seghers, 1962.
Anthologie des écrivains congolais. Kinshasa: Ministère de la culture, 1969.
Anthologie négro-africaine: panorama critique des prosateurs, poètes et dramaturges noirs du XXe siècle. Ed. Lilyan Kesteloot. Rev. ed. Verviers: Marabout, 1981; repr. Vanves: EDICEF, 1992.
Anthology. Ed. Norma Kitson. Harare, Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Women Writers, 1994.
Anthology of African Literature. Ed. English Dept. of Trinity College of Quezon City. Quezon City, Philippines: New Day Publishers, 1976.
An Anthology of Botswana Poetry in English. Ed. E. A. Biakolo and Barolong Seboni. Gabarone, Botswana: Morula Publishers, 2002.
An Anthology of East African Short Stories. Ed. Valerie Kibera. London: Longman, 1988.
  • Karoki / Jonathan Kariara -- Who am I? / Bernard Mbui Wagacha -- The battle of the sacred tree / Barbara Kimenye -- It's a dog's share in our Kinshasa / Leonard Kibera -- The road to Mara / Tom Chacha -- The return / Ngugi wa Thiong'o -- Kingi / Sadrudin Kassam -- Tekayo / Grace Ogot -- Departure at dawn / Samuel Kahiga -- Moneyman / Peter Nazareth -- We are going home / Paul Ngige Njoroge -- The town / Eneriko Seruma -- Transition / Peter John Bosco -- A mercedes funeral / Ngugi wa Thiong'o -- Incident in the park / Meja Mwangi -- Her only child / T.S. Luzuka -- A kind of fighting / Jotham Mchombu -- The spider's web / Leonard Kibera.
Anthology of Hausa Literature in Translation. Ed. Neil Skinner. Madison: African Studies Program, U of Wisconsin, 1977.
An Anthology of Myths, Legends, and Folktales from Cameroon: Storytelling in Africa. Ed. Emmanuel Matateyou. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen P, 1997.
An Anthology of Somali Poetry. Ed. B. W. Andrzejewski and Sheila Andrzejewski. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1993.
An Anthology of Swahili Love Poetry. Ed. Jan Knappert. Berkeley: U of California P, 1972.
An Anthology of West African Verse. Ed. Olumbe Bassir. Ibadan, Nigeria: Ibadan UP, 1957.
Armed Response: Plays from South Africa. Ed. David Peimer. Greenford: Seagull, 2009.
Basali! Stories by and about Women in Lesotho. Ed. K. Limakatso Kendall. Pietermaritzburg: U of Natal P, 1995.
Bending the Bow: An Anthology of African Love Poetry. Ed. Frank M. Chipasula. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 2009.
  • Includes ancient Egyptian love poems; sung love poems from throughout Africa; and modern love poetry by 48 African poets, including Muyaka bin Hajji and Shaaban Robert (who write in Swahili), Gabriel Okara (Nigeria), Léopold Sédar Senghor (Senegal), Rashidah Ismaili (Benin), Flavien Ranaivo (Madagascar), and Gabeba Baderoon (South Africa).
Black African Voices. Ed. James Edwin Miller, Robert O'Neal, and Helen M. McDonnell. Glenview, I: Scott, Foresman, 1970.
Black South African Women: An Anthology of Plays. Ed. Kathy A. Perkins. London: Routledge, 1998; Cape Town: U of Cape Town P, 1999.
  • Introduction / Kathy A. Perkins -- A Coloured place / Lueen Conning -- So what's new? / Fatima Dike -- House-hunting unlike Soweto / Sindiwe Magona -- Cheaper than roses / Ismail Mahomed -- Umongikazi/The nurse / Maishe Maponya -- Have you seen Zandile? / Geina Mhlophe -- WEEMEN / Thulani S. Mtshali -- Flight from the Mahabarath / Muthal Naidoo -- Sheila's day / Duma Ndlovu -- Kwa-landlady / Magi Nonoinzi Williams.
A Book of African Verse. Ed. John O. Reed and Clive Wake. London: Heinemann, 1967. Rev. ed. pub. as A New Book of African Verse. London: Heinemann, 1984.
Breaking the Silence: An Anthology of Short Stories. Ed. Toyin Adewale and Omowunmi Segun. Lagos: WRITA, Women Writers of Nigeria, 1996.
  • No sweetness here / Nike Adesuyi -- Miracles / Biodun Sowemimo -- Queen Honey Bee and Drone Designs / Karen King-Aribisala -- Our best years / Vera Osuokwu -- The departure / Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo -- Butterflies / Dupe Dosunmu-Clement -- The mirage / May Ifeoma Nwoye -- The bulging bag / Unoma Azuah -- The philanthropist and the journalist / Mabel Segun -- A baby named Miracle / Ozioma Izuora -- The importance of being prudent / Mobolaji Adenubi -- Woman / Kemi Anu Orimoloye -- Until October / Angela Agali -- The power of a plate of rice / Ifeoma Okoye -- Mary and the business / Maria Ajima -- Erewari and Nwoke / Bunmi Oyinsan -- Eunice goes home / Mary Okoye -- Mingling with the dead / Omowunmi Segun -- Boxer shorts / Toyin Adewale-Nduka.
The Century Book of South-African Verse. Ed. Francis Carey Slater. London: Longmans, Green, 1925.
A Choice of Flowers. Chago la Maua. An Anthology of Swahili Love Poetry. Ed. Jan Knappert. London: Heinemann, 1972.
Coming Home: Poems of Africa. Ed. Emmanuel Ngara, Kimani Gecau, and Pauline Dodgson. Harare, Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Publishing House, 1989.
Contemporary Jewish Writing in South Africa: An Anthology. Ed. Claudia Bathsheba Braude. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2001.
Contemporary South African Plays. Ed. Ernest Pereira. Johannesburg: Raven P, 1977.
  • Livingstone, D.A rhino for the boardroom.--Ferguson, I. Ritual 2378.--Maclennan, D. An enquiry into the voyage of the Santiago.--Gray, S. An evening at the Vernes.--Roberts, S. Weekend (Scene 1).--Leshoai, B. Lines draw monsters (Act I).--Wilhelm, P. Frame work (Act I).
Dance the Guns to Silence: 100 Poems for Ken Saro-Wiwa. Ed. Nii Ayikwei Parkes and Kadija Sesay. Foreword by Ken Wiwa. [London?]: Flipped Eye Publishing, with African Writers Abroad, 2005.
Dreams, Miracles and Jazz: New Adventures in African Fiction. Ed. Helon Habila and Kadija Sesay. London: Picador Africa, 2008.
  • Includes, among others, "previous Caine prize winners, Binyavanga Wainana, Segun Afolabli and Brian Chikwava; writers who have since secured book deals, like Sefi Atta, and others whose work has won awards and is found regularly in national and international anthologies such as Biram Mboob, Shereen Pandit, and Mamle Kabu."
Drum Beats: An Anthology of African Narrative Prose. Ed. Ime Ikiddeh. Leeds: E. J. Arnold, 1968.
East African Literature: An Anthology. Ed. Arne Zettersten. London: Longman, 1983.
Echoes of the Sunbird: An Anthology of Contemporary African Poetry. Ed. Donald Burness. Athens: Ohio Univ. Center for International Studies, 1993.
Echoes of the Unforbidden Voice. By Thapelo Ndlovu et al. Gaborone, Botswana: A re Chencheng Writers, 1997.
Essential Things: An Anthology of New South African Poetry. Ed. Andries Walter Oliphant. Johannesburg: COSAW, 1992.
Falasha Anthology: The Black Jews of Ethopia. Ed. Wolf Leslau. New Haven: Yale UP, 1951; repr. New York: Schocken Books, 1969.
The Fate of Vultures: New Poetry of Africa. Ed. Musaemura Zimunya, Peter Porter, and Kofi Anyidoho. Oxford: Heinemann, 1989.
Fathers and Daughters: An Anthology of Exploration. Ed. Ato Quayson. Banbury, UK: Ayebia, 2008.
  • "Contributors include prominent African scholars, writers and critics such as F. Abiola Irele, Simon Gikandi, Tejumola Olaniyan, Anthonia Kalu, Harry Garuba, Leila Aboulela, Paul Zeleza, Helon Habila, Abena Busia, Véronique Tadjo, Obiageli Okigbo, Zina Saro-Wiwa, Ama de-Graft Aikins, Sarah Ladipo Manyika, Catt Thomas, Izundu Uchenna et al."
Festac Anthology of Nigerian New Writing. Ed. Cyprian Ekwensi. Lagos: Cultural Division, Federal Ministry of Information, 1977.
Footprints: An Anthology of Modern South African English Prose. Ed. C. Murray Booysen. [Natal?]: A.P.B., 1956.
Forced Landing: Africa South: Contemporary Writings. Ed. M. Mutloatse. Johannesburg: Ravan P, 1981.
Gods and Heroes: Oral Traditions of the Gurage of Ethiophia. Ed. William A. Shack and Habte-Mariam Marcos. Oxford: Clarendon P, 1974.
Growing Up with Poetry: An Anthology for Secondary Schools. Ed. David Rubadiri. Oxford: Heinemann, 1989.
Guardians of the Sacred Word: Ewe Poetry. Ed. Kofi Awoonor. New York: Nok Publishers, 1974. (Traditional African literature.)
Half a Day and Other Stories: An Anthology of Short Stories from North-eastern and Eastern Africa. Ed. Ayebia Clarke. Nairobi: Macmillan Kenya, 2004.
  • Half a day / [Naguib Mahfouz] -- The town / Eneriko Seruma -- Moneyman / Peter Nazareth -- The martyr ; A meeting in the dark / Ngugi wa Thiong'o -- Letter to my sisters / Fatmata Conteth -- Solitude / Nawal El Saadawi -- Against the pleasure principle ; Government by magic spell / Saida hagi-Dirie Herzi -- Who cares for the new millennium? / Hama Tuma -- Heaven and earth / Wangui wa Goro -- On the market day / Kyalo Mativo -- The hands of the Blacks / Luis Bernado Honwana -- Breaking loose / Moyez G. Vassanji
The Haunting Wind: New Poetry from Malawi. Ed. Anthony Nazombe. Blantyre, Malawi: Dzuka, 1990.
The Heinemann Book of African Poetry in English. Ed. Adewale Maja-Pearce. London: Heinemann, 1991.
The Heinemann Book of African Women's Poetry. Ed. Stella Chipasula and Frank Chipasula. London: Heinemann, 1995.
The Heinemann Book of African Women's Writing. Ed. Charlotte H. Bruner. London: Heinemann, 1993.
  • Western Africa. Mother was a great man / Catherine Obianuju Acholonu -- The pay-packet / Ifeoma Okoye -- Saltless ash / Zaynab Alkali -- Disillusion / Orlanda Amarilis -- New life at Tandia / Aminata Maïga Ka -- Eastern Africa. Workday / Awuor Ayoda -- The story of Jesus, according to Mokuba, the beloved tribesman / Violet Dias Lannoy -- The rich heritage / Daisy Kabagarama -- Madalena returned from captivity / Lina Magaia -- Lakshmi's gift / Ananda Devi -- Southern Africa. Excerpt from Nervous conditions / Tsitsi Dangarembga -- Woman from America / Bessie Head -- Regina's baby / Jean Marquard -- Bowl like hole / Zoë Wicomb -- Lace / Sheila Fugard -- Cardboard mansions / Farida Karodia -- Northern Africa. She was the weaker / Nawal El Saadawi -- Three cloistered girls ; My father writes to my mother / Assia Djebar -- God on probation / Gisèle Halimi -- The stone bench / Leila Sebbar -- Death in slow motion / Andrée Chedid.
The Heinemann Book of Contemporary African Short Stories. Ed. Chinua Achebe and C. L. Innes. London: Heinemann, 1992.
  • The prophetess / Njabalo S. Ndebele -- Amnesty / Nadine Gordimer -- Wake... / Lindiwe Mabuza -- A wasted land / Daniel Mandishona -- The birds of God / Mia Couto -- The rubbish dump / Steve Chimombo -- The man / E.B. Dongala -- Cages / Abdulrazak Gurnah -- Government by magic spell / Saida Hagi-Dirie Herzi -- A night out / Tololwa Marti Mollel -- On the market day / Kyalo Mativo -- Leaving / M.G. Vassanji -- The foreigner, sister of the foreign woman / Assia Djebar -- Road block / Jamal Mahjoub -- Converging city / Ben Okri -- The hotel / Adewale Maja-Pearce -- The housegirl / Okey Chigbo -- The miracle / Ba'bila Mutia -- Weaverdom / Tijan M. Sallah -- Vacancy for the post of Jesus Christ / Kojo Laing.
The Heinemann Book of South African Short Stories: From 1945 to the Present. Ed. Denis Hirson. London: Heinemann, 1994.
Ijala: Animal Songs. Ed. Ulli Beier and Bakare Gbadamosi. Port Moresby: Papua Pocket Poets, 1967. (Yoruba hunter songs)
Imagination in a Troubled Space: A South African Poetry Reader. Ed. Michela Borzaga and Dorothea Steiner. Salzburg: Poetry Salzburg, 2004.
In Black and White: Writings from East Africa with Broadcast Discussions and Commentary. Ed. David Cook. Nairobi: East African Literature Bureau, 1976.
Inkwells: An Anthology of Poems and Stories. Ed. Maik Nwosu and Toyin Adewale-Nduka. Lagos: Association of Nigerian Authors, 1997.
Introduction to African Literature: An Anthology of Critical Writing from Black Orpheus. Ed. Ulli Beier. London: Longman, 1967; Evanston: Northwestern UP, 1967. New ed. London: Longman, 1979.
Izibongo: Zulu Praise-Poems. Comp. James Stuart. Ed. A. T. Cope. Trans. Daniel Malcolm. Oxford: Clarendon P, 1968. (Oxford library of African literature).
Izinsungulo: An Anthology of Zulu Poems. Ed. C. T. Msimang. Pretoria: De Jager-HAUM, 1980.
Just a Moment, God! An Anthology of Verse and Prose from East Africa. Ed. Robert Green. Nairobi: East African Literature Bureau, 1970.
A Land Apart: A Contemporary South African Reader. Ed. J. M. Coetzee and André Brink. London: Faber, 1986; repr. New York: Penguin, 1987.
  • A lion on the freeway / Nadine Gordimer -- Walking on air / Jeremy Cronin -- Episodes in the rural areas / Modikwe Dikobe -- South African dialogue / Motshile wa Nthodi -- Nokulunga's wedding / Gcina Mhlope -- Dolly / Ahmed Essop -- It is sleepy in the "Coloured" townships ; In detention / Christopher van Wyk -- from Diary of Maria Tholo -- The rise of the angry generation ; Changes ; After the death of Mdabuli, son of Mhawu ; On the nature of truth ; In praise of the ancestors / Mazisi Kunene -- For my brothers (Mandla and Bheki) in exile / Ben J. Langa -- Man against himself / Joel Matlou -- from Burger's daughter / Nadine Gordimer -- Call me not a man / Mtutuzeli Matshoba -- from The weekenders / Sheila Roberts -- The flight of the white South Africans / Christopher Hope -- Choosing a cottage / Mike Nicol -- Freedom / Stephen Watson -- Like a wheel / Oupa Thando Mthimkulu -- Day of blood / E. Kotzé -- Dube knew / Jan van Tonder -- The lover / Jeanette Ferreira -- The afterthought / George Weideman -- For four voices / Hennie Aucamp -- Lament for Koos : fragment / Lettie Viljoen -- The fisherwoman / M.C. Botha -- Tin soldiers don't bleed / Abraham H. de Vries --The animal tamer / Dalene Matthee -- Under a shepherd's tree / Pirow Bekker -- Disaster / T.T. Cloete -- Do you remember Helena Lem? / Ina Rousseau -- Departure / P.J. Haasbroek -- Lucy / John Miles -- Back yard / Elsa Joubert -- Crack-up / Koos Prinsloo -- Clown stories : fragment / Fransi Phillips -- My Cuban / Etienne van Heerden.
Lectures africaines: A Prose Anthology of African Writing in French. Ed. Abiola Irele. London: Heinemann Educational Books, 1969.
  • Un jugement / Birago Diop -- Un nègre à Paris / Bernard Dadié -- l'enfant noir / Camara Laye -- Un amour de la Rue Sablonneuse -- L'Harmattan / Sembene Ousmane -- Une vie de boy -- Le vieux nègre et la médaille / Ferdinand Oyono -- Le pauvre Christ De Bomba -- Mission terminée / Mongo Beti -- L'aventure ambigÜe / Cheikh Hamidou Kane.
A Leopard Lives in a Muu Tree: New Poetry from East Africa. Ed. Ulli Beier and Prithvindra Chakravarti. Port Moresby, New Guinea: Papua Pocket Poets, 1972.
Lithoko: Sotho Praise-Poems. Ed. M. Damane and Peter Sanders. Oxford: Clarendon P, 1974. (Oxford Library of African Literature.)
Looking for a Rain God: An Anthology of Contemporary African Short Stories. Ed. Nadezhda Obradovic. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1990.
  • The madman / Chinua Achebe -- Maruma / I.N.C. Aniebo -- In the cutting of a drink / Ama Ata Aidoo -- Heart of a judge / R. Sarif Easmon -- Emente / Onuora Ossie Enekwe -- Noorjehan / Ahmed Essop -- Blankets / Alex La Guma -- Looking for a rain god / Bessie Head -- A man can try / Eldred D. Jones -- The winner / Barbara Kimenye -- Black skin what mask / Dambudzo Marechera -- The criminals / Stephen Mpofu -- Some kinds of wounds / Charles Mungoshi -- A different time / Chicks Nkosi -- The doum tree of Wad Hamid / Tayeb Salih -- Thoughts in a train / Mango Tshabangu -- The soldier without an ear / Paul Zaleza -- The spider's web / Leonard Kibera -- Call me not a man / Mtutuzeli Matshoba -- The spearmen of Malama / Kafungulwa Mubitana -- A present for my wife / Mbulelo Mzamane -- The rain came / Grace Ogot -- The will of Allah / David Owoyele -- The nightmare / William Saidi -- The return / Ngugi wa Thiongo -- The point of no return / Miriam M. Tlali.
Market Plays. Ed. Stephen Gray. Craighall, South Africa: Ad. Donker, 1986.
  • This is for keeps / Vaness Cooke, Janice Honeyman, and Danny Keogh -- Pula / Matsemela Manaka -- Shades of brown / Michael Picardie -- Hey, listen -- / Barney Simon -- Appassionata / Pieter-Dirk Uys -- National Madness / James Whyle.
Mau; 39 Poems from Malawi. Limbe, Malawi: Writers Group (in the University of Malawi), 1971.
A Melody of Stones: Anthology of New Nigerian Writings. Ed. F. Osofisan, et al. Mushin, Lagos: Concept, 2003.
Messages: Poems from Ghana. Ed. Kofi Awoonor and G. Adali-Mortty. London: Heinemann, 1971.
Modern African Drama. Ed. Biodun Jeyifo. Norton Critical Edition. New York: W.W. Norton, 2002.
  • Incl. Tawfik al Hakim, The Fate of a Cockroach (Egypt); Kateb Yacine, Intelligence Powder (Algeria); Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Nthsona, Sizwe Bansi Is Dead (South Africa); Wole Soyinka, Death and the King's Horseman (Nigeria); Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin, A Collision of Altars (Ethiopia); Ama Ata Aidoo, Dilemma of a Ghost (Ghana); and Ngugi wa Thiong'o and Ngugi wa Mirii, I Will Marry When I Want (Kenya). Plus ancillary materials.
Modern African Narrative: An Anthology. Ed. Paul Edwards. New York: Humanities, 1966.
Modern African Prose: An Anthology. Ed. Richard Rive. London: Heinemann, 1964.
Modern Poetry from Africa. Ed. Gerald Moore and Ulli Beier. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1963. Rev. ed. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1966. (Penguin African Library) 3rd ed. pub. as The Penguin Book of Modern African Poetry. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1984; 4th ed. London: Penguin, 1998.
The Moon Cannot Fight: Yoruba Children's Poems. Ed. and trans. Ulli Beier and Bakare Gbadamosi. Ibadan: Mbari Publications, [1960-69?].
More Market Plays. Ed. John Kani. Parklands, South Africa: Ad. Donker, 1994.
  • Born in the RSA / Barney Simon, Vanessa Cooke, Timmy Kwebulana, Neil McCarthy, Gcina Mhlophe, Terry Norton, Thoko Ntshinga, Fiona Ramsay -- The native who caused all the trouble / Danny Keogh, Vanessa Cooke, Fink Haysom -- Big boys / Charles J. Fourie -- The ugly noonoo / Andrew Buckland -- You strike the woman you strike the rock (Wathint' abafazi wathint' imbokotho) / Phyllis Klotz, Thobeka Maqhutyana, Nomvula Qosha, Xolani September, Poppy Tsira, Itumeleng Wa-Lehulere -- Rainshark / Neil McCarthy.
Myths & Legends of the Congo. Comp. Jan Knappert. Nairobi: Heinemann Educational Books, 1971. (African Writers Series, 83)
Myths & Legends of the Swahili. Comp. Jan Knappert. Nairobi: Heinemann Educational Books, 1970. (African Writers Series, 75)
New Accents One: An Anthology of New Poetry. Ed. S. Nyamfukudza. Harare, Zimbabwe: College P, 1993.
The New African Poetry: An Anthology. Ed. Tanure Ojaide and Tijan M. Sallah. London: Lynne Reinner, 1999.
A New Anthology of Rhodesian Verse. Ed. J. Snelling. Oxford: Blackwell, 1951.
The New Century of South African Poetry. Ed. Michael Chapman. Johannesburg: Ad Donkers, 2002.
New Poetry from Africa: A Poetry Course for Senior Secondary Schools. Ed. Rotimi Johnson. Ibadan: University Press PLC, 1996.
New Poets of West Africa. Ed. Tijan M. Sallah. Ikeja, Nigeria: Malthouse P, 1995.
  • Includes short biographical sketch and selection of poems of 48 West African poets.
New South African Plays. Ed. Charles J. Fourie and Rehane Abrahams. London: Aurora Metro P, 2006.
  • What the water gave me / Rehane Abrahams -- The playground / Beverley Naidoo -- To house / Ashwin Singh -- Rejoice burning / James Whyle -- Green man flashing / Mike van Graan -- Taxi / Sibusiso Mamba.
No More Plastic Balls: New Voices in the Zimbabwean Short Story. Ed. Clement Chihota and Robert Muponde. Harare, Zimbabwe: College P, 2000.
  • Includes: Memory Chirere -- Shakespeare Nyereyemhuka -- Clement Chihota -- Nhamo Mhiripiri -- Robert Muponde
Not Even God Is Ripe Enough: Yoruba Stories. As told by Bakare Gbadamosi and Ulli Beier. London: Heinemann Educational, 1968.
Nouvelle anthologie de la littérature congolaise d'expression française: textes, 1977-2003 et histoire 1953-2003. Ed. J. B. Tati-Loutard and Philippe Makita. Paris: Hatier, 2003.
On Shifting Sands: New Art and Literature from South Africa. Ed. Kristin Holst Petersen and Anna Rutherford. London: Heinemann, 1992.
Onward from Table Mountain: An Anthology of South African Prose. Ed. W. Waldman. London: E. Arnold, 1965.
Opening Spaces: An Anthology of Contemporary African Women's Writings. Ed. Yvonne Vera. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1999.
  • The girl who can / Ama Ata Aidoo -- Deciduous gazettes / Melissa Tandiwe Myambo -- The enigma / Lindsey Collen -- The red velvet dress / Farida Karodia -- Uncle Bunty / Norma Kitson -- The Betrayal / Véronique Tadjo -- The museum / Leila Aboulela -- The power of a plate of rice / Ifeoma Okoye -- Stress / LÍlia Momplé -- A state of outrage / Sindiwe Magona -- Crocodile tails / Chiedza Musengezi -- Night thoughts / Monde Sifuniso -- The barrel of a pen / Gugu Ndlovu -- A perfect wife / Anna Dao -- The home-coming / Milly Jafta.

