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by M. Guerrero,N.T. Di Giovanni,Jorge Luis Borges

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All in all, The Book of Imaginary Beings is an admittedly big literary achievement that simply didn't touch . One of history's most prolific readers, Like much of the Borgesian oeuvre, The Book of Imaginary Beings exists on the peripheries of the make-believe.

All in all, The Book of Imaginary Beings is an admittedly big literary achievement that simply didn't touch me. Shit happens, I guess. On a certain level, the work does indeed function as an honest-to-goodness encyclopedia-albeit one that deals almost exclusively with the fantastical. But as one might expect, things aren't quite what they seem, and the astute reader should also view the legitimacy-even the sincerity-of its various mythological claims with a grain (or two) of salt.

A light-hearted encyclopedia-style collection of imaginary beings, depicted in Borges' particular style. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1899, Jorge Borges was educated by an English governess and later studied in Europe. By no means exhaustive or comprehensive, but great fun to dip into for a bit of mythology, folklore, or literary creation. Пользовательский отзыв - SebastianHagelstein - LibraryThing. He returned to Buenos Aires in 1921, where he helped to found several avant-garde literary periodicals. In 1955, after the fall of Juan Peron, whom he vigorously opposed, he was appointed director of the Argentine National Library.

with Margarita Guerrero. The Book of Imaginary Beings. Revised, enlarged and translated by Norman Thomas di Giovanni in collaboration with the author. Penguin Books Ltd, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England Penguin Books Australia Ltd, Ringwood, Victoria, Australia. Made and printed in Great Britain by Cox & Wyman Ltd, London, Reading and Fakenham Set in Linotype Pilgrim.

Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986) is one of the most widely acclaimed writers of the twentieth century. He was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2003. Andrew Hurley has translated the Collected Fictions of Borges as well as works by Reinaldo Arenas and Arturo Perez-Reverte, among others.

View on timesmachine. The zoology of dreams," says the compiler of this elegant anthology, "is far poorer than the zoology of the Maker. Still, we don't do badly.

A compilation of Borges short fiction utilizing the translations of Norman Thomas di Giovanni whenever possible. Includes works from: The Aleph & Other Stories A History of Infamy The Book of Sand In Praise of Darkness Doctor Brodie's Report The Garden of Branching Paths Labyrinths The Book of Imaginary Beings.

Jorge Luis Borges, geb. 1899 in Buenos Aires, gründete schon als junger Mann mit Freunden zusammen . Jahrhunderts hat so viele andere Autoren beeinflusst wie Borges. Jorge Louis Borges begann früh zu schreiben - Essays, Gedichte, Erzählungen. 1899 in Buenos Aires, gründete schon als junger Mann mit Freunden zusammen literarische Zeitschriften. Sein erster Gedichtband erschien 1923. Er unternahm viele Reisen und lernte Englisch, Frazösisch, Deutsch und Latein.

Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986; Guerrero, Margarita. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by sf-loadersive. org on February 17, 2011. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014).

The Book of Imaginary Beings, Borges's compendium of fantastic animals, tells of dragons and Goofangs and fishes in trees. But, writes Caspar Henderson, nature's marvels are even more extraordinary. But nature's marvels are even more extraordinary. In "The Book of Sand" (1975), Jorge Luis Borges describes a volume of inconceivably thin leaves in which no page is the first and no page the last, so that wherever you open it there is a different story, written in various indecipherable scripts. The narrator becomes obsessed with this extraordinary object and ultimately.

A whimsical compendium of more than one hundred of the strange creatures conceived down through history by the human imagination, this unique contribution to fantasy literature ranges widely across the world's mythologies and literatures.

Comments: (7)

Most of the entries are quite short. The list is not inexhaustible, and this book could easily be read in one sitting. It's main strength is its charming voice and inclusion of some oddities (the first entry, A Bao A Qu, for example). If you want to find some sort of a reference guide or a great big book of monsters (read: a more complete bestiary), than you're better off looking elsewhere. This book, however, is a great read.
This is a well-written bestiary for readers of all ages. Borges wrote a great deal magical realism fiction novels, and this non-fiction bestiary based on research he performed as well as his literary interpretation makes this book a very fun experience. It's a book you can pick up and read a random entry that interests you, it's not designed to be a long sit-down read you must commit to sequentially.
This book consists of many short entries for mythical creatures from various cultures around the world. The entries are generally pretty short (2-3 pages) but are interesting. I like the illustration style, but only wish more were presented in the book. I finished it in a few days of light reading, but it was enjoyable.
This book is genius. It archives all the mythical beings. I'd love to see discovery channel try something like this. Every so often a book does what TV just cannot do and this makes my heart dance a jig. Love it!
A classic by Jorge Luis Borges.
good and fast
Monster lullaby for grown-ups.
Great coffee table book. Pictures are interesting too.
The Book of Imaginary Beings download epub
Mythology & Folk Tales
Author: M. Guerrero,N.T. Di Giovanni,Jorge Luis Borges
ISBN: 0224619136
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Mythology & Folk Tales
Language: English Spanish
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd (November 19, 1970)
Pages: 256 pages