The Book Of Imaginary Beings (classics Deluxe Edition): (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Paperback | September 26, 2006

byJorge Luis BorgesTranslated byAndrew HurleyIllustratorPeter Sis

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In a perfect pairing of talent, this volume blends twenty illustrations by Peter Sís with Jorge Luis Borges's 1957 compilation of 116 "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's 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's many admirers.

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In a perfect pairing of talent, this volume blends twenty illustrations by Peter Sís with Jorge Luis Borges's 1957 compilation of 116 "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's The Time Machine. A lavish feast...

Jorges Luis Borges was born in Buenos Aires in 1899 and educated in Europe. One of the most widely acclaimed writers of our time, he published many collections of poems, essays and short stories, before his death in Geneva in June 1986. In 1961 Borges shared the International Publishers' Prize with Samuel Beckett. The Ingram Merrill Fo...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.3 × 5.6 × 0.7 inPublished:September 26, 2006Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143039938

ISBN - 13:9780143039938

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Of all the Latin American authors in this century, [Borges] is the most universal. (Harold Bloom)