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Operations and Tears: A New Anthology of Malawian Poetry. Ed. Anthony Nazombe. Zomba: Kachere Series, 2004.
Origin East Africa: A Makerere Anthology. Ed. David Cook. London: Heinemann Educational Books, 1965.
The Origin of Life and Death: African Creation Myths. Ed. Ulli Beier. London: Heinemann, 1966.
The Other Half of History: An Anthology of Francophone African Women's Poetry. Ed. and trans. Georgina Collins. Coventry, UK: Heaventree P, 2007.
  • 29 poets from 13 African nations are represented, from the 1930s to the present day, including iconic cultural figures of the late twentieth century such as Wéréwéré Liking, Véronique Tadjo and Assia Djebar.
Ourselves in Southern Africa: An Anthology of Southern African Writing. Ed. Robin Malan. New York: St. Martin's P, 1989.
Palaver: Modern African Writings. Ed. Wilfred G. Cartey. New York: T. Nelson, 1970.
Passport to the New World: (The Anthology of New Works on the Third Millenium): Poems and Short Stories. Ed. Sunny Ayewanu. Lagos: Apex Books, 2001.
Penguin Book of Modern African Poetry: see Modern Poetry from Africa.
Penguin Book of Southern African Verse. Ed. Stephen Gray. London: Penguin, 1989.
Poems from Africa. Comp. Samuel Allen. Illus. Romare Bearden. New York: Crowell, 1973.
Poems from Black Africa. Ed. Langston Hughes. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1966. (UNESCO collection of contemporary works)
Poems from East Africa. Ed. David Cook and David Rubadiri. Nairobi: Heinemann, 1972. 206 pp.
Poems of Black Africa. Ed. Wole Soyinka. London: Heinemann, 1975.
Poetically Speaking, Words Can Come Easy: An Anthology of Contemporary African Poetry. Ed. Siballi E. I. Kgobetsi, for Poets Against War, Violence, and Nuclear Weapons. Windhoek, Namibia: Gamsberg Macmillan, 2000.
Poetry and Short Stories. By Zimbabwe Women Writers. Harare, Zimbabwe: The Writers, 1998.
Poets to the People: South African Freedom Poems. Ed. Barry Feinberg. London: Allen and Unwin, 1974.
Political Spider: An Anthology of Stories from Black Orpheus. Ed. Ulli Beier. New York: Africana Publishing Corp., 1969; London: Heinemann Educational, 1969.
  • Kako / D.O. Fagunwa -- Ajaiyi and the witch doctor / Amos Tutuola -- The mouth that commits an offence / Bakare Gbadamosi -- Political spider / Andrew Salkey -- The third gift / Jan Carew -- A beautiful wedding / Mohammed Dib -- The descendants / Ousmane Socé -- Zebra / Mouloud Mammeri -- Ambiguous adventure / Cheikh Amidou Kane -- Revenge / Henri Krea -- The hands of the blacks / Luis Bernardo Honwana -- Blankets / Alex La Guma -- The voter ; Uncle Ben's choice / Chinua Achebe -- Certain winds from the south / Ama Ata Aidoo -- Constable / O.R. Dathorne -- The bark / Bishr Fares.
Praise-Poems of Tswana Chiefs. Ed. Isaac Schapera. Oxford: Clarendon P, 1965.
Proverbs, Songs, Folktales: An Anthology of Oromo Literature. Ed. Claude Sumner. Addis Ababa: Gudina Tumsa Foundation, 1996.
The Quiet Chameleon: Modern Poetry from Central Africa. Ed. Adrian A. Roscoe and Hangson Msika. London: Hans Zell, 1991.
Recueil de textes africains: An Anthology of Modern African Writing in French. Ed. Nicholas Caverhill. London: Hutchinson Educational, 1967.
Reflections: Nigerian Prose and Verse. Ed. Frances Ademola. Lagos: African Universities P, 1962.
The Return of the Anansi Bird: Black South African Poetry 1881-1981. Ed. Tim Couzens and Essop Patel. Ravan P, 1982.
Revival: An Anthology of African Poetry. Ed. Dick Dawson. Harare, Zimbabwe: College P, 1989.
Rhythms of Creation: A Decade of Okike Poetry. Ed. Donatus Ibe Nwoga. Enugu: Fourth Dimension, 1982; repr. Oxford: African Books Collective, 2002.
Root and Branch: An Anthology of Southern African Writing. Ed. Allan H. Findlay. Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1986.
Running toward Us: New Writing from South Africa. Ed. Isabel Balseiro. London: Heinemann, 2000.
  • Running towards us / Jeremy Cronin -- Marilyn's dress / Graeme Friedman -- Memory / Chris Van Wyk -- The women sing / Luvuyo Mkangelwa -- I'm retelling a womanburning / Roshila Nair -- Spiral child / Louise Green -- Homeland banter / Pumla Dineo Gqola -- The awakening of Katie Fortuin / Finuala Dowling -- The puddle / Immanuel Suttner -- Mind-reader / Maureen Isaacson -- moni / Seithamo Motsapi -- At the Commission / Ingrid de Kok -- Mending / Ingrid de Kok -- TRC stories: it gets under the skin / Heidi Grunebaum-Ralph -- Truth Commission / Joan Metelerkamp -- The devil / Achmat Dangor -- Emotions and the delegates / Jonathan Grossman -- What's in a name? / Bernadette Muthien -- Je to mozny / Edward Lurie -- The day of the boycott / Felicity Wood -- The whites only bench / Ivan Vladislavic -- land / Antjie Krog -- Recognition / David Medalie -- Excerpt from Freedom lament and song / Mongane Wally Serote -- Fragments from the life of Norman Rubarto / Paul Mason -- This carting life / Rustum Kozain -- The naked song / Mandla Langa -- Telegraph to the sky / Sandile Dikeni -- Rituals for Martha / Zachariah Rapola -- Habari gani Africa ranting / Lesego Rampolokeng -- Tiresias in the city of heroes / Karen Press -- Eternity is a hell of a thing to waste / Natasha Distiller.
A Selection of African Poetry. Ed. K. E. Senanu and T. Vincent. Harlow: Longman, 1976; rev. ed. Harlow: Longman, 1988.
A Selection of African Prose. Ed. Wilfred Howell Whitely. 2 vols. Oxford: Clarendon P, 1964. (Oxford library of African literature.) (Vol. 1, Traditional oral texts; Vol. 2, Written prose.)
Shona Praise Poetry. Ed. Aaron C. Hodza and G. Fortune. Oxford: Clarendon P, 1977. (Oxford library of African literature)
Short East African Plays in English. Ed. David Cook and Miles Lee. London: Heinemann, 1972.
Short Stories by 16 Nigerian Women. Ed. Toyin Adewale-Gabriel. Berkeley, CA: Ishmael Reed Pub., 2005.
Short Writings from Bulawayo. Ed. Jane Morris. Bulawayo, Zimbabwe: ‘amaBooks, 2003.
Short Writings from Bulawayo, II. Ed. Jane Morris. Ascot, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe: ‘amaBooks, 2005.
Short Writings from Bulawayo, III. Ed. Jane Morris. Ascot, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe: ‘amaBooks, 2006.
Somehow We Survive: An Anthology of South African Writing. Ed. Sterling Plumpp. New York: Thunder's Mouth Press, 1982.
Songs of Poets: An Anthology of African Poems. Ed. Selina N. Onochie, Oraka I. Bibian, and Charles Izundu Onuegbu. Enugu, Nigeria: Cecta Books in association with Afrika-Link Books, 2005.
Sonnets of South Africa. Ed. Edward Heath Crouch. London: A. C. Fifield, 1911.
The Sound of Snapping Wires: A Selection of Zimbabwean Short Stories. Ed. T. O. McLoughlin. Harare, Zimbabwe: College P, 1990.
South African People's Plays: Ons Phola Hi. Ed. Gibson Kente and Robert Kavanagh. London: Heinemann, 1981.
  • General introduction / Robert Mshengu Kavanagh -- uNosilimela / Credo V. Mutwa -- Shanti / Mthuli Shezi -- Too late / Gibson Kente -- Survival / Workshop '71 Theatre Company.
South African Plays. Ed. Stephen Gray. London: Nick Hern Books, 1993; Houghton, South Africa: Heinemann-Centaur, 1993.
  • Somewhere on the border / Anthony Akerman -- The hungry earth / Maishe Maponya -- Curl up and dye / Susan Pam-Grant -- Over the hill / Paul Slabolepszy -- Just like home / Pieter-Dirk Uys.
South African Poetry: A New Anthology. Ed. Roy Martin Macnab and Charles Gulston. Foreword Roy Campbell. London: C. A. Roy, for Collins, 1948.
South African Poets on Poetry: Interviews from New Coin 1992-2001. Ed. Robert Berold. Scottsville, South Africa: Gecko Poetry, 2003; repr. Pietermaritzburg: U of Natal P, 2003.
  • Includes interviews with Tatamkhulu Afrika, Berold, Vonani Bila, The Botsotso Jesters, Jeremy Cronin, Ingrid de Kok, Angifi Dladla, Denis Hirson, Peter Horn, Mzi Mahola, Joan Meterlekamp, Ike Mboneni Muila, Donald Parenzee, Karen Press, Lesego Rampolokeng, and Ari Sitas. The book also features conversations with four "visiting poets," Natan Zach (Israel), Miroslav Holub (Czech Republic), Philip Zhuwao (Zimbabwe), and Taban lo Liyong (Sudan/South Africa).
South Africa's People's Plays. Ed. Robert M. Kavanagh. London: Heinemann, 1981.
Summer Fires: New Poetry of Africa. Ed. Angus Calder, Jack Mapanje, and Cosmo Pieterse. London: Heinemann, 1983.
Sunflower of Hope: Poems from the Mozambican Revolution. Ed. Chris Searle. London: Allison & Busby, 1982.
A Swahili Anthology; with Notes and Glossaries. Ed. H. P. Bok. Leiden: A. W. Sijthoff, 1948.
Talking Drums: A Selection of Poems from Africa South of the Sahara. Ed. Véronique Tadjo. New York: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books, 2004.
The Ten Shillings and Other Stories: An Anthology of Short Stories from All Over Africa. Ed. Chege J. Githiora. Nairobi: Macmillan Kenya, 2007.
  • The green leaves / Grace Ogot -- The ten shillings / Charles Mungoshi -- Hunger / Doreen Baingana -- The false prophet / Sembene Ousmane -- The coffee-cart girl / Ezekiel Mphahlele -- Wedding at the cross / Ngugi wa Thiong'o -- The Waldiba story / Hama Tuma -- Dead men's path / Chinua Achebe -- Ebrahim and the businessmen / M.G. Vassanji -- Roadblock / Jamal Mahjoub -- Crepuscule / Can Themba -- Vengeful creditor / [Chinua Achebe] -- A light matter / [Patience Onyut] -- One woman's body / Doreen Baingana -- An incident in the Ghobashi household / Alifa Rifaat -- Snapshots of a wedding / Bessie Head.
Theatre One: New South African Drama. Ed. Stephen Gray. Johannesburg: Ad. Donker, 1978.
  • Bosman, H.C. Street-woman.--Dike, F. The sacrifice of Kreli.--Fugard, A. Orestes.--Livingstone, D. The sea my winding sheet.--Uys, P-D. Paradise is closing down.
Theatre Two: New South African Drama. Ed. Stephen Gray. Johannesburg: Ad. Donker, 1981.
  • Mickey Kannis caught my eye / Geraldine Aron -- Ducktails / Christopher Hope -- Randlords and Rotgut / Junction Avenue Theatre Co. -- God's forgotten / Pieter-Dirk Uys.
Three Nigerian Plays. Ed. Ulli Beier. London: Longmans, 1967.
  • Duro Lapido, Moremi; Wale Ogunyemi, The Scheme; and Obotunde Ijimere, Born With Fire on His Head.
Through African Eyes. Ed. Paul Geoffrey Edwards. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1966.
Thunder from the Mountains: Mau Mau Patriotic Songs. Ed. Maina wa Kinyatti. London: Zed, 1980.
To Whom It May Concern: An Anthology of South African Poetry. Ed. Robert Royston. Johannesburg: Ravan P, 1973.
Towards the Sun: A Miscellany of Southern Africa. Ed. Roy McNab. London: Collins, 1950.
A Tree for Poverty: Somali Poetry and Prose. Ed. Margaret Laurence. McMaster University Library P, 1970. (Orig. pub. Nairobi, 1954.)
Twenty-Five New Nigerian Poets. Ed. Toyin Adewale. Berekeley, CA: Ishmael Reed Pub., 2000.
Under African Skies: Modern African Stories. Ed. Charles R. Larson. New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux, 1997.
Untamed Africa and Other Stories and Poems: A Collection from the Gambia–West Africa. Ed. Batsirai Mike Chivhanga. London: Papwec Solutions, 2003.
Unwinding Threads: Writings by Women in Africa. Ed. Charlotte H. Bruner. London: Heinemann, 1983; 2nd ed., 1994.
  • (Contents of 2nd ed.): Anticipation / Mabel Dove Danquah -- Mista Courifer / Adelaide Casely-Hayford -- New life at Kyerefaso / Efua Sutherland -- The message / Ama Ata Aidoo -- Rejection / Mariama Ba -- This is Lagos / Flora Nwapa -- A man needs many wives / Buchi Emecheta -- Mwipenza the killer / Martha Mvungi -- The winner / Barbara Kimenye -- Itega and Irua / Charity Waciuma -- Cold, cold world / Hazel Mugot -- The rain came / Grace Ogot -- Three dreams in a desert / Olive Schreiner -- Traitors / Doris Lessing -- Inkalamu's place / Nadine Gordimer -- Point of no return / Miriam Tlali -- Conspiracy / Amelia House -- Snapshots of a wedding / Bessie Head -- My mother, my mother-in-law / Fadhma Amrouche -- The story of the chest / Marguerite Amrouche -- Les impatients / Assia Djebar -- Another evening at the club / Alifa Rifaat -- The picture / Latifa et-Zayat -- The long trial / Andre Chedid.
Veiled Trails: An African Anthology. Ed. C. Selwyn Stokes and B. A. Wilter. Johannesburg: Central News Agency, 1934.
The View from Africa. Ed. Ian Jack. London: Granta, 2005.
  • Introduction / John Ryle -- The master / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie -- The war of the ears / Moses Isegawa -- Passport control / Kwame Dawes -- Gifted / Segun Afolabi -- How to write about Africa / Binyavanga Wainaina -- The Ogiek / Geert van Kesteren -- Joburg / Ivan Vladislavic -- Legacies / Adewale Maja Pearce -- Beethoven was one sixteenth black / Nadine Gordimer -- The witch's dog / Helon Habila -- Policeman to the world / Daniel Bergner -- The black albums / Santu Mofokeng -- We love China / Lindsey Hilsum -- Antediluvian / John Biguenet.
Voices from Madagascar: An Anthology of Contemporary Francophone Literature = Voix de Madagascar: anthologie de littérature francophone contemporaine. Ed. Jacques Bougeacq and Liliane Ramarosoa. Athens: Ohio Univ. Center for International Studies, 2002.
  • The pioneers (selected poems) -- Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo -- Jacques Rabemananjara -- Flavien Ranaivo -- Dox -- L.-X.M. Andrianarahinjaka -- Short stories -- David Jaomanoro -- Jean-Luc Raharimanana -- Christiane Ramanantsoa -- Narcisse Randriamirado -- Serge Henri Rodin -- Bao Ralambo -- Jean-Claude Fota -- Lila Ratsifandriamanana -- Alice Ravoson -- Poetry (selected poems) -- David Jaomanoro -- Jean-Luc Raharimanana -- Jean-Claude Fota -- Esther Nirina -- Henri Rahaingoson -- Lila -- Rado.
Voices from the Fringe: An Association of Nigerian Authors Anthology of New Nigerian Poetry. Ed. Harry Garuba. Lagos: Malthouse P, 1988.
Voices from Twentieth-Century Africa: Griots and Towncriers. Ed. Chinweizu. London: Faber, 1988.
When Bullets Begin to Flower: Poems of Resistance from Mozambique, Angola and Guiné. Ed. Margaret Dickinson. Nairobi: East Africa Publishing House, 1972.
When My Brothers Come Home: Poems from Central and Southern Africa. Ed. Frank M. Chipasula. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan UP, 1985.
Winds of Change: Modern Short Stories from Black Africa. Ed. N.P.F. Machin. London: Longman, 1977; 10th impression, 1989.
  • This is a "stage 5" structural reader, designed for non-English speaking students. Includes stories by Chinua Achebe, Jomo Kenyatta, Amos Tutuola, and others--simplified by N.P.F. Machin.
Wings of Dawn: An Anthology of New Writing by Nigerian Women. Ed. A. Adimora-Ezeigbo and V. U. Uzoigwe. Lagos: WRITA, 2006.
The Word Is Here: Poetry from Modern Africa. Ed. Keorapetse Kgositsile. New York: Anchor Doubleday, 1973.
Woza Afrika!: An Anthology of South African Plays. Ed. Duma Ndlovu. New York: G. Braziller, 1986.
  • Woza Albert! / Percy Mtwa, Mbongeni Ngema, and Barney Simon -- Gangsters / Maishe Maponya -- Children of Asazi / Matsemela Manaka --Born in the R.S.A. / Barney Simon and the cast -- Asinamali / Mbongeni Ngema -- Bopha! / Percy Mtwa.
Writing in Zimbabwe, 1961-1979. Ed. Hugh Finn, Nora S. Kane, and Beryl Salt. Salisbury, Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Centre of P.E.N. International, 1981.
Writing Now: More Stories from Zimbabwe. Ed. Irene Staunton. Harare: Weaver P, 2005.
  • Rukudzo / Andrew Aresho -- Tables turned over / Adrian Ashley -- Ndakayambuka / Pat Brickhill -- St. Augustine / Clement Chihota -- ZESA moto muzhinji / Brian Chikwava -- Kachasu--a killer / Julius Chingono -- These are the days of our lives / Edward Chinhanhu -- Tavonga / Shimmer Chinodya -- Orthello / John Eppel -- Gold digger / Albert Gumbo -- The trek / Lawrence Hoba -- The lost generation / Derek Huggins -- The breadwinner / Ethel I. Kabwato -- Unfinished business / Rory Kilalea -- Delicious Monstalia / Ignatius Mabasa -- A secret sin / Daniel Mandishona -- Cycle of days / Adonis Maphango -- Pay day hell / Christopher Mlalazi -- The letter / Farai Mpofu -- The high flyer / Mzana Mthimkhulu -- Chizuva / Charles Mungoshi -- Forever haunted by Rita's eyes / Stanley Mupfudza -- Space / Chiedza Musengezi -- City insomnia / Tinashe Mushakavanhu -- Living on promises and credit / Ambrose Musiyiwa -- Kurima / Vivienne Ndlovu -- A fine day for a funeral / William Saidi -- Whatever would Auntie Jean say? / Chris Wilson.
Writing Still: New Stories from Zimbabwe. Ed. Irene Staunton. Harare, Zimbabwe: Weaver P, 2003.
  • Universal remedy / Pat Brickhill -- The kiss / Clement Chihota -- Seventh street alchemy / Brian Chikwava -- Maria's interview / Julius Chingono -- Maize / Memory Chirere -- Fancy dress / Alexandra Fuller -- The wooden bridge / Wonder Guchu -- When Samora died / Annie Holmes -- The revolutionary: a brief encounter / Derek Huggins -- The ugly reflection in the mirror / Alexander Kanegoni -- Mea culpa / Rory Kilalea -- The grim reaper's car / Nevanji Madanhire -- The sins of the fathers / Charles Mungoshi -- Mermaid out of the rain / Stanley Mupfudza -- Mukoma Amos / Chiedza Musengezi -- Torn posters / Gugu Ndlovu -- Homecoming / Vivienne Ndlovu -- Uncle Francis / Stanley Nyamfukudza -- That special place / Freedom Nyamubaya -- The winning side / William Saidi -- Sorting it out / Yvonne Vera -- The twelve chitenges / Chris Wilson.
Yoruba Poetry: An Anthology of Traditional Poems. Ed. and trans. Ulli Beier and Bakare Gbadamosi. Ibadan: Ministry of Education, 1959; ?repr. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1970. Rev. and enlarged edition pub. as Yoruba Poetry. Ed. Ulli Beier et al. Bayreuth, Germany: E. Breitinger, Bayreuth Univ., 2002.
Zimbabwe: Prose and Poetry. Ed. Solomon M. Mutswairo. Washington, DC: Three Continents, 1974.
  • Mutswairo, S.M. The dawn of the Monomotapa Kingdom--an historical essay.--Preface to Feso.--Herdeck, D.E. Introduction.--Map: the land of Feso.--Mutswairo, S.M. Feso.--Poetry of Zimbabwe: Mutswairo, S.M. Preface.--Herdeck, D.E. Some comments on translating Zezuru poetry.--Mutswairo, S.M., and others. Poems in dual texts.--Bibliographic notes.--Genealogical chart of "Feso" kings.--Map: Vatapa migrations from Uranga, circa 1000 A.D.--Biographical notes on authors.

Anthologies of Diasporic African Literature (alphabetically by title)

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Afro-Hispanic Literature: An Anthology of Hispanic Writers of African Ancestry. Ed. Ingrid Watson Miller. Miami, FL: Ediciones Universal, 1991.
An Anthology of African and Caribbean Writing in English. Ed. John J. Figueroa. London: Heinemann Educational Books, 1982.
Black Orpheus: An Anthology of African and African-American Prose. Ed. Ulli Beier. [Ikeja]: Longmans of Nigeria, 1964; repr. as Black Orpheus: An Anthology of New African and Afro-American Stories. Ed. Ulli Beier. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1965.
Burning Words, Flaming Images: Poems and Short Stories by Writers of African Descent. Ed. Kadija Sesay. London: SAKS Publications, 1996. [All UK-based writers]
Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Words and Writings by Women of African Descent from the Ancient Egyptian to the Present. Ed. Margaret Busby. New York: Pantheon / London: Jonathan Cape, 1992; repr. New York: Ballantine, 1994.
Má-ka: Diasporic Juks: Contemporary Writing by Queers of African Descent. Ed. Debbie Douglas. Toronto: Sister Vision, 1997.
Moving Beyond Boundaries. Ed. Carole Boyce Davies and Molara Ogundipe-Leslie. 2 vols. New York: New York UP, 1995. (Vol. 1., International Dimensions of Black Women's Writing; Vol. 2, Black Women's Diasporas.)
Palabres: Contes et poèmes de l'Afrique noire et des Antilles. Ed. Rodney E. Harris, Norman R. Shapiro, and Micheline Fort Harris. Glenview, IL: Scott, Foresman, 1973.
Step into a World: A Global Anthology of the New Black Literatre. Ed. Kevin Powell. New York: Wiley, 2002.
  • ESSAYS: Donnell Alexander: Are Black People Cooler than White People? — Hilton Als: GWTW. — Valerie Boyd: In Search of Alice Walker. — Veronica Chambers: Mama's Girl. — Trey Ellis: The Visible Man. — Ekow Eshun: Return to the Planet of the Apes. — Lisa Jones: Are We Tiger Woods Yet? — Bruce Morrow: She and I. — Lonnae O'Neal Parker: White Girl? — Natasha Tarpley: Texaco. — Touré: Speaking in Tongues. — Daniel J. Wideman: Your Friendly Neighborhood Jungle. HIP-HOP JOURNALISM: Harry Allen: Hip-Hop Hi-Tech. — Cheo Hodari Coker: The Death of Rock n' Roll. — Joan Morgan: hip-hop feminist. — Scott Poulson-Bryant: This Is Not a Puff Piece. — Kevin Powell: Live from Death Row. CRITICISM: Jabari Asim: Angles of Vision. — Erin Aubry: The Soul of Black Talk. — Kevin Baldeosingh: Do Books Matter? — Debra Dickerson: She's Gotta Have It. — Lynell George: No Entry. — Esther Iverem: What About Black Romance? FICTION: Paul Beatty: The White Boy Shuffle. — Junot Diaz: The Sun, the Moon, the Stars. — Tananarive Due: Prologue, 1963. — Bernardine Evaristo: The Emperor's Babe. — Christopher John Farley: the missionary position. — John R. Keene: My Son, My Heart, My Life. — Jake Lamar: The Last Integrationist. — Victor D. LaValle: slave. — Ben Okri: The Famished Road. — Phyllis Alesia Perry: Stigmata. — Patricia Powell: The Pagoda. — Lisa Teasley: Baker. — Jervey Tervalon: Rika. POETRY: Toyin Adewale: Safari. — Elizabeth Alexander: Fugue. — Jeffery Renard Allen: The Clearing. — Charlie Braxton: I Dream of Jesus. — Shonda Buchanan: personal. — Adrian Castro: One Irony of the Caribbean. — Wayde Compton: Legba, Landed. — Nikky Finney: Assam. — Brian Gilmore: swampy river. — Duriel E. Harris: from "Awakening". — Yona Harvey: Sleep. — Ogaga Ifowodo: You Are Chic Now, Che. — Arnold J. Kemp: 100 Times. — Jessica Care Moore: The Outcome. — Samwiri Mukuru: Nairobi Streetlights. — G. E. Patterson: Autobiography of a Black Man. — Carl Phillips: Blue. — Rohan Preston: Patrimony. — Vanessa Richards: Calypso the outside woman. — Kristina Rungano: The Woman. — Angela Shannon: Sunday. — Renee Simms: Purple Impala. — Patrick Sylvain: Windows of Exile. — Natasha Tretheway: Collection Day. — Marco Villalobos: Insomnia. DIALOGUE: Ras Baraka: Black Youth Black Art Black Face: An Address. — Tisa Bryant: we are trying to (have me) conceive. — Cege Githiora: Binga: Diary Entry. — Sarah Jones: Just Beneath the Surface--An Email. — Teresa N. Washington: An Atlantic Away: A Letter from Africa.
You Better Believe It: Black Verse in English from Africa, the West Indies, and the United States. Ed. Paul Breman. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1973.

North African and Middle Eastern Literature

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Bibliographies and Studies (alphabetically by author)

Altoma, Salih J. Modern Arabic Literature in Translation: A Companion. London: Saqi, 2005.
  • 1. Translating Najib Mahfuz: His Place in American Publications; Arabic as a 'Linguistic Iron Curtain'; Mahfuz in American Publications; Bibliography, Part I: Pre-1988 Publications. Part II: Since 1988. 2. Arabic Fiction, 1947-2003: 1947-1967; 1968-1988; 1988-2003. 3. Arabic Fiction in English Translation: A Chronological Bibliography, 1947-2003; Arabic Works in International Anthologies; Authors Index; Women Novelists; Translators Index; Titles Index; Publishers Index; Countries Index. 4. Arabic Poetry: An Overview of Selected Anthologies; Bibliography: Pan-Arab Anthologies; Selected Regional Anthologies; Selected Anthologies of Poets. Arabic Poetry in International Anthologies: A Partial but Positive Representation; Bibliography; 6. Arabic Drama; Bibliography; Anthologies and Collected Works' Individual Works.
Altoma, Salih J. "Iraq's Modern Arabic Literature in English Translation 1950-2003." Journal of Arabic Literature 35.1 (2004): 88-138.
Anderson, Margaret. Arabic Materials in English Translation: A Bibliography of Works from the Pre-Islamic Period to 1977. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1980.
Carmody, Francis J. Arabic Astronomical and Astrological Sciences in Latin Translation: A Critical Bibliography. Berkeley: U of California P, 1956.
Goell, Yohai. Bibliography of Modern Hebrew Literature in English Translation. Jerusalem: World Zionist Organization / New York: Israel UP [Ktav Pub. House], 1968.
Neusner, Jacob. Translating the Classics of Judaism: In Theory and In Practice. Atlanta, GA: Scholars P, 1989.
Young, M.J.L. "Modern Arabic Fiction in English Translation: A Review Article." Middle Eastern Studies 16.1 (1980): 147-58.

Anthologies of North African and Middle Eastern Literature (alphabetically by title)

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Afsaneh: Short Stories by Iranian Women. Trans. Kaveh Basmenji. London: Saqi, 2005.
America in an Arab Mirror: Images of America in Arabic Travel Literature: An Anthology, 1895-1995. Ed. Kamal Abdel-Malek. New York: St. Martin's P, 2000.
  • List of accounts of Arab travelers to America according to their date of publication (1895-1995) --; A stranger in the West : the trip of Mikhail Asad Rustum to America, 1885-1894 /; Mikhail Asad Rustum --; "The America I have seen" : in the scale of human values /; Sayyid Qutb --; A love tour /; Mahmud Awad --; An American immigrant /; Ahmad Mustafa --; New York 80 /; Yusuf Idris --; America : The jeans and the switchblade /; Muhammad Hasan al-Alfi --; America for sale /; Mahmud Imara --; America in the eyes of the Easterner, or eight years in the United States /; Philip K. Hitti --; The world in America /; Amir Boqtor --; The trip to America /; Muhammad Labib al-Batanuni --; The flying sphinx [in America] /; Mahmud Taymur --; America under the microscope /; Zaki Khalid --; My days in America /; Zaki Najib Mahmud --; The land of magic /; Shafiq Jabri --; America : paradise and hellfire /; Adil Hammuda --; The Washington memoirs /; Yusuf al-Hasan --; America (top secret) /; Ahmad Haridi --; Embers and ashes : memoirs of an Arab intellectual /; Hisham Sharabi --; America and I /; Jadhibiyya Sidqi --; An Egyptian girl in America /; Karima Kamal --; The trip : the days of an Egyptian female student in America /; Radwa Ashur --; America's other face /; Layla Abu Zayd --; America the way it is /; Hala Sarhan --; Cheerful America of the past : journal of a penniless student in the United States /; Mustafa Amin --; America, you cheeky devil /; Mahmud al-Sadani --; My story with Eva [Ivana Trump] /; Ali Salem --; "The Sabeel in America" /; K amal Abdel-Malek.
The Anchor Book of Modern Arabic Fiction. Ed. Denys Johnson-Davies. New York: Anchor, 2006.
  • "Alongside some marquee authors, there are North Africans whose work has rarely, if ever, been translated into English. Many of the translations (along with an excellent introduction) are by Johnson-Davies, perhaps the most distinguished Arabic-to-English translator now living. If anything, the anthology is too full. It includes 79 writers from 14 countries, and some of them get only a page or so" (Robert F. Worth. "One Language, Many Voices." Rev. of The Anchor Book of Modern Arabic Fiction. New York Times 26 Nov. 2006).
Ancient Egyptian Literature. Ed. Miriam Lichtheim. 3 vols. Berkeley: U of California P, 1973-80. (Vol. 1, The Old and Middle Kingdom; Vol. 2, The New Kingdom; Vol. 3, The Late Period.)
Ancient Egyptian Literature: An Anthology. Ed. John L. Foster. Austin: U of Texas P, 2001.
  • Poems:; Akhenaten's hymn to the sun --; Tale of the shipwrecked sailor --; "Why, just now, must you question your heart" --; "I love you through the daytimes" --; "My love is one and only" --; "Love, how I'd love to slip down to the pond" --; "Love of you is mixed deep in my vitals" --; "I think I'll go home and lie very still" --; Songs of the birdcatcher's daughter --; Instruction for little Pepi on his way to school --; Longing for Memphis --; "Oh, I'm bound downstream on the Memphis ferry" --; Rebuke addressed to a dissipated scribe --; Menna's lament --; Debate between a man tired of life and his soul --; Resurrection of King Unis --; Prayer to the King to rise up --; Hymn to the King as a primordial God --; Hymn to the King as a flash of lightning --; Hymn to the King as a star fading in the dawn --; Prophecy of Neferty --; Testament of Amenemhat --; Two spells --; Spell for causing the beloved to follow after --; Power from the four winds of heaven --; Greatness of the King --; Prayer of King Ramesses II --; For a portrait of the Queen --; Hymn to Osiris --; Hymn to the Nile --; Hymn to the rising sun --; In praise of Amun --; Lament to Amun --; Tale of Sinuhe --; From the Leiden hymns --; Prayers of Pahery --; From the tomb of King Intef --; Harper's song for Inherkhawy --; From the eloquent peasant --; Peasant's eighth complaint --; From the maxims of Ptahhotep --; Instruction for Merikare --; Wisdom of Amenemopet --; Immortality of writers.
Ancient Egyptian Literature: A Collection of Poems, Narratives, and Manuals of Instruction from the Third and Second Millennia BC. Ed. Adolf Erman. Trans. Aylward M. Blackman. Repr. London: Kegan Paul, 2005. [Previously published as The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians. London: Methuen, 1927.]
The Ancient Egyptians: A Sourcebook of Their Writings. Ed. Adolf Erman; trans. (from German) Aylward M. Blackman. Intro. William Kelly Simpson. New York: Harper & Row, 1966.
  • Originally pub. in German as Die Literatur der Aegypter.
Ancient Jewish Novels: An Anthology. Ed. Lawrence M. Wills. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2002.
Another Sea, Another Shore: Persian Stories of Migration. Ed. and trans. Shouleh Vatanabadi and Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami. Northampton, MA: Interlink Books, 2004.
  • After a kiss /; Marjan Riahi --; Anxieties from across the water /; Pari Mansouri --; Sylvia, Sylvia /; Farideh Kheradmand --; The; last scripture /; Dariush Kargar --; The; return /; Azar Shahab --; You're the jackass! /; Sirus Seif --; Postcards side by side /; Ghodsi Ghazinour --; Hourglass /; Mahasti Shahrokhi --; PIR /; Farkhondeh Hajizadeh --; The; road to Arizona /; Nasim Khaksar --; Without roots /; Mehri Yalfani --; Close encounter in New York /; Reza Baraheni --; Farrokh-Laqa, daughter of Petros... /; Mehrnoush Mazarei --; Original position /; Tahereh Alavi --; The; wolf lady /; Goli Taraghi --; Marcia /; Kader Abdolah --; Zarathustra's fire /; Hushang Golshiri --; No comment! /; Fahimeh Farsaie --; He will come /; Said --; We disappear in flight /; Mohammad Asef Soltanzadeh --; Anonymous /; Ali Erfan.
Anthology of Islamic Literature, From the Rise of Islam to Modern Times. Ed. James Kritzeck. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1964; repr. New York: New American Library, 1966, 1975.
An Anthology of Medieval Hebrew Literature. Ed. Abraham Ezra Millgram. London: Abelard-Schuman, 1962.
Anthology of Modern Arabic Poetry. Trans. Mounah A. Khouri and Hamid Algar. Berkeley: U of California P, 1974.
An Anthology of Modern Arabic Poetry. Trans. Shafik Megally. Zug: Inter Documentation Co., 1974.
Anthology of Modern Palestinian Literature. Ed. Salma Khadra Jayyusi. New York: Columbia UP, 1992.
An Anthology of Modern Persian Poetry. Ed. and trans. Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak. Boulder, CO: Westview P, 1978.
An Anthology of the Best of the Short Story Writers of Iran. Ed. and trans. Siyavash Danish. Tehran: Silkroad, 1998.
Arab Poetry of Resistance: An Anthology. Trans. Shafik Megalli. Cairo: Al-Ahram, 1970.
Arab Women Writers: An Anthology of Short Stories. Ed. Dalya Cohen-Mor. Albany: SUNY P, 2005.
  • Arab women writers: a brief sketch --; Thematic aspects --; Modes of writing --; Arab women: old images, new profiles --; That summer holiday /; Samiya At'ut --; The; parting gift /; Umayma al-Khamis --; Let's play doctor /; Nura Amin --; In the moonlight /; Radwa Ashour --; At the beach /; Buthayna al-Nasiri --; A; helping hand /; Mona Ragab --; In the recesses of memory /; Fawziya Rashid --; Fragments from a life /; Sharifa al-Shamlan --; The; slave /; Najiya Thamir --; The; picture /; Nawal al-Saadawi --; The; picture /; Latifa al-Zayyat --; The; picture /; Layla al-Uthman --; The; smile /; Nafila Dhahab --; My mother's friend /; Nura Amin --; A; worthless woman /; Hayat Bin al-Shaykh --; Where to? /; Colette Suhayl al-Kuri --; The; cat /; Layla Ba'labakki --; The; woman of my dreams /; Fadila al-Faruq --; Mozart's fez /; Samiya At'ut --; A; virgin continent /; Samira Azzam --; An; old couple /; Nadiya Khust --; A; mistake in the knitting /; Ihsan Kamal --; My wedding night /; Alifa Rifaat --; The; dummy /; Sahar al-Muji --; The; cat, the maid, and the wife /; Daisy al-Amir --; Sun, I am the moon /; Hanan al-Shaykh --; The; dreadful sea /; Zuhur Wanisi --; Woman with a story /; Mayy Ziyada --; The; Persian rug /; Hanan al-Shaykh --; The; dream /; Aliya Mamdouh --; Pharaoh is drowning again /; Sakina Fuad --; The; spider's web /; Ihsan Kamal --; Man and woman /; Rafiqat al-Tabi'a --; Heir apparent /; Ramziya Abbas al-Iryani --; The; newcomer /; Daisy al-Amir --; International women's day /; Salwa Bakr --; The; filly became a mouse /; Layla Ba'labakki --; Restoration ; Waiting for Hayla /; Umayma al-Khamis --; The; closely guarded secret /; Sahar al-Muji --; I will never forfeit my right /; Mona Ragab --; Homecoming /; Fadila al-Faruq --; Bittersweet memories /; Zabya Khamis --; Tears for sale /; Samira Azzam --; Misfortune in the alley /; Ramziya Abbas al-Iryani --; Questioning /; Fawziya Rashid --; The; dinosaur /; Emily Nasrallah --; Moonstruck /; Hadiya Sa'id --; A; moment of truth /; Khayriya al-Saqqaf --; The; future /; Daisy al-Amir --; The; gallows /; Suhayr al-Tall --; The; breeze of youth /; Ulfat al-Idilbi --; A; successful woman /; Suhayr al-Qalamawi --; In need of reassurance /; Radwa Ashour --; Short and sassy /; Nafila Dhahab --; The; collapse of barriers /; Samiya At'ut --; The; beginning /; Salwa Bakr --; A; moment of contemplation /; Nuzha Bin Sulayman --; I will try tomorrow /; Mona Ragab.
Armenian Literature: Comprising Poetry, Drama, Folk-lore and Classic Traditions. Trans. Robert Arnot and F. B. Collins. Rev. ed. New York: Colonial P, 1901.
  • Proverbs and folk-lore.- The vacant yard.- Armenian poems.- David of Sassun.- The ruined family [by] Gabriel Sundukianz.
Assyrian and Babylonian Literature; Selected Translations. Ed. Robert Francis Harper. New York: D. Appleton, 1901 (or 1904?).
Avodah: An Anthology of Ancient Poetry for Yom Kippur. Ed. and trans. Michael D. Swartz and Joseph Yahalom. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State UP, 2005.
  • Atah barata -- Shiv'at yamim -- Atah konanta 'olam me-rosh -- Az be-'en kol -- Azkir gevurot Elohah -- Atah konanta 'olam be-rov hesed -- Emet mah nehedar -- En lanu kohen gadol.
Banipal (1998-present) (periodical)
  • This journal publishes English translations of contemporary Arabic literature, plus author interviews, reviews, tributes, and articles on various aspects of contemporary Arabic literature. (
Before the Muses: An Anthology of Akkadian Literature. Ed. Benjamin R. Foster. 2 vols. Bethesda, MD: CDL P, 1993; 2nd ed. 1996. (Vol. 1, Archaic, Classical, Mature; Vol. 2, Mature, Late)
Blood into Ink: South Asian and Middle Eastern Women Write War. Ed. Miriam Cooke and Roshni Rustomji-Kerns. Boulder: Westview P, 1994.
  • Foreword : translating violence: reflections after Ayodhya /rMeena Alexander -- Lament to the spirit of war (Sumerian poem) / Enheduanna (Sumeria, 2300 B.C.) -- To Waris Shah (Punjabi poem) / Amrita Pritam (India, 1948) -- Intimations of anxiety (Arabic poem) / Laila al-Saih (Palestine, 1984) -- On the road to Solomon's pools (Arabic short story) / Samira Azzam (Palestine, 1960) -- Where is my mother? (Hindi short story) / Krishna Sobti --tBlackout : Calcutta 1971 (English poem) / Chitra Divakaruni -- Do you remember the color of the sea at Dair Yasin? (Arabic poem) / Siham Daud (Palestine, 1978) -- Night patrol (an Israeli soldier on the West Bank) (English poem) / Hanan Mikhail Ashrawi -- Beirut nightmares (Arabic novel) / Ghada Samman -- No man's land (English poem) / Meena Alexander (India, 1989-1900) -- One cannot kill a baby twice / Dahlia Ravikovitch (Israel, 1982) --tAuschwitz from Colombo (English poem) / Anne Ranasinghe -- Our daily bread (Arabic short story) / Emily Nasrallah (Lebanon, 1990) -- Genocide (English poem) /rJean Arasanayagam (Sri Lanka, 1970) -- Colossus (Malayalam poem) / B. Sugathakumari (India, 1940s) -- A new wait (Arabic short story) / Aliya Shuaib (Kuwait, 1992) -- Meditation of Mahakali (Indian Sanskrit hymn to the Goddess) -- For her brother (Arabian poem) / Al-Khansa (sixth century C.E.) -- Indigo (Bengal: 1779-1860) (English poem) / Chitra Divakaruni (India, 1987) -- From Inner recesses outer spaces (English memoirs) / Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay (India, 1986) -- From memoirs of an unrealistic woman (Arabic novel) / Sahar Khalifa (Wst Bank, Israel, 1986) -- From Farewell communism "Long live Jewish-Arab friendship!" (Hebrew memoirs) / Nessia Shafran (Israel, 1981) -- Where Did She Belong? (Urdu short story) / Suraiya Qasim (India, 1960s) -- Two faces, one woman (Arabic short story) / Nuha Samara (Palestine/Lebanon, 1980) -- Draupadi (Bengali short story) / Mahasweta Devi (India, 1978) -- A short hike (Farsi short story) / A. Rahmani (Iran, 1981) -- The future (Arabic short story) / Daisy al-Amir (Iraq, 1980) -- Testimony (Pushto) / Anonymous Afghan woman (Afghanistan, 1987) -- The morning after (Hindi short story) / Mridula Garg (India, 1988) -- Interview with Nand Kaur Singh : Gadar Indian nationalist poetry in America (Punjabi and English interview, songs, and poems) / Jane Singh -- From Of blood and Fire (Bengali diary) / Jahanara Imam (Bangladesh, 1989) -- Greening (Arabic short story) / Aliya Talib (Iraq, 1988) -- Iremember I was a point, I was a circle (Arabic poem) / Huda Naamani (Syria, 1980) -- The gull and the negation of the negation (Arabic poem) / Fadwa Tuqan (West Bank, Israel, 1987) -- The sound of leaves (Bengali poem) / Razia Hussain (Bangladesh, 1970s) -- After the storm (English short story) /rAttia Hosain (India, 1953) -- Tears of joy (Pushto short story) / Shukria Raad (Afghanistan, 1989) -- Two hands (Urdu short story) / Ismat Chugtai (India, 1960s) -- Aboud's drawings (Farsi short story) / Ghodsi Ghazinur (Iran, 1981) -- The peace game (English poem) / Yasmine Gooneratne (Sri Landa, 1970s)-- Song of becoming (Arabic poem) / Fadwa Tuqan (West Bank, Israel, 1969).
Burning Air and a Clear Mind: Contemporary Israeli Women Poets. Ed. Myra Glazer. Athens: Ohio UP, 1981.
The Day God Laughed: Sayings, Fables, and Entertainments of the Jewish Sages. Ed. and trans. Hyam Maccoby. New York: St. Martin's P, 1978.
Dreaming the Actual: Contemporary Fiction and Poetry by Israeli Women Writers. Ed. Miriyam Glazer. Albany: SUNY P, 2000.
Early Persian Poetry. Ed. A. V. W. Jackson. New York: Columbia UP, 1920.
Echoes of Egyptian Voices: An Anthology of Ancient Egyptian Poetry. Ed. and trans. John L. Foster. Norman: U of Oklahoma P, 1992.
Egyptian Literature: Comprising Egyptian Tales, Hymns, Litanies, Invocations, the Book of the Dead, and Cuneiform Writings. Rev. ed. New York: Colonial P, 1901.
Egyptian Tales. Ed. W. M. Flinders Petrie. 2 vols. London: Methuen, 1895. 2nd ed., 1899; repr. New York: B. Blom, 1971. (Vol. 1, IVth to XVIIth dynasty; Vol. 2, XVIII to XIXth dynasty.)
A Feast in the Mirror: Stories by Contemporary Iranian Women. Ed. and trans. Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami and Shouleh Vatanabadi. Boulder, CO: Lynne Reiner, 2000.
  • I came to have tea with my daughter / Shiva Arastuyi -- The absent soldier / Fereshteh Sari -- Contrary to democracy / Farkhonde Hajizadeh -- Cling to life with your whole body / Khatereh Hejazi -- Love and scream / Chista Yasrebi -- The end, a city / Mihan Bahrami -- Smile! / Farideh Kheradmand -- Disappearance of an ordinary woman / Tahereh Alavi -- The fin garden of Kashan -- Sour cherry pits / Zoya Pirzad -- The pool / Banafsheh Hejazi -- One woman, one love / Farkhondeh Aqai -- That day / Nushin Ahmadi Khorasani -- Butterflies / Mansureh Sharifzadeh -- Lida's cat, the bakery, and the streetlight pole / Azardokht Bahrami -- The lark / Nahid Tabatabai -- My mother, behind the glass / Fariba Vafi -- Downfall / Nosrat Masuri -- War letters / Marjan Riahi -- Refugee / Farzaneh Karampur -- The bitter life of Shirin / Parvin Fadavi.
Feathers and the Horizon: A Selection of Modern Poetry from Across the Arab World. Trans. Anne Fairbairn and Ghazi al-Gosaibi. Canberra: Leros P, 1989.
The Folk Literature of the Kurdistani Jews: An Anthology. Ed. and trans. Yona Sabar. New Haven: Yale UP, 1982.
From Distant Days: Myths, Tales, and Poetry of Ancient Mesopotamia. Ed. Benjamin R. Foster. Bethesda, MD: CDL P, 1995.
Halachic Sources: From the Beginning to the Ninth Century. Ed. Jacob Newman. Leiden: Brill, 1970.
Hebraic Literature. Ed. Maurice H. Harris. New York: Tudor Pub. Co., 1936.
  • The Talmud.--The Midrashim.--The Kabbala.--Rabbinical ana.--Proverbial sayings and traditions.--Fasts and festivals.
A Hebrew Anthology: A Collection of Poems and Dramas Inspired by the Old Testament and Post Biblical Tradition Gathered from Writings of English Poets, from the Elizabethan Period and Earlier to the Present Day. Ed. George Alexander Kohut. 2 vols. Cincinnati: S. Bacharach, 1913.
  • As the subtitle indicates, this is a collection of English-language poetry "inspired by" Hebrew texts; that is, "imitations" and poems on Hebrew themes rather than "translations."

