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    A fascinating compendium of incredible beasts from world mythology folklore and fiction The entries are generally from one to three pages in l

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    Though this is yet another one of those books made superfluous by the internet seriously if you want to know the specifics of a manticore would you use google or look it up in a book? it's a lovely and intriguing little volume to use for perusing AND as a reference Borges provides alphabetical descriptions of both biblical beasts and mythological monsters with a few literary creatures dumped in as well Most interestin

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    Here's the 1970 EP Dutton Co hardcover I have 3rd printing 256 pages which isn't listed here on Goodreads I see others have their copies tagged as illustrated though mine's not unfortunatelyFull review to come35 Stars

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    I can't say I'm surprised by the fact that it's so highly acclaimed That said I can't say I found much interest in it either Truth is it kind of made the already long hours of the night shift at work a tiny bit longer All in all The Book of Imaginary Beings is an admittedly big literary achievement that simply didn't touch meShit h

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    Borges explains at the beginning that the book is not intended to be read through but opened at random and skimmed Well I read it through and

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    This book is great Unlike Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them or Holly Black's Arthur Spiderwick's Guide to the Fantast

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    Reading this again because I'm in the middle of translating it and it's still as beautiful as ever The creatures described in this book have been a major influence on all my horror work

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    I really don't know how JLB makes such exciting topic sound so boring Let's take Scylla as an example She is one of the weirdest monsters a girl with the heads of six barking dogs coming from her waist The story behind her

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    Like much of the Borgesian oeuvre The Book of Imaginary Beings exists on the peripheries of the make believe On a certain level the work does indeed function as an honest to goodness encyclopedia—albeit one that deals almost exclusively with

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    hard to resist this amazing modern bestiary which surpass so many shallow creatures in now days films or books what a vivid imagination this great writer had

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Few readers will want or be able to resist this modern bestiary Here you will find the familiar Gryphons Minotaurs and Unicorns as well as the Monkey of the I. A fascinating compendium of incredible beasts from world mythology folklore and fiction The entries are generally from one to three pages in length There are illustrations too by one Peter S s stylish intaglio etchings The format is that of an encyclopedia with the entries in alphabetical order My favorite entries include the Banshees The Celestial Cock The Chinese Dragon The Western Dragon The Hydra Lilith The Golem The Unicorn The Chinese Unicorn etc etc This is a wonderful testment to the extraordinary breadth of Borges s reading for which he was famous as well his exuisite use of that hoary utility the research library You may recall that Borges was rewarded by the subseuent Aramburu r gime with the directorship of the National Library in Buenos Aires for his public stance against Peron I think his named collaborator here Margarita Guerrero was a researcher at that institution Borges pores through the entire history of the written word from Gilgamesh onward to collect his examples There s a passage from Robert Grave s translation of the Pharsalia to illustrate the entry of the Basilisk We also find ourselves dipping into the Septaugint the Old and New Testaments Burton s Anatomy of Melancholy the Babylonian Talmud the other Burton s translation of A Thousand Nights and A Night Thomas Brown s Pseudodoxia Epidemica as well as works by Pliny the Elder Benvenuto Cellini Marco Polo Confucius Leonardo Herodotus Homer Tennyson Hesiod Dante William H Prescott and any number of Chinese and Indian and Arab writers One note of caution I went into this with my usual raging thirst for Borgesian narrative The book in fact provides very little of that What it offers in excess is a fascinating peek at Borges s astonishing erudition Highly recommended El Gaucho Martín FierroLa vuelta de Martín Fierro he was famous as well Fragonard Art and Eroticism his exuisite use of that The Monarchs Are Missing his public stance against Peron I think Chocolate Candy Always Melts In The Sun Poems AboutLove betrayal anger struggle and understanding here Margarita Guerrero was a researcher at that institution Borges pores through the entire Love is Blind history of the written word from Gilgamesh onward to collect Straight To Sleep Gay Somnophilia his examples There s a passage from Robert Grave s translation of the Pharsalia to illustrate the entry of the Basilisk We also find ourselves dipping into the Septaugint the Old and New Testaments Burton s Anatomy of Melancholy the Babylonian Talmud the other Burton s translation of A Thousand Nights and A Night Thomas Brown s Pseudodoxia Epidemica as well as works by Pliny the Elder Benvenuto Cellini Marco Polo Confucius Leonardo Herodotus Homer Tennyson Hesiod Dante William H Prescott and any number of Chinese and Indian and Arab writers One note of caution I went into this with my usual raging thirst for Borgesian narrative The book in fact provides very little of that What it offers in excess is a fascinating peek at Borges s astonishing erudition Highly recommended

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Manual de zoología fantástica

Nkpot and other undeniably curious bests Borges' cunning and humorous commentary is sheer delight'He is one of the giants of the twentieth century literature. Borges explains at the beginning that the book is not intended to be read through but opened at random and skimmed Well I read it through and I don t regret it But that s because I m interested by very unusual things Borges has here compiled from what is essentially a set of utterly trivial facts something with meaning His selection is bizarre pretty and humorous and he describes each beast with great variation in tone The reason for each voice only becomes clear after several beasts are examined The optimal reading circumstances appear to be a small group of people intimately familiar with the work of Borges reading aloud to each other and chuckling knowingly at each other But it s still awesome You should keep it on a shelf nearby and open it when wondering what doesn t exist On Tidy Endings humorous commentary is sheer delight'He is one of the giants of the twentieth century literature. Borges explains at the beginning that the book is not intended to be read through but opened at random and skimmed Well I read it through and I don t regret it But that s because I m interested by very unusual things Borges Flat World Navigation has A House of My Own Stories from My Life here compiled from what is essentially a set of utterly trivial facts something with meaning His selection is bizarre pretty and Under Her Command (The Bosss Pet, humorous and El Gaucho Martín FierroLa vuelta de Martín Fierro he describes each beast with great variation in tone The reason for each voice only becomes clear after several beasts are examined The optimal reading circumstances appear to be a small group of people intimately familiar with the work of Borges reading aloud to each other and chuckling knowingly at each other But it s still awesome You should keep it on a shelf nearby and open it when wondering what doesn t exist

DOWNLOAD Ò SUBTENSE.CO.UK Â Jorge Luis Borges

Who has vastly enriched the textures and vocabulary of our fantasies and speculation Only Borges could dream the world with such intellectual rigour' Ian McEw. I really don t know how JLB makes such exciting topic sound so boring Let s take Scylla as an example She is one of the weirdest monsters a girl with the heads of six barking dogs coming from her waist The story behind her transformation from Ovid s Metamorphoses is eually twisted a guy named Glaucus falls in love with Scylla lovely girl at this point she scorns him Desperate he seeks help from Circe the sorceress He is probably hoping for some love potion to change Scylla s mind To his surprise Circe falls for him and puts down Scylla And even though Glaucus says no Circe goes ahead and poisons the water Scylla likes to bathe in She only sank her body halfway when the dog heads grew out of her loins Wild Ovid s story stimulates emotions and marvels us JLB makes this story as well as 100 others unbearably boring just piles of exotic knowledge If you are interested in these fantastic creatures read Homer Ovid and various world mythologies You ll enjoy the reading much