The Book of Imaginary Beings

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The Book of Imaginary Beings Miguel S.
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Borges's whimsical compendium of more than a hundred of 'the strange creatures conceived through history by the human imagination.' Imbued with the author's characteristic wit anderudition, this unique contribution to fantasy literature ranges widely across the world's mythologies and literatures to bring together in one delightful encyclopedia the fantastical inventions, ranging from the Kabbalah through Kafka. Notes. B&W illus. 236p.

Strand Staff Reviews

"Let Borges-in his hypnotic voice-introduce you to amazing and sometimes gruesome fantastical creatures. Peter Sis’s whimsical drawings are as wondrous as the prose in this treat for the imagination." -- Miguel S., Main Floor Staff

Editorial Reviews

A new translation of Borges's compendium of fantastical creatures familiar from Homer, Shakespeare, Kafka-and Harry Potter. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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