Volume I: Lyrical, Narrative and Devotional Poems

Volume II: Selections from the Drama

Hebrew Tales: Selected and Translated from the Writings of the Ancient Hebrew Sages. [Based on a work by Hyman Hurwitz.] Boston: Wm. Crosby and H. P. Nichols, 1845.

Images from the Arab World. Ed. Herbert Howarth and Ibrahim Shukrallah. London: Pilot P, 1944.
Immortal Rose. Ed. Arthur J. Arberry. London: Luzac, 1948. (anthology of Persian poetry)
In a Voice of their Own: A Collection of Stories by Iranian Women Writers since the Revolution of 1979. Ed. and trans. Franklin Lewis and Farzin Yazdanfar. Costa Mesa, CA: Mazda Publishers, 1996.
  • Introduction : Iranian women, the short story and the Revolution of 1979 -- A bibliography of stories and novels by Iranian women translated into English -- A select bibliography of studies on women and writing in Iran and the Middle East -- A house in the heavens / Goli Taraqqi -- The garden of sorrow / Mihan Bahrami -- The heat of the year zero / Shahrnush Parsipur -- The men of Aramaea / Shahrnush Parsipur -- Acting / Moniru Ravanipur -- We only fear the future / Moniru Ravanipur -- Mânâ, kind Mânâ / Moniru Ravanipur -- The wall / Shahla Shafiq -- Dark eyes, shining stars / Roya Shapurian -- Shrivelled petals / Roya Shapurian -- Counting / Tahereh Alavi -- The loom / Soudabeh Ashrafi -- The young John / Shokuh Mirzadegi -- Setareh in the mist / Shokuh Mirzadegi -- The first day of the New Year's Festival / Farkhondeh Aqaee -- The pink room / Mahkameh Rahimzadeh -- Ringing the bell with one foot in the grave / Mehri Yalfani -- The flight of the sun / Fariba Vafi.
In Queen Esther's Garden: An Anthology of Judeo-Persian Literature. Ed. and trans. Vera Basch Moreen. New Haven: Yale UP, 2000.
Interpreting the Self: Autobiography in the Arabic Literary Tradition. Ed. Dwight Fletcher Reynolds and Kristen Brustad. Berkeley: U of California P, 2001.
  • Part 1 is a critical introduction; part 2 contains translations of selections from Arabic autobiographical writings.
Introduction to Classical Arabic Literature: With Selections from Representative Works in English Translation. Trans. Ilse Lichtenstadter. New York: Twayne, 1974.
Iranian Drama: An Anthology. Ed. M. R. Ghanoonparvar and John Green. Costa Mesa, CA: Mazdâ, 1989.
Israeli Poetry: A Contemporary Anthology. Ed. and trans. Warren Bargad and Stanley F. Chyet. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1986.
Jewish Legends of the Second Commonwealth. Ed. Judah Nadich. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1983.
Jewish Moroccan Folk Narratives from Israel. Ed. Hayah Bar-Yitshak and Aliza Shenhar-Alroy. Detroit: Wayne State UP, 1993.
Karaite Anthology: Excerpts from the Early Literature. Ed. Leon Nemoy. New Haven: Yale UP, 1952.
Keys to the Garden: New Israeli Writing. Ed. Ammiel Alcalay. San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1996.
  • Simha's wondrous spell ; From Maria / Shoshannah Shababo -- From Jacob's ladder ; A letter from Mama Camouna ; From To die a modern death / Jacqueline Shohet Kahanoff -- The dowry / Simha Zaramati Asta -- From Passage from Baghdad / Nissim Rejwan -- At home in exile : an interview with Shimon Ballas ; Iya / Shimon Ballas -- Signs in the great disorder : an interview with Samir Naqqash ; Prophesies of a madman in a cursed city ; From The angels' genitalia / Samir Naqqash -- From The mark of Berberia / Uziel Hazan -- From Birds of the shade / Dan Banaya-Seri -- From Moonstruck sunflowers / Avi Shmuelian -- Tel Aviv and Alexandria : an interview with Yitzhak Gormezano Goren ; From An Alexandrian summer ; From Blanche ; From Shelter in Bavli / Yitzhak Gormezano Goren -- Escaping the cauldron unscathed ; From Bound / Albert Swissa -- Little brother ; Photograph / Ronit Matalon -- Memories of an Indian upbringing / Ilana Sugbaker Messika -- The language of the world : an interview with Moshe Sartel ; Lamenting of the birds ; A stone I lay from marble of Marmara ; One day we'll be other / Moshe Sartel -- Fleeting thrill ; Wildweed ; Odalisque of the Levant ; Washerwoman under a shady tree ; Mothers whispering incantations ; From the desert to the city via home ; You have to abandon Jerusalem / Shlomo Avayou -- Families at a school for the blind in Jerusalem ; At a school for the blind in Jerusalem ; Hoarse Rababa ; Emendation of the aromas ; Summary of a conversation ; Shopping song on Dizengoff ; Moroccan wedding ; Zohra al-Fasaya's song ; On the earthquake in Agadir ; Sulika's qasida ; Something on madness ; Parable for the laying of the foundation of the house / Erez Bitton -- There was a time : an interview with Amira Hess ; From And the moon drips madness ; And as far as what I wanted ; Then slake him from ; We're children of Atlantis ; From The information eater / Amira Hess -- The history of literature. Poets ; Poem contemplating poets ; Letter to Ibn Gavirol / Lev Hakak -- I am the daughter of Lot ; The nomad in me ; Dish ; Jerusalem and San'a ; To hold the world / Bracha Serri -- Making a home for poetry : an interview with Yehezkel Kedmi ; Not equal to them the easterner ; Day blood, night blood ; Raging soul ; My people, knowledge and I ; From Sodom, Gomorrah and Jerusalem / Yehezkel Kedmi -- Writing : a dialogue with the world ; Seven stanzas to an Indian chief ; The crusader man ; With help ; Vessel of fragrance ; The house has to have an opening ; A kind of vague yearning ; Garden time ; Yes indeed I'll answer God / Shelley Elkayam -- The first law of the jungle ; Poverty line ; In answer to the question ; And her husband blurted out: Buchenwald ; Niva ; Handcuffs, stsreet poem ; Self-portrait from the marines ; The girl and the butcher's window ; Seven lines on the miraculous Yarkon ; Street of the Welders. Wedding singer ; Embroidered rag. Poem on Umm Kulthoum ; Hawadja Bialik ; This is the poem about the young woman ; Bloody Mary ; Nelson. Trafalgar Square ; History's blowouts in the valley of Yehoshephat ; Jasmine. Poem on sandpaper / Ronny Someck.
A Land of Stone and Thyme: An Anthology of Palestinian Short Stories. Ed. N. Elmessiri and A. Elmessiri. 1996.
  • Rev. by Barbara Harlow. Comparative Literature 49.4 (1997): 369-71.
The Literature and Mythology of Ancient Egypt. Ed. and trans. Joseph Kaster. London: Allen Lane, 1970. (Orig. pub. in 1968 as Wings of the Falcon: Life and Thoughts of Ancient Egypt.)
The Literature of Ancient Egypt: An Anthology of Stories, Instructions, and Poetry. Ed. William Kelly Simpson. New Haven: Yale UP, 1972; rev. ed. 1973.
  • pt. 1. Narratives and tales of Middle Egyptian literature. King Cheops and the magicians -- The tale of the eloquent peasant -- The shipwrecked sailor -- The story of Sinuhe -- pt. 2. Late Egyptian stories. The quarrel of Apophis and Seknenre -- The capture of Joppa -- The tale of the doomed prince -- The tale of the two brothers -- The contendings of Horus and Seth -- The blinding of Truth by Falsehood -- Astarte and the insatiable sea -- A ghost story -- The report of Wenamon -- pt. 3. Instructions, lamentations, and dialogues. The maxims of Ptahhotpe -- The teaching for the Vizier Kagemni -- The teaching for Merikare -- The teaching of King Ammenemes I to his son Sesostris -- The loyalist instruction from the Sehetepibre Stela -- The man who was tired of life -- The admonitions of an Egyptian sage -- The lamentations of Khakheperre-sonbe -- The prophecies of Neferti -- The instruction of Amenemope – pt. 4. Songs, poetry, and hymns. Poetry from the oldest religious literature -- Cycle of songs in honor of Sesostris III -- The victorious king -- The hymn to the Aten -- The love songs and the song of the Harper -- The scribal tradition and several incomplete instructions. The satire on the trades : the instruction of Dua-Khety -- The instruction of a man for his son -- The instruction of Hardedef -- The instruction of Amunnakhte -- The scribal traditions in the schools.
The Literature of Ancient Sumer. Ed. and trans. Jeremy A. Black. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2004.
The Literature of Modern Arabia: An Anthology. Ed. Salma Khadra Jayyusi. London: Routledge, 1988; Austin: U of Texas P, 1989.
The Literature of Persia. Ed. Richard J. H. Gottheil. 2 vols. in 1. Rev ed. Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries P, 1971.
  • pt. 1. The Sháh Námeh, by Firdusi (Abul Kasim Mansur), translated by James Atkinson. The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, translated by Edward Fitzgerald. The Divan, by Háfiz, translated by H. Bicknell.--pt. 2. The Gulistan, by Sa'di, translated by James Ross.
The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians. Ed. E. A. Wallis Budge. London: Dent, 1914.
Literatures of the Middle East: From Antiquity to the Present. Ed. Willis Barnstone and Tony Barnstone. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2003. (Originally published as part of Literatures of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Ed. Barnstone and Barnstone. 1999.)
Masterpieces of Hebrew Literature: A Treasury of 2000 Years of Jewish Creativity. Ed. Curt Leviant. New York: Ktav Pub. House, 1969.
Mimekor Yisrael: Classical Jewish Folktales. Ed. Micah Joseph Berdichevsky. 3 vols. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1976. (Vol. 1., National tales; Vol. 2, Religious tales; Vol. 3, Folktales, Oriental tales). Abridged and annotated edition. Ed. Micah Joseph Berdichevsky, Emanuel Bin-Gorion, and Dan Ben-Amos. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1990.
Modern Arab Poetry. Trans. Issa J. Boullata. Washington, DC: Three Continents, 1976.
Modern Arabic Fiction: An Anthology. Ed. Salma Khadra Jayyusi. New York: Columbia UP, 2005.
Modern Arabic Poetry: An Anthology with English Verse Translations. Trans. A. J. Arberry. London: Taylor's Foreign Press, 1950.
Modern Arabic Poetry: An Anthology. Ed. Salma Khadera Jayyusi. New York: Columbia UP, 1987.
Modern Egyptian Drama: An Anthology. Ed. Farouk Abdel Wahab. Minneapolis: Bibliotheca Islamica, 1974.
  • Abdel Wahab, F. Introduction.--al-Hakim, T. The sultan's dilemma.--Roman, M. The new arrival.--Rushdy, R. A journey outside the wall.--Idris, Y. The farfoors.
Modern Egyptian Short Stories. Ed. Saad el-Gabalawy. Fredericton, NB: York P, 1977. 82 pp.
Modern Hebrew Literature. Ed. Robert Alter. New York: Behrman House, 1975.
  • Mendele Mocher Sforim. Shem and Japheth on the train.--Peretz, Y. L. Scenes from Limbo.--Feierberg, M. Z. In the evening.--Ahad Ha-Am. Imitation and assimilation.--Bialik, H. N. The short Friday. Revealment and concealment in language.--Brenner, Y. H. The way out.--Barash, A. At heaven's gate.--Agnon, S. Y. Agunot. The lady and the peddler. At the outset of the day. Forevermore.--Hazaz, H. Rahamim. The sermon.--Yizhar, S. The prisoner.--Amichai, Y. The times my father died.--Oz, A. Before his time.--Yehoshua, A. B. Facing the forests.
Modern Hebrew Poetry. Ed. and trans. Frank Bernhard. Iowa, 1980.
Modern Islamic Literature: From 1800 to the Present. Ed. James Kritzeck. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970; repr. New York: New American Library, 1972.
  • The French in Cairo / Al-Jabarti -- Holy war in Africa / Abdullah Dan Fodio -- The history of the forty veziers -- Fourteen poems / Mirza Ghalib -- Two Ottoman poets -- The Shah visits Paris / Nasir Al-Din Shah -- Religions and human progress / Muhammad Abduh -- The virtues of the Arabs / Abd Al-Rahman Al-Kawakibi -- The ideal of nationalism / Ziya Gökalp -- Secrets of the self / Mohammed Iqbal -- Instant justice / Tewfik Al-Hakim -- Uncle Mitwalli / Mahmud Taymur -- Love's wave / ömer Seyfettin -- Sheherazade revisited / Tewfik Al-Hakim -- The convent school / Resat Nuri GÜntekin -- The Kefr Ammeh incident / Marmaduke Pickthall -- A change of faith / Halide Edib -- Student days / Taha Hussein -- Arabic and Persian poetry -- Is religion possible? / Mohammed Iqbal -- Lawrence and Churchill / King Abdullah -- Solitude / Sadegh Hedayat -- Tales from the tribes -- Zaabalawi / Nagib Mahfouz -- Twilight in Delhi / Ahmed Ali -- Seven poems / Chairil Anwar -- Looking forward / Muhammad Aga Khan -- The Merdeka man / Mochtar Lubis -- A role in search of a hero / Gamal Abdel Nasser -- The apostles' self-reproach / Muhammad Kamel Hussein -- My father / Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi -- At Mustapha's café / Driss Ben Hamed Charhadi -- Somali love songs and a reaction -- The doum tree of Wad Hamid / Taieb Saleh -- Twenty-one sayings / Muhammad Hejazi.
Modern Persian Drama: An Anthology. Ed. and trans. Gisèle Kapuscinski. Lanham, MD: UP of America, 1987.
  • The puppets ; Evening in a strange land ; The story of the hidden moon / by Bahram Beyza'i -- O fool! O fooled! / by Gowhar-e Morad -- A modern, profound, and important research in the fossils of the 25th geological era / by Abbas Na'lbandian.
Modern Persian Short Stories. Trans. Minoo S. Southgate. Washington, DC: Three Continents P, 1980.
Modern Poetry by Arab Women. Ed. Kamal Boullata. Washinton, DC: Three Continents P, date?
Modern Poetry of the Arab World. Ed. Abdullah al-Udhari. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1986.
Moorish Literature: Comprising Romantic Ballads, Tales of the Berbers, Stories of the Kabylie, Folk-Lore and National Traditions. Rev. ed. New York: Colonial P, 1901.
  • Moorish ballads; metric translation by E. Wilson--Moorish romances; metrical translation by J. Lockhart (from his Spanish ballads)--Story of Sidi Brehim of Massab, tr. by Rene Busset and C.C. Starkweather.--Five Berber stories, tr. by G. Mercier and C.C. Starkweather.--Poems of the Maghreb, tr. by M.C. Sonneck and C.C. Starkweather.--Popular tales of the Berbers, tr. by R. Basset and C.C. Starkweather.--Popular tales of the Kabyles, tr. by J. Riviere and C.C. Starkweather.
Moorish Poetry. Ed. Arthur J. Arberry. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1953.
The Mufaddaliyat: An Anthology of Ancient Arabian Odes Compiled by al-Mufaddal Son of Muhammad. Ed. Charles James Lyall. 2? vols. Oxford: Clarendon P, 1918.

Volume II: Translation and Notes

My Grandmother's Cactus: Stories by Egyptian Women. Ed. and trans. Marilyn Booth. London: Quartet, 1990.
Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others. Ed. Stephanie Dalley. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1989.
Myths of Enki, the Crafty God. Ed. Samuel Noah Kramer and John R. Maier. New York: Oxford UP, 1989.
New Writing from the Middle East. Ed. Leo Hamalian and John D. Yohannan. New York: Ungar, 1978.
New Writing in Israel. Ed. Ezra Spicehandler and Curtis Arnson. New York: Schocken, 1976.
Night and Horses and the Desert: An Anthology of Classical Arabic Literature. Ed. Robert Irwin. Woodstock, NY: Overlook, 2000; repr. New York: Anchor, 2001.
  • Includes translations of Arabic poetry and prose from the pagan poets of the 6th century A.D. to the 16th-century literature of Spain.
No Rattling of Sabers: An Anthology of Israeli War Poetry. Ed. and trans. Esther Raizen. Austin: Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Univ. of Texas at Austin, 1995.
  • Includes poems by Haiim Gouri; Hillel Omer; Nathan Alterman; Uri Zvi Greenberg; Uriel Ofeq; Amir Gilboa; Yehoshua Zafrir; Haiim Hefer; Moshe Tabenkin; Yehudah Amichai; Yehiel Mohar; Ayin Tur-Malka; Nathan Yonathan; Mati Katz; Naomi Shemer; Karmela Lakhish; Eli Alon; Abba Kovner; Zelda; Yonathan Gefen; David Avidan; Dan Pagis; Anadad Eldan; Yehiel Hazak; Meir Wieseltier; Yoseph Sarig; T. Carmi; Gideon Rosenthal; Reuven ben Yoseph; Yair Hurvitz; Raiah Harnik; Amichai Israeli; Ramy Ditzanny; Dahlia Ravikovitch; Alex L.; Natan Zach; Aryeh Sivan; Eitan Kalinski; Asher Reich; Ilan Sheinfeld; Pinhas Sadeh.
Opening the Gates: A Century of Arab Feminist Writing. Ed. Margot Badran and Miriam Cooke. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1990.
Ottoman Lyric Poetry: An Anthology. Ed. Walter G. Andrews, Najat Black, and Mehmet Kalpakli. Austin: U of Texas P, 1997.
  • Includes 75 poems, mostly ghazals, by 36 poets who lived from the 15th to the 19th centuries.
The Palestinian Wedding: A Bilingual Anthology of Contemporary Palestinian Resistance Poetry. Ed. A. M. Elmessiri. Washington, DC: Three Continents P, 1982.
The Penguin Book of Hebrew Verse. Ed. and trans. T. Carmi. London: Penguin, 2006.
The Penguin Book of Turkish Verse. Ed. John R. Walsh. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1978.
Persian Literature: Comprising the Shah Nameh, the Rubaiyat, the Divan and the Gulistan. Ed. Richard J. H. Gottheil. Rev. ed. 2 vols. New York: Collier, 1900. (The world's greatest literature).
Persian Poems. Ed. Arthur J. Arberry. London: Dent, 1954.
Poems of Arab Andalusia. Trans. Cola Franzen. San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1989.
  • English translation from Spanish translations by Emilio García Gómez of these Arabic poems, published as Poemas arábigoandaluces (5th ed., 1971). Includes: Reading = La lectura -- White skin = La tez blanca -- My beloved comes = La visita de la amada -- Chastity = Castidad -- Grainfield = Las mieses -- Reflection of wine = El reflejo del vino -- Serene evening = Escena báquica -- Blue river = El río azul -- The beauty at the revels = La hermosa en la orgía -- The rooster = El gallo -- The goblets = Los vasos -- Satire = Sátira --- The embroidered wrap = Escena de amor -- Leavetaking = Despedida -- Split my heart = Quisiera rajar mi corazón -- Walnut = The stork = La cigüeña -- After the revels = Después de la orgía -- Bubbles = Las burbujas -- The white stallion = El caballo blanco -- Slave boy = El esclavo rasurado -- Summer storm = La tormenta -- Mourning in Andalusia = El luto en al-Andalus -- Reproach = Reproche -- Lilies = La azucena -- Absence = Ausencia -- Fragments from the "Qasida in the Rhyme of Nun" = Fragmentos de la "Qasida en nun" -- Written from Al-Zahra = Desde Al-Zahra -- Insomnia = Insomnio -- In the battle = En la batalla -- Pool with turtles = Una alberca con tortugas -- The brazier = El brasero -- Rain over the river = Lluvia sober el río -- Apology = Disculpa -- Honey river = El río de la Miel -- Petition for a falcon = Petición de un halcón -- Invitaion = Invitación -- Tide in the Guadalquivir = La marea en el Guadalquivir -- The valley of Almeria = El valle de Almería -- Night of love = Escena de amor -- Drinking poem = Escena Báquica -- Scene of love = Escena de amor -- Fiesta in a garden = Fiesta en un jardín -- The procuress = La alcahueta -- The garden = Un jardín -- The beloved = La amada -- Daybreak = El alba -- My beautiful one = Escena de amor -- The battle = La batalla -- Black horse with white chest = A un caballo negro con el pecho blanco -- The wind = El viento -- The fountain = El surtidor -- White stallion with black markings on his hooves = A un caballo blanco con manchas negras en las patas -- The sun = El sol -- Festival by the river = Fiesta en el riío -- Gift of a mirror = Regalando un espejo -- To a Persian reed blown about by the wind = A una caña persa, que agitaba el viento -- The dancer = El bailarin -- Note on Al-Mu’tamid -- Rememberng silves = Evocación -- Night of festivities = Noche de fiesta Al-Mut’amid and his family go into exile = Mutamid y su familia embarcan para el destierro -- The prisoner in Aghmat speaks to his chains = A su cadena, prisionero en Agmat.
The Poetry of Arab Women: A Contemporary Anthology. Ed. Nathalie Handal. New York: Interlink Books, 2001.
  • Although the sky... ; New Year's morning ; What we leave behind ; Letters from home / Elmaz Abi-Nader -- Strangers / Huda Ablan -- Two little girls ; A country ; To enjoy the horror ; Geometry of the soul / Fawziyya Abu-Khalid -- Marble ; Khobayza ; Tree ; Mewl / Zulaykha Abu-Risha -- From The spring flowers own ; From The Indian never had a horse ; From There / Etel Adnan -- The path of affection / Laila 'Allush -- San Diego (on a rainy day) ; The commandments / Lamea Abbas Amara -- Orbits ; Spinal cord / 'Aisha Arnaout -- Diaspora ; Visiting the West Bank / S. V. Atalla Bank -- My loneliness ; I undressed myself ; I found one word / Thérèse 'Awwad -- The blind goddess ; Engraving twenty-nine / Fadhila Chabbi -- Full face ; Going forth ; Turn ; Renegade / Andrée Chedid -- I love in white ink / Siham Da'oud -- The sailor ; Seasons / Safaa Fathy -- Whisper ; Salma in wonderland / Mona Fayad -- A man is dead ; Beirut / Claire Gebeyli -- Sand in flames ; From trespasses / Nujoum al-Ghanim -- Follow me ; A land stretching up to the sky ; Overflow ; The journey of the shadow / Nada el-Hage -- Handfuls of wind ; Refugee ; Long distance / Laila Halaby -- Manifest destiny ; Broken and beirut ; Of woman torn / Suheir Hammad -- Goran's whispers ; Forgetting, love ; The sigh / Nathalie Handal -- Ghaflah-the sin of forgetfulness ; A different morning altogether ; Bedouin eyes / Dima Hilal -- A room of one's own ; Male grownups ; Childhood / Hoda Hussein -- A moment of mourning / Donia el-Amal Ismail -- Solitude ; Clarity ; Smell ; Circle / 'Enayat Jaber -- Pistachio ice cream / Annemarie Jacir -- Dearest love ; In the Casbah ; The sunken ship / Salma Khadra Jayyusi -- Enheduanna and Goethe ; Protest / Amal al-Juburi -- Looking back ; ArabInnocents / Joanna Kadi -- The first thing ; The Roc ; On the death of Nizar Qabbani / Mohja Kahf -- Morning ; Home ; Landscapes / Pauline Kaldas -- Thorny gaps suddenly moving ; Emaciated teeth ; Veins all dried up / Fatma Kandil -- Letter ; Glance ; Standing worship ; Loneliness ; Gulf / Dhabya Khamees -- What is not mine ; Time for dejection ; Time to shine / Hamda Khamees -- The last bullet ; People of fire ; People of grapes / Nidaa Khoury -- Because they hesitated between roses and darkness ; It was a season tattooed onto the forehead of the earth ; Humbly, he speaks to his tools ; They / Vénus Khoury-Ghata -- The wail of heights ; I am consecrated to the coming one / Wafaa' Lamrani -- What was not conceivable / Fatima Mahmoud -- Jerusalem song ; In season ; First light ; Arguments / Lisa Suhair Majaj -- Cholera ; Five hymns to pain / Nazik al-Mala'ika -- Little tales ; Women / Zakiyya Malallah -- An orphan ; False... false / Thurayya Malhas -- The secrecy of mirrors ; Abandonment / al-Zahra al-Mansouri -- Untitled ; Small sins / Maram Masri -- From rest in love ; From country ; Boy in a hospital / D.H. Melhem -- Solitude exercises / Iman Mersal -- Rain ; The dawn fairy ; The Chaldean ruins / Dunya Mikhail -- 4 What am I chasing! ; 24 At the door of anticipation ; 43 The man who offers me his chest ; 58 Love burned out the light / Hala Mohammad -- A notion of grace ; I can no longer care for the dying ; When fat women fear famine / Brenda J. Moossy -- From Ghurba / Rawia Morra -- Love me ; Autumn rose ; A formal poem / Amal Moussa.
Popular Stories of Ancient Egypt. Ed. Gaston Maspero. 1882; rev. edn. ed. Hasan El-Shamy. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2004.
  • Contains 24 tales gleaned from ancient written sources: "The Tale of the Two Brothers"; "King Khufuó and the Magicians"; "The Lamentations of the Fellah"; "The Memoirs of Sinuhót"; "The Shipwrecked Sailor"; "How Thutóyi Took the City of Joppa"; the Cycle of Satni-Khamoós (including "The Adventure of Satni-Khamoós with the Mummies," "The Veritable History of Satni-Khamoós and His Son Senosiris," and "How Satni-Khamoós Triumphed Over the Assyrians"); the Cycle of Ramses II (including "The Daughter of the Prince of Bakhtan and the Possessing Spirit," "The Exploits of Sesôstris," "The Exploits of Osimandyas," "The Doomed Prince," "The Story of Rhampsinitus," and "The Voyage of Unamunu to the Coasts of Syria"); the Cycle of Petubastis ("The High Emprise for the Cuirass" and "The High Emprise for the Throne of Amon"); and 7 fragmentary tales.
Post-Biblical Hebrew Literature: An Anthology. Trans. Benzion Halper. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1921.
  • Texts in Hebrew; introduction and notes in English.

