Pdf Scarica [Manual de zoología fantástica] ↠ Jorge Luis Borges


A testament to the staggering eruditeness of its author All in all an immensely enjoyable read RecommendedAnd as per usual the Penguin Deluxe Classics Edition sparingly illustrated by Peter S s is simply gorgeous Reading this again because I m in the middle of translating it and it s still as beautiful as ever The creatures described in this book have been a major influence on all my horror work Borges explains at the beginning that the book is not intended to be read through but opened at random and skimmed Well I read it through and I don t regret it But that s because I m interested by very unusual things Borges has here compiled from what is essentially a set of utterly trivial FACTS SOMETHING WITH MEANING HIS SELECTION something with meaning His selection bizarre pretty and humorous and he describes each beast with great variation in tone The reason for each voice only becomes clear after several beasts are examined The optimal reading circumstances appear to be a small group of people intimately familiar with the work of Borges reading aloud to each other and chuckling knowingly at each other But it s still awesome You should keep it on a shelf nearby and open it when wondering what doesn t exist Here s the 1970 EP Dutton Co hardcover I have 3rd printing 256 pages which isn t listed here on Goodreads I see others have their copies tagged as illustrated though mine s not unfortunatelyFull review to come35 Stars A fascinating compendium of incredible beasts from world mythology folklore and fiction The entries are generally from one to three pages in length There are illustrations too by one Peter S s stylish intaglio etchings The format is that of an encyclopedia with the entries in alphabetical order My favorite entries include the Banshees The Celestial Cock The Chinese Dragon The Western Dragon The Hydra Lilith The Golem The Unicorn The Chinese Unicorn etc etc This is a wonderful testment to the extraordinary breadth of Borges s reading for which he was famous as well his exuisite use of that hoary utility the research library You may recall that Borges was rewarded by the subseuent Aramburu r gime with the directorship of the National Library in Buenos Aires for his public stance against Peron I think his named collaborator here Margarita Guerrero was a researcher at that institution Borges pores through the entire history of the written word from Gilgamesh onward to collect His Examples There S A examples There s a from Robert Grave s translation of the Pharsalia to illustrate the entry of the Basilisk We also find ourselves dipping into the Septaugint the Old and New Testaments Burton s Anatomy of Melancholy the Babylonian Talmud the other Burton s translation of A Thousand Nights and A Night Thomas Brown s Pseudodoxia Epidemica as well as works by Pliny the Elder Benvenuto Cellini Marco Polo Confucius Leonardo Herodotus Homer Tennyson Hesiod Dante William H Prescott and any number of Chinese and Indian and Arab writers One note of caution I went into this with my usual raging thirst for Borgesian narrative The book in fact provides very little of that What it offers in excess is a fascinating peek at Borges s astonishing erudition Highly recommended. Ugano cavallo e uomo nel minotauro toro e uomo è infinita in uanto le possibilità dell'arte combinatoria sono pressoché infinite.

