The Most Fantastic Monsters from Art and Literature

In this article Boria Sax, author of Imaginary Animals: The Monstrous, the Wondrous and the Human, discusses our ability to imagine and create monsters, which have been present in literature and art since ancient times.

‘The human imagination is continually active and so vivid that imagined beings constantly threaten to overwhelm our sense of reality. Fantastic creatures are found in art of all times and places, but people in some cultures feel more threatened by them.’

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Boria Sax
Imaginary Animals