A Reader on Islam: Passages from Standard Arabic Writings Illustrative of the Beliefs and Practices of Muslims. Ed. Arthur Jeffery. ‘s-Gravenhage: Mouton, 1962.
Religions of the Ancient Near East: Sumero-Akkadian Religious Texts and Ugaritic Epics. Ed. Isaac Mendelsohn. New York: Liberal Arts P, 1955.
The Space Between Our Footsteps: Poems and Paintings from the Middle East. Ed. Naomi Shihab Nye. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998.
Speak, Bird, Speak Again: Palestinian Arab Folktales. Ed. and trans. Ibrahim Muhawi and Sharif Kana'nah. Berkeley: U of California P, 1989.
Stories by Iranian Women Since the Revolution. Trans. Soraya Paknazer Sullivan. Intro. Farzaneh Milani. Austin: U of Texas Center for Middle Eastern Studies, 1991. (Modern Middle Eastern Literature in Translation series)
  • Traitor's deceit / Simin Daneshvar -- The cactus flower / Lyly Riahi -- The button / Mahdokht Kashkuli -- The great lady of my soul / Goli Taraghi -- A young walnut on the Messiah's grave / Fatemeh Abtahi -- Me ... want ... candy / Shahrzad -- Aboud's drawings / Ghodsi Ghazinur -- The girl in the rose scarf / Mojdeh Shahriari -- Scapegoat / Mahdokht Dowlatabadi -- A short hike / A. Rahmani -- Animal / Mihan Bahrami -- Mrs. Ahmadi's husband / Fereshteh Kuhi -- A veil with tiny aster flowers / Nasrin Ettehad.
Stories from Iran: A Chicago Anthology, 1921-1991. Ed. Heshmat Moayyad. Washington, DC: Mage Publishers, 1991; 2nd ed. 1997 (same selections); 3rd ed. 2002 (same selections).
  • The Persian short story: an overview / Heshmat Moayyad -- What's sauce for the goose... / M. A. Jamalzadeh -- Abji Khanom / Sadeq Hedayat -- Mirza / Bozorg Alavi -- The snake stone / Beh'azin -- The wooden horse ; The grave diggers / Sadeq Chubak -- The half-closed eye / Simin Daneshvar -- Esmat's journey / Ebrahim Golestan -- The American husband / Jalal Al-E Ahmad -- The little native boy / Ahmaud Mahmud -- Through the veil of fog ; Glorious day / Jamal Mir-Sadeqi -- Moths in the night ; The cast ; Adolescence and the hill ; Mr. Hemayat ; Shadowy / Gholam Hosayn Nazari -- Love / Esma'il Fasih -- The two brothers ; Mourners of Bayal / Gholam Hosayn Sa'edi -- Sacred keepsake / Nader Ebrahimi -- The trench and the empty canteens / Bahram Sadeqi -- The wolf ; Portrait of an innocent / Hushang Golshiri -- The discreet & obvious charms of the petite bourgeoisie / Fereydun Tonokaboni -- Aziz Aqa's gold filling / Goli Taraqqi -- Brother's future family ; The smell of lemon peel, the smell of fresh milk / Mahshid Amir-Shahi -- Hard luck / Mahmud Dowlatabadi -- Night journey / Nasim Khaksar -- The sad brothers / Amin Faqiri -- Trial offers / Shahrnush Parsipur -- The long night / Moniru Ravanipur -- Narcissus, get your nice narcissus / Hushang Ashurzadeh -- The mirror / Farahnaz Abbasi.
Strange Times, My Dear: The PEN Anthology of Contemporary Iranian Literature. Ed. Nahid Mozaffari and Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak. New York: Arcade, 2005.
  • PROSE: PART ONE --; The mirror /; Mahmoud Dowlatabadi --; The victory chronicle of the magi /; Hushang Golshiri --; Excerpt from Scorched earth /; Ahmad Mahmud --; Excerpt from Sorraya in a coma /; Esmail Fassih --; Ask the migrating birds /; Simin Daneshvar --; The eyes won't take it /; Hadi Khorsandi --; The grocer of Kharzeville /; Nassim Khaksar --; Delayed consequences of the revolution /; Iraj Pezeshkzad --; Excerpt from The book of absent people /; Taghi Modaressi --; PROSE: PART TWO --; Excerpts from Women without men /; Shahrnoush Parsipur --; Satan's stones /; Moniru Ravanipur --; Ah! Istanbul /; Reza Farokhfal --; Mahboubeh and the demon Ahl /; Reza Daneshvar --; In another place /; Goli Taraghi --; Hitchcock and Agha Baji /; Behnam Dayani --; A little secret /; Farkhondeh Aghai --; A room full of dust /; Asghar Abdollahi --; Excerpt from The trial /; Ghazaleh Alizadeh --; First love /; Seyyed Ebrahim Nabavi --; Shatter the stone tooth /; Shahriyar Mandanipour --; White rock /; Ghazi Rabihavi --; Peace of night /; Farideh Kheradmand --; POETRY --; Introduction /; Ahmad Karimi Hakkak --; In this blind alley ;; Love song ;; End of the game ;; Morning /; Ahmad Shamlu --; A man with a missing leg ;; I write, I cross out ;; If the snake is domestic ;; And behold ;; It's time to mow the flowers /; Simin Behbahani --; I love you, ancient homeland /; Mehdi Akhavan Saless --; Lyrical ;; Outlandia ;; An allusion ;; Bad boy /; Esmail Khoi --; A spring tale /; Nader Naderpur --; Poetry-I ;; Poetry-II ;; Prayer of sudden dread /; M.R. Shafi'i Kadkani --; A woman out of memory ;; Visitations /; Manuchehr Atashi --; Miniature ;; The terrace of dead fishermen ;; The green bull /; Mohammad Ali Sepanlu --; Martyr's tombstone ;; Tomb of Manichaeus ;; Labial verse 67 ;; Labial verse 181 --; In the new place, or exile, a simple matter /; Reza Baraheni --; From the other half /; Mohammad Mokhtari --; Requiem ;; Brands /; Shams Langerudi --; I am human /; Partow Nuriala --; Amorous /; Mirza Agha Asgari --; Wednesday in March ;; Wakeful reveries /; Mina Adasi --; I must bury him /; Roya Hakakian --; The republic of hate /; Ziba Karbasi --; The little messenger /; Majid Naficy --; Saturday night dinner ;; A bird ia a bird /; Abbas Saffari --; The ax ; Afghan woman ;; The sale /; Granaz Mussavi --; Selections from Walking with the wind /; Abbas Kiarostami.
Suppressed Persian: An Anthology of Forbidden Literature. Ed. and trans. Paul Sprachman. Costa Mesa, CA: Mazda Publishers, 1995.
  • A typology of the forbidden in Arabic and Persian -- Breaking the awrat taboo in classical Arabic literature -- Breaking the awrat taboo in classical Persian literature -- Modern Arabic literature and the return of the awrat -- Why an anthology of obscene Persian literature? -- Mahsati -- Sanai of Ghazna -- Anvari -- Suzani of Samarkand -- Jalal al-Din Rumi -- Sadi -- Obayd-e Zakani -- Iraj Mirza.
The Tale of Sinuhe and Other Ancient Egyptian Poems 1940-1640 B.C. Ed. R. B. Parkinson. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1997.
The Three Dervishes and Other Persian Tales and Legends. Trans. Reuben Levy. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1928.
Three Contemporary Egyptian Novels. Trans. Saad El-Gabalawy. Fredericton, NB: York P, 1979.
  • Contains translations of Saad Elkhadem's From Travels of the Egyptian Odysseus, Najib Mahfouz's Al-Karnak, and Ismail Walyy al-Din's Hommos Akhdar.
Translations of Ancient Arabian Poetry. Trans. Charles J. Lyall. London, 1930.
Turkish Literature; Comprising Fables, Belles-lettres and Sacred Traditions. Ed. Epiphanius Wilson. Rev. ed. New York: Colonial P, 1901; repr. Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries P, 1970.
Twenty Stories by Turkish Women Writers. Trans. Nilufer Mizanoglu Reddy. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Turkish Studies, 1988.
Under the Naked Sky: Short Stories from the Arab World. Trans. Denys Johnson-Davies. Cairo: AUCP, 2000.
Voices from Ancient Egypt: An Anthology of Middle Kingdom Writings. Ed. R. B. Parkinson. Norman: U of Oklahoma P, 1991.
A Walnut Sapling on Masih's Grave and Other Stories by Iranian Women. Ed. and trans. John Green and Farzin Yazdanfar. Intro. Evelyne Accad. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1993; Toronto: TSAR, 1994.
  • Consists of stories written between 1945 and 1989.
Weavers of the Songs: The Oral Poetry of Arab Women in Israel and the West Bank. Ed. Mishael Maswari Caspi and Julia Ann Blessing. Washington, DC: Three Continents P, 1991.
When the Words Burn: An Anthology of Modern Arabic Poetry 1945-1987. Trans. John Mikhail Asfour. Dunvegan, ON: Cormorant Books, 1988.
The Wisdom of the Ancient Egyptians. Ed. William MacQuitty. New York: New Directions, 1978.
Women of the Fertile Crescent: Modern Poetry by Arab Women. Ed. Kamal Boullata. Washington, DC: Three Continents, 1978.

South Asian Literature

South Asian Literature (immediately below) and Central Asian Literature (including Tibet) (here)

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Bibliographies and Studies (alphabetically by author)

Figueira, Dorothy Matilda. Translating the Orient: The Reception of Sakuntala in Nineteenth-Century Europe. Albany: SUNY P, 1991.
Ghosh, Dipali. Translations of Bengali Works into English: A Bibliography. London: Mansell Pub., 1986.
Joshi, Irene. South Asian Bibliographies. 1998. (Including bibliographies for Hindi Literature in English Translation; Malayalam Literature in English Translation; and South Asian Literature in English: Pre-Independence Era; among others)
Mohanty, Jaitindra Mohan. Indian Literature in English Translation: A Bibliography. Mysore: Central Institute of Indian Languages, 1984.
St-Pierre, Paul and P. C. Kar, ed. In Translation: Reflections, Refractions, Transformations. Delhi: Pencraft International, 2005.

Anthologies of South Asian Literature (alphabetically by title)