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Manual de zoología fantásticaHard to resist this modern BESTIARY WHICH SURPASS SO MANY SHALLOW which surpass so many shallow in now days films or books what a vivid imagination this great writer had I really don t know how JLB makes such exciting topic sound so boring Let s take Scylla as an example She is one of the weirdest monsters a girl with the heads of six barking dogs coming from her waist The story behind her transformation from Ovid s Metamorphoses is eually twisted a guy named Glaucus falls in love with Scylla lovely girl at this point she scorns him Desperate he seeks help from Circe the sorceress He is probably hoping for some love potion to change Scylla s mind To his surprise Circe falls for him and puts down Scylla And even though Glaucus says no Circe goes ahead and poisons the water Scylla likes to bathe in She only sank her body halfway when the dog heads grew out of her loins Wild Ovid s story stimulates emotions and marvels us JLB makes this story as well as 100 others unbearably boring ust piles of exotic knowledge If you are interested in these fantastic creatures read Homer Ovid and various world mythologies You ll enjoy the reading much This book is great Unlike Rowling s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them or Holly Black s Arthur Spiderwick s Guide to the Fantastical World Around You which provide authoritative portraits of magical creatures in a particular fantasy world The Book of Imaginary Beings compiles interesting stories and details about a diverse array of imagined beasts drawing from both Western and Eastern mythologies Borges s aim is not simply to delight his readers with whimsical stories couched in a satirical tone though he manages this uite well but to ascertain the true purpose of these beings in humanity s collective consciousness We do not know what the dragon means Borges writes in the Introduction ust as we do not know the meaning of the universe but there is something in the image of a dragon that is congenial to man s imagination and thus the dragon arises in many latitudes and ages It is one might say a necessary monsterThis gets to the heart of what fascinates every fantasy lover or typologist What are our profound hopes our neurotic fears What force drives us to tell the same stories over and over resurrecting our favorite characters and their villains again and againKeep this noble cause in mind as you skim this book and it will help you get through the drier bits Not every entry sparkles with Borges s wit Some unfamiliar creatures like the A Bao A u or Animals That Live in the Mirror are a oy to meet while others could have remained obscure Read it before bed and be sure to remember your dreams I can t say I m surprised by the fact that it s so highly acclaimed That said I can t say I found much interest in it either Truth is it kind of made the already long hours of the night shift at work a tiny bit longer All in all The Book of Imaginary Beings is an admittedly big literary achievement that simply didn t touch meShit happens I guess Though this is yet another one of those books made superfluous by the internet seriously if you want to know the specifics of a manticore would you use google or lo. Uesto manuale borgesiano è una sorta di giardino zoologico delle mitologie giardino la cui fauna non è composta di leoni o di gir. Ok it up in a book it s a lovely and intriguing little volume to use for perusing AND as a reference Borges provides alphabetical descriptions of both biblical beasts and mythological monsters with a few literary creatures dumped in as well Most interesting to me was the tale of The Suonk Though I ve lived in Pennsylvania all my life his account is the first I ve heard of the wart covered unhappy critter that is rud to stalk the hemlock forests of my state This character can literally dissolve into tearsMr JP Wentling had a disappointing experience with a Suonk near Mont Alto He made a clever capture by mimicking the Suonk and inducing it to hop into a sack in which he was carrying it home when suddenly the burden lightened and the weeping ceased Wentling unslung the sack and looked in There was nothing but tears and bubblesPart of me wants to argue that if someone has claimed to have photographed andor captured a beast it is not an imaginary being but instead a cryptid but that would be splitting hairsThis version includes not nearly enough illustrations by the wonderful Peter S s Like much of the Borgesian oeuvre The Book of Imaginary Beings exists on the peripheries of the make believe On a certain level the work does indeed function as an honest to goodness encyclopedia albeit one that deals almost exclusively with the fantastical But as one might expect things aren t uite what they seem and the astute reader should also view the legitimacy even the sincerity of its what they seem and the astute reader should also view the legitimacy even the sincerity of its mythological claims with a grain or two of saltOne of history s most prolific readers Borges draws his material from several thousand years worth of literature and myth yet only sporadically does he actually cite his sources although translator Andrew Hurley has done an admiral ob of tracking a good many of them down And even then this great pioneer of POMO has good many of them down And even then this great pioneer of POMO has demonstrated a playful penchant for fabricating primary source material see for instance the absolutely wonderful On Rigor in ScienceNor do the many entries in this volume which span the mysterious A Boa A u to the colossal Zaratan appear to conform to any overarching methodological strategy Despite containing seperate entries for Chinese and Western dragons The Book of Imaginary Beings makes no pretenses towards either rigor or exhaustiveness with Borges haphazardly engaging in direct uotation A Crossbreed by Kafka The Offspring of Leviathan conceptual historicization Dragons and even the occasional bout of philosophical speculation The BaldandersIn Reference and Existence Saul Kripke the influential American philosopher of language and logic pontificates at length about the curious nature of real toy ducks despite the paradoxical name real toy ducks exist he argues as a genuine part of our ontology although one should take pains not to confuse them with real non toy ducks of the flesh and blood variety The Book of Imaginary Beings finds Borges toying with a similar notion only unlike Kripke the Argentine writer cum bibliophile seems intent on further tangling the metaphysical strings relating fact to fictionWhich makes this real imaginary encyclopedia into something than ust. Affe ma di sfingigrifi e centauri E la popolazione di uesto giardino nascendo per combinazione di esseri reali nel centauro si coni. ,


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