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The Book of Fantasy (originally Antologìa de la Literatura Fantàstica) is an anthology of appromixately 81 fantastic English short stories, fragments, excerpts, and poems edited by Jorge Luis Borges, Adolfo Bioy Casares, and Silvina Ocampo. It was first published in Argentina in 1940, and revised in 1965 and 1976. The 1988 Viking Penguin edition for English-speaking countries includes a foreword by Ursula K. Le Guin.

The idea and seed for this volume came into being one "night in 1937 in Buenos Aires, when Jorge Luis Borges, Adolfo Bioy Casares, and Silvina Ocampo fell to talking-so Cesare tells us-'about fantastic literature. ..simply a compilation of stories from fantastic literature which seemed to use to be the best.'"

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Pagination is given per the Penguin edition.




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