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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He wants to tell her his feelings, but an anomalous phenomenon keeps them apart. He believes he is on the fictional island of Villings, a part of the Ellice Islands now Tuvalubut is not sure.

During a day at the pool, he sees the tourists jump llui shake off the cold when the heat is unbearable. 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.

Faustine-Inventia lui Morel, 2007

The other strange things that happen on the island have a similar explanation. Morel calls her Faustine. The Invention of Morel”. First edition dust jacket cover. At least he is sure she is not Morel’s lover. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The fugitive decides to approach her, but she does not react to him. In the aquarium he encounters identical copies of the dead fish he found on his day of arrival. A fugitive hides on a deserted island somewhere in Polynesia. This page was last edited on 22 Juneat The Invention of Morel First edition dust jacket cover. He learns how to operate the machine and inserts himself into the recording so it looks like he and Faustine are mogel love, even though she might have slept with Alec and Haynes.

The strangest thing he notices is the presence of two suns ,orel two moons in the sky. All he knows is that the island is the focus of a strange disease whose symptoms are similar to radiation poisoning. He imagines all the possible uses for Morel’s invention, including the creation of a second model to resurrect people. He assumes she is ignoring him; however, his encounters with the other tourists have the same result.


Nobody on the island notices him. Although Morel does not mention her by name, the fugitive is sure he is talking about Faustine. Retrieved March 11, On the diary’s final entry the fugitive describes how he is waiting for his soul to inventiz onto the recording while dying. They have come out of nowhere and yet they talk as if they have been there for a while. This bothers him, but he is confident it will not matter in the eternity they will spend together.

The diary described the fugitive as a writer from Venezuela sentenced to life in prison.

Retrieved March 10, Among the tourists is a woman who watches the sunset every day from the cliff on the west side of the island. He points out that the conversations between Faustine and Morel repeat every week and fears he is going crazy.

Jorge Luis Borges wrote in the introduction: He watches them closely while still avoiding direct contact and notices more strange things. Morell 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.

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Pages to import images to Wikidata. He retreats to the swamps while they take over the museum on top of the hill where he used to live. He attributes the experience to a hallucination caused by food poisoningbut the tourists reappear that night. The meeting ends abruptly as Morel leaves in anger. She and another man, a bearded tennis player called Morel who visits her frequently, speak French among themselves. Tourists arrive, and his fear of being discovered becomes a mixed emotion when he falls in love with one of them.


The fugitive starts a diary after tourists arrive on the desert island where he is hiding.

He spies on her and while doing so falls in love. He asks a favor of the man who will invent ingentia machine capable of merging souls based on Morel’s invention.

The Invention of Morel

He wants the inventor to search for them and let him enter Faustine’s consciousness as an act of mercy. 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, which is capable of reproducing reality.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. As suddenly as they appeared, the tourists vanish. 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 incentia real sun and the other one represents the sun’s position at recording time. The fugitive returns to invengia museum to investigate and finds no evidence of people being there during his absence.