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Jorge Luis Borges declared The Invention of Morel a masterpiece of plotting, by Adolfo Bioy Casares, introduction by Suzanne Jill Levine. By far Bioy Casares’ most famous story, “The Invention of Morel” is still fairly obscure, despite being plugged (and strongly influenced) by his. Praise. “The masterpiece among Bioy Casares’ short, intense novels is The Invention of Morel, a book that won raves from Borges (who placed.

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Oh no one really knows all the answers but the temptation to venture into such a world is one that has not spared a single, active mind.

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The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares

And one day, two suns and two moons appear simultaneously in the sky. What a great little book! Casares accepts the paradox, and resolves it: Within these structures are found various sophisticated technologies of indeterminate function that are powered by a natural but novel source of tremendous energy. And Bioy Casares evokes both the horror and the wonder that a week of reasonable existence with only minor troubles should become an eternal prison for its unknowing participants.

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View all 6 comments. The morwl notices that the conversations between Morel and Faustine are repeated, word for word, after the interval of a week.


This tour de force had such an unexpected effect on me and to think that I nearly dismissed it arbitrarily. So Morel decides to bring a group of his bily friends to his island, where he has set up his elaborate equipment, and without informing them, record the entire week that they spend upon the island.

Retrieved March 10, In its willingness to play with and twist our conceptions of existence and reality, it anticipates some of the best works of Philip K. Around a group of white men built a museum, a chapel, and a swimming pool on the island. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here If it really did last forever, or even for very long, it would simply lose everything that makes it what it is.

This plan is thrown into serious jeopardy when, for no apparent reason, a mrel of people suddenly arrive upon the island, and the fugitive has to hide form them. And yet not a mention of the real source by the tv producers.

I am quite taken by the power of his writing style and after the strong recommendation of Mike, do look forward to reading more of him. How much more satisfying would it be if the whole premise revolved around following a Louise Brooks look alike around and gioy over her as unattainable and having to relive that unattainability forever and ever Jul 05, Matt rated it really liked it Shelves: We know of this because in a recorded scene, Bioj tells about it to all the people whom he recorded for his experiment.

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The Invention of Morel

The fugitive falls in love with a phantom. The Invention of Morel casarez a romantic classic in which passion triumphs over convention, a surrealist classic in which imagination triumphs over reality, a science fiction classic in which technology triumphs over time, and a mystery story whose fantastic resolution always plays fair with the reader. Will he lose his humanity?

Not by a long shot. Mystery has big part on the story, so even it is a well known literature, I don’t want to say much about the plot. The island is remote and barren, except for four fantastical structures: Below are a number of quotes from the novel coupled with my reflections: While we are never told of the crime, there is an illuminating passage during the climactic final pages that chronicles the political struggles of the narrators homeland, slyly incorporating a message of feeling isolated by your own country during times of political strife.

“The Invention of Morel”, Adolfo Bioy Casares

Casares certainly seems to think so. The fugitive picks up Morel’s cue cards and learns the machine keeps running because the wind and tide feed it with an endless supply of kinetic energy. Thinking about the Mahabharata — I: Apr 29, Lynne King rated it it was amazing Shelves: