The Invention Of Morel

Description

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.

Details

Author(s)
Adolfo Bioy-Casares, Suzanne Jill Levine
Format
Paperback | 120 pages
Dimensions
125 x 205 x 7mm | 130g
Publication date
15 Sep 2003
Publisher
The New York Review of Books, Inc
Imprint
NYRB Classics
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Main
Illustrations note
8 b/w line drawings
ISBN10
1590170571
ISBN13
9781590170571
Bestsellers rank
7,403