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. [Download E-pub] ⚖ Manual de zoología fantástica ♖ In A Perfect Pairing Of Talent, This Volume Blends Twenty Illustrations By Peter S With Jorge Luis Borges Compilation Of 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 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 Many Admirers . 120 ,. . 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 me.Shit happens, I guess. 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 exquisite use of that hoary utility, the research library You may recall that Borges was rewarded by the subsequent 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. The book of imaginary beings, Jorge Luis Borges Book of Imaginary Beings was written by Jorge Luis Borges with Margarita Guerrero and published in 1957 under the original Spanish title Manual de zoolog a fant stica Contains descriptions of 120 mythical beasts from folklore and literature 1994 1373 227 15 1 1380 231 9647049994 1388 1385 178 17 16 9647049994 1391 180 978964841778 1373