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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 Building Organizational Intelligence printing 256 All You Need Is Less 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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Manual de zoología fantástica

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 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

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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. 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 The Exploration of the Male Anatomy provide authoritative All Night Long (Nannies, 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 The Freeze-Frame Revolution 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


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 Ba

  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 both biblical beasts and mytholog

  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 o

  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 Borges has here compiled from what is essentially a set of utterly trivial facts something with meaning His selection is bizarre pretty and humorous and he describes each beast with great variat

  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 Fanta

  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 boo

  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 girl with the heads of six barking dogs coming from her waist The story behind her transformation from Ovid's Metamorphoses is eually twisted a guy named Glaucus falls in love with Scylla lovely

  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

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