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50 Years of Indian Writing: A Commemorative Volume Highlighting the Achievement of Post-Independence Indian Writing in English and Literature in Translation. Ed. R. K. Dhawan. New Delhi: Indian Association for English Studies, 1999.
Ab-e hayat. (Water of Life, 1880). Ed. Muhammad Husain Azad. Trans. Frances Pritchett and Shamshur Rahman Faruqui. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2003. (A translation of the last classical anthology of Urdu poetry)
AIDS Sutra: Untold Stories from India. Ed. Negar Akhavi. New Delhi: Random House India, 2008.
  • Includes 16 essays by various authors, including Nikita Lalwani, Kiran Desai, Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi, Mukul Kesavan and Sonia Faleiro.
Ancient Ballads of India: An Anthology of Indian Poetry. Ed. Pranab Bandyopadhyay. Calcutta: United Writers, 1976.
Ancient Indian Literature: An Anthology. Ed. T. R. S. Sharma, C. K. Seshdri, and June Gaur. 3 vols. New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi, 2000.
Anniversary: A Collection of Hindi Short Stories. Ed. and trans. Jai Vrat. Delhi: Viking, 1982.
Another India: An Anthology of Contemporary Indian Fiction and Poetry. Ed. Nissim Ezekiel and Meenakshi Mukherjee. New Delhi: Penguin, 1990.
  • Selected from Vagartha, an English language journal, published from Delhi, between 1973 and 1979.
An Anthology of Classical Urdu Love Lyrics. Ed. David J. Matthews and Christopher Shackle. London: Oxford UP, 1972.
  • Includes work by 22 poets. "This is the first anthology of traditional Urdu verse to be published with English translations and in some ways it is an excellent one. The title is mildly misleading for, as the authors explain in their preface, it is an anthology of the main genres of shorter poems existing in Urdu, viz. the ghazal, the ruba'i and the qit'a: it excludes the more extended masnawi, marsiya, and qasida. . . . the appelation ‘love lyrics' indicates that this is another attempt—in the tradition of the late A. J. Arberry and of Ralph Russell—to nourish a taste in contemporary Western readers for the poetry of Islamic lands. In the original poetic traditions a high value is placed upon literary artifice, complicated word-games, and the deployment and variation of schematized metaphysical concepts. The translators prefer to dwell upon conventions of love—a theme after all of universal interest—richly exotic but showing remarkable parallels to those prevalent in Europe in the medieval period. . . . The recent loosening of Western attitudes towards sex has made the task of such popularizers easier" (Simon Digby, reviewing the work in the Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 37.2 [1974]: 476).
An Anthology of Contemporary Sri Lankan Poetry in English. Ed. Rajiva Wijesinha. Colombo: English Association of Sri Lanka, in association with the British Council, 1988.
An Anthology of Contemporary Sri Lankan Short Stories in English. Ed. Ashley Halpe. Colombo: English Association of Sri Lanka, with the collaboration of the British Council, 1990.
Anthology of Hindi Short Stories. Ed. Bhisham Sahni. Trans. Jai Ratan. New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi, 1993.
An Anthology of Indian Literature. Ed. John B. Alphonso-Karkala. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1971. 2d ed. New Delhi: Indian Council for Cultural Relations, 1987.
An Anthology of Indian Literatures. Ed. K. Santhanam. New Delhi: Gandhi Peace Foundation / Bombay: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 1969.
An Anthology of Marathi Poetry, 1945-65. Ed. Dilip Chitre. Bombay: Nirmala Sadanand, 1967.
Anthology of Modern Indian Poetry. Ed. Gwendoline Goodwin. London: J. Murray, 1927.
An Anthology of Modern Urdu Poetry: In English Translation with Urdu Text. Trans. M. A. R. Habib. New York: MLA, 2003. 195 pp.
  • Rev. Pritchett, Frances. Annual of Urdu Studies (2004).
An Anthology of Modern Writing from Sri Lanka. Ed. Ranjini Obeyesekere and Chitra Fernando. Tucson, AZ: U of Arizona P, for the Association of Asian Studies, 1981.
An Anthology of Sanskrit Court Poetry: Vidyakara's "Subhasiaratnakosa". Trans. Daniel H. H. Ingalls. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1965. (UNESCO Collection of Representative Works)
An Anthology of Sinhalese Literature Up to 1815. Ed. C. H. B. Reynolds. London: Allen & Unwin, 1970. (UNESCO collection of representative works)
Assamese Short Stories: An Anthology. Ed. Nirmal Probha Bardoloi. New Delhi: Vikas, 1982.
Away: The Indian Writer as Expatriate. Ed. Amitava Kumar. New York: Routledge, 2004.
  • PROLOGUE --; England /; Nirad C. Chaudhuri --; Good advice is rarer than rubies /; Salman Rushdie --; A to Z street atlas /; Amitav Ghosh --; Goodbye party for Miss Pushpa T.S. /; Nissim Ezekiel --; PART I --; Advertisements in Brighton 1822-38 /; Dean Mahomed --; My first visit to England /; Sunity Devee --; Letters and notes /; Rabindranath Tagore --; In England and South Africa /; M.K. Gandhi --; Letters /; Sarojini Naidu --; The sum total of good I can do /; Subhas Chandra Bose --; In the modern world /; Jawaharlal Nehru --; Lions and shadows in the sherry party in Harold Monro's poetry bookshop /; Mulk Raj Anand --; Red Indians in England /; Qurratulain Hyder --; PART II --; My America /; R.K. Narayan --; Changes of scenery /; Dom Moraes --; Speaking in tongues /; Farrukh Dhondy --; Naturalized citizen no. 984-5165 /; Ved Mehta --; Some Indian uses of history on a rainy day /; A, L Ramanujan --; The ceremony of farewell /; V.S. Naipaul --; Eating the eggs of love /; Salman Rushdie --; Two ways to belong in America /; Bharati Mukherjee --; Wild women, wild men /; Hanif Kureishi --; The cowpath to America /; Abraham Verghese --; PART III --; Oxford /; Amit Chaudhuri --; Indoor language ; Gold emporium /; Meera Syal --; The first letter home /; Anurag Mathur --; Vegetarian summer /; Anita Desai --; When on route 80 in Ohio /; Agha Shahid Ali --; Swimming lessons /; Rohinton Mistry --; The Imam and I /; Amitav Ghosh --; Flight /; Amitava Kumar --; EPILOGUE --; There's no place like home /; Pankaj Mishra.
Baul; Bengali Mystic Songs from Oral Traditions. Comp. Prithvindra Chakravarti. Trans. Prithvindra Chakravarti and Ulli Beier. Port Moresby: Papua Pocket Poets, 1970.
Bengali Religious Lyrics, Sakta. Ed. and trans. Edward John Thompson and Arthur Marshman Spencer. Calcutta: Association P / London: Oxford UP, 1923.
Beyond Bollywood and Broadway: Plays from the South Asian Diaspora. Ed. Neilesh Bose. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2009.
Bharatiya Nari: Hindi Stories by Indian Women. Trans. Nandini Nopany and P. Lal. Calcutta: Writers Workshop, 1986.
The Blaft Anthology of Tamil Pulp Fiction. Chennai: Blaft, 2008.
  • Includes 17 stories "by ten best-selling authors of Tamil crime, romance, science fiction, and detective stories, none of them ever before translated into English, along with reproductions of wacky cover art and question-and-answer sessions with some of the authors."
The Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary Indian Poets. Ed. Jeet Thayil. . . . 2008.
  • Includes works by over 70 Indian poets.
The Blue Wind: Poems in English from Pakistan. Ed. Peter Dent. Interim P, 1984.
A Book of India. Ed. B. N. Pandey. London: Collins, 1965. (Collins national anthologies.)
Breakthrough: Modern Hindi and Urdu Short Stories. Ed. Sukrita Paul Kumar. Shimla: Indian Institute for Advanced Study, 1993.
Buddhist Parables. Trans. Eugene Watson Burlingame. New Haven: Yale UP, 1922.
A Bunch of Stories. Ed. and trans. [from Hindi] Madan Gupta. Aurangabad: Parimal, 1982.
Classical Telegu Poetry: An Anthology. Ed. Velcheru Narayana Rao Rao and David Shulman. Berkeley: U of California P, 2002.
Classical Urdu Poetry. Ed. Muhammad Abd-Al-Rahman Barker, et al. 3 vols. Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services Inc., 1977.
The Clever Adulteress & Other Stories: A Treasury of Jain Literature. Ed. Phyllis E. Granoff. Oakville: Mosaic P, 1990.
The Colour of Nothingness: Modern Urdu Short Stories. Ed. Muhammed Umar Memon. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1998.
Contemporary Gujarati Poetry. Trans. Candrakanta Topivala. Surat: Western India Pub. Co., 1972.
Contemporary Gujarati Short Stories: An Anthology. Ed. Kisora Jadava. Delhi: Indian Publishers, 2000.
Contemporary Hindi Short Stories. Ed. and trans. Jai Ratan. Calcutta: Writers Workshop, 1962; 2nd ed., date?
Contemporary Hindi Short Stories. Ed. Mahendra Kulasrestha et al. New Delhi: Amrit Pub. House, 1984.
Contemporary Indian Poetry in English: An Assessment and Selection. Ed. Saleem Peeradina. Bombay: Macmillan, 1972. 130 pp.
Contemporary Indian Short Stories, series I. New Delhi; Sahitya Akademi, 1959.
  • Bhadari / Laxminath Bezboroa (Assamese) -- The price of flowers / Prabhat Kumar Mukhopadhyay (Bengali) -- A moment of eternity / Bhabani Bhattacharya (English) -- The letter / "Dhumketu" (Gujarati) -- The child / Prem Chand (Hindi) -- The curds-seller / Masti Venkatesa Iyengar (Kannada) -- The bride's pyjamas / Akhtar Mohi-ud-din (Kashmiri) -- The talking plough / Ponkunnam Varkey (Malayalam) -- Manu / "Roop Katthak" (Marathi) -- Only a dog / Kalindicharan Panigrahi (Oriya) -- Miracle / Kartar Singh Duggal (Punjabi) -- Brother Abdul Rahman / Amarlal Hingorani (Sindhi) -- The nose-jewel / C. Rajagopalachari (Tamil) -- On the boat / P. Padmaraju (Telugu) -- Tiny's granny / Ismat Chughtai (Urdu).
Contemporary Indian Short Stories, series II. Ed. Bhabani Bhattacharya. New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi, 1967. 4th ed. 1988. 5th ed. 1991.
Contemporary Indian Short Stories. Ed. K. N. Subramanyam. 2nd ed. New Delhi: Vikas, 1978. 3rd ed. New Delhi: Vikas Publishing House, 1982.
Contemporary Rajasthani Poetry. Trans. I. K. Sharma. Bikaner: Rajasthani Bhasa Sahitya Sangam, 1979.
A Death in Delhi: Modern Hindi Short Stories. Ed. and trans. Gordon C. Roadarmel. Harmondsworth: Penguin, date?
Desert Blooms: An Anthology of Sindhi Stories and Poems. Ed. T. H. Advani. New Delhi: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, on behalf of Ministry of Education and Social Welfare, 1972.
Early Women's Writings in Orissa, 1898-1950: A Lost Tradition. Ed. Sachidananda Mohanty. New Delhi: Sage, 2005.
  • Contents: Introduction: Rebati's Sisters; Abanti Rao--'Abhibhasana' (To the Women of Orissa); Sailabala Das (1875-1968)--From Bilat Prabas (Journey to England), 'Jana Sadharanre Streeshikhya Bistarara Upaya' (Ways of Spreading Women's Education), From A Look Before and After (Autobiography); Reba Ray (1876-1957)--'Nirabe' (The Sound of Silence), 'Jeebanara Udyesa Stree Purusha Ubhyankara Eka Heba Uchita' (Men and Women Should Have Common Goals in Life); Kokila Devi (1896-1936)--'Bilasini'; Narmada Kar--'Dwanda' (Dilemma); Pratibha Kar--From Basanti; Suprabha Kar--'Pratikhya' (The Vigil); Rama Devi (1889- 1985)--From Jeebana Pathe (On the Path of My Life); Kuntala Kumari Sabat (1901-1938)--'Shefali Prati' (To the Shefali Flower), From Raghu Arakhita (Raghu, the Orphan), 'Adhunika Dharma Samasya' (The Crisis of Religion in Modern Times); Sarala Devi (1904-1986)--'Narira Dabi' (The Rights of Women), A Letter from Prison, 'Bharatiya Narinku Mahatma Gandhinka Prerana' (Mahatma Gandhi's Message for Indian Women), 'Purusha Jibanare Nari Prabhab' (The Place of Women in a Man's Life); Malati Choudhury (1904-1998)--'Ajira Bharata O Amara Kartavya' (Our Duty Towards the Nation); Nirmala Devi (1906-1986)--'Antare Mora Asa Asa Bare' (Come Within Again and Again); Haripriya Devi (1915 --)--'Ashru' (Tears), 'Bandini Nari' (Woman, the Prisoner); Urmila Devi--'Nari Swadhinata' (True Freedom of Women); Shakuntala Devi--'Nari' (The Woman); Sushila Devi--'Manisha Semane' (They Too are Human); Hemalata Mansingh (1919- )--'Sedina Au Edina' (Those Days and These Days); Basanta Kumari Pattnaik ( 1923- )--From Amada Bata (The Untrodden Path); Bidyut Prabha Devi (1926-1977)--'Pratighat' (The Assault), 'Bilasi Kabi' (The Romantic Poet); Nandini Panigrahi (Satpathy) (1931--)--'Chimnira Daka' (The Call of the Chimney)
An Evening of Caged Birds: Seven Post-Modernist Urdu Poets. Ed. Asif Aslam. Trans. Frances Pritchett and Asif Aslam. Karachi: Oxford UP, 1999.
Flowers of Wisdom: An Anthology of Moral Verses in Telegu. Ed. and trans. S. Radhakrishna Moorty. Hyderabad: International Telegu Institute, 1981.
The Forest of Thieves and the Magic Garden: An Anthology of Medieval Jain Stories. Ed. and trans. Phyllis Granoff. London: Penguin, 2007.
  • Translated from Sanskrit, stories from the 7th to the 15th centuries.
From Comorin to Kashmir: An Anthology of Malayalam Short Stories. Trans. M. I. Kuruvilla. New Delhi: Navrang, 1989.
Gathered Grace: An Anthology of Indian Verse in English. Ed. K. R. Ramachandran Nair. New Delhi: Sterling Publishers, 1991.
Gelobt sei der Pfau: indische Lyrik der Gegenwart. Ed. Alokeranjan Dasgupta. München: Schneekluth, 1986.
The Gift of Tamil: Translations from Tamil Literature in Honor of K. Paramasivam. Eds. Norman Cutler and Paula Richmond. New Delhi: Manohar, 1992.
Goan Poetry: An Anthology of Verse by Living Goan Poets. Ed. Raghunath Vishnu Pandit. Goa: Bhagawati Prakashan, 1976.
The Golden Anthology of Ancient Tamil Literature. Ed. Tiru Ilavazhaganar. Trans. Nalladai Rathnasabapathy Balakrishna Mudaliyar. 3 vols. Madras: South India Saiva Siddhanta Works Pub. Society, 1959-60.
The Golden Pomegranate: A Selection from the Poetry of the Mogul Empire in India, 1526-1858. Rendered into English Verse by John Charles Edward Bowen. Ed. Phyllis MacKenzie. London: J. Baker, 1966.
The Golden Tradition: An Anthology of Classical Urdu Poetry. Ed. and trans. Ahmed Ali. New York: Columbia UP, 1973.
The Golden Waist-Chain: A Selection of Hindi Short Stories. Ed. and trans. Sara Rai. New Delhi: Penguin India, 1992.
Great Sanskrit Plays in Modern Translation. Trans. P. Lal. San Francisco: New Directions, 1964.
Green and Gold: Stories and Poems from Bengal. Ed. Humayun Kabir. London: Chapman & Hall, 1958; repr. [Norfolk, CT]: New Directions, 1959; repr. Westport, CT: Greenwood P, 1970.
Grow Long, Blessed Night: Love Poems from Classical India. Ed. and trans. Martha Ann Selby. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2000.
Gujarati Short Stories: An Anthology. Ed. Sarala Jag Mohan. New Delhi: Vikas, 1982.
  • Oh, Meghamala! / Gulabdas Broker--Magic of the flute / Pannalal Patel--The life inside / Chunilal Madia--The cycle / Suresh Joshi--When he dreamt of her / Mohammed Mankad--The strange world of Bhagwan / Chandrakant Baxi--Red glow of the new moon / Kundanika Kapadia--The trump card / Saroj Pathak--A top secret / Shivkumar Joshi--The revelation / Dhiruben Patel--Third seat! Seventh row! / Jyotish Jani--The stranger / Eva Dave--The building / Madhu Rye--A member of the family / Himanshu Vohra--Photographers day / Radheshyam Sharma--The crow / Ghanashyam Desai--Only a woman / Vibhoot Shah--The horizon / Ila Arab Mehta--The mirror / Utpal Bhayani--Plain understanding / Chinu Modi
A Handful of Sun: Modern Poetry from West Bengal and East Pakistan. Ed. Prithvindra Chakravarti. Trans. Prithvindra Chakravarti and Ulli Beier. Port Moresby: Papua Pocket Poets, 1970.
Hauntings: Bangla Ghost Stories. Ed. and trans. Suchitra Samanta. New Delhi: Katha, 2000.
Hidden in the Lute: An Anthology of Two Centuries of Urdu Literature. Ed. and trans. Ralph Russell. Manchester: Carcanet, 1995; Delhi: Viking, 1995.
Himalayan Voices: An Introduction to Modern Nepali Literature. Ed. Michael Hutt. Berkeley: U of California P, 1991.
  • pt. 1. Poets of Nepal: [Selected poetry of] Lekhnath Paudyal. Balkrishna Sama. Lakshmiprasad Devkota. Siddhicharan Shreshtha. Kedar Man "Vyathit". Gopalprasad Rimal. Mohan Koirala. Bairagi Kainla. Parijat. Bhupi Sherchan. Banira Giri. Bhairava Aryal. Haribhakta Katuval. Ishwar Ballabh. Hem Hamal. Krishnabhushan Bal. Bimal Nibha. Ashesh Malla. Minbahadur Bishta. Avinash Shreshtha. pt. 2. Selected short stories: Blaze in the straw / Guruprasad Mainali -- Soldier ; To the lowlands / Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala -- Will he ever return? ; Maujang Babusaheb's coat / Bhavani Bhikshu -- Murderer / Shivkumar Rai -- Andhi Khola / Daulat Bikram Bishtha -- Sunglasses ; Prisoner and the dove / Bijay Malla -- Splendid buffalo / Ramesh Bikal.; Half-closed eyes of the Buddha and the slowly setting sun / Shankar Lamichhané -- Maina's mother is just like us / Indra Bahadur Rai -- Sweater for brother-in-law / Poshan Pande -- It depends on your point of view / Tarini Prasad Koirala -- Husband / Prema Shah -- Telegram on the table ; Relationship / Parashu Pradhan -- Fire / Dhruba Chandra Gautam -- Small fish squats by the Dhobi Khola / Manu Brajaki-- Living death / Kishor Pahadi.
Hindi Short Stories. Ed. Shrawan Kumar. Trans. Shrawan Kumar and Prabhakar Machwe. Bombay: Jaico, 1970.
Hindi Short Stories: An Anthology. Ed. Rajendra Awasthy (Avasthi). New Delhi: Vikas, 1981. (Vikas library of modern Indian writing)
Hindu Literature. New York: P. F. Collier, 1900.
Hoops of Fire: Fifty Years of Fiction by Pakistani Women. Ed. Aamer Hussein. London: Saqi Books, 1999.
In Praise of Krishna: Songs from the Bengali. Trans. Edward C. Dimock, Jr. and Denise Levertov. New York: Doubleday, 1967.
In Their Own Voice: The Penguin Anthology of Contemporary Women Poets. Ed. Arlene R. K. Zide. New Delhi: Penguin, 1993.
India, an Anthology of Contemporary Writing. Ed. David Ray and Amritjit Singh. Kansas City: U of Missouri-Kansas City, 1982. Repr. Athens: Ohio UP, 1983.
La India literaria. Ed. Teresa E. Rohde. 7th ed. México: Porrúa, 1984. (In Spanish)
  • Las leyes de Manú -- Los vedas -- Los brahamanas -- Los aranyaka o Textos del bosque -- Los puranas -- Los upanishads -- La literatura vedanga y vedanta -- El mahabarata -- El bagavadgita -- El Ramayana -- La poesía lírica en la India -- El teatro en la India -- Leyendas, cuentos y fábulas.
Indian English Poetry since 1950: An Anthology. Ed. Vilas Sarang. Bombay: Disha Books, 1990.
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Indian Poetry in English: A Literary History and Anthology. Ed. A. N. Dwivedi. Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities P, 1980.
Indian Poetry in English, 1947-1972: An Anthology. Ed. Pritish Nandy. New Delhi: Oxford & IBH Pub. Co., 1972.
Indian Poetry Today. Ed. Keshav Malik. 4 vols. New Delhi: Indian Council for Cultural Relations, 1974-81; rev. ed., 1985- .
Indische Anthologie: klassische Dichtung übertragen und interpretiert. Siegfried Lienhard. Jonsered: Paul Äströms Förlag, 1993. (In German)
Inner Spaces: New Writing by Women from Kerala. Ed. K. M. George, et al. New Delhi: Kali for Women, 1993.
The Interior Landscape: Love Poems from a Classical Tamil Anthology. Trans. A. K. Ramanujan. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1967. (UNESCO Collection of Representative Works)
Jataka Tales. Ed. H. T. Francis and E. W. Thomas. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1916.
Kala November: The Carnage of 1984. Trans. Saroj Vasishth. Calcutta: Rupa, 1995.
Kaleidoscope: An Anthology of Sri Lankan English Literature. Ed. D. C. R. A. Goonetilleke. Colombo: Vijitha Yapa Productions, 2007.
  • The anthology includes established writers such as Punyakante Wijenaike, Carl Muller, Suvimalee Karunaratna, Yasmine Gooneratne, Patrick Fernando, Lakdasa Wikkramasinha, Anne Ranasinghe, Regi Siriwardena and Ernest Thalayasingham MacIntyre as well as outstanding recent writers such as Nihal de Silva, A. Santhan, Sunethra Rajakarunanayake, Kamani Jayasekera and U. Karunatilake.
Life's Labyrinth: Oriya Stories. Ed. and trans. Paul St-Pierre, Leelawati Mohapatra, and K. K. Mohapatra. Bhubaneswar: Grassroots, 2008.
Malayalam Anthology. Ed. K. Ayyappapanicker and Zacharias P. Thundy. 2 vols. East Lansing: Asian Studies Center, Michigan State University, 1980. (Journal of South Asian Literature, v. 12, nos. 1-2.)
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Malayalam Short Stories: An Anthology. Ed. K. Ayyappapanicker (K. Ayyappa Paniker). New Delhi: Vikas, 1981.
Medieval Indian Literature: An Anthology. Ed. K. Ayyappapanicker (K. Ayyappa Paniker). 4 vols. New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi, 1997-??
Memory's Gold: Writings on Calcutta. Ed. Amit Chaudhuri. New Delhi: Viking, 2008.
Mirrorwork: see Vintage Book of Indian Writing 1947-97.
Modern Bengali Poems: Selection and Translation. Ed. Lila Ray. Calcutta: Paschimbanga Bangla Akademi, 1999.
Modern Gujarati Poetry: A Selection. Trans. Suguna Ramanathan and Rita Kothari. New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi, 1998.
Modern Hindi Poetry. Ed. Vidya Niwas Misra. Trans. Leonard Nathan et al. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1965; repr. Agra: Y. K. Publishers, 1985.
Modern Hindi Short Stories. Ed. and trans. Jai Ratan. New Delhi: Allied, 1990.
Modern Hindi Short Story. Ed. Mahendra Kulasreshtra et al. Delhi: National, 1974. (= Sanchetna [1974], special issue on the modern Hindi short story)
Modern Indian Drama: An Anthology. Ed. G. P. Deshpande. New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi, 2000.
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Modern Indian Poetry. Ed. Pritish Nandy. New Delhi: Arnold-Heinemann, 1974; repr. London: Heinemann, 1975.
Modern Indian Short Stories. Ed. Saros Cowasjee and Shiv K. Kumar. Delhi: Oxford UP, 1983.
Modern Indian Short Stories. Ed. Suresh Kohli. 2d ed. New Delhi: Arnold Heinemann, 1983.
Modern Sri Lankan Poetry: An Anthology. Ed. D. C. R. A. Goonetilleke. Delhi: Sri Satguru Publications, 1987.
Modern Sri Lankan Stories: An Anthology. Ed. D. C. R. A. Goonetilleke. Delhi: Sri Satguru Publications, 1986.
Mystic and Love Poetry of Medieval Hindi. Ed. Anoop Chandola. New Delhi: Today & Tomorrow's Printers and Publishers, 1982.
New Horizons in Women's Writing: A Selection of Gujarati Short Stories. Ed. Amina Amin and Manju Verma. Gandhinagar: Gujarat Sahitya Akademy, 2002.
New Writing in India. Ed. Adil J. Jussawalla. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1974.
Night of the Third Crescent and Other Stories: Unforgettable Short Fiction from Some of India's Master Storytellers. Ed. Geeta Dharmarajan and Keerti Ramachandra. New Delhi: Katha, 2000.
  • Umpiring! / by Moti Nandy ; translated from Bangla by Gopa Majumdar -- The rogue / by Atulananda Goswami ; translated from Asomiya by the author -- Night of the third crescent / by Geeta Dharmarajan -- Unnikatha / by M. Mukundan ; translated from Malayalam by K.M. Sherrif & Neerada Suresh -- Wings / by Asha Bage ; translated from Marathi by Gauri Deshpande -- Miriam's letter / by Dhumketu ; translated from Gujarati by the author -- The horse who was a friend of grass / by Vishnu Nagar ; translated from Hindi by Kaveri Rastogi -- Mangamma, the curd-seller / by Masti Venkatesha Iyengar ; translated from Kannada by Ramachandra Sharma -- Reflowering / by Sundara Ramaswamy ; translated from Tamil by S. Krishnan -- Zero-sum game / by Bibhas Sen.
Nine Indian Women Poets: An Anthology. Ed. Eunice de Souza. Delhi: Oxford UP, 1997.
No Entry for the New Sun: Translations from Modern Marathi Dalit Poetry. Ed. Arjun Dangle. Bombay: Disha, 1992.
One Hundred Rural Songs of India. Trans. K. P. Bahadur. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1977.
The Oxford Anthology of Modern Indian Poetry. Ed. Vinay Dharwadker and A. K. Ramanujan. New Delhi: Oxford UP, 1994.
The Oxford India Anthology of Bengali Literature, Vol. 1, 1861-1941. Ed. Kalpana Bardhan. New Delhi: Oxford India, 2010.
  • Contents: Introduction; Section A. POETRY: Michael Madhusudan Datta (1824-1873)-Bangabhasha; The Slaying of Meghanada (Excerpts). Rabindranath Tagore/Thakur (l861-1941)-An Ordinary Person; Big Sister; The Mediatrix; A Stressful Time; The Old House; One Day; The Apprehension; The Skeleton; Impossible; Palm-tree; Flute-music; Brief Poems (Lekhan; Sphulinga); This Side and That. Priyambada Devi (1871-1935)-From Letters to Okakura Kakuzo: The Unsatisfied Longing; Dedication; An Enigma; Ungrateful; The Endless; Surrender; Dream-foundling; In the Rain; After the Storm; The Dream Journey; Irrevocable; Untitled; A Query; Reveillez...; Awakening. Sukumar Ray (1887-1923)-Odour in the Court; Baburam the Snakecharmer; The Old Woodman; Shadow Play; Spook Sports. Jibanananda Das (1899-1954)-Tangerine; If I Were; Grass; Windy Night; A Day Eight Years Ago. Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899-1976)-Song of Destruction : Those Iron Gates of Prison; In the Restless Wheels of Change; The Ecstasy of Creation; Victoress; Ink on My Face, Ink on My Hands. Sudhindranath Datta (1901-1960)-A Farewell; Conflict; Camel-Bird; The Fool; The End. Jasim Uddin (1903-1976)-First Love; Come to the Garden by Night. Buddhadeva Bose (1908-1974)-Love and Life; This is All; There isn't Time; Rain and Storm; New Leaves; Hilsa. Bishnu Dey (1909-1982)-Aspiration; Fear No More the Darkness; Love is the Nest in the Sky; Summer in Calcutta; Sonnet; Quicksand; A Kafi. Samar Sen (1916-1987)-Aftermath; Land of the Mohuas; The March of Time; History; Wherever You Go; A Girl; 1900. Section B. SHORT FICTION: Bankimchandra Chatterjee (1838-1894)-Life Story of Muchiram Gurh. Rabindranath Tagore/Thakur (1861-1941)-A Single Night. Sharatkumari Chaudhurani (1861-1920)- Loved or Unloved? Upendrakishore Raychaudhuri (1863-1915)-The Wicked Tiger. Pramatha Chaudhuri (1868-1948)-Tales of Four Friends (excerpts). Abanindranath Thakur (1871-1951)-Caramel Doll. Prabhatkumar Mukhopadhyay (1873-1932)-The Goddess. Sharatchandra Chatterjee (1876-1939)-Mahesh. Parashuram (Rajshekhar Bose) (1880-1960)-On Bhushandi's Plain. Jagadish Gupta (1886-1957)-At the Day's End. Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay (1894-1950)-Bama. Jyotirmoyee Devi (Sen) (1894-1988)-Market Values. Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay (1898-1971)-The Gypsy Woman. Jibanananua Das (1899-1954)-Together, Alone. Manik Bandyopadhyay (1908-1956)-Primeval. Section C. NON-FICTION: Rashsundari Devi (l809?-l899)-My Life (Excerpts). Debendranath Thakur (1817-1905)-Autobiography (excerpts). Bhudeb Mukhopadhyay (1827-1894)-Sense of National Identity and Western Influence. Bankimchandra Chatterjee (1838-1894)-A Bengalee's Humanity; The Cat. Kaliprasanna Simha (1840-1870)-The Observant Owl (Excerpts). Shibnath Shastri (Sivanath Sastri) (1847-1919)-A History of the Renaissance in Bengal; Ramtanu Lahiri, a Reformer (Excerpts). Jagadish Chandra Bose (1858-1937)-The Literary in the Scientific. Rabindranath Tagore/Thakur (l86l-194l)-Gora : Sense of National Identity (Excerpts); From Autobiographical Pieces; Jibansmriti (Remembering Life); Japan-jatree (Traveller to Japan); Atmaparichoy (About Myself); Chhelebela (Boyhood Days); Gitacharchaa (Cultivating Music). Narrative in Personal Letter-Letters from Russia; Crisis in Civilization. Pramatha Chaudhuri (1868-1948)-The Story of Bengali Literature. Binodini Dasi (1863-1941)- Memoirs of (Actress) Binodini; My Story, My Life as an Actress (Excerpts). Indira Devi Chaudhuri (1873-1960)-Relationships. Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain (1880?-1932)-The Secluded Ones (Excerpts). S. Wajeb Ali (1890-1951)-Bharatbarsha. Jibanananda Das (1899-1954)-On Poetry (Excerpts). Sudhindranath Datta (1901-1960)-An Introduction to Rabindranath’s Genius.
The Oxford India Anthology of Bengali Literature, Vol. 2, 1941-1991. Ed. Kalpana Bardhan. New Delhi: Oxford India, 2011.
  • Contents: Introduction. POETRY: Jibanananda Das, 'On the Sidewalks' 'The Cat' / Amiya Chakravarty, 'The Traveller' 'Petition to the Boss' '1604 University Drive' 'Calcutta' / Sudhindranath Datta, 'The Vagrant' 'The Fool' 'Cyclone' / Jasim Uddin, 'The Chariot of Dhamrai' / Premendra Mitra, 'The Crow Caws' 'The Soul of Birds' / Annada Sankar Ray, 'Difference' 'Remembrance' / Ajit Datta, 'The Relative' 'The Black Mountain' / Buddhadeva Bose, 'To My Unwritten Poems' 'Sonnet of 3 a.m.: 1' 'Sonnet of 3 a.m.: 2' 'Sunday Afternoon' 'The Moment of Liberation' / Bishnu Dey, 'My Dreams too are Endless' 'The Alien' 'Aspiration' 'Water My Roots' 'Of Tagorean Beauty' / Arun Mitra, 'These Few Lines' 'In the Stones of Calcutta' 'The March' 'Wayward' 'On the Breast of Nature' / Ashokbijoy Raha, 'The Magic Tree' / Dinesh Das, 'The Sickle' / Samar Sen, 'The Storm' 'Scorched Earth' 'Self-Criticism' 'The Tides' / Kamakshiprasad Chattopadhyay, 'The Price' / Subhash Mukhopadhyay, 'At Every Step' 'At Day's End' 'Let Me Never See' 'Deeper Still' / Arun Kumar Sarkar, 'Endless' 'The Horse' / Abdul Ghani Hazari, 'The Heart of the Sahib' '21st February' / Latifi Hilali, 'On a Solitary Evening' / Nirendranath Chakrabarti, 'Taimur' 'Instead' 'You Fear When You Fear' 'It's So at Times' 'All Kinds of Loving' / Sukanta Bhattacharya, 'Passport' 'To My Dearest' 'Time to Come' 'Life Supreme' / Rajlakshmi Devi, 'Disaster' 'The House' 'Mountains' / Lokenath Bhattacharya, 'Geometry at Twilight' 'False or True' 'The Absent Hero' 'Not Until' / Shamsur Rahman, 'Death Anniversary' 'Pain' 'There was a Door Here' / Sarat Kumar Mukhopadhyay, 'The Cat Under the Stairs' 'Friends' 'Gratitude' / Sankha Ghosh, 'At the Bend of the Road' 'Storm of Desire' 'The Sleep' 'Companion' 'Fallen' 'On that Endless Midnight' 'Oarbeats in the Ribs' / Alokeranjan Das Gupta, 'The Meta-Query' 'Beside the Well' / Shakti Chattopadhyay, 'Walks behind, yet Stays Remote' 'Just Once Try' 'I Can Go, but Why Should I' 'Old Grief and New Grief' 'The Darkness of Many Centuries' / Benoy Majumdar, 'Unititled' 'Time Wins' / Sunil Gangopadhyay, 'A Case History' 'Inheritance' 'On the Stairs' 'Suddenly for Neera' / Tarapada Roy, 'Head Bent' 'That Green Passport' / Utpal Kumar Basu, 'Puri Series - 4' 'Puri Series - 8' 'Untitled' / Al Mahmud, 'In the Dark One Day' 'Poetry' 'Simple Accusation' 'Nature' / Vijaya Mukhopadhyay, 'Ancestor Worship' 'Equation' 'Monday' 'The Ferry Ghat' / Nabaneeta Dev Sen, 'Memories of a Floral Clock' 'Jungle Story' 'Sometimes, Love' 'So Many Crazy Blue Hills' / Ketaki Kushari Dyson, 'Adam's Apple' 'Caravan' / Mohammad Rafiq, 'Kirtinasha' / Asad Chowdhury, 'Lamentation' / Joy Goswami, 'In the Evening Sadness Comes ...' 'An Evening of Rain' 'Things Recalled at Night' 'Ballad of Last Rites' / Mandakranta Sen, 'Bengal in Seventeenth Century: A Piece of Family History' 'You' 'The Believer'. SHORT FICTION: Parashurama (Rajshekhar Basu), 'An Immortal' / Banaphul (Balaichand Mukhopadhyay), 'In the Same Boat' / Premendra Mitra, 'Juthika' / Prabodh Kumar Sanyal, 'Deep' / Satinath Bhaduri, 'Patralekha's Father' / Manik Bandyopadhyay, 'Haran's Grandson-in-law' / Ashapurna Devi, 'Izzat' / Subodh Ghose, 'Fossil' / Jyotirindra Nandi, 'Game' / Advaita Mallabarman, 'The Boat' / Kamal Kumar Majumdar, 'Extinct Rituals' / Narendranath Mitra, 'Truth and Untruth' / Satyajit Ray, 'Load Shedding' / Syed Waliullah, 'Tale of a Tulsi' / Samaresh Basu, 'Adaab' / Mahasweta Devi, 'The Divorce' / Syed Mustafa Siraj, 'Horse of Death' / Sarat Kumar Mukhopadhyay, 'The Quick Run' / Hasan Hafizur Rehman, 'Two More Deaths' / Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, 'Look at Me' / Syed Shamsul Haq, 'Secret Life, Public Death' / Hasan Azizul Huq, 'Homecoming' / Dibyendu Palit, 'The National Flag' / Bani Basu, 'She' / Akhtaruzzaman Ilias, 'In the Rooftop Room' / Selina Hossain, 'Izzat' / Nabarun Bhattacharya, 'The Blind Cat' / Abul Bashar, 'Rebirth' / Nasreen Jahan, 'Stranger'. PROSE NON-FICTION: Kazi Abdul Wadud, 'Creative Bengal' / Dhurjatiprasad Mukerji, 'Words and Melody' / Nirmal Kumar Bose, 'The Structure of Hindu Society' / Sudhindranath Datta, 'Utterance and Realization: The Tradition of Writing in Bengal' / Syed Muztaba Ali, 'Chacha's Anecdote' / Abu Sayeed Ayyub, 'Ethics and Aesthetics in Literature' / Buddhadeva Bose, 'The Last Journey' / Samar Sen, 'A Babu's Tale' / Sibnarayan Ray, 'Bengalee Identity: Problem, Inner Conflict, and Tragedy' / Ashok Mitra, 'Flavours of Freedom' / Ashok Rudra, 'Friendship in Rabindranath's Love Songs' / Sankha Ghosh, 'The Poet's Intention: The Writer, the Writing, the Reader' / Partha Chatterjee, 'Our Modernity' / Gautam Bhadra, 'Bengal's Dervishes and the Clutch of Modern History' / Nrisinhaprasad Bhaduri, 'The Island-born Vyasa' / Manoranjan Byapari, 'Dalit Literature in Bangla' / Taslima Nasrin, 'Selected Columns'.
The Oxford India Anthology of Modern Urdu Literature: Fiction. Ed. Mehr Afshan Farooqi. New Delhi: Oxford India, 2011.
  • Contents: Introduction. 1. Mirza Muhammad Hadi Rusva, 'The Gentleman' (excerpt from the novel Sharifzadah) / 2. Rashidul Khairi 'Bride of the Whirlpool' / 3. Premchand, 'Nirmala' (excerpt from the novel Nirmala) / 4. Pandit Badrinath Sudarshan, 'Raunaqi, the Devoted One' / 5. Hijab Imtiaz Ali, 'And He Had an Accident' / 6. Rashid Jahan, 'A Visit to Delhi' / 7. Ghulam Abbas, 'The Clerk' / 8. Ahmed Ali, 'Our Lane' / 9. Krishan Chander, 'Irani Pilau' / 10. Aziz Ahmad, 'The Shore and the Wave' (excerpt from the novella Aisi Bulandi, Aisi Pasti) / 11. Rajinder Singh Bedi, 'The Eclipse' / 12. Ahmad Nadeem Qasimi, 'Sultan' / 13. Muhammad Hasan Askari, 'The Bitch' / 14. Balwant Singh, 'Alleyways' / 15. Intizar Husain, 'A Chronicle of the Peacocks' / 16. Zamiruddin Ahmad, 'The East Wind' / 17. Qurratulain Hyder, 'Sita Betrayed' (excerpt from the novella Sita Haran) / 18. Khadija Mastoor, 'Inner Courtyard' (excerpt from the novel Angan) / 19. Bano Qudsiya, 'Within the Circle of a Wave' / 20. Ghiyas Ahmad Gaddi, 'Sunrise' / 21. Hajira Masroor, 'The Monkey's Sore' / 22. Surendra Parkash, 'Scarecrow' / 23. Abdullah Hussein, 'The Tale of the Old Fisherman' (excerpt from the novel Udas Naslein) / 24. Asad Muhammad Khan, 'Harvest of Anger' / 25. Iqbal Majeed, 'Two Men, Slightly Wet' / 26. Jeelani Bano, 'Some Other Man's Home' / 27. Enver Sajjad, 'Scorpion, Cave, Pattern' / 28. Balraj Mainra, 'Composition One' / 29. Shamsur Rahman Faruqi, 'An Incident in Lahore' / 30. Naiyer Masud, 'The Weathervane' / 31. Khalida Husain, 'Adam's Progeny' / 32. Muhammad Mansha Yad, 'The Show' / 33. Salam Bin Razak, 'Ekalavya-The Bheel Boy' / 34. Syed Muhammad Ashraf, 'The Man' / Glossary. List of Translators. Acknowledgements. Select Bibliography.
The Oxford India Anthology of Modern Urdu Literature: Poetry and Prose Miscellany. Ed. Mehr Afshan Farooqi. New Delhi: Oxford India, 2011. 380 pp.
  • Contents: Introduction. POETRY : Akbar Ilahabadi--Lightning in Church; Satirical Verses / Muhammad Iqbal--Wild Poppy; The Spirit of the Earth Welcomes Adam / Fani Badayuni--Ghazal / Hasrat Mohani--Ghazal / Brij Narain Chakbast--His Mother's Reply / Yagana Changezi--Ghazal / Firaq Gorakhpuri--Rubaiyat / Makhdoom Muhiuddin--Beloved Child; Our City / Asrarul ul Haq--Majaz; To Aligarh: A Dedication / Nun Mim Rashid--Hasan the Potter; In the Depths of the Ocean / Faiz Ahmad Faiz--Dawn of Freedom (August 1947); Brief Meeting; Miraji; The Juhu Shore; An Evening on the Far Side of the Wine Glass; The Clerk's Love Song or the Love Song of the Clerk / Ali Sardar Jafri--My Voyage / Majid Amjad--Urban Expresion / Akhtarul Iman--Keeping a Promise; Renaissance / Munibur Rahman--Snowman; Fake Flowers; Death of a Day; In the Month of December / Nasir Kazmi--Parting; Dreams of a Forgotten Land; Who Passes By? / Muhammad Alvi--Accident; A Poem; Ghazal; Ghazal / Khalilur Rahman Azmi--Moment's Death; Ghazal / Ibne Insha--Ghazal / Zeb Ghori--Ghazal; Ghazal; Ghazal / Balraj Komal--The Paper Boat; Saba's Hands are Now Saffron; The Little Rider / Munir Niazi--Cry in the Wilderness; A Dream of Earthly Paradise in the Shadow of War; From One World to Another; Evening Among Enemies / Ahmad Mushtaq--Ghazal; Ghazal / Rajinder Manchanda Bani--Ghazal; Ghazal; Ghazal / Zafar Iqbal--Ghazal; Ghazal / Kumar Pashi--An Ancient Story; The Free Citizen: An Introduction / Saqi Farooqi--An Injured Tomcat in an Empty Sack; Sher Imdad Ali's Frog / Iftikhar Jalib--Mist / Akhlaq Muhammad Khan Shahryar--Ghazal; Ghazal; Ghazal / Adil Mansuri--On the Passing of My Father; Ginsberg / Bilqees Zafirul Hasan--Dignity; Will You Be My Friend?; Some Poems: Craving Indulgence / Irfan Siddiqi--Ghazal; Ghazal; Ghazal / Kishwar Naheed--One of Many Stories; I Feel It In My Bones; Mother Am I? / Amjad Islam Amjad--Love's Story; A Poem / Fahmida Riaz--Come, Bring Your Hand Here; Four Walls and a Black Veil / Azra Abbas--Another Life; Avowal / Sara Shagufta--For Sheli, My Daughter; A Debt / Tanveer Anjum--Not a Sound; Death, Instantly. PROSE MISCELLANY : ESSAYS AND SKETCHES : Abdul Haq--Hali / Hasan Nizami--Guests are Pests / Mirza Farhatullah Beg--Delhi's Last Mushairah / Ashraf Sabuhi--Mithu Bhatiyara / Shahid Ahmad Dehlvi--Delights of Chowk / Saadat Hasan Manto--Two Encounters with Agha Hashr Kashmiri / Ismat Chughtai--Hellbound. AUTOBIOGRAPHY : Qaisari Begum--My Marriage; Bashfulness of Brides / Shabbir Hasan Khan Josh Malihabadi--Procession of Memories: Sarojini Naidu / Akhtar Husain Raipuri--Maulvi Abdul Haq's Little Zoo / Ale Ahmed Suroor--Dreams Still Remain / Nida Fazli--Beyond Walls. DRAMA : Imtiaz Ali Taj--Anarkali. HUMOUR AND SATIRE : Rashid Ahmad Siddiqi--Aligarh's Mushairah / Ahmad Shah Bukhari Pitras--The Saviour of Muridpur / Shaukat Thanavi--House of Wealth / Upendranath Ashk--Hats and Doctors / Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi--A Fine Madness. LETTERS : Abul Kalam Azad--The Crow and the Bulbul / Safiya Akhtar--Last Letters. LITERARY ANECDOTES. Glossary. List of Translators. Acknowledgements. Select Bibliography.
The Oxford India Anthology of Twelve Modern Indian Poets. Ed. Arvind K. Mehrotra. Delhi: Oxford UP, 1992.
  • Nissim Ezekiel -- Jayanta Mahapatra -- A.K. Ramanujan -- Arun Kolatkar -- Keki N. Daruwalla -- Dom Moraes -- Dilip Chitre -- Eunice de Souza -- Adil Jussawalla -- Agha Shahid Ali -- Vikram Seth -- Monohar Shetty.
Painted Words: An Anthology of Tribal Literature. Ed. G. N. Devy. New Delhi: Penguin, 2002.
Pakistani Literature: The Contemporary English Writers. Ed. Alamgir Hashmi. New York: World University Service, 1978; 2nd ed. Islamabad: Gulmohar, 1987.
Panorama: An Anthology of Modern Indian Short Stories. Ed. Mulk Raj Anand and S. Balu Rao. New Delhi: Sterling Publishers, 1986.
Passages: 24 Modern Indian Stories. Ed. Barbara H. Solomon and Eileen Panetta. New York: Signet Classics, 2009.
  • Yellow fish / by Ambai -- Her mother / by Anjana Appachana -- Ajji's miracle / by Anita Rau Badami -- Nothing must spoil this visit / by Shauna Singh Baldwin -- My father's trees in Dehra / by Ruskin Bond -- Dharma / by Vikram Chandra -- Miss Moberly's targets / by Manoj Das -- The farewell party / by Anita Desai -- Excerpt from The inheritance of loss / by Kiran Desai -- A day like any other / by Shashi Deshpande -- The forgotten children / by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni -- Excerpt from The shadow lines / by Amitav Ghosh -- Field trip / by Githa Hariharan -- Two more under the Indian sun / by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala -- This Anju / by Ginu Kamani -- The third and final continent / by Jhumpa Lahiri -- The assignment / by Saadat Hasan Manto -- One Sunday / by Rohinton Mistry -- A wife's story / by Bharati Mukherjee -- A horse and two goats / by R. K. Narayan -- Good advice is rarer than rubies / by Salman Rushdie -- Excerpt from A suitable boy / by Vikram Seth -- The bottom-pincher / by Khushwant Singh -- The five-dollar smile / by Shashi Tharoor.
The Peacock Lute: Anthology of Poems in English by Indian Writers. Ed. V. N. Bhushan. Bombay: Padma Publications, 1945.
The Penguin Book of Modern Indian Short Stories. Ed. Stephen Alter and Wimal Dissanayake. New Delhi: Penguin, 1989.
  • The discovery of Telenapota / Premendra Mitra ; translated from Bengali by Pritish Nandy -- The weed / Amrita Pritam ; translated from Punjabi by Raj Gill -- Nostalgia / Bharati Mukherjee -- The dog that ran in circles / Gangadhar Gadgil ; translated from Marathi by the author -- The sky and the cat / U.R. Anantha Murthy ; translated from Kannada by D.A. Shankar -- The somersault / Gopinath Mohanty ; translated from Oriya by Sitakant Mahapatra -- Companions / Raja Rao -- A loss of identity / S. Mani "Mowni" ; translated from Tamil by Albert Franklin -- A devoted son / Anita Desai -- The snake charmer / Chunilal Madia ; translated from Gujarati by Sarla Jag Mohan -- Savitri / P.S. Rege ; translated from Marathi by Kumud Mehta -- A blind man's contentment / Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai ; translated from Malayalam by V. Abdulla -- Ghisa / Mahadevi Verma ; translated from Hindi by Sudha Chandola and Susan Tripp -- The wart / O.V. Vijayan ; translated from Malayalam by the author -- We have arrived in Amritsar / Bhisham Sahni ; translated from Hindi by the author -- Shah Jahan and his private army / Sunil Gangopadhyay ; translated from Bengali by Phyllis Granoff -- Deliverance / Nirmal Verma ; translated from Hindi by Kuldip Singh -- Amasa / Devanuru Mahadeva ; translated from Kannada by A.K. Ramanujan and Manu Shetty.
The Penguin Book of Modern Sri Lankan Stories. Ed. D. C. R. A. Goonetilleke. New Delhi: Penguin, 1996.
The Penguin Book of Modern Urdu Poetry. Ed. Mahmood Jamal. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1986.
  • Includes 100 poems by 17 poets, from Faiz Ahmed Faiz (1911-1984) to Iftiqar Arif (b. 1943).
The Penguin New Writing in India. Ed. Aditya Behl and David Nicholls. New Delhi: Penguin India, 1992; rev. ed. London: Penguin, 1994. (Orig. pub. in Chicago Review, 1992.)
The Picador Book of Modern Indian Literature. Ed. Amit Chaudhuri. London: Macmillan, 2001. Published in the USA as The Vintage Book of Modern Indian Literature. New York: Vintage, 2004.
  • Selections from the 1850s to the present; includes translations from Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, and Oriya, as well as writing in English. Also includes non-fictional writings (essays, memoirs, letters) "that provide some sense of modern India's discussion of its own cultural process" (Francesca Orsini, "India in the Mirror of World Fiction," 322). Includes headnotes on the authors and two important introductory essays by Chaudhuri, "The Construction of the Indian Novel in English" and "Modernity and the Vernacular."
The Plough and the Stars: Stories from Tamilnad. Ed. K. Swaminathan, M. P. Periaswamythooran, and M. R. Perumal Mudaliar. Bombay: Asia Pub. House, 1963. (Modern Indian literature.)
Poems by Indian Women. Ed. Margaret Macnicol. New York: Oxford UP, 1923.
  • Selections ranging from a hymn from the Rig Veda, ascribed to Ghosha, and the Pali lays of the Buddhist sisters, to the bhakti poetry of medieval India, the poetry of the Mughal period, and down to works by Toru Dutt and Sarojini Naidu.
Poems of India. Ed. Daisy Aldan. New York, 1969.
Poems of Love and War: From the Eight Anthologies and the Ten Long Poems of Classical Tamil. Trans. A.K. Ramanujan. New York: Columbia UP, 1985.
Poems of the Emergency. Ed. A. N. Dwivedi. Calcutta: Writers Workshop, 1994.
Poetry from Pakistan: An Anthology. Ed. Maya Jamil. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1998.
Poets of the Tamil Anthologies: Ancient Poems of Love and War. Trans. George L. Hart III. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1979.
Post-independence Voices in South Asian Writings. Ed. Alamgir Hashmi, Malashri Lal, and Victor J. Ramraj. Islamabad: Alhamra, 2001. (anthology of literature and criticism)
Praises to a Formless God: Nirguni Texts from North India. Ed. David N. Lorenzen. Albany: SUNY P, 1996.
The Return of Sarasvati: Four Hindi Poets. Trans. David Rubin. Delhi: Oxford UP, 1998.
  • Includes work by Prasad, Nirala, Pant, and Mahadevi.
The Romance Tradition in Urdu: Adventures from the Dastan of Amir Hamzah. Trans. Frances Pritchett. New York: Columbia UP, 1991.
Sanskrit Love Poetry. Trans. W.S. Merwin and J. Moussaieff Mason. New York: Columbia UP, 1977.
Sanskrit Plays from Epic Sources. Ed. and trans. Henry Willis Wells. Baroda: Maharaja Sayajirao Univ. of Baroda, 1968.
  • The five nights, Potsherd as envoy, The embassy, Karna's task, The broken thighs, by Bhasa.--Vikramorvasiyam, by Kalidasa.--Rama's later history, by Bhavabhuti.
Sanskrit Poetry from Vidyakara's "Treasury". Trans. Daniel H.H. Ingalls. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1965.
Selected Stories from Gujarat. Ed. and trans. Sarla Jag Mohan. Bombay: Jaico, 1961.
Selections from Classical Sanskrit Literature. Ed. John Brough. London: Luzac, 1951.
  • Jayaratha, Haracaritacintamani, canto XXVII.--Savitryupakhyana (Mahabharata).--Anthology verses.--Jayadeva, Gitagovinda, songs I, X, XII.--Kalidusa, Kumarasambhava, canto III.--Bhatti, Ravanavadha, cantos XIV (part), XIX, XX.--Dandin, Dasakumaracarita, chapter II (part)--Kaviraja, Raghavapandaviya, canto VI.--Notes.
Separate Journeys: Short Stories by Indian Women Writers. Ed. Geeta Dharmarajan. London: Mantra, 1993; Columbia, SC: U of South Carolina P, 2004.
  • Bayen / Mahasweta Devi ; translated from the Bangla by Mohau Bhattacharya -- A day with Charulata / Anupama Niranjana ; translated from the Kannada by Tejaswini Niranjana -- The decision / T. Janaki Rani ; translated from the Telugu by Vakati Panduranga Rao -- Private tutition with Mr. Bose / Anita Desai -- The empty chest / Mamoni Raisom Goswami ; translated from the Assamese by Pradipta Borgohain -- Izzat / Ashapurna Devi ; translated from the Bangla by Rimli Bhattacharya -- Justice / Urmila Pawar ; translated from the Marathi by Asha Damle -- A kind of love story / Mrinal Pande ; translated from the Hindi by the author -- The hijra / Kamala Das ; translated from the Malayalam by the author -- The windows of Tithoor / Viswapria L. Iyengar -- The sermons of Haji Gul Bara Bektashi / Qurratulain Hyder ; translated from the Urdu by the author -- I / Jeelani Bano ; translated from the Urdu by Jai Ratan -- Thayyaal / Rupaviti ; translated from the Tamil by Greeta Dharmarajan -- Just a simple bridge / Rajee Seth ; translated from the Hindi by Jai Ratan -- I am complete / Varsha Das ; translated from the Gujarati by the author.
Sindhi Short Stories. Trans. Hashoo Kewal Ramani. 2nd ed. New Delhi: Hashmat Publications, 1963.
Singing to the Goddess: Poems to Kali and Uma from Bengal. Ed. and trans. Rachel Fell McDermott. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2001.
  • Presents 145 Bengali lyric poems dedicated to the Hindu goddesses Kali and Uma, from the early 18th century to the contemporary period. Includes forty poems by Ramprasad Sen (c.1718-1775) and ten by the 20th-century poet Kazi Nazrul Islam.
The Slate of Life: An Anthology of Stories by Indian Women. New Delhi: Kali for Women, 1990; repr. as The Slate of Life: More Contemporary Stories by Women Writers of India. Intro. Chandra Talpade Mohanty and Satya Mohanty. New York: Feminist P, 1994.
  • Introduction-Lives of their own -- Grandmother's letters / Meena Alexander (English) -- Hand-me-downs / Wajida Tabassum (Urdu) -- Lata / Binapani Mohanty (Oriya) -- Against myself / Rajee Seth (Hindi) -- The subordinate / K. Saraswathi Amma (Malayalam) -- Dead end / Ajeet Cour (Punjabi) -- Counting the flowers / Chudamani Raghavan (Tamil) -- The offspring / Indira Goswami (Assamese) -- Crushed flowers / Dhiruben Patel (Gujarati) -- Aunty / Bani Basu (Bengali).
So That You Can Know Me: An Anthology of Pakistani Women Writers. Ed. Yasmin Hamid and Asif Farrukhi. Reading, UK: Garnet Pub., 1997. (UNESCO collection of representative works.)
Songs from Prison: Translations of Indian Lyrics. Ed. Mahatma Gandhi and John S. Hoyland. New York: Macmillan, 1934.
  • "Taken partly from the Upanishads and other Sanskrit scriptures, and partly from the poets of the Bhakti school of thought and devotion."--Introd. Made in jail by M. K. Gandhi; adapted for the press by John S. Hoyland.
Songs of India. Ed. Inayat Khan and Jessie Duncan Westbrook. Tucson: Ikhwan P, 1970s?
Songs of the Saints of India. Ed. John Stratton Hawley. Trans. John Stratton Hawley and Mark Juergensmeyer. New York: Oxford UP, 1988.
Sources of Indian Tradition. Ed. William Theodore de Bary, et al.. New York: Columbia UP, 1958; 2nd edn. Ed. Ainslie T. Embree and Stephen N. Hay. 2 vols. New York: Columbia UP, 1988.
Staying is Nowhere: An Anthology of Kondh and Paraja Poetry. Ed. Sitakant Mahapatra. Calcutta: P. Lal, 1975.
Stories about the Partition of India. Ed. Alok Bhalla. 3 vols. Delhi: Indus, 1994.
Stories from Sri Lanka. Ed. Yasmine Gooneratne. Hong Kong: Heinemann Asia; London: Heinemann Educational, 1979.
Story-Wallah: Short Fiction from South Asian Writers. Ed. Shyam Selvadurai. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2004.
  • Cane is bitter / Sam Selvon -- The time of the peacock / Mena Abdullah -- The perfection of giving / Chitra Fernando -- The marble dome / Zulfikar Ghose -- Winterscape / Anita Desai -- The management of grief / Bharati Mukherjee -- Haunting the tiger / K.S. Maniam -- The celebration / Raymond Pillai -- Crossmatch / Farida Karodia -- The passions of Lalla / Michael Ondaatje -- Bahadur / Rooplall Monar -- The courter / Salman Rushdie -- The spell and the ever-changing moon / Rukhsana Ahmad -- Jaspal / Kirpal Singh -- In the quiet of a Sunday afternoon / M.G. Vassanji -- The collectors / Rohinton Mistry -- We're not Jews / Hanif Kureishi -- Captives / Romesh Gunesekera -- Karima / Aamer Hussein -- Out on Main Street / Shani Mootoo -- Just between Indians / Ginu Kamani -- Pigs can't fly / Shyam Selvadurai -- Auld lang syne / Sandip Roy -- This blessed house / Jhumpa Lahiri -- Dinner with Dr. Azad / Monica Ali -- Chokra / Numair Choudhury.
Strangertime: An Anthology of Indian Poetry in English. Ed. Pritish Nandy. Delhi: Hind Pocket Books, 1977.
Tales from Modern India. Ed. K. Natwar-Singh. New York: Macmillan, 1966.
  • The cabuliwallah -- The hungry stones / Rabindranath Tagore -- Drought / Sarat Chandra Chatterjee -- Ardhanari / Rajagopalachari -- The shroud -- Resignation / Prem Chand -- The barber's trade union -- The informer / Mulk Raj Anand -- An astrologer's day -- The blind dog / R.K. Narayan -- The little gram shop -- Nimka / Raja Rao -- The mystery / P.B. Bhave -- The soldier -- Kalu Bhangi / Krishan Chandar -- Father and son / Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai -- Karma -- The rape / Khushwant Singh -- On the boat / Palagummi Padmaraju -- Who cares? / Santha Rama Rau.
Ten Twentieth-Century Indian Poets. Ed. R. Parthasarathy. Delhi: Oxford UP, 1976; repr. 1989.
Ten Years of Quest. Ed. Aby Sayeed Ayyub and Amlan Datta.
Three Mughal Poets: [Mir Taqi] Mir — Sauda — Mir Hasan. Ed. Khurshidul Islam and Ralph Russell. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1968; repr. Delhi: Oxford India Paperbacks, 1992.
Tongues of Fire: A Selection of Gujarati Dalit Short Stories. Ed. and trans. Darshana Trivedi and Rupalee Burke. Ahmedabad: Gujarat Dalit Sahitya Akademi, 2000.
The Tree of Tongues: An Anthology of Modern Indian Poetry. Ed. E. V. Ramakrishnan. Shimla: Indian Institute of Advanced Study, 1999.
  • Contains poems translated from Hindi, Gujarati, Malayalam, and Marathi.
Truth Tales: Contemporary Writing by Indian Women. Ed. Kali for Women. New Delhi: Kali for Women, 1986; repr. London: Women's P, 1987; repr. with introduction by Meena Alexander. New York: Feminist P, 1990.
Truth Tales 2: Contemporary Writing by Indian Women. Ed. Kali for Women. New Delhi: Kali for Women, 1990; repr. London: Women's P, 1991.
Two Decades of Indian Poetry 1960-1980. Ed. Keki N. Daruwalla. New Delhi: Vikas, 1980. 176 pp.
Vedanta: An Anthology of Hindu Scripture, Commentary and Poetry. Ed. Clive Johnson. New York: Harper & Row, 1971.
The Vikas Book of Modern Indian Love Poetry. Ed. Pritish Nandy. New Delhi: Vikas Publishing House, 1979.
Vintage Book of Indian Writing 1947-97. Ed. Salman Rushdie and Elizabeth West. London, 1997. Published in the USA as Mirrorwork: 50 Years of Indian Writing, 1947-1997. New York: Holt, 1997.
  • Focuses on Indian writing in English; Rushdie's introduction includes the controversial claim that Indian writing in English is simply "stronger and more important" than the writing in Indian vernaculars. Includes: Jawaharlal Nehru -- Nayantara Sahgal -- Saadat Hasan Manto -- G.V. Desani -- Nirad C. Chaudhuri -- Kamala Markandaya -- Mulk Raj Anand -- R.K. Narayan -- Ved Mehta -- Anita Desai -- Ruth Prawer Jhabvala -- Satyajit Ray -- Salman Rushdie -- Padma Perera -- Upamanyu Chatterjee -- Rohinton Mistry -- Bapsi Sidhwa -- I. Allan Sealy -- Shashi Tharoor -- Sara Suleri -- Firdaus Kanga -- Anjana Appachana -- Amit Chaudhuri -- Amitav Ghosh -- Githa Hariharan -- Gita Mehta -- Vikram Seth -- Vikram Chandra -- Ardashir Vakil -- Mukul Kesavan -- Arundhati Roy -- Kiran Desai.
The Vintage Book of Modern Indian Literature. Ed. Amit Chaudhuri. New York: Vintage, 2004. [Orig. pub. as The Picador Book of Modern Indian Literature. London: Picador, 2001]
  • INTRODUCTION -- Modernity and the Vernacular -- The Construction of the Indian Novel in English – A Note on the Selection -- THE BENGAL RENAISSANCE AND AFTER -- 3 / Michael Madhusudan Dutt (1824-73) -- 5 / from The Anglo-Saxon and the Hindu' -- 7 / Two Letters -- 12 / Bankimchandra Chatterjee (1838-94) -- 13 / 'A Popular Literature for Bengal' -- 19 / The Confession of a Young Bengal' -- 24 / from Rajani -- 26 / Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) -- 29 / The Postmaster' -- 34 / Five Letters -- 39 / An Essay on Nursery Rhymes -- 42 / from the Introduction to ThakurmarJhuli -- 45 / Sukumar Ray (1887-1923) -- 46 / 'A Topsy-Turvy Tale' -- 66 / Bibhuti Bhushan Banerjee (1894-1950) -- 68 / from Pather Panchali -- 88 / Parashuram (Rajshekhar Basu) (1880-1960) -- 89 / Blue Star' -- 97 / The Jackal-Faced Tongs' -- 106 / Buddhadev Bose (1908-74) -- 107 / from Tithidore -- 114 / from An Acre of Green Grass: A Review of Modern -- Bengali Literature -- 122 / Mahashweta Devi (b. 1926) -- 123/ Arjun' -- HINDI -- 133 / Premdhand (Dhanpat Rai) (1880-1936) -- 134 / 'The Chess Players' -- 145 / Nirmal Verma (b. 1929) -- 146 / 'Terminal' -- 156 / Krishna Sobti (b. 1925) -- 157 / from Ai Ladki -- URDU -- 187 / Sadat Hasan Manto (1912-55) -- 188/ Peerun' -- 193 / The Black Shalwar -- 205 / Qurratulain Hyder (b. 1927) -- 206 / 'Memories of an Indian Childhood' -- 220 / Naiyer Masud (b. 1936) -- 221 / 'Sheesha Ghar -- THE SOUTH -- 239 / U. R. Anantha Murthy (b. 1932) -- 240 / A Horsefor the Sun' -- 266 / Vaikom Muhammad Basheer (c 1908-94) -- 267 / Walls' -- 290 / 0. V. Vijayan (b. 1930) -- 291 / The Rocks' -- 297 / Ambai (C. S. Lakshmi) (b. 1945) -- 298 / 'Gifts' -- PAGES FROM AUTOBIOGRAPHIES -- 309 / Fakir Mohan Senapati (1843-1918) -- 310 / from Story of My Life -- 330 / Nirad C. Chaudhuri (1897-1998) -- 331 / from The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian -- 347 / Aubrey Menen (1912-89) -- 347 / from Dead Man in the Silver Market -- 355 / Pankaj Mishra (b. 1969) -- 356 / 'Edmund Wilson in Benares' -- ENGLISH -- 375 / R K. Narayan (b. 1907) -- 376 / from The English Teacher -- 397 / Raja Rao (b. 1908) -- 398 / from The Serpent and the Rope -- 414 / Ruskin Bond (b. 1934) -- 415 / The Night Train at Deoli' -- 419 / A. K Ramanujan (1929-93) -- 420 / Is There an Indian Way of Thinking? An Informal Essay' -- 438 / Dom Moraes (b. 1938) -- 439 / from Answered by Flutes -- 455 / Arvind Krishna Mehrotra (b. 1947) -- 456 / from The Emperor Has No Clothes' -- 478 / AdilJussawalla (b. 1940) -- 478 / 'Make Mine Movies' -- 484 / Salman Rushdie (b. 1947) -- 486 / from Midnights Children -- 508 / Vikram Seth (b. 1952) -- 509 / from The Golden Gate -- 538 / Amitav Ghosh (b. 1956) -- 538 / Tibetan Dinner' -- 542 / 'Four Corners' -- 547 / Upamanyu Chatterjee (b. 1959) -- 548 / from English, August: An Indian Story -- 563 / Vikram Chandra (b. 1961) -- 564 / 'Siege in Kailashpada' from a novel in progress -- 582 / Sunetra Gupta (b. 1965) -- 583 / from Memories of Rain -- 595 / Aamer Hussein (b. 1955) -- 596 / The Colour of a Loved Person's Eyes' -- 605 / Ashok Banker (b. 1964) -- 606 / from Vertigo -- 617 / Rohit Manchanda (b. 1963) -- 618 / from In the Light of the Black Sun -- 632 / Notes on Translators -- 635
Visions and Myths: Contemporary Hindi Poetry. Ed. Kailash Vajpeyi. New Delhi: Indian Literary Review Editions, 1979.
The Voice of the Indian Poets: An Anthology of Indian Poetry. Ed. Pranab Bandyopadhyay. Calcutta: United Writers, 1975.
Voices of Emergency: An All India Anthology of Protest Poetry of the 1975-77 Emergency. Ed. John Oliver Perry. London: Sangam, 1983.
We Sinful Women. Ed. Rukhsana Ahmad. New York: Feminist P, 1991.
  • Feminist Urdu poetry from Pakistan.
The Wisdom of India. Ed. Yutang Lin. New York: Random House, 1942. (The Random House lifetime library)
Women Poets of India: An Anthology of Indian Poetry. Ed. Pranab Bandyopadhyay. Calcutta: United Writers, 1977.
Women Writing in India: 600 B.C. to the Present. Ed. Susie Tharu and K. Lalita. 2 vols. New York: Feminist P, 1991.
Women's Voices: Selections from Nineteenth and Early-Twentieth Century Indian Writing in English. Ed. Eunice De Souza and Lindsay Pereira. New Delhi: Oxford UP, 2002.

