There are preciously few translations into English from non-English markets. As I know first hand what is released on Polish and Russian markets, and have some info on Japanese, I can tell you that English market is missing some really, really top class authors. The Dedalus series is an interesting project, unfortunately its emphasis is a bit too much on history for my tastes - I don't find the 19th century literature to par with today's, and as with any short stories collection, this is a mixed bag, you are likely to find some stories not to your tastes. And one more complain - the title sais fantasy, but there are no stories by any of the three best Polish modern fantasy authors (Sapkowski, Kres, Ziemianski), while quite a few are more sf like.
But don't get me wrong. I gave this book 4 stars and I mean it. The DB of Polish fantasy is definetly worth buying. Quite a few of the stories are excellent quality, and for one of them I'd buy the book even if it was the only one it it - I am speaking of Dukaj's 'Golden Gallery'. Dukaj, whom I consider to be not only the best sf Polish author, but the best sf worldwide author ever, has debuted some 15 years ago with this story - and it is just a taste of things he has written later. 'Golden Gallery' is stunning, and a must read.
Keeping fingers crossed more translations will start flowing into the English market...I'd love to read some of the great French, German, Japanese, Czech, Hungarian and others stories my friends tell me about...
Finally, since the editorial review is missing the table of contents, here is one for you all. Note - fragments mean book chapters.
# Stanisław Mrożek "Co-existence"
# Andrzej Szczypiorski "The Lady with the Medallion"
# Marek S. Huberath "The Greater Punishment"
# Tadeusz Miciński "Father Faust" (fragment)
# Franciszek Mirandola "Strange Street"
# Władysław Reymont "The Vampire" (fragment)
# Lucjan Siemieński "The Shadow of Queen Barbara"
# Jan Barszczewski "The Head Full of Screaming Hair"
# Henryk Rzewuski "I am Burnin'!"
# Stefan Grabiński "The Grey Room"
# Stefan Grabiński "The Black Hamlet"
# Kornel Makuszyński "The Gentleman with a Goatee"
# Witold Gombrowicz "Dinner at Countess Kutłubay's"
# Bruno Schulz "Father Experiments" (fragment)
# Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz "Mother Joanna of the Angels" (fragment)
# Bruno Jasieński "The Legs of Isolda Morgan"
# Wiktor Woroszylski "The White Worms"
# Andrzej Bursa "Dragon"
# Jacek Dukaj "The Golden Galley"