Adolfo Bioy Casares – Plan de evadare, Inventia lui Morel. 1 like. Book. Iulia Micu. “Babeş-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Imaginary Intimacy as a Death Metaphor. in La Invención de Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares. Faustine-Inventia lui Morel, Done. Comment. 73 views. 0 faves. 0 comments. Taken on December 29, All rights reserved. Show EXIF; JFIFVersion -.

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The fugitive starts a diary after tourists arrive on the desert island where he is hiding. As suddenly as they appeared, the tourists vanish. At least he is invemtia she is not Morel’s lover.

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Among inventis tourists is a woman who watches the sunset every day from the cliff on the west side of the island. The strangest morwl he notices is the presence of two suns morsl two moons in the sky. Morel calls her Faustine. He learns how to operate the machine and inserts himself into the recording so it looks like he and Faustine are in love, even though she might have slept with Alec and Haynes.

During a day at the pool, he sees the tourists jump to shake off the cold when the heat is unbearable. This page was last edited on 22 Juneat They have come out of nowhere and yet they talk as if they have been there for a while. The Invention of Morel”. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

He understands that the phenomena of the mrel suns and two moons are a consequence of what happens when the recording overlaps reality — one is the real sun and the other one represents the sun’s position at recording time. 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.


He wants the inventor to search for them and let him enter Faustine’s consciousness as an act of mercy. He believes he is on the fictional island of Villings, a part of the Ellice Islands now Tuvalumoeel is not sure. Retrieved from ” https: He points out that the conversations between Faustine and Morel repeat every week and fears he is going crazy. All he knows is that the island is the morfl of a strange disease whose symptoms are similar to radiation poisoning.

He claims the recording will capture their souls, and through looping they will relive that week forever and he will spend eternity with the woman he loves.

The Invention of Morel

Pages to import images to Wikidata. On the diary’s final entry the fugitive describes how he is waiting for his soul invenia pass onto the recording while dying. He spies on her and while doing so falls in love. The fugitive decides to approach her, but she does not react to him.

He attributes the experience to a hallucination caused by food poisoningbut the tourists reappear that night. He assumes she is ignoring him; however, his encounters with the other tourists have the same result.

The diary mirel the fugitive as a writer from Venezuela sentenced to life in prison. Retrieved March 11, The meeting ends abruptly as Morel leaves in anger. He imagines all the possible uses for Morel’s invention, including the creation of a second model to resurrect people. The fugitive returns to the museum to investigate and finds no evidence of people being there during his absence.


She and another man, a bearded tennis player called Morel who visits her frequently, speak French among themselves. Ijventia Luis Borges wrote in the introduction: Nobody on the island notices him. In the aquarium he encounters identical copies of the dead fish he found on his day of arrival.

Despite this he feels repulsion for the “new kind of photographs” that inhabit the island, but as time goes by he accepts their existence as something better than his own. Retrieved March 10, Views Read Edit View history. The Invention of Morel First edition dust jacket cover. A fugitive hides on a deserted island somewhere in Polynesia.

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This bothers him, but he is confident it will not matter in the eternity they ingentia spend together. After hearing that the people recorded on previous experiments are dead, one of the tourists guesses correctly they will die, too.

He watches them closely while still avoiding direct contact and notices more strange things. He wants to tell her his feelings, but an anomalous phenomenon keeps them apart. Although Morel does not mention her by name, the fugitive is sure he is talking about Faustine. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.