"The compilation and translation of this volume have given us a great deal of such pleasure; we hope the reader will share some of the fun we felt when ransacking the bookshelves of the Biblioteca Nacional..."
From the Preface
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.