The Book of Imaginary Beings is 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, Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, and Kafka, among others. Here readers will find the familiar and expected dragons, centaurs, and unicorns, as well as the less familiar and altogether unexpected Animals That Live in the Mirror, the Humbaba, the Simurgh, and other undeniably curious beasts. Throughout, Borges’s cunning and humorous commentary is sheer delight.
Andrew Hurley’s brilliant new translation is perfectly paired with original drawings from award-winning illustrator Peter Sís. The result is a wonderful gift book—an Alice Through the Looking Glass menagerie, which should appeal not only to Borges aficionados but also to fantasy fans of all stripes and ages.
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Few readers will want, or be able, to resist this modern bestiary. Borges? cunning and humorous commentary is sheer delight.About the Author:
Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986) is one of the most widely acclaimed writers of the twentieth century.
Peter Sís has received five New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year awards, a Society of Illustrators Gold Medal, and a Caldecott Honor. He was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2003.
Andrew Hurley has translated the Collected Fictions of Borges as well as works by Reinaldo Arenas and Arturo Perez-Reverte, among others.
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Descrizione libro Viking Adult, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110670891800
Descrizione libro Viking Adult, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Peter Sis (illustratore). book. Codice libro della libreria 0670891800
Descrizione libro Viking Adult. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0670891800 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0324297
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Descrizione libro Viking Adult, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0670891800
Descrizione libro Viking, New York, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. First Edition.. 236 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Like New. MYTHOLOGY. In a perfect pairing of talent, this volume blends twenty illustrations by Peter S’s 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. "Of all the Latin American authors in this century, [Borges] is the most universal." --Harold Bloom Translated into English from the Spanish by Andrew Hurley. (Key Words: Mythology, Jorge Luis Borges, Andrew Hurley, Peter Sis, Dragons, Centaurs, Lewis Carroll, Cheshire Cat, Morlocks, H. G. Wells, Time Machine). book. Codice libro della libreria 81548X1