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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. 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 happens I guess

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Manual de zoología fantástica

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. 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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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. 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


10 thoughts on “Manual de zoología fantástica

  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 Golem

  2. says:

    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 bot

  3. says:

    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 l

  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 th

  6. says:

    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

  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 bee

  8. says:

    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 gir

  9. says:

    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 the

  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