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In other(kin) words

In the preface to the 1957 edition of The Book of Imaginary Beings, Jorge Luis Borges conceptualises the “necessary monster”. The dragon is not an accidental product, he opines, but intentional. The monsters discovered by Borges all share this necessity. They appeal to our condition – to instincts of exploration, of hypothesis. We yearn for…