Talk:Book of Imaginary Beings

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Error?[edit]

"Animals in the Form of Spheres - At the time of its writing, some believed that planets and stars were actually living beings, and that the movement of the heavenly bodies was voluntary." Err what? Octane [improve me?] 17.06.11 2305 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.254.112.179 (talk)

Singing Beast?[edit]

There's no mention of C. S. Lewis's "Singing Beast" in the edition I own(the 1969 one, apparently the most recent), or the online edition linked here, which seems to be the same. 69.111.189.55 (talk) 21:58, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

There is "An Animal Imagined by C.S. Lewis" in my edition (pg 18-19; ISBN 0-14-018023-0). You probably have an older edition; mine includes three prefaces, and a note that the edition was "Revised, enlarged and translated by Norman Thomas di Giovanni in collaboration with the author". --Gwern (contribs) 22:04 27 May 2008 (GMT)

Mix of original to Borges and not?[edit]

People on the Talk page for the article on Peryton claim that this book is a mix of traditional mythological beings, beings invented by specific cited authors, and beings that Borges himself invented. If that's true, then the article about the book should say so. I don't have any further information about this either way, but it would be great if someone has a source that we could cite about it. --Elysdir (talk) 17:25, 11 April 2015 (UTC)