Central Asian Literature

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Aus den Lederriemen geknotete Seele: Erzähler aus Tibet. Ed. and trans. Alice Grünfelder. Zürich: Unionsverlag, 1997.
Tales of Tibet: Sky Burials, Prayer Wheels, and Wind Horses. Ed. and trans. Herbert Batt. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2001.
Uighur Stories from Along the Silk Road. Comp. Cuiyi Wei and Karl W. Lukert. Lanham, MD: UP of America, 1998.

East Asian Literature

East Asian Literature (immediately below) and Southeast Asian Literature (here)

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Bibliographies and Studies (alphabetically by author)

Chan, Red. "Politics of Translation: Mainland Chinese Novels in the Anglophone World in the Post-Mao Era." Diss. Oxford University, 2003.
De Gruchy, John Walter. Orienting Arthur Waley: Japonism, Orientalism, and the Creation of Japanese Literature in English. Honolulu: U of Hawaii P, 2003.
Eoyang, Eugene Chen and Yaofu Lin, ed. Translating Chinese Literature. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1995.
  • Reflections of a working translator / Cyril Birch -- The implied reader and translation: the Shih chi as example / William H. Nienhauser, Jr. -- Problems of translation: the Wen hsüan in English / David R. Knechtges -- Translating six dynasties "colloquialisms" into English: the Shih-shuo hsin-yü / Richard B. Mather -- A second look at Li Wa chuan / Glen Dudbridge -- Two tools for the translation of San-ch'ü / James I. Crump, Jr. -- On translating Chen Shou's San guo zhi; bringing him back alive / Robert Joe Cutter and William G. Crowell -- Translation as research: is there an audience in the house? / Stephen H. West -- Translating Ming plays: Lumudan (The green peony) / Cyril Birch -- "Pieces of eight": reflections on translating The story of the stone / John Minford -- The parting of the ways: anthologies of early modern Chinese poetry in English translation / Dominic Cheung -- More than putting things together: the anthologizing of Chinese literature in translation / Joseph S.M. Lau -- Anthologizing and anthropologizing: the place of nonelite and nonstandard culture in the Chinese literary tradition / Victor H. Mair -- Translating Taiwan: a study of four English anthologies of Taiwan fiction / Daid D.W. Wang -- On English translation of modern Chinese poetry: a critical survey / Michelle Yeh -- Speaking in tongues: translating Chinese literature in a post-Babelian age / Eugene Eoyang -- Translation and individual talent / Ching-Hsi Peng -- Foundations for critical understanding: the compilation and translation of encyclopedic dictionaries of Chinese literary terminology / John J. Deeney.
Fowler, Edward. "Rendering Words, Traversing Cultures: On the Art and Politics of Translating Modern Japanese Fiction." Journal of Japanese Studies 18.1 (1992): 1-44.
  • See also Reply by Frank B. Gibney. Journal of Japanese Studies 19.1 (1993): 279-84.
Gibbs, Donald A., Yun-chen Li, and Christopher C. Rand. A Bibliography of Studies and Translations of Modern Chinese Literature, 1918-1942. Cambridge, MA: East Asian Research Center, Harvard U, 1975.
Grayson, James Huntley and Agnita Tennant. Language, Culture and Translation: Issues in the Translation of Modern Korean Literature. Sheffield: Centre for Korean Studies, Univ. of Sheffield, 1999.
Hsieh, Ming. Ezra Pound and the Appropriation of Chinese Poetry: Cathay, Translation, and Imagism. New York: Garland P, 1999.
Liu, Siyuan and Kevin J. Wemore, Jr. "Modern Chinese Drama in English: A Selective Bibliography." Asian Theatre Journal 26.2 (2009): 320-51.
Lopez, Manuel. Chinese Drama: An Annotated Bibliography of Commentary, Criticism, and Plays in English Translation. Metuchen: Scarecrow P, 1991.
Louie, Kam and Louise Edwards. Bibliography of English Translations and Critiques of Contemporary Chinese Fiction, 1945-1992. Taipei: Center for Chinese Studies, 1993.
Mamola, Claire Zebroski. Japanese Women Writers in English Translation: An Annotated Bibliography. 2 vols. New York: Garland, 1989-92.
Marks, Alfred H. and Barry D. Bort. Guide to Japanese Prose. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1975; 2nd ed. 1984.
McDougall, Bonnie. "Problems and Possibilities in Translating Contemporary Chinese Literature." Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs 25 (Jan. 1991): 37-67.
Park, On-Za. A Bibliography of Korean Literature in English or Translated into English. Seoul: Hanshin Pub. Co., 1993.
Pronko, Leonard Cabell. Guide to Japanese Drama. 2nd ed. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1984.
Rimer, J. Thomas and Robert E. Morrell. Guide to Japanese Poetry. 2nd ed. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1984.
Wang, Phyllis T. and Cathy Ch'iu. Guide to Modern Chinese Poems in English Translation, 1917-1993. Taipei: Center for Chinese Studies, 1997.

Anthologies of East Asian Literature (alphabetically by title)

Grouped under the following sub-headings: General East AsiaChina and TaiwanJapanKorea

General East Asia

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K'uei Hsing: A Repository of Asian Literature in Translation. Ed. Wuji Liu. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1974.
  • Reviews: Francis A. Westbrook. Journal of Asian Studies 36.1 (1976): 121; David A. Knechtges. Journal of the American Oriental Society 100.3 (1980): 381-82.

    Includes selections in four Asian languages (Chinese, Japanese, Tibetan, and Mongolian), ranging from the third century A.D. to the present, and employing "a wide range of translation techniques" (Westbrook; Knechtges 381). Three-quarters of the translations are from Chinese: the extant work (13 poems) of the little-known T'ang poet Lu Yin (trans. by Hugh M. Stimson), Hsiang Hsiu's ‘Fu on Remembering the Past' (Roger Bailey), forty ‘Tzu-yeh Songs' on spring and summer (Michael Workman), thirty tz'u lyrics of Hsin Ch'i-chi (Irving Yucheng Lo), and a versified selection from Wang Kai's Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting (Henry W. Wells). Chinese prose works also include Ssu-ma Kuang's ‘Instructions on Frugality for My Son K'ang' (A. S. Sariti), a brief descriptive essay on an early Sung bamboo pavilion tower by Wang Yü-ch'eng (Jan W. Walls), and Lao She's story ‘Neighbors' (William A. Lyell, Jr.).

    "Japanese literature is represented by seven tales from the Yamato-monotagari (Gerald B. Mathias), and selections from the twentieth-century poets Tanikawa Shuntarō (Harold Wright) and Kusano Shimpei (Kamaike Susuma and Cid Corman). The volume concludes with translations of the Oirat-Mongolian ‘Manuhari Jātaka-Tale' (John R. Krueger), some Tibetan love songs of the Sixth Dalai Lama (Charles Hartman)," and a discussion by Professor F. A. Bischoff of the ‘goblin' K'uei Hsing, pictured in the frontispiece; "Each selection has a preface, and usually adequate explanatory footnotes" (Westbrook). Knechtges notes some small disputable translations in the Chinese selections and sees more significant misconstrual in Bischoff's essay (382).

Lotus and Chrysanthemum: An Anthology of Chinese and Japanese Poetry. Ed. Joseph L. French. New York: Boni and Liverwright, 1927.
The Moment of Wonder: A Collection of Chinese and Japanese Poetry. Ed. Richard Lewis. London: Dial P, 1964.
Rice Bowl Women: Writings By and About Women of China and Japan. Ed. Dorothy Blair Shimer. New York: New American Library, 1982.
Tanka, Haiku, Sijo: Versions of Japanese and Korean Poetry. Trans. S. P. D. Clough. Oxford, 1973.
Zen Poems of China and Japan. Ed. and trans. Lucien Stryk and Takashi Ikemoto. New York: Grove, 1987.

