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 believes he is on jnventia fictional island of Villings, a part of the Ellice Islands now Tuvalubut is not sure. He spies on her and while doing so falls in love.

The fugitive starts a diary after tourists arrive on the desert island where he is hiding. He attributes the experience to a hallucination invdntia by food poisoningbut the tourists reappear that night. Retrieved March 10, 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.

Morel calls her Faustine. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jorge Luis Borges wrote in the introduction: During a day at the pool, he sees the tourists jump to shake off the cold when the heat is unbearable.

A fugitive hides on a deserted island somewhere in Polynesia. This page was last edited on 22 Juneat The Invention of Morel”. 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 time.

Retrieved from ” https: In the aquarium he encounters identical copies of the dead fish he found on his day of arrival. Pages to import images to Wikidata. On the diary’s final entry the fugitive describes how he is waiting for his soul to pass onto the recording while dying.


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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Nobody on the island notices him. Although Morel does not mention her by name, the fugitive is sure he is talking about Faustine.

The fugitive returns to the museum to inventi and finds no evidence of people being there during his absence.

The fugitive decides to approach her, but she does not react to him. He asks a favor of the man who will invent a machine capable of merging souls based on Morel’s invention.

Retrieved March 11, He imagines all the possible uses for Morel’s invention, including the creation of a second model to resurrect people. The other strange things that happen on the island have a similar explanation.

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He wants to tell her his feelings, but morrl anomalous omrel keeps them apart. 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. 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.

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. He assumes she is ignoring him; however, his encounters with the other tourists have the same result. As suddenly as they appeared, the tourists vanish. After hearing that the people recorded on previous experiments are dead, one of the tourists guesses correctly they will die, too.


This bothers him, but he is confident it will not matter in the eternity they will spend together. Among the tourists is a woman who watches the sunset every day from the cliff on the west side of the island.

The strangest thing he notices is the presence of two suns and two moons in the sky.

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At least he is sure she is not Morel’s lover. They have come out of nowhere and yet they talk as if they have been there for a while. 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.

Although he considers their presence a miracle, he is afraid they will turn him in to the authorities. All he knows is that the island is the focus of a strange disease whose symptoms are similar to radiation poisoning. He wants the inventor to search for them and let him enter Faustine’s consciousness as an act of mercy. He points out that the conversations between Faustine and Morel repeat every week and fears he is going crazy.

First edition dust jacket cover. He retreats to the swamps while they take over the museum on top of the hill where he used to live.

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