Билингвы и книги на иностранных языках. Hes tried sandpaper, acid, and a knife. They quiver and come to life. Yet The Illustrated Man has tried to burn the illustrations off. Because, as the sun sets, the pictures glow like charcoals, like scattered gems. A classic collection of stories -- all told on the skin of a man -- from the author of Fahrenheit 451. the seventeenth is your own future told on the skin of the Illustrated Man. If El Greco had painted miniatures in his prime, no bigger than your hand, infinitely detailed, with his sulphurous colour and exquisite human anatomy, perhaps he might have used this mans body for his art! Tiny pink hands gesture, tiny mouths flicker as the figures enact their stories -- voices rise, small and muted, predicting the future. Here are sixteen tales: sixteen illustrations!