China and Taiwan

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170 Chinese Poems. Trans. Arthur Waley. New York: Knopf, 1935.
Anthology of Chinese Literature. Ed. Cyril Birch with Donald Keene. 2 vols. New York: Grove P, 1965-1972. (Vol. 1, From early times to the 14th century; Vol. 2, From the 14th century to the present day) (UNESCO collection of representative works.)
An Anthology of Chinese Literature: Beginnings to 1911. Ed. Stephen Owen. New York: W. W. Norton, 1997.
An Anthology of Contemporary Chinese Literature: Taiwan, 1949-1974. Ed. Bangyuan Qi [Pang-yuan Ch'i], et al. 2 vols. Taipei: National Institute for Compilation and Translation, 1975. (Vol. 1, Poems and essays; Vol. 2, Short stories.)
Anthology of Modern Chinese Poetry. Ed. and trans. Michelle Yeh. New Haven: Yale UP, 1992.
Ballads and Stories from Tun-huang: An Anthology. Ed. Arthur Waley. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1960; New York: Macmillan, 1960.
Bamboo Shoots After the Rain: Contemporary Stories by Women Writers of Taiwan. Ed. Ann C. Carver and Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang. New York: Feminist P, 1990.
Best Chinese Short Stories, 1949-1989. Beijing: Chinese Literature P, 1989.
Beyond Spring: Tz'u Poems of the Sung Dynasty. Trans. Julie Landau. New York: Columbia UP, 1994.
  • Reviews: Jonathan Pease. Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews 18 (1996): 165-85.
The Book of Songs. Trans. Arthur Waley. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1937.
Born of the Same Roots: Stories of Modern Chinese Women. Ed. Vivian Ling Hsu. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1981.
  • Caterpillar / Lao She -- Two women / Wu Tsu-hsiang -- On the Oxcart / Hsiao Hung -- Garbage cleaner / Lo Hua-sheng -- West wind ; Chang Sao / Ping Hsin -- Little Liu / Ling Shu-hua -- Parting / T'ien T'ao -- At the precipice / Teng Yu-mei -- Spring is just around the corner / Ts'ao Ming -- Rain / Ai Wu -- Corduroy / Hsi Jung -- Old team captain welcomes a bride / Sung Shun-k'ang -- A day in Pleasantville / Pai Hsien-yung -- Nightfall / Yü Li-hau -- A rose in June / Ch'en Ying-chen -- Born of the same roots / Yang Ch'ing ch'u -- May he return soon / Wang T'o -- My friend Ai Fen / Chen Jo-hsi.
Chairman Mao Would Not Be Amused. Ed. Howard Goldblatt, 1995.
Chinese Theater in the Days of Kublai Khan. Ed. J. I. Crump. Tucson: U of Arizona P, 1980; repr. Ann Arbor: Center for Chinese Studies, U of Michigan, 1990.
  • Includes English translations of three Chinese plays: Li K'uei Carries Thorns (attrib. to K'ang Chin-chih, fl. 1279); Rain on the Hsiao-Hsiang (attrib. to Yang Hsien-chih, fl. 1246); The Mo-Ho-Lo Doll (attrib. to Meng Han-ch'ing, fl. 1279).
China China: Contemporary Poetry from Taiwan. Ed. Germaine Droogenbroodt and Peter Stinson. Belgium: Point Books, 1986.
  • Includes Ji Xian, Luo Fu, Yang Huan, Yu Guangzhong, Fang Qi, Lin Huanzhang, Bai Qiu, Luo Qing, Xiang Ming and Zhang Mo.
China's Avant-Garde Fiction: An Anthology. Ed. Jing Wang. Durham: Duke UP, 1998.
The Chinese Classics. Ed. and trans. James Legge. 5 vols. Oxford: Clarendon P, 1893-95; repr. Hong Kong: Hong Kong UP, 1960; repr. 1970.
  • v. 1. Confucian analects. The great learning. The doctrine of the mean. 3d ed., with a biographical note by L.T. Ride.--v. 2. The works of Mencius. 3d ed., with notes by A. Waley.-- v. 3. The Shoo king. 2d ed., with minor text corrections.--v. 4. The She king. 2d ed., with minor text corrections.--v. 5. The Ch'un ts'ew, with the Tso chuen. 2d ed., with minor text corrections.

    Note to the 1970 edition: The text reprinted here is that of the last Oxford editions (v. 1-2 of the 2d ed. and v. 3-5 of the original ed.), with added concordances and corrections. The work was originally planned for 7 v. The I ching and Li chi, which were intended to complete it, were published in Sacred books of the East, v. 16 and 27-28 respectively.

Chinese Drama after the Cultural Revolution, 1979-1989: An Anthology. Ed. Shiao-ling Yu. Lewiston: Edwin Mellen P, 1996.
Chinese Erotic Poems. Trans. Tony Barnstone and Chou Ping. New York: Everyman's Library, 2007.
The Chinese Essay [Ku chin san wen Ying I chi]. Ed. and trans. David Pollard. New York: Columbia UP, 2000.
Chinese Literature. Ed. H. C. Chang. 3 vols. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 1973-??; repr. New York: Columbia UP, 1977. (Vol. 1, Popular fiction and drama; Vol. 2, Nature poetry; Vol. 3, Tales of the supernatural.)
Chinese Literature: An Anthology from Earliest Times to the Present Day. Ed. William McNaughton. Rutland, VT: Tuttle, 1974.
Chinese Love Tales. Trans. G. Soulié de Morant. New York: Three Sirens P, 1935[?]
  • Eastern shame girl.--The wedding of Ya-nei.--A strange destiny.--The error of the embroidered slipper.--The counterfeit old woman.--The monastery of the esteemed-lotus.--A complicated marriage.
Chinese Middlebrow Fiction: From the Ch'ing and Early Republican Eras. Ed. Liu Ts'un-yan. Honk Kong: Renditions, date?
Chinese Nights Entertainments: Stories of Old China. Ed. Brian Brown. New York: Brentano's, 1922.
Chinese Novels, Translated from the Originals; to which are added Proverbs and Moral Maxims, collected from their classical books and other sources. By John Francis Davis. London: John Murray, 1822.

Chinese Poems. Trans. Arthur Waley. London: Allen and Unwin, 1948; repr. London: Unwin, 1985.
Chinese Prose Literature of the T'ang Period. Ed. Evangeline D. Edwards. 2 vols. London: Probsthain, 1937-38.
Chinese Stories from Taiwan 1960-1970. Ed. Joseph S. M. Lau and Timothy A. Ross. New York: Columbia UP, 1976.
  • Ch'en, J.-H. The last performance.--Wang, W.-H. Flaw.--Ch'en, Y.-C. My first case.--Ch'i-teng-sheng. I love black eyes.--Wang, C.-H. An oxcart for dowry.--YÜ, L.-H. In Liu Village.--Chang, H.-K. Earth.--Huang, C.-M.A flower in the rainy night.--Lin, H.-M. Cicada.--Yang, C.-C. Enemies.--Pai, H.-Y. Winter nights.
Chinese Stories of the Twentieth Century. Ed. and trans. Zhihua Fang. New York: Garland, 1995.
  • Stories by Lu Xun, Xu Dishan, Liu Xinwu, Gao Xiaosheng, Tie Ning, and Wang Zengqi.
The Chinese Western: Short Fiction from Today's China. Ed. Zhu Hong. New York: Ballantine, 1988.
Chinese Women Writers: A Collection of Short Stories by Chinese Women Writers of the 1920s and 30s. Trans. Jennifer Anderson and Theresa Munford. Hong Kong: Joint Publishing Co., 1985.
  • Includes stories by Bing Xin, Ding Ling, Ling Shuhua, Luo Shu, Wu Shutian, Lu Yin, Xiao Hong, Feng Keng, Chen Ying, Feng Yuanjun
City Women: Contemporary Taiwan Women Writers. Ed. Eva Hung. Hong Kong: Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2001.
The Classic Anthology Defined by Confucius. Trans. Ezra Pound. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1954.
Classical Chinese Literature. Ed. John Minford and Joseph S. M. Lau. 2? vols. New York: Columbia UP / Hong Kong: Chinese UP, 2000- . (Vol. 1, From antiquity to the Tang dynasty.)
Classical Chinese Tales of the Supernatural and the Fantastic: Selections from the Third to the Tenth Century. Ed. Hsin-yang Kao [Karl S. Y. Kao]. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1985.
Collection of Chinese Lyrics and Other Poems. Trans. Alan Ayling and Duncan Mackintosh, with Ch'eng Hsi and T'ung Ping-cheng. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1965.
A Collection of Contemporary Chinese Short Stories. Taipei: Dawning Cultural Service Center, 1971.
  • Stories by Zhu Huan-wen, Zhu Xining, He Xiaozhong, Wu Dongquan, Jiang Mu, Zhang Fang, Ji Deng, Dian Yuan.
The Columbia Anthology of Modern Chinese Literature. Ed. Joseph S. M. Lau and Howard Goldblatt. New York: Columbia UP, 1995.
The Columbia Anthology of Traditional Chinese Literature. Ed. Victor H. Mair. New York: Columbia UP, 1994. (See also The Shorter Columbia Anthology of Traditional Chinese Literature. Ed. Victor H. Mair. New York: Columbia UP, 2000.)
The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry: From Early Times to the Thirteenth Century. Ed. and trans. Burton Watson. New York: Columbia UP, 1984.
Contemporary Chinese Literature: An Anthology of Post-Mao Fiction and Poetry. Ed. Michael S. Duke. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 1985.
Contemporary Chinese Poetry. Ed. Robert Payne. London: Routledge, 1947.
Contemporary Chinese Short Stories. Ed. Zhao Jingshen. 2 vols. Shanghai: Beixin shuju, 1946.
  • The cross, by Guo Moruo. Suicide, by Mao Dun. A man must have a son, by Ye Shaojun. The florist, by Yu Pingbo. The first home party, by Bing Xin. Hsiao-hsiao, by Shen Congwen. Pai tzu, by Shen Congwen.--v. 2. A hermit at large, by Lu Xun. Looking back to the past, by Lu Xun. Wistaria and doddar, by Yu Dafu. Slave mother, by Rou Shi. Aboard the S.S. Dairen Maru, by Tian Jun. The conversion, by Xiao Qian.
Contemporary Chinese Short Stories. Ed. and trans. Chia-Hua Yuan (Jiahua Yuan) and Robert Payne. New York: Transatlantic Arts / London: N. Carrington, 1946.
  • The waves of the wind, by Lu Xun.--The anchor, by Yang Zhenshen.--The waning moon, by Shi Zhecun.--The last train, by Lao She.--The lamp, Under cover of darkness, by Shen Congwen.--The breasts of a girl, by Zhang Tianyi.--The sorrows of the Lake of Egrets, Tiger, by Duanmu Houngliang.--The red trousers, by Bian Zhilin.--The half-baked, by Yao Xueyin.--Biographical notes.
Contemporary Chinese Short Stories. Beijing: Panda Books, 1983.
Contemporary Chinese Stories. Ed. and trans. Chi-Chen Wang. New York: Columbia UP, 1944; repr. New York: Greenwood P, 1968.
  • The road, by Chang T'ien-yi.--The inside story, by Chang T'ien-yi. --A country boy withdraws from school, by Lao Hsiang.--Black Li and White Li, by Lao She.--The glasses, by Lao She.--Grandma takes charge, by Lao She.--The philanthropist, by Lao She.--Liu's court, by Lao She.--The puppet dead, by Pa Chin.--Night march, by Shen Ts'ung-wen.--Smile! By Chang T'ien-yi.--Reunion, by Chang T'ien-yi.--Little sister, by Feng Wen-ping.--The helpmate, by Ling Shu-hua (Mrs. Ch'en T'ung-po)--Spring silkworms, by Mao Dun.--"A true Chinese," by Mao Dun.--Mrs. Li's hair, by Yeh Shao-chÜn.--Neighbors, by Yeh Shao-chÜn.--What's the difference? By Lusin.--Peking street scene, by Lusin.--Yuchun, by Yang Chen-sheng.--Glossary.--Bibliographical note (p.[235])--Notes on the authors.
Contemporary Chinese Women Writers. Vol. 2. Beijing: Panda, 1991.
Contemporary Chinese Women Writers. Vol. 3. Beijing: Panda, 1993.
Contemporary Women Writers: Hong Kong and Taiwan. Ed. Eva Hung. Hong Kong: Research Centre for Translation, Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong, 1991.
  • Xi Xi; Peng Cao; Li Ang; Yuan Qiongqiong; Su Weizhen; Li Li; Xin Qishi.
Crossing the Yellow River. Trans. Sam Hamill. BOA Editions, 2000.
  • A collection of 300 poems from the first century BCE to the 16th century CE, focused especially on Li Po, Wang Wei, and Tu Fu.
Death in a Cornfield and Other Stories from Contemporary Taiwan. Ed. Ching-hsi Perng and Chiu-kuei Wang. Hong Kong: Oxford UP, 1994.
Dragonflies: Fiction by Chinese Women in the Twentieth Century. Ed. Shu-ning Sciban and Fred Edwards. Ithaca: Cornell East Asia Series, 2003.
  • Stories by Ling Shuhua, Bing Xin, Zhang Ailing, Wei Junyi, Kang Yunwei, Ping Lu, Liao Huiying, Chi Li, Jiang Zidan, Wang Anyi, and Xi Xi
Exiles and Native Sons: Modern Chinese Stories from Taiwan. Ed. Michelle Yeh and Dominic Cheung. Taipei: National Institute for Compilation and Translation, 1992.
Famous Chinese Short Stories. Ed. Lin Yutang. New York: John Day, 1954.
Fir-Flower Tablets: Poems Translated from the Chinese by Florence Aysough . . . English Versions by Amy Lowell. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1921.

