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The Book of Imaginary Beings (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

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ISBN13: 9780143039938
ISBN10: 0143039938
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In a perfect pairing of talent, this volume blends twenty illustrations by Peter Sís with Jorge Luis Borges's 1957 compilation of 116 "strange creatures conceived through time and space by the human imagination," from dragons and centaurs to Lewis Carroll's Cheshire Cat and the Morlocks of H. G. Wells's The Time Machine. A lavish feast of exotica brought vividly to life with art commissioned specifically for this volume, The Book of Imaginary Beings will delight readers of classic fantasy as well as Borges's many admirers.

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In a perfect pairing of talent, this volume blends 20 illustrations by Sis with Borges' 1957 compilation of 116 "strange creatures conceived through time and space by the human imagination," from dragons and centaurs to Lewis Carroll's Cheshire Cat and the Morlocks of H.G. Wells' "The Time Machine."

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In a perfect pairing of talent, this volume blends 20 illustrations by Sis with Borges' 1957 compilation of 116 "strange creatures conceived through time and space by the human imagination," from dragons and centaurs to Lewis Carroll's Cheshire Cat and the Morlocks of H.G. Wells' "The Time Machine."

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Erudite and whimsical, a model handbook of fantastic zoology. (Michael Dirda, The Washington Post)Of all the Latin American authors in this century, [Borges] is the most universal. (Harold Bloom)

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tier, May 31, 2008 (view all comments by tier)
"Imaginary" is fairly equal to "esoteric", as long as most of the beings quoted in the book are, or have been, the subject of millions of people's beliefs and passions, and maybe even their discoveries across time.Just because only the mind can perceive them and not the body does not mean we should put the blame on them. It's not that they do not exist, it's that we need to upgrade the skills of human perception to see them.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780143039938
Author:
Borges, Jorge Luis
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Translator:
Hurley, Andrew
Illustrator:
Sis, Peter
Author:
Sis, Peter
Author:
Hurley, Andrew
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w illustrations throughout
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.38x5.63x.72 in. .62 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 256 pages Penguin Books - English 9780143039938 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In a perfect pairing of talent, this volume blends 20 illustrations by Sis with Borges' 1957 compilation of 116 "strange creatures conceived through time and space by the human imagination," from dragons and centaurs to Lewis Carroll's Cheshire Cat and the Morlocks of H.G. Wells' "The Time Machine."
"Synopsis" by , In a perfect pairing of talent, this volume blends 20 illustrations by Sis with Borges' 1957 compilation of 116 "strange creatures conceived through time and space by the human imagination," from dragons and centaurs to Lewis Carroll's Cheshire Cat and the Morlocks of H.G. Wells' "The Time Machine."

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