Invention Of Morel


This novel is a Latin American masterpiece of plotting and suspense by Adolfo Bioy Casares.

ISBN: 9781590170571 Author: Casares, Adolfo Bioy Publisher: Harbour Books Ltd Publication Date: 12th February 2004 Imprint: New York Review Books Cover: Paperback Dewey: 863.62 (edition:22) Pages: 103 Edition: New Edition Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

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 Garcìa 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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