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Introduction 7 CHAPTER ONE: Symbols, Dreams, Religions 17 CHAPTER TWO: Inventing a Bestiary 45 CHAPTER THREE: Unicorns and Human Hybrids 75 CHAPTER FOUR: Flying Quadrupeds and Dragons 113 CHAPTER FIVE: Influences or Coincidences? 143 CHAPTER SIX: The Fantastic Today 175 Conclusion 191 Bibliography 195 Acknowledgments 197 Index 198 Photograghy Credits 200

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The Delacampagnes' argument is crisp, lucid, economical, and persuasive. Their conceptualization and interpretation of the subject is, so far as I am aware, new. I know of no work that both presents such an extensive range of imagery and offers a comprehensive analysis of this kind. -- Arthur Goldhammer, Harvard University

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Christian Delacampagne is Professor of Twentieth-Century French Literature at The Johns Hopkins University. His books include "A History of Philosophy in the Twentieth Century" and "Outsiders, fous, naifs et voyants dans la peinture moderne: 1880-1960". Ariane Delacampagne is an independent translator and photographer.


"This lovely presentation of dragons and other imaginary beasts found in art all over the world makes it clear that humans have an almost innate facility for creating a pretend nature... [A] beautiful book."--Toronto Globe and Mail

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