Fissures: Chinese Writing Today. Ed. Henry Y. H. Zhao, Yanbing Chen, and John Rosenwald. Brookline, MA: Zephyr P, 2001.
Five Chinese Communist Plays. Ed. Martin Ebon. New York: John Day, 1975.
  • Includes "White-haired Girl," "Red Detachment...," "Taking...," "Red Lantern," "Azalea Mountain."
Folk Stories from Taiwan. Ed. Kuo-ch'ing Tu and Robert Backus. Santa Barbara: Center for Taiwan Studies, Univ. of California, 2005.
The Fontana Collection of Modern Chinese Writing. Ed. Christine Liao. Melbourne: Fontana/Collins, 1983.
  • At middle age / Shen Rong -- Pages from a factory secretary's diary / Jiang Zilong -- The stranger / Zhang Lin -- A spate of visitors / Wang Meng -- The story of a living Buddha / Malqinhu -- Hansuai, the living ghost / Bai Honghu and Yang Zhao -- Two brigade leaders / Ji Xuepei -- In vino veritas / Sun Yuchun -- The moon on the south lake / Liu Fudao -- A poster / Li Huiwen -- Poems / Ai Qing ; Shu Ting ; Huang Yongyu
Four Cautionary Tales. Trans. Harold Acton and Li Yi-hsieh. London: Lehman, 1947.
Fragrant Weeds: Chinese Short Stories Once Labelled as Poisonous Weeds. Ed. W. J. F. Jenner. Trans. Geremie Barmé and Bennett Lee. Hong Kong: Joint Publishing, 1983.
From the Bluest Part of the Harbour: Poems from Hong Kong. Ed. Andrew Parkin. London: Oxford UP, 1996.
Frontier Taiwan: An Anthology of Modern Chinese Poetry. Ed. Michelle Mi-Hsi Yeh and N. G. D. Malmqvist. New York: Columbia UP, 2001.
Furrows, Peasants, Intellectuals, and the State: Stories and Histories from Modern China. Ed. Helen Siu. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1990.
A Further Collection of Chinese Lyrics and Other Poems. Trans. Alan Ayling and Duncan Mackintosh, with Ch'eng Hsi and T'ung Ping-cheng. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt UP, 1970.
  • Reviews: David Hawkes. Journal of the American Oriental Society 93.4 (1973): 635-36.
Gems of Chinese Literature: Prose. Ed. Herbert Allen Giles. 1923. (Orig. ed. pub. as Gems of Chinese Literature. 1884); repr. New York: Paragon Book Reprint Co., 1965.
Gems of Chinese Literature: Poetry. Ed. Herbert Allen Giles. 1923. (Orig. ed. pub. as Chinese Poetry in English Verse. 1898); repr. New York: Paragon Book Reprint Co., 1965.
Genesis of a Revolution: An Anthology of Modern Chinese Short Stories. Ed. Stanley R. Munro. Singapore: Heinemann, 1979.
  • Ba, J. A tiny incident.--Bing, X. Separation.--Ding, L. On Qing Yun Lane.--Lao, S. The woman from Liu Tun.--Mao, D. In front of the pawnshop.--Shen, C.W. Seven barbarians and the last Spring Festival.--Wu, Z.X. The night before leaving home.--Ye, S.J.A lifetime.--Yu, D.F. Blood and tears.--Zhang, T.Y. The journey.
The Golden Casket: Chinese Novellas of Two Millennia. Trasn. Christopher Levenson (from Wolfgang Bauer's and Herbert Franke's German version of the original Chinese). New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, 1964.
Hong Kong Collage: Contemporary Stories and Writing. Ed. Martha Cheung. Hong Kong: Oxford UP, 1998.
I Knew All Along and Other Stories. Beijing: Foreign Languages P, 1960.
  • Fiction by Ma Feng, Wang Wenshi, Gao Fengge, Shen Yaozhong, Du Pengcheng, Lu Junzhao, Hu Wenjun, Xia Hong, Wang Yuanqian, Ru Zhijuan, Liu Baiyu, Liu Gei, A. Wufulli.
I Wish I Were a Wolf: The New Voice in Chinese Women's Literature. Ed. Diana B. Kingsbury. Beijing: New World P, 1994.
  • I wish I were a wolf / Ma Zhongxing -- Octday / Tie Ning -- Friend on a rainy day / Bai Fengxi -- Women speak / Xiang Ya -- Brothers / Wang Anyi -- You can't make me change / Liu Xihong -- Rejecting fate / Han Chunxu.
Ici la vie respire aussi et autres textes de littérature de reportage (1926-1982). Ed. and trans. Noel Dutrait. Aix-en-Provence: Alinea, 1986.
  • Includes essays by Zhu Ziqing, Xia Yan, Song Zhidi, Cao Bai, Huang Gang, Wei Wei, Xu Chi, and Liu Binyan.
The Importance of Understanding: Translations from the Chinese. Ed. and trans. Yutang Lin. Cleveland: World Pub. Co., 1960.
  • [1.] Human life -- [2.] Love and death -- [3.] The seasons -- [4.] Nature -- [5.] Human adjustments -- [6.] Women -- [7.] The home and daily living -- [8.] Art -- [9.] Literature -- [10.] After tea and wine -- [11.] Ancient wit -- [12.] Fools to this world -- [13.] Wisdom -- [14.] Epigrams and proverbs.
Indigenous Writers of Taiwan: An Anthology of Stories, Essays, and Poems. Ed. and trans. John Balcom and Yingtsih Balcom. New York: Columbia UP, 2005.
The Isle Full of Noises: Modern Chinese Poetry from Taiwan. Ed. and trans. Dominic Cheung. New York: Columbia UP, 1987.
The Jade Mountain: A Chinese Anthology. Being 300 Poems of the T'ang Dynasty, 618-906. Ed. Witter Bynner and Kiang Kang-hu. New York: Knopf, 1931.
Jumping Through Hoops: Autobiographical Stories by Modern Chinese Women Writers. Ed. Jing M. Wang. Trans. Jing M. Wang and Shirley Chang. Hong Kong: Hong Kong UP, 2003.
The Kokin Waka-shu: the 10th Century Anthology. Comp. Tsurayuki Ki. Trans. H. H. Honda. Tokyo: Hokuseido P, 1970.
Last of the Whampoa Breed: Stories of the Chinese Diaspora. Ed. Pang-yuan Chi and David Der-wei Wang. New York: Columbia UP, 2003.
Literature of the Hundred Flowers. Ed. and trans. Nie Hualing. 2 vols. New York: Columbia UP, 1981.
Literature of the People's Republic of China. Ed. Kai-yu Hsu. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1980.
Living China. Ed. Edgar Snow. With an essay on modern Chinese literature by Nym Wales. New York: Reynal and Hitchcock, 1937; repr. Westport, CT: Hyperion P, 1973.
  • Biography of Lu Hsün ; Medicine ; A little incident ; K'ung I-chi ; Benediction ; Kites ; "Mother's" ; Divorce / Lu Hsün -- Slave mother / Jou Shih -- Suicide / Mao Tun -- Mud / Mao Tun -- The flood / Ting Ling -- News Ting Ling -- Dog / Pa Chin -- Pai Tzu / Shên Ts'ung-wên -- Ah Ao / Sun Hsi-chen -- Aboard the S.S. "Dairen Maru" / T'ien Chün -- The third gun / T'ien Chün -- The dog-meat general / Lin Yü-t'ang -- The conversion / Hsiao Ch'ien -- Wistaria and dodder / Yü Ta-fu -- Mutation / Chang T'ien-yi -- Dilemma / Kuo Mo-jo -- Fragment from a lost diary / Shih Ming -- Voyage beyond law / Sha Ting.
The Lost Boat: Avant-garde Fiction from China. Ed. Henry Zhao. London: Wellsweep, 1993.
Love That Burns on a Summer Night. Beijing: Panda, 1990.
Lyrical Prose of China: Stories, Essays, and Reminiscences. Trans. Cheng Mei. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 1997.
Lyrics from Shelters: Modern Chinese Poetry, 1930-1950. Ed. and trans. Wai-lim Yip. New York: Garland, 1992. (World literature in translation, 26)
Lyrics from the Chinese. Trans. Helen Waddell. 1913; repr. London: Constable, 1942.
Mao's Harvest: Voices from China's New Generation. Ed. Helen F. Siu and Zelda Stern. New York: Oxford UP, 1983.
  • Foreword / Jonathan Spencer -- Part I. Faith -- Why is life's road getting narrower and narrower? (letter) / Pan Xiao -- The two generations (essay). A generation (poem). Shooting a photograph (poem). I am a willful child (poem) / Gu Gong -- Reply (poem) / Bei Dao -- Part II. Family -- Remorse (story) / Zhang Jie -- Overpass (novella) / Liu Xinwu -- Part III. Love -- Love cannot be forgotten (story) / Zhang Jie -- The corner forsaken by love (story) / Zhang Xian -- Longing (poem) / Shu Ting -- Part IV. Work -- The foundation (story) / Jiang Zilong -- Trust (story) / Chen Zhongshi -- Part V. Politics -- General, you can't do this! (poem). Whom are you writing about? (essay) / Ye Wenfu -- In the wake of the storm (poem) / Shu Ting -- At the denunciation meeting (story) / Wang Peng -- The two realms of love (poem). Epigraph (poem) / u Cheng -- Second encounter (story) / Jin He -- The get-together (story) / Gan Tiesheng -- Part VI. Appendix -- Proletarian dictatorship is a humanitarian dictatorship (essay) / Wang Xizhe -- China's new generation of politicians (interview) / Wei Ming.
Masterpieces of Modern Chinese Fiction, 1919-1949. Beijing: Foreign Languages P, 1983.
Mercury Rising: Contemporary Poetry from Taiwan. Ed. Frank Stewart, Arthur Sze, and Michelle Yeh. Honolulu: U of Hawaii P, 2003.
May Fourth Women Writers: Memoirs. Ed. Janet Ng and Janice Wickeric. Hong Kong: Renditions, 1997.
Modern Chinese Literary Thought: Writings on Literature, 1893-1945. Ed. Kirk A. Denton. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1996.
Modern Chinese Plays. Trans. Ku Tsung-ni. Shanghai: Commercial P, 1941.
Modern Chinese Poetry. Ed. and trans. Harold Acton and Chen Shih-hsiang. London: Duckworth, 1936.
Modern Chinese Poetry: Twenty Poets from the Republic of China, 1955-65. Ed. and trans. Yip Wai-lim. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 1970.
Modern Chinese Stories. Ed. K. M. Panikkar. Delhi: Ranjit Printers & Publishers, 1953.
Modern Chinese Stories. Ed. W. J. F. Jenner. Trans. Gladys Yang. 1970; repr. London: Oxford UP, 1978.
  • Two Nian stories: Liu Eryuan / Gao Yuanxun ; The flagpoles / Guo Tongde -- Kong Yiji ; My old home ; The New-Year sacrifice / Lu Xun -- Slaves' mother / Rou Shi -- Double performance / Guo Moruo -- On the boat / Mao Dun -- A brilliant beginning / Lao She -- Stealing lotuses / Ye Zi -- Generosity / Zhang Tianyi -- On the island / Ai Wu -- Meng Xiangying stands up / Zhao Shuli -- Huaiyiwan : a story of the North Shenzi guerrillas / Gao Langting -- The blacksmith and the carpenter (first part) / Sun Li -- Maple leave / He Guyan -- The moon on a frosty morning / Fang Shumin -- The iron inspector / Wang Xingyuan -- Two modern storytellers' stories: The pauper's co-op / Tang Gengliang ; Two ears of rice / Xu Daosheng and Chen Wencai.
Modern Chinese Stories and Novellas, 1919-49. Ed. Joseph S. M. Lau, C. T. Hsia, and Leo Ou-Fan Lee. New York: Columbia UP, 1981.
Modern Drama from Communist China. Ed. Walter Meserve and Ruth I. Meserve. New York: New York UP, 1970.
  • Snow in midsummer, by Kuan Han-ching.--The passer-by, by Lu Hsun.--Dragon beard ditch, by Lao Sheh.--The white-haired girl, by Ting Yi and Ho Ching-chih.--The women's representative, by Sun Yu.--Yesterday, by Chang Pao-hua and Chung Yi-ping.--Magic aster, by Jen Teh-yao.--Letters from the South, by Sha Seh, and others.--The red lantern, by Wong Ou-hung and Ah Chia.
Modern Literature from China. Ed. Walter J. Meserve and Ruth L. Meserve. New York: New York UP, 1974.
Modern Verse from Taiwan. Trans. Angela Jung Palandri. Berkeley: U of California P, 1972.
More Gems from Chinese Poetry. Trans. W. J. B. Fletcher. 2nd ed. Shanghai: Commercial P, 1923.
More Translations from the Chinese. Trans. Arthur Waley. New York: Knopf, 1949?
Mountain Home: The Wilderness Poetry of Ancient China. Ed. and trans. David Hinton. Washington, DC: Counterpoint, 2000; repr. New York: New Directions, 2005.
The Muse of China: A Collection of Prose and Short Stories. By Contemporary Chinese Women Writers. 2 vols. Taipei, Taiwan: Chinese Women Writers Association, 1974-78.
The Mystified Boat and Other New Stories from China. Ed. Frank Stewart and Herbert J. Batt. (Special issue of Manoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing 15.2 [2003]. Honolulu: U of Hawaii P.)
New Chinese Poetry. Ed. Kwang-chung Yu. Taipei: Heritage P, 1960.
New Chinese Stories: Twelve Short Stories by Contemporary Chinese Writers. Ed. Wu Lu-cheÏn. Taipei: Heritage P, 1961.
New Chinese Writing [from Taiwan]. Ed. Lucian Wu. Taipei: Heritage P, 1962.
The New Directions Anthology of Classical Chinese Poetry. Ed. Eliot Weinberger. New Directions, 2003.
  • Contains some 250 poems by nearly 40 poets of the T'ang and Sung dynasties, in translations by William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, Kenneth Rexroth, Gary Snyder, and David Hinton. Plus a selection of essays on Chinese poetry by each of the translators and biographical notes on the poets.
New Generation: Poems from China Today. Ed. Wang Ping. Brooklyn: Hanging Loose P, 1999.
  • Che Qianzi -- Hand-copied paperback -- Chen Dongdong -- Snow-covered sun -- Finally -- He Zhong -- The vast land -- When we walked into the city -- You come from far away -- The cold spirit of snow -- The last bottle of good wine -- Missing the encounter - Spring that is beyond definition -- High land -- Under a tree -- flowing water -- The past is a cup from my people -- Jia Wei -- Edge -- Black rails -- Scene A -- Liang Ziaoming -- Individual -- Since the creation of words -- Permission -- Liu Manliu -- Mayfly's journal -- Autograph book -- As I search for a language -- To poets -- Meng Lang -- Exile admonition -- This age has TB -- A world -- Settling -- Mo Fei -- From "words and objects" -- The sound of chopping wood -- Stuck in place -- Coins flung in four directions -- Young prophet -- This is not the last -- Mo Mo -- Betrayal -- Gluttonous and hungry -- Sold out -- Tang Yaping -- Just call me by my nickname -- Black night -- Wang Jiaxin -- Iron -- Words -- Railway station -- Want Ping -- Syntax -- Of flesh and spirit -- No sense of direction -- Wei Se -- From "The string of beads, fate" -- Tibet -- Xi Chuan -- For Haizi -- Books -- Birds -- Bats in the twilight -- Xue Di -- Interplay -- The passage to heaven -- Nostalgia -- Yan Li -- From Serial poetic -- Yi Sha -- when the train crossed the Yellow River -- Neighbors -- That year -- The north wind was blowing -- I write what history cannot write -- This fall this year -- Yu Jian -- In praise of work -- The fence -- I overheard them talking about the source of the Pearl river -- Power outage -- Thank you, Father -- Mouse -- From "The brown notebook : rejecting metaphor" -- Zhai Yongming -- Café song -- Proof -- End -- Zhang Er -- Raindrop -- Chinese honey -- Zhang Zhen -- Poetry -- Revolution -- Zhao Qiong -- Hidden arc -- Doubt -- Punctual arrival -- Zhen Danyi -- To autumn -- Poem -- Zou Jingzhi -- The meridian gate -- The wheat reaper -- To die in a sitting position -- Burning the red soil -- The well of Imperial concubine Zhen -- What's in my heart -- Old bowl.
The New Realism: Writings from China after the Cultural Revolution. Ed. Lee Yee. New York: Hippocrene Books, 1983.
  • A reflection of reality / Lee Yee -- Sons and successors / Ru Zhijuan -- Li Shunda builds a house / Gao Xiaosheng -- Manager Qiao assumes office / Jiang Zilong -- General, you must not do this! / Ye Wenfu -- The eye of night / Wang Meng -- In the archives of society / Wang Jing -- Middle age / Shen Rong -- Between human and demon / Liu Binyan -- A place forgotten by love / Zhang Xian -- If I were for real / Sha Yexin, Li Shoucheng, Yao Mingde -- Five letters / Bai Hua.
New Tide: Contemporary Chinese Poetry. Ed. and trans. Chao Tang and Lee Robinson. Toronto: Mangajin Books, 1992.
New Voices: Stories and Poems by Young Chinese Writers. Ed. and trans. Nancy Ing. San Francisco: Chinese Materials Center, 1980.
One Half of the Sky: Selections from Contemporary Women Writers of China. Trans. R. A. Roberts and Angela Knox. London: Heinemann, 1987.
One Hundred Modern Chinese Poems. Ed. and trans. Bingjun Pang, John Minford, and Sean Golden. Hong Kong: Commercial P, 1987.
The Orchid Boat: Women Poets of China. Trans. Kenneth Rexroth and Ling Chung. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1972.
  • Includes 120 poems by 54 poets.
Out of the Howling Storm: The New Chinese Poetry. Ed. Tony Barnstone. Hanover: Wesleyan UP, 1993.
Oxcart: Nativist Stories from Taiwan 1934-1977. Trans. Rosemary M. Haddon. Dortmund: Projekt Verlag, 1996.
An Oxford Anthology of Contemporary Chinese Drama. Ed. Martha Cheung and Jane Lai. Hong Kong: Oxford UP, 1997.
The Penguin Book of Chinese Verse. Ed. A. R. Davis. Trans. Robert Cotewall and Norman L. Smith. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1962.
The People Speak Out: Translations of Poems and Songs of the People of China. Ed. Rewi Alley. Beijing, 1954.
Perspectives in Contemporary Chinese Literature. Ed. Mason Y. H. Wang. University Center, Michigan: Green River P, 1983.
  • Pt. 1. Essays: The second blooming of the hundred flowers : Chinese literature in post-Mao era / Michael S. Duke -- Ba Jin (1904- ) : from personal liberation to party "liberation" / Michael S. Duke -- The poetic theory and practice of Ai Qing / Anglea Jung Palandri -- Shoes that fit : the stories of Gao Xiaosheng / Jeannette L. Faurot -- Listen to the voice of the people / Liu Binyan ; translated by Kyna Rubin -- A question that must be answered / Bai Hua ; translated by Madelyn Ross -- Remembering Xiao Shan / Ba Jin ; translated by Michael S. Duke -- Pt. 2. Stories: By way of a preface to The sad canal / Wang Ruowang ; translated by Kyna Rubin -- See which family has good fortune / Liu Qingbang ; translated by Denis C. Mair -- Li Shunda builds a house / Gao Xiaosheng ; translated by Madelyn Ross -- A dream on strings / Zong Pu ; translated by Aimeé Lykes -- Chinese roses / Li Tuo ; translated by Mary Boyd and Kam Louie.
A Place of One's Own: Stories of Self in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Ed. Kwok-kan Tam, Terry Siu-han Yip, and Wimal Dissanayake. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1999.
Poems of the Hundred Names: A Short Introduction to Chinese Poetry together with 208 Original Translations. By Henry Hart. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1954.
Poems of the Masters: China's Classic Anthology of T'Ang and Sung Dynasty Verse. Trans. "Red Pine" [Bill Porter]. Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon P, 2003.
Poetry and Prose of the Han, Wei and Six Dynasties. Ed. Hsien-i Yang. Beijing: Chinese Literature, 1986.
Poetry and Prose of the Ming and Qing. Ed. Hsien-i Yang. Beijing: Chinese Literature, 1986.
Poetry Hong Kong: An English Translation of a Selection of Chinese Poetry. Ed. and trans. J. S. M. Leung. Hong Kong: Pub.?, 1991.
Prairie Schooner (Summer 1991): Special China Issue.
  • Includes poems by Tang Lan, Liang Xiaobin, Xu Wenying, Liu Yihe, Mang Ke, Shu Ting, Liu Zhanqiu, Yang Liuhong, Zhang Xiaojian, Wang Xiaoni, Bei Dao, Hwang Yunte, and Tian Xiaofei; and a short story by Lu Minzhan.
Proscribed Chinese Writing. Ed. Robert Tung. London: Curzon P, 1976.
Reading the Right Text: An Anthology of Contemporary Chinese Drama. Ed. Xiaomei Chen. Honolulu: U of Hawaii P, 2003.
  • Plays by Liu Shugang, He Jiping, Yang Limin, Sha Yexin, Zhang Lili, and Zhang Mingyuan.
Readings in Chinese Literary Thought. Ed. Stephen Owen. Cambridge, MA: Council on East Asian Studies, 1992.
Recent Fiction from China, 1987-89: Selected Stories and Novellas. Ed. Long Xu. Lewiston: Edwin Mellen P, 1991.
The Red Azalea: Chinese Poetry Since the Cultural Revolution. Ed. Edward Morin. Honolulu: U of Hawaii P, 1990.
Red Is Not the Only Color: Contemporary Chinese Fiction on Love and Sex between Women, Collected Stories. Ed. Patricia Sieber. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2001.
  • Stories by Chen Ran, Chen Xue, He An, Hong Ling, Liang Hanyi, Wang Anyi, Wong Bikwan, Zhang Mei.
The Red Pear Garden: Three Dramas of Revolutionary China. Ed. John Mitchell. Boston: Godine, 1973.
Revolutionary Literature in China: An Anthology. Ed. John David Berninghausen and Theodore Huters. White Plains, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 1976.
  • Introductory essay / John Berninghausen and Ted Huters -- We shall meet again : short story (1914) / Zhou Shou-juan -- People who insult people : essay (1921) / Ye Sheng-tao -- A literature of blood and tears : essay (1921) / Zheng Zhen-duo -- On the bridge : essay (1923) / Ye Sheng-tao -- Revolution and literature : essay (1926) / Guo Mo-ruo -- From a literary revolution to a revolutionary literature : essay (1928) / Zheng Fangwu -- From Guling to Tokyo : essay (1928) / Mao Dun -- Who's 'We'? : essay (1932). The question of popular literature and art : essay (1932) / Qu Qiu-bai -- A day : short story (1930) / Ding Ling -- In front of the pawnshop : short story (1932) / Mao Dun -- Hatred : short story (1932) / Zhang Tian-yi -- Man and wife learn to read : one-act Yangge play (1945) / Ma Ke -- Silence : short story(1957) / Qin Zhao-yang -- The guest : short story (1964) / Zhou Li-bo -- Debut : short story (1966) / Hao Ran.
The Rose Colored Dinner: New Works by Contemporary Chinese Women Writers. Trans. Nienling Liu, et al. Pref. Sylvia Berkman. Hong Kong: Joint Publishing, 1988.
Roseaux sur le mur: les poetes occidentalistes chinois, 1919-1949. Ed. Michelle Loi. Paris: Gallimard, 1971.
Roses and Thorns: The Second Blooming of the Hundred Flowers in Chinese Fiction, 1979-1980. Ed. E. Perry Link. Berkeley: U of California P, 1984.
Running Wild: New Chinese Writers. Ed. David Der-Wei Wang and Jeanne Tai. New York: Columbia UP, 1993.
Saturday Afternoon at the Mill, and Other One-Act Plays. Beijing: Foreign Languages P, 1957.
  • Plays by Cui Dezhi (Tsui Teh-chih), Hu Qiu (Hu Chiu), Zhao Yuxiang (Chao Yu-xiang), and Lu Yanzhou (Lu Yen-chou).
Science Fiction from China. Ed. Patrick Murphy and Wu Dingbo. New York: Praeger, 1989.
The Seed and Other Stories. Beijing: Foreign Languages P, 1972.
Seeds of Fire: Chinese Voices of Conscience. Ed. Geremie Barmé and John Minford. Hong Kong: Far Eastern Economic Review, 1986; repr. New York: Hill and Wang, 1988; repr. New York: Noonday P, 1989.
Selected Works by Members of China PEN Centre of Shanghai. Shanghai: Shanghai Translation House, 1991.
The Serenity of Whiteness: Stories by and about Women in Contemporary China. Trans. Zhu Hong [Hung Chu]. New York: Ballantine, 1991; repr. New York: Available P, 1992.
Seven Contemporary Chinese Women Writers. Beijing: Chinese Literature, distributed by China Publications Centre, 1982.
Short Stories: Short Stories from China. Ed. Ming-ting Cze. Moscow: Cooperative Publishing Society of Foreign Workers in the USSR, 1935.
Six Contemporary Chinese Women Writers. Beijing: Panda Books, 1995.
Sowing the Clouds: A Collection of Chinese Short Stories. Beijing: Foreign Languages P, 1961.
A Splintered Mirror: Chinese Poetry from the Democracy Movement. Trans. Donald Finkel and Carolyn Kizer. San Francisco: North Point, 1991.
Spring Bamboo: A Collection of Contemporary Chinese Short Stories. Ed. Jeanne Tai. New York: Random House, 1989.
  • Clock / Zheng Wanlong -- The homecoming / Han Shaogong -- Lao Kang came back / Wang Anyi -- Looking for fun / Chen Jiangong -- Grandma Qi / Li Tuo -- Souls tied to the knots on a leather cord / Zhaxi Dawa -- Like a banjo string / Shi Tiesheng -- Dry river / Mo Yan -- The tree stump / A. Cheng -- The nine palaces / Zhang Chengzhi.
Spring of Bitter Waters: Short Fiction from Today's China. Ed. Zhu Hong. London: Allison & Busby, 1989.
Stores for Saturday: Twentieth Century Chinese Popular Fiction. Trans. Timothy C. Wong. Honolulu: U of Hawaii P, 2003.
Stories from the Thirties. 2 vols. Beijing: Foreign Languages P, 1982.
Stories of China at War. Ed. Chi-Chen Wang. New York: Columbia UP, 1947; repr. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1975.
  • Beyond the Willow wall, by Tuan-mu Kung-liang.--Three men, by Chen Shou-chu.--Heaven has eyes, by Mao Dun.--The red trousers, by Pien Chih-lin.--An unsuccessful fight, by Ping Po.--Chabancheh Makay, by Yao HsÜeh-yin.--Purge by fire, by Yang Shuo.--Builders of the Burma Road, by Pai P'ing-chieh.--In the steel mill, by King Yu-ling.--Test of good citizenship, by Li Wei-t'ao.--They take heart again, by Lao She (Lau Shaw)--Portrait of a traitor, by Lao She (Lau Shaw)--The letter from home, by Lao She (Lau Shaw)--A new life, by Chang T'ien-yi.--House hunting, by Tuan-mu Kung-liang.--Under the moonlight, by Kuo Mo-jo.
Stories of Contemporary China. Ed. Winston Yang and Nathan Mao. New York: Paragon Books, 1979.
Straw Sandals: Chinese Short Stories, 1918-1933. Ed. Harold Robert Isaacs. Cambridge, MA: MIT P, 1974.
  • Diary of a madman / Lu Hsün -- Kong Yiji / Lu Xun -- Gust of wind / Lu Hsün -- Cho Wen-chün : a play in three acts (abridged) / Kuo Mo-jo -- Intoxicating spring nights / Yü Ta-fu -- Mr. Pan in distress / Yeh Shao-Chün -- Remorse (handwritten notes by Chuan-sheng) / Lu Hsün -- The diary of Miss Sophia / Ting Ling -- Hassan / Jiang Guangci -- Salt / Shih Yi -- Living together / Hu Yeh-p'in -- Slave mother / Jou Shih -- Comedy / Mao Tun -- One certain night / Ting Ling -- The three pagodas / Ting Chiu -- Spring silkworms / Mao Tun -- Autumn harvest / Mao Tun -- Three to five bushels more / Yeh Shao-chün -- Fifty dollars / Wang Tongzhao -- On the threshing field / Cheng Nung -- The courier / Dong Ping -- Land of snow / He Gutian -- Death / Shih Yi -- Words of blood (a poem) / Yin Fu -- Notes on Chinese left-wing periodicals / Mao Tun.
Stubborn Weeds: Popular and Controversial Chinese Literature after the Cultural Revolution. Ed. E. Perry Link. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1983.
  • Introduction : On the mechanics of the control of literature in China / Perry Link -- [Short stories] -- The girl who seemed to understand / Liu Zhen -- Nightmare-notes from a mother's hand / Xu Hui -- Maple / Zheng Yi -- What should I do? / Chen Guokai -- Cries from death row / Jin Yanhua and Wang Jingquan -- A bundle of letters / Bai Hua -- Foundation / Jiang Zilong -- Two stories from the unofficial press: The little egg girl / Xiao Yi. The sea does not belong to us / An Dong -- [Poetry] -- The petitioner and his dependents / Gong Liu -- A short stop. One generation. Curve. Feeling. A walk in the rain / Gu Cheng -- "?.!". Perhaps / Shu Ting -- Two cents / Feng Yu -- The new face of Judas / Huang Yongyu -- Desert scenes / Wang Zhongcai -- Discontent / Luo Gengye -- Blossoms on a frosted pane / He Xianquan -- Lost identity. Thinking of you on New Year's Eve. Temptation. Five sketches of student life. Street scene / Qiu Xiaolong -- [Drama] -- What if I really were? / ShaYexin, Li Schoucheng, and Yao Mingde -- [Popular performing arts] -- [Comedians' dialogues] -- Bureau chief bureau / Wei Qiping -- The multi-level hotel / Ma Ji -- The tyrant bids farewell to his mistress / Liu Ziyu -- [Fast clappertales] -- Interview in a Moscow Kindergarten. Who's the lucky one? / Liang Houmin -- [Shandong fast tales] -- The woolly sheep / Li Hongji -- 'Ear to the wind' and 'Endless tongue' / Cao Shuyun -- Think it over / Chen Jinbo and Liu Junquan.
Summer Glory: A Collection of Contemporary Chinese Poetry. Trans. Nancy Ing. San Francisco: Chinese Materials Center, 1982.
Sunflower Splendor: Three Thousand Years of Chinese Poetry. Ed. Wu-chi Liu and Irving Lo. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1975.
Tales from China. Retold by Cyril Birch. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2001.
Tales from Within the Clouds: Nakhi Stories of China. Retold by Carolyn Han. Honolulu: U of Hawaii P, 1997.
The Temple and Other Poems. Trans. Arthur Waley. New York: Knopf, 1923.
Theater and Society: An Anthology of Contemporary Chinese Drama. Ed. Yan Haiping. Armonk, NY: East Gate Books, 1998.
The Tiananmen Poems. Ed. and trans. Xiao Lan. Beijing: Foreign Languages P, 1979.
The Time Is Not Yet Ripe: Contemporary China's Best Writers and Their Stories. Ed. Ying Bian. Beijing: Foreign Languages P, 1991.
  • Ah Cheng and his King of Chess / D.C. Mair -- King of Chess Chapters 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, & 10) / Y. Deng -- Feng Jicai, a giant of a writer in more ways than one / J. Li -- The tall woman and her short husband / J. Feng -- Jia Pingwa and his fiction / J. Sun -- Touch paper / P. Jia -- Lu Wenfu and his fiction / T. Wu -- The boundary wall / W. Lu -- Shen Rong and her fiction / G. Yang -- Ten years deducted / R. Shen -- Wang Anyi and her fiction / H. Ying -- Lao Kang is back / A. Wang -- Wang Meng and his fiction / G. Yang -- Snowball / M. Wang -- Zhang Jie, a controversial, mainstream writer / G. Yang -- The time is not yet ripe / J. Zhang -- Zhang Kangkang and her fiction / T. Wu -- Bitter dreams / K. Zhang -- Zhang Xianliang and his fiction / J. Li -- Bitter springs--a truck driver's story / X. Zhang.
Traditional Chinese Stories: Themes and Variations. Ed. Y. W. Ma and Joseph S. M. Lau. New York: Columbia UP, 1978.
  • Hsun Chu-po visits his friend -- Wu Pao-an ransoms his friend -- Old servant Hsu -- The biography of Yu Jang -- Prince Tan of Yen -- Feng Yen -- Wu-shuang the peerless -- Sung founder escorts Chiang-niang one thousand li -- Lady knight-errant -- Yang Wen, the road-blocking tiger -- The Sham commander reclaims his beauty -- The strong kid of the Ch'in-huai Region – The Chung-shan wolf -- The case of the dead infant -- The Shansi merchant -- The story of Ying-ying -- Tu Shih-niang sinks the jewel box in anger -- The courtesan Li Wa -- The tragedy of Pu Fei-Yen -- Oil peddler courts the courtesan -- Couple bound in life and death -- The leper girl -- Broken hairpin -- Han P'ing and his wife -- Artisan Ts'ui and his ghost wife -- The pearl shirt reencountered -- Loach Fan's double mirror -- The poetess Yu Hsuan-Chi -- Empress Chao Fei-yen -- Han Wu-niang sells her charms at the New Bridge Market -- Henpecked judge who loses a governorship -- Miss Jen -- Legendary marriage at Tung-t'ing -- Eternal prisoner under the Thunder Peak Pagoda -- Red jade -- Scholar T'an -- A mangy Taoist exorcises ghosts -- Golden Phoenix hairpin -- Nieh Hsiao-chien -- Scholar Ts'ui -- Tu Tzu-ch'un -- A taste of immortality -- In search of a heart -- The Taoist priest of the Lao Mountains -- The monk's magic -- The world inside a pillow -- Scholar Chang -- The great Maudgalyayana rescues his mother from hell -- The jade-faced cat -- Nieh Yi-tao the magistrate -- The jest that leads to disaster -- Lion Cub Lane -- Magistrate T'eng and the case of inheritance -- The book that reveals the culprit -- Yen-chin -- The wit of the master thief -- Sung the Fourth raises hell with tightwad Chang -- Liu Ling -- Hou Po -- The fake knight-errant -- The swindler alchemists.
Traditional Chinese Tales. Ed. and trans. Chi-Chen Wang. New York: Columbia UP, 1944; repr. New York: Greenwood, 1968.
  • Hsü Yen's strange encounter, or lovers within a lover, by Wu Chün.--The ancient mirror, by Wang Tu.--The white monkey.--The disembodied soul, by Ch'en Hsüan-yu.--The magic pillow, by Shen Chi-Chi.--Jonshih, or The fox lady, by Shen Chi-chi.--The dragon's daughter, by Li Ch'ao-wei.--Huo Hsiao yü, by Chiang Fang.--Li Yahsien, a loyal courtesan, by Po Hsing-chien.--The story of Ying Ying, by Yuan Chen.--Hsieh Hsiaowo, or A monkey in the carriage, by Li Kung-tso.--The Kunlun slave, by P'ei Hsing.--Yinniang the swordswoman, by P'ei Hsing.--Predestined marriage, by Li Fu-yen.--Du Zizhun, by Li Fuyan.--The jade kuanyin.--The judicial murder of Tsui Ning--The flower lover and the fairies.--The oil peddler and the queen of flowers.--The three brothers.--Bibliographical note (p. [215])--Notes on the tales.
The Tragedy of Ah Qui, and Other Modern Chinese Stories. Trans. J. B. Yn-Yu Kyn and E. H. F. Mills. London: Routledge, 1930.
  • Miss Lysing, by Cheng Wi Mo.--After dusk, by Lo Hwa Sen.--A divorce, by J.B. Kyn Yn Yu.--Con y Ki, by Lu Siun.--The tragedy of Ah Qui, by Lu Siun.--The native country, by Lu Siun.--Boredom, by Miss Ping Sing.--Illusions, by Mao Teng.--Disillusioned, by Yo Ta Fu.
Translations from the Chinese. Trans. Arthur Waley. New York: Knopf, 1941.
A Treasury of Chinese Literature. Ed. Raymond Van Over. Greenwich, CT: Fawcett Publications, 1972.
A Treasury of Chinese Literature: A New Prose Anthology, Including Fiction and Drama. Ed. Ch'u Chai and Winberg Chai. New York: Appleton-Century, 1965.
Trees on the Mountain: An Anthology of New Chinese Writing. Ed. Ch'i Sung and John Minford. Hong Kong: Chinese UP / Seattle: U of Washington P, 1984.
Tun-huang Popular Narratives. Ed. and trans. Victor H. Mair. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1983.
  • Introduction -- 'Sariputra -- Maudgalyayana -- Wu Tzu LsÜ -- Chang I-ch'ao.
Twentieth-Century Chinese Drama: An Anthology. Ed. Edward M. Gunn. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1983.
Twentieth-Century Chinese Essays in Translation. Ed. Martin Woesler. Bochum: Bochum UP, 2000.
Twentieth-Century Chinese Poetry: An Anthology. Ed. Hsu Kai-yu. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1963.
The Unbroken Chain: An Anthology of Taiwan Fiction since 1926. Ed. Joseph S. M. Lau. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1983.
  • Reviews: Michael S. Duke. Pacific Affairs 57.3 (1984): 501.
Under-Sky Underground. (Chinese Writing Today, 1.) Ed. Henry Zhao. London: Wellsweep, 1994.
The Vintage Book of Contemporary Chinese Fiction. Ed. Carolyn Choa and David Su Li-Qun. New York: Vintage, 2001.
Waiting for the Unicorn: Poems and Lyrics of China's Last Dynasty, 1644-1911. Ed. Irving Yucheng Lo and William Schultz. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1986.
The White Pony: An Anthology of Chinese Poetry. Ed. Robert Payne. New York: New American Library, date?
Widow, Nun and Courtesan: Three Novelettes from Chinese. Trans. and adapted Yutang Lin. New York: John Day, 1951; repr. Westport, CT: Greenwood P, 1971.
  • Widow Chuan, by Lao Hsiang.--A nun of Taishan, by Liu O.--Miss Tu, by Lin Yutang.
Wild Lillies, Poisonous Weeds: Dissident Voices from People's China. Gregor Benton. London: Pluto P, 1982.
A Wind Across the Grass: Modern Chinese Writing with Fourteen Stories. Ed. Hugh Anderson. Ascot Vale, Vic.: Red Rooster P, 1985.
  • Includes stories by Han Zi, Zong Pu, and Wang Xiao Ying.
Winter Plum: Contemporary Chinese Fiction. Ed. Nancy Ing. San Francisco: Chinese Materials Center, 1982.
  • Reviews: Michael S. Duke. Pacific Affairs 57.3 (1984): 501.
Women of the Red Plain: An Anthology of Contemporary Chinese Women's Poetry. Trans. Julia C. Lin. New York: Penguin, 1992.
Women Writers of Traditional China: An Anthology of Poetry and Criticism. Ed. Kang-i Sun Chang, Haun Saussy, and Charles Yim-tze Kwong. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1999.
The Women's Representative: Three One-Act Plays. Beijing: Foreign Languages P, 1956.
Worlds of Modern Chinese Fiction. Ed. M. Duke. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 1991.
The Wounded: New Stories of the Cultural Revolution 1977-78. Hong Kong: Joint Publishing, 1979.
Writing Women in Modern China: An Anthology of Women's Literature from the Early Twentieth Century. Ed. Amy D. Dooling and Kristina M. Torgeson. New York: Columbia UP, 1998.
  • Excerpts from Stones of the Jingwei Bird / Qiu Jin -- Crisis in the women's world / Chen Xiefen ; translated by Jennifer Carpenter -- One day / Chen Hengzhe -- Separation / Feng Yuanjun ; translated by Janet Ng -- Lin Nan's diary ; Lusha: a letter to Lu Yin / Shi Pingmei -- News from the seashore: a letter to Shi Pingmei ; After victory / Lu Yin -- Random notes: number nine / Lu Jingqing -- The woes of the modern woman / Chen Xuezhao -- Intoxicated ; Once upon a time / Ling Shuhua -- Harvest / Su Xuelin -- Southeast flies the peacock / Yuan Changying -- Excerpts from War diary / Xie Bingying ; translated by Lin Yutang -- Day / Ding Ling -- Woman / Chen Ying -- Three poems / Lin Huiyin -- Our mistress's parlor / Bing Xin -- Aunty Liu / Luo Shu ; translated by Janet Ng -- Abandoned child ; a sleepness night / Xiao Hong.
The Young Skipper and Other Stories. Peking: Foreign Languages P, 1973.
  • Chang, T.Y. and Chang, C.Y. The young skipper.--Chiu, H.P. Old sentry.--Yao, K.M. Old Hsin's day of retirement.--Chao, T. Red navigation route.


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An Anthology of Contemporary Japanese Poetry. Ed. Leith Morton. New York: Garland, 1993.
Anthology of Japanese Literature. Ed. Donald Keene. 2 vols. New York: Grove P, 1955. (Vol. 1, From the earliest era to the mid-19th century; Vol. 2, From 1868 to the present day) (UNESCO collection of representative works.)
  • Volume 1: Ancient period [To 794 A.D.]: Manyoshu; Luck of sea and luck of the mountains; Kaifuso -- Heian period 9794-1185]: Kukai, Kukai and his master; Tales of Ise; Kokinshu; Ki No Tsurayuki, the tosa diary; Poetry from the six collections; Mother of Michitsuna, Kagero Nikki; Murasaki Shikibu, Yugao (from "The Tale of Genji" -- Sei Shonagon, the pillow book; Murasaki Shikibu, diary; Daugher of Takasue, the Sarashina diary; Poetry in Chinese; Ryojin Hisho; Lady who loved insects -- Kamakura period 01185-1333]: Tale of the Heike; Shinkokinshu; Kamo No Chomei, an account of my hut; Tales from the Uji collection; Captain of Naruto -- Muromachi period [1333-1600]: Yoshida Kendo, essays in idleness; Exile of Godaigo; Seami Motokiyo, the art of the No; Plan of the No stage; Kanami Kiyotsugu, Sotoba Komachi; Seami Motokiyo, birds of sorrow; Seami Motokiyo, Atsumori; Seami Motokiyo, the Damask drum; bird-catcher in Hades; Busu; Poems in Chinese by Buddhist monks; Three poets at minase; Three priests -- Tokugawa period 01600-1868]: Ihara Saikaku, what the seasons brought to the almanacmaker; Ihara Saikaku, the umbrella oracle; Ihara Saikaku, the eternal storehouse of Japan; Matsuo Basho, the narrow road of Oku; Matuso Basho, prose poem on the unreal dwelling; Mukai Kyorai, conversations with Kyorai; Kaiky by Basho and his school; Chikamatsu on the art of the puppet stage; Chikamatsu Monzaemon, the love suicides at Sonezaki; Ejima Kiseki, a wayward wife; Jippensha Ikku, Hizakurige; Takizawa Bakin, Shino and Hamaji; Haiku of the middle and late Tokugawa period; Waka of the Tokugawa period; Poetry and prose in Chinese.
The Atomic Bomb: Voices from Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Ed. Kyoko Iriye Selden and Mark Selden. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 1989.
Buddhist Plays from Japanese Literature. Trans. Umeyo Hirano. Tokyo: CIIB, 1962.
The Burning Heart: Women Poets of Japan. Ed. and trans. Kenneth Rexroth and Ikuko Atsumi. New York: Seabury P, 1977; repr. as Women Poets of Japan. New York: J. Laughlin, 1982.
  • Includes roughly 175 poets.
The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literature, vol. 1, From Restoration to Occupation, 1868-1945. Ed. J. Thomas Rimer and Van C. Gessel. New York: Columbia UP, 2005.
Contemporary Japanese Literature: An Anthology of Fiction, Film, and Other Writing since 1945. Ed. Howard Hibbett. New York: Knopf, 1977.
  • Wedlock / Y. Furui -- Bone meat / T. Kono -- Friends / K. Abe -- Prized possessions / S. Yasuoka -- The American school / N. Kojima -- Ikiru / A. Kurosawa -- Tokyo story / Y. Ozu -- To build a bridge / T. Takeda -- To die at the estuary / Y. Kurahashi -- The boy who wrote poetry / Y. Mishima -- Seven very short stories / Y. Kawabata -- Three poems / M. Kaneko -- Three poems / H. Sekine -- Two poems / R. Tamura -- Four poems / M. Yoshioka -- The house of Madam Juju / M. Kanai -- Peaches / A. Abe -- The bridge of dreams / J. Tanizaki -- Brief encounter / T. Nagai -- Yoshiyuki, J. In Akiko's room / J. Yoshiyuki -- Aghwee the sky monster / K. Oe -- American hijiki / A. Nosaka.
Early Modern Japanese Literature: An Anthology, 1600-1900. Ed. Haruo Shirane. New York: Columbia UP, 2002.
  • Early modern Japan -- Kana booklets and the emergence of a print culture -- Ihara Saikaku and the books of the Floating World -- Early haikai poetry and poetics -- The poetry and prose of Matsuo Basho -- Chikamatsu Monzaemon and the puppet theater -- Confucian studies and literary perspectives -- Confucianims in action : an autobiography of a Bakufu official -- Chinese poetry and the literatus ideal -- The golden age of puppet theater -- Dangibon and the birth of Edo popular literature -- Comic and satiric poetry -- Literati meditations -- Early yomihon : history, romance, and the supernatural -- Eighteenth-century waka and nativist study -- Sharebon : books of wit and fashion -- Kibyoshi : satiric and didactic picture books -- Kokkeibon : comic fiction for commoners -- Ninjobon : sentimental fiction --- Gokan : extended picture books -- Ghosts and nineteenth-century kabuki -- Late yomihon : history and the supernatural revisited -- Nativizing poetry and prose in Chinese -- The miscellany -- Early-nineteenth-century haiku -- Waka in the Late Edo period -- Rakugo.
Granny Mountains: A Cycle of No Plays. Trans. Royall Tyler. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. China-Japan Program, 1978.
Haiku. Trans. R. H. Blyth. 4 vols. Tokyo: Hokuseido P, 1950-52.
The Heart Is Alone: A Selection of 20th Century Japanese Short Stories. Ed. Richard N. McKinnon. Tokyo: Hokuseido P, 1957.
In a Spring Garden. Ed. Richard Lewis. New York: Dial P, 1965.
  • A collection of haiku trans. from the Japanese.
Japanese Linked Poetry: An Account with Translations of Renga and Haikai Sequences. By Earl Miner. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1979.
  • Linked poetry, its history, canons, and major poets: Linked poetry in Japanese literature -- Some principal renga poets -- Some canons of renga -- From renga to haikai and haiku -- The haikai aesthetic of Basho and Buson -- Some canons of haiku -- Distinctive features of linked poetry. Two renga sequences: One hundred stanzas by three poets at Minase / Sogi, Shohaku, and Socho -- A hundred stanzas related to "person" / by Sogi alone. Four haikai sequences: Even the kite's feathers / Kyorai, Basho, Boncho, and Fumikuni -- Throughout the town / Boncho, Basho, and Kyorai -- At the tub of ashes / Boncho, Basho, Yasui, and Kyorai -- Peony petals fell / Buson and Kito.
Japanese Literature: An Introduction. Trans. Donald Keene. New York: Grove P, 1955.
Japanese Literature in Chinese. Ed. Burton Watson. 2 vols. New York: Columbia UP, 1975-76. (Vol. 1, Poetry and prose in Chinese by Japanese writers of the early period; Vol. 2, Poetry and prose in Chinese by Japanese writers of the later period.)
Japanese Literature, New and Old. Ed. Ryozo Matsumoto. Tokyo: Hokuseido P, 1961. Rev. ed. Tokyo: Hokuseido P, 1966.
  • Contents of revised edition: Keikichi's temptation, by H. Kikuchi.--Pleasure, by K. Nagai.--Lady Kesa and imperial guardsman Morito, by R. Akutagawa.--Han's crime, by N. Shiga.--Tattoo, by J. Tanizaki.--The Neptune, by Y. Nogami.--The foxes, by Y. Nogami.--A cock horse, and other poems, by K. Takamura.--Fruits, by S. Masaoka.--Lady Kiritsubo; the first chapter of The tale of Genji, by Murasaki-Shikibu.--Selected pieces from The pillow notes, by Sei-Shonagon.--Quotations from the Gleanings from my leisure hours, by Kenko-Hoshi.--A trip to Sarashina, by B. Matsuo.--Books on Japanese arts and Japanese literary masterpieces, by R. Matsumoto (p. [301]-[302]).
Japanese Poetic Diaries. Ed. and trans. Earl R. Miner. Berkeley: U of California P, 1969.
  • The Tosa diary, by Ki no Tsurayuki.--The diary of Izumi Shikibu, attributed to Izumi Shikibu.--The narrow road through the provinces, by Matsuo Basho.--The verse record of my peonies, by Masaoka Shiki.--Bibliographical note.
Japanese Poetry Now. Ed. Thomas Fitzsimmons. London: Andre Deutsch, 1972.
Japanese Poetry: The "Uta". Trans. Arthur Wa