book of imaginary beings
Read Online

book of imaginary beings

  • 998 Want to read
  • ·
  • 51 Currently reading

Published by Penguin in Harmondsworth, Middlesex .
Written in English


  • Animals, Mythical

Book details:

Edition Notes

Previous ed. in Spanish has title: El libro de los seres imaginarios.

StatementJorge Luis Borges ; with Margarita Guerrero ; revised, enlarged and translated by Norman Thomas di Giovanni in collaboration with the author.
ContributionsGuerrero, Margarita.
The Physical Object
Pagination172 p. ;
Number of Pages172
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19391401M

Download book of imaginary beings


The Book of Imaginary Beings Jorge Luis Borges was born in Buenos Aires in and was educated in Europe. One of the major writers of our time, he has published many collections of poems, essays, and short stories. In, Borges shared the International Publishers’ Prize with Samuel Beckett. The Ingram MerrillFile Size: KB. The Book of Imaginary Beings Jorge Luis Borges, Author, Peter Sis, Illustrator, Andrew Hurley, Translator with Margarita Guerrero, trans. from the Spanish by . Editions for The Book of Imaginary Beings: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback), (Paperback published in ), X (P. "Tangentially inspired by Jorge Luis Borges’s Book of Imaginary Beings, and assembled like a cabinet of curiosities, journalist Caspar Henderson’s first book highlights what nonhuman species reveal about being disarmingly human face of the Axolotl salamander introduces a reflection on evolution, which wanders into the history of the Spanish conquest of Mexico, Cited by: 5.

The Book of Imaginary Beingsis Borges’s 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 to bring together the fantastical inventions drawn from the Kabbalah, Homer, Confucius, 4/5(9).   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.   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's many admirers. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking : Penguin Publishing Group. the book of imaginary beings Download the book of imaginary beings or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get the book of imaginary beings book now. This site is like a library, Use .

Published in , the Book of Imaginary Beings is one of Jorge Luis Borges' most famous works. A compendium of well over a hundred fantastical creatures, the entries in the Book of Imaginary Beings are short — very rarely longer than a page, and many are only a paragraph long — and not meant to be read in a linear fashion. Rather, the book is designed to be dipped into here .   The Book of Imaginary Beings tosses stone after stone into the subterranean caverns of the reader's mind. It takes us along passageways and turns corners to reveal strange shapes and images, some of which may precede and outlast anything conceived by man" * Guardian * "Jorge Luis Borges, the century's most flagrant, ingenious and industrious /5(K). What if your imaginary boyfriend got you pregnant. Read The Book of Beings.. Subscribe to the read-along. Get this from a library! The book of imaginary beings. [Jorge Luis Borges; Margarita Guerrero; Andrew Hurley] -- "The book of imaginary beings is Borges's whimsical compendium of more than a hundred of "the strange creatures conceived down through history by the human imagination." Imbued with Borges's.