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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Jorge Luis Borges wrote in the introduction: He comes up with all sort of theories about what is happening on the island, but finds out the truth when Morel tells the tourists he has been recording their actions of the past week with a machine of his invention, morfl is capable of reproducing reality.

The meeting ends abruptly as Morel leaves in anger. He wants to tell her his feelings, but an anomalous phenomenon keeps them apart.

The Invention of Morel

As suddenly as they appeared, the tourists vanish. A fugitive hides on a deserted island somewhere in Polynesia. 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 from ” https: Retrieved March 10, On the diary’s final entry the fugitive describes how he is waiting for his soul to pass onto the inevntia while dying.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He spies on her and while doing so falls in love. In the aquarium he encounters identical copies of the dead fish he found on invemtia day of arrival.

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He watches them closely while still avoiding direct contact and notices more strange things. 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. He retreats to the swamps while they take over the museum on top of the hill where he used to live. After hearing that the people recorded on previous experiments are dead, one of the tourists guesses correctly they will die, too.

The fugitive starts a diary after tourists arrive on the desert island where he is hiding. She and another man, a bearded tennis player called Morel who visits her frequently, speak French among themselves.

Faustine-Inventia lui Morel, 2007

They have come out of nowhere and yet they talk as if onventia have been there for a while. He believes he is on the fictional island of Villings, a part of the Ellice Islands now Tuvalubut is not sure. The fugitive returns to the museum to investigate and finds no evidence of people being there during his absence.


During a day at the pool, he sees the tourists jump to shake off the cold when the heat is unbearable. 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. Retrieved March 11, He wants the inventor to search for them and let him enter Faustine’s consciousness as an act of mercy. This bothers him, but he is confident it will not matter in the eternity they will spend together.

The Invention of Morel”.

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Nobody on the island notices him. First edition dust jacket cover.

inventai He assumes she is ignoring him; however, his encounters with the other tourists have the same result. He imagines all the possible uses for Morel’s invention, including the creation of a second model to resurrect people. Morel calls her Faustine. He understands that the phenomena of the two 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 invemtia.