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In a perfect pairing of talent, this volume blends 20 illustrations by Sis with Borges' 1957 compilation of 116 "strange creatures conceived through ...Show synopsisIn a perfect pairing of talent, this volume blends 20 illustrations by Sis with Borges' 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' "The Time Machine."Hide synopsis
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Description:Good. No Jacket. 7" x 4" [W]. Discus paperback QS19. 256 pp....Good. No Jacket. 7" x 4" [W]. Discus paperback QS19. 256 pp. Softcover, bound in white wraps. Moderate shelf-wear: spine creased, wraps with marginal discoloration; pages marginally age-toned.
Description:New York. 1970. Avon Discus. 1st Avon Discus Paperback Edition....New York. 1970. Avon Discus. 1st Avon Discus Paperback Edition. Very Good In Slightly Worn Wrappers. With Margarita Guerrero; Revised, enlarged, and Translated from the Spanish by Norman Thomas di Giovanni in collaboration with the author. 256 pages. October 1970. QS19. paperback. 0380000199. keywords: Literature Latin America Argentina Translated. inventory # 21600. FROM THE PUBLISHER-The bestiary of a master fantasist. THE BOOK OF IMAGINARY BEINGS, said Benjamin DeMott in The New York Times, ‘is an astonishing ‘construct'-the brave, beautiful man behind it ranks among the few perfectly composed, thoroughly fascinating literary intelligences alive. ' Borges draws oh sources ranging from Chinese legends to the works of Kafka and C. S. Lewis. In the lucid, razor-sharp prose that distinguishes all his work, he reports on beasts as diverse as the Chilean Chonchon, which is shaped like a human head, the huge ears serving as wings for its flight on moonless nights; and the homely and mournful Squonk of Pennsylvania, which thwarts capture by dissolving itself in its own tears. Stanton Hoffman said in the Nation, ‘THE BOOK OF IMAGINARY BEINGS is more than a Borgesian entertainment. Its real justification lies in its relationship to Borges' other work, especially to those pervasive themes and metaphors which seem to me to establish Borges' singularity and importance as a writer. the encyclopedia as art.'. JORGE LUIS BORGES is the author of many distinguished volumes of short fiction, poetry and essays, including The Aleph and Other Stories 1933-1969, In Praise of Darkness, and The Universal History of Infamy. He has been awarded the Jerusalem Prize, the International Literary Prize and dozens of honorary degrees. Although almost totally blind, Borges continued to write, to travel and to lecture well ingto his seventies. He lived in Buenos Aires.
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