The Invention of Morel
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.
Publish date: August 31st 2003
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Pages no: 103
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, European Literature
, 20th Century
, Speculative Fiction
, Magical Realism
, Spanish Literature
, Latin American
The Invention of Morel was called many things – the first successful work of Adolfo Bioy Casares, an updated version of HG Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau (well, updated from a 1940’s standpoint), a great fable about the longing for immortality, a classic of modern fiction, and so on.In short and wi...
What on earth did I just read? Or was it just a projection of my mind?
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...
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...
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...