Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (a questionnaire)

Download the file and print yourself a copy for April 28th.

You do not need to answer the questions: we are going to do it in class.

Click on the link below.

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J.K. Rowling – Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a 2001 book written by British author J. K. Rowling (under the pen name of the fictitious author Newt Scamander) about the magical creatures in the Harry Potter universe. It purports to be Harry Potter’s copy of the textbook of the same name mentioned in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (or Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the US), the first novel of the Harry Potter series. It includes several notes inside it supposedly handwritten by Harry, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger, detailing their own experiences with some of the beasts described, and including in-jokes relating to the original series.

Click the link below to access the PDF file.


And here is the audiobook.

Fantastic Beasts: The Audiobook


Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges (24 August 1899 – 14 June 1986), was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish language literature.

His work embraces the “character of unreality in all literature”.[2] His best-known books, Ficciones (Fictions) and El Aleph (The Aleph), published in the 1940s, are compilations of short stories interconnected by common themes, including dreams, labyrinths, libraries, mirrors, fictional writers, philosophy, and religion. Literary critics have described Borges as Latin America’s monumental writer.

Borges’ works have contributed to philosophical literature and also to the fantasy genre.

Hit the links below to download and read:

Borges, Jorge Luis – A Universal History of Infamy (Penguin, 1975)

Borges, Jorge Luis – Doctor Brodie’s Report (Bantam, 1973)

Borges, Jorge Luis – Book of Imaginary Beings (Penguin, 1974)