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The Invention of Morel - Adolfo Bioy Casares, Suzanne Jill Levine, Jorge Luis Borges, Ruth L.C. Simms, Norah Borges de Torre
The Invention of Morel
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Jorge Luis Borges declared The Invention of Morel a masterpiece of plotting, comparable to The Turn of The Screw and Journey to the Center of the Earth. Set on a mysterious island, Bioy's novella is a story of suspense and exploration, as well as a wonderfully unlikely romance, in which every... show more
Jorge Luis Borges declared The Invention of Morel a masterpiece of plotting, comparable to The Turn of The Screw and Journey to the Center of the Earth. Set on a mysterious island, Bioy's novella is a story of suspense and exploration, as well as a wonderfully unlikely romance, in which every detail is at once crystal clear and deeply mysterious.Inspired by Bioy Casares's fascination with the movie star Louise Brooks, The Invention of Morel has gone on to live a secret life of its own. Greatly admired by Julio Cortázar, Gabriel García Márquez, and Octavio Paz, the novella helped to usher in Latin American fiction's now famous postwar boom. As the model for Alain Resnais and Alain Robbe-Grillet's Last Year in Marienbad, it also changed the history of film.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781590170571 (1590170571)
ASIN: 1590170571
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Pages no: 103
Edition language: English
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Brain Gourmet
Brain Gourmet rated it
5.0 The Invention of Morel
What on earth did I just read? Or was it just a projection of my mind?
Liz* ~ Procrastinator Extraordinaire
Liz* ~ Procrastinator Extraordinaire rated it
5.0
Hoy, en esta isla, ha ocurrido un milagro.Así empieza una historia original, creativa y sufriblemente intrigante. Es difícil explicar qué pienso de La Invención de Morel sin adelantar los secretos que encierra la historia. Basicamente es el relato de un fugitivo de quién no se tiene mucho conocimien...
Evey's books' rambling
Evey's books' rambling rated it
2.0
Trama: 4 estrellasEscritura: 1,5 estrellasVeamos, lo tuve que leer para el colegio y fue mortalmente aburrido. Se me hizo insoportable y solo por una razón: la escritura. La manera de abordar y relatar la historia fue algo que no podía digerir, sin importar mi esfuerzo. No avanzaba más, no terminaba...
What I Happen to Be Reading At the Moment
What I Happen to Be Reading At the Moment rated it
5.0
The Invention of Morel is a treatment of the mysterious island plot with a characteristic South American flair for the bizarre. The narrator, trapped on an island, keeps a diary of his experiences: his love for Faustine, his opposition to Morel, and his continued discovery of a machine that can take...
Ben Linus' adventures in Wonderland
Ben Linus' adventures in Wonderland rated it
5.0
Dicen que no te podés enamorar de un sueño, de una sombra...Espectacular novela y completamente impredecible. Confieso que al principio me cayó mal Morel, por "truncar los sueños de nuestro querido protagonista". Pero a medida que se avanza con la lectura, los límites se hacen muy borrosos y se ve c...
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