Erudite and whimsical, a model handbook of fantastic zoology." -Michael Dirda, The Washington Post
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.
About The Author
This legendary Argentine poet, essayist, and short-story writer's works have become classics of 20th-century world literature, leaving a legacy that serves as an enduring testament to the politics and passions of Jorge Luis Borges.
Of all the Latin American authors in this century, [Borges] is the most universal. (Harold Bloom)
Series: Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 26th September 2006
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.3 x 14.3 x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.28