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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Of all the Latin American authors in this century, [Borges] is the most universal. (Harold Bloom)
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Published by Penguin Classics Sep 26, 2006| 256 Pages| 5-5/8 x 8-7/16| ISBN 9780143039938