The Book of Imaginary Beings - Jorge Luis Borges
Translated by Norman Thomas di Giovanni
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 Inkpot and other undeniably curious beasts. Borges’ cunning and humorous commentary is sheer delight.
’He is one of the giants of twentieth-century Literature who has vastly enriched the textures and vocabulary of our fantasies and speculation. Only Borges could dream the world with such intellectual rigor’ Ian McEwan