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The book of imaginary beings

Author: Jorge Luis Borges; Margarita Guerrero; Norman Thomas Di Giovanni
Publisher: New York : Dutton, 1969.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Bestiaries
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986.
Book of imaginary beings.
New York, Dutton, 1969
(OCoLC)655323983
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jorge Luis Borges; Margarita Guerrero; Norman Thomas Di Giovanni
OCLC Number: 45958
Language Note: Translation of El libro de los seres imaginarios.
Notes: Translation of El libro de los seres imaginarios.
Description: 256 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: A bao a qu --
Abtu and Anet --
The amphisbaena --
An animal imagined by Kafka --
An animal imagined by C.S. Lewis --
The animal imagined by Poe --
Animals in the form of spheres --
Antelopes with six legs --
The ass with three legs --
Bahamut --
Baldanders --
The banshee --
The barometz --
The basilisk --
Behemoth --
The brownies --
Burak --
The carbuncle --
The catoblepas --
The celestial stag --
The centaur --
Cerberus --
The Cheshire cat and the Kilkenny cats --
The chimera --
The Chinese dragon --
The Chinese fox --
The Chinese phoenix --
Chronos or Hercules --
A creature imagines by C.S. Lewis --
The crocotta and the leucrocotta --
A crossbreed --
The double --
The Eastern dragon --
The eater of the dead --
The eight-forked serpent --
The elephant that foretold the birth of the Buddha --
The eloi and the morlocks --
The elves --
An experimental account of what was known, seen, and met by Mrs. Jane Lead in London in 1694 --
The fairies --
Fastitocalon --
Fauna of Chile --
Fauna of China --
Fauna of mirrors --
Fauna of the United States --
Garuda --
The gnomes --
The golem --
The griffon --
Haniel, Kafziel, Azriel, and Aniel --
Haokah, the thunder god --
Harpies --
The heavenly cock --
The hippogriff --
Hochigan --
Humbaba --
The hundred-heads --
The hydra of Lerna --
Ichthyocentaurs --
Jewish demons --
The jinn --
The kami --
A king of fire and his steed --
The kraken --
Kujata --
The lamed wufniks --
The lamias --
Laudatores temporis acti --
The lemures --
The leveler --
Lilith --
The lunar hare --
The mandrake --
The manticore --
The mermecolion --
The minotaur --
The monkey of the inkpot --
The monster Acheron --
The mother of tortoises --
The nagas --
The nasnas --
The norns --
The nymphs --
The Odradek --
An offspring of Leviathan --
One-eyed beings --
The panther --
The pelican --
The peryton --
The phoenix --
The pygmies --
The rain bird --
The remora --
The rukh --
The salamander --
The satyrs --
Scylla --
The sea horse --
The shaggy beast of La Ferté-Bernard --
The simurgh --
Sirens --
The sow harnessed with chains and other Argentine fauna --
The sphinx --
The squonk --
Swedenborg's angels --
Swedenborg's devils --
The sylphs --
Talos --
The T'ao T'ieh --
Thermal beings --
The tigers of Annam --
The trolls --
Two metaphysical beings --
The unicorn --
The unicorn of China --
The Uroboros --
The Valkyries --
The western dragon --
Youwarkee --
The zaratan.
Other Titles: Libro de los seres imaginarios.
Responsibility: Jorge Luis Borges with Margarita Guerrero ; rev., enl., and translated by Norman Thomas di Giovanni in collaboration with the author.

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