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  1. says:

    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 Sís; 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 Gole

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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

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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

  4. says:

    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 lo

  5. says:

    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 Borg

  6. says:

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

  7. says:

    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 transformation from

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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 the fantastical But as one might expect things aren't uite what they seem and the astute reader shou

  10. says:

    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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In a perfect pairing of talent this volume blends twenty illustrations by Peter S' with Jorge Luis Borges' 1957 compilation of 116 strange creatures conceived through time. 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 interesting to me was the tale of The Suonk Though I ve lived in Pennsylvania all my life his account is the first I ve heard of the wart covered unhappy critter that is rud to stalk the hemlock forests of my state This character can literally dissolve into tearsMr JP Wentling had a disappointing experience with a Suonk near Mont Alto He made a clever capture by mimicking the Suonk and inducing it to hop into a sack in which he was carrying it home when suddenly the burden lightened and the weeping ceased Wentling unslung the sack and looked in There was nothing but tears and bubblesPart of me wants to argue that if someone has claimed to have photographed andor captured a beast it is not an imaginary being but instead a cryptid but that would be splitting hairsThis version includes not nearly enough illustrations by the wonderful Peter S s Fakers, Forgers Phoneys blends twenty illustrations Hearing the Voice of People with Dementia by Peter S' with Jorge Luis Borges' 1957 compilation of 116 strange creatures conceived through time. Though this is yet another one of those Dreams Come to Life (Bendy and the Ink Machine, Book 1) books made superfluous Doing Without Concepts by the internet seriously if you want to know the specifics of a manticore would you use google or look it up in a Radio Free Europe and the Pursuit of Democracy book it s a lovely and intriguing little volume to use for perusing AND as a reference Borges provides alphabetical descriptions of But I Survived both A Passion for More biblical Kodak and the Lens of Nostalgia beasts and mythological monsters with a few literary creatures dumped in as well Most interesting to me was the tale of The Suonk Though I ve lived in Pennsylvania all my life his account is the first I ve heard of the wart covered unhappy critter that is rud to stalk the hemlock forests of my state This character can literally dissolve into tearsMr JP Wentling had a disappointing experience with a Suonk near Mont Alto He made a clever capture Spojrzenie na sztukę by mimicking the Suonk and inducing it to hop into a sack in which he was carrying it home when suddenly the Nue burden lightened and the weeping ceased Wentling unslung the sack and looked in There was nothing The Clan (Play to Live but tears and A Fools Paradise bubblesPart of me wants to argue that if someone has claimed to have photographed andor captured a Lardżelka beast it is not an imaginary Beauty Ravished being Reviving the Broken Marionette but instead a cryptid Service Book ... of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America but that would A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Cursebreakers, be splitting hairsThis version includes not nearly enough illustrations Look Again by the wonderful Peter S s

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Manual de zoología fantástica

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 A lavish feast of exotica bro. This book is great Unlike Rowling s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them or Holly Black s Arthur Spiderwick s Guide to the Fantastical World Around You which provide authoritative portraits of magical creatures in a particular fantasy world The Book of Imaginary Beings compiles interesting stories and details about a diverse array of imagined beasts drawing from both Western and Eastern mythologies Borges s aim is not simply to delight his readers with whimsical stories couched in a satirical tone though he manages this uite well but to ascertain the true purpose of these beings in humanity s collective consciousness We do not know what the dragon means Borges writes in the Introduction just as we do not know the meaning of the universe but there is something in the image of a dragon that is congenial to man s imagination and thus the dragon arises in many latitudes and ages It is one might say a necessary monsterThis gets to the heart of what fascinates every fantasy lover or typologist What are our profound hopes our neurotic fears What force drives us to tell the same stories over and over resurrecting our favorite characters and their villains again and againKeep this noble cause in mind as you skim this book and it will help you get through the drier bits Not every entry sparkles with Borges s wit Some unfamiliar creatures like the A Bao A u or Animals That Live in the Mirror are a joy to meet while others could have remained obscure Read it before bed and be sure to remember your dreams Absolute Banking English by the human imagination from dragons and centaurs to Lewis Carroll's Cheshire Cat and the Morlocks of H G Wells' The Time Machine A lavish feast of exotica Czarownik Iwanow (Kroniki Jakuba Wędrowycza, book is great Unlike Rowling s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them or Holly Black s Arthur Spiderwick s Guide to the Fantastical World Around You which provide authoritative portraits of magical creatures in a particular fantasy world The Book of Imaginary Beings compiles interesting stories and details about a diverse array of imagined Jewish Life beasts drawing from Sex Toys 101 both Western and Eastern mythologies Borges s aim is not simply to delight his readers with whimsical stories couched in a satirical tone though he manages this uite well The Joy in Business but to ascertain the true purpose of these Stuffed beings in humanity s collective consciousness We do not know what the dragon means Borges writes in the Introduction just as we do not know the meaning of the universe Cotas Claim but there is something in the image of a dragon that is congenial to man s imagination and thus the dragon arises in many latitudes and ages It is one might say a necessary monsterThis gets to the heart of what fascinates every fantasy lover or typologist What are our profound hopes our neurotic fears What force drives us to tell the same stories over and over resurrecting our favorite characters and their villains again and againKeep this noble cause in mind as you skim this The Captured Princess (Taken by Vikings, book and it will help you get through the drier Pamięć - brzemię i uwolnienie. Niemcy wobec nazistowskiej przeszłości (1945-2010) bits Not every entry sparkles with Borges s wit Some unfamiliar creatures like the A Bao A u or Animals That Live in the Mirror are a joy to meet while others could have remained obscure Read it Fakers, Forgers Phoneys before Hearing the Voice of People with Dementia bed and Dreams Come to Life (Bendy and the Ink Machine, Book 1) be sure to remember your dreams

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Ught 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' many admire. 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 the fantastical But as one might expect things aren t uite 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 saltOne of history s most prolific readers Borges draws his material from several thousand years worth of literature and myth yet only sporadically does he actually cite his sources although translator Andrew Hurley has done an admiral job of tracking a good many of them down And even then this great pioneer of POMO has elsewhere demonstrated a playful penchant for fabricating primary source material see for instance the absolutely wonderful On Rigor in ScienceNor do the many entries in this volume which span the mysterious A Boa A u to the colossal Zaratan appear to conform to any overarching methodological strategy Despite containing seperate entries for Chinese and Western dragons The Book of Imaginary Beings makes no pretenses towards either rigor or exhaustiveness with Borges haphazardly engaging in direct uotation A Crossbreed by Kafka The Offspring of Leviathan conceptual historicization Dragons and even the occasional bout of philosophical speculation The BaldandersIn Reference and Existence Saul Kripke the influential American philosopher of language and logic pontificates at length about the curious nature of real toy ducks despite the paradoxical name real toy ducks exist he argues as a genuine part of our ontology although one should take pains not to confuse them with real non toy ducks of the flesh and blood variety The Book of Imaginary Beings finds Borges toying with a similar notion only unlike Kripke the Argentine writer cum bibliophile seems intent on further tangling the metaphysical strings relating fact to fictionWhich makes this real imaginary encyclopedia into something than just a testament to the staggering eruditeness of its author All in all an immensely enjoyable read RecommendedAnd as per usual the Penguin Deluxe Classics Edition sparingly illustrated by Peter S s is simply gorgeous