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review La invención de Morel ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 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 This fantastic exploration of realities also bears comparison with the sharpest work of Phi. The Invention of Morel was adjudged a perfect work by Jorge Luis Borges the author s mentorfriendfreuent collaborator Anybody familiar with the essays and short fiction of Borges can appreciate what it means for one of the great masters of world literature to make such a pronouncement Perhaps Borges appraisal reflects in part how Adolfo Bioy Casares shares much of his own aesthetic and literary sensibilities since after all they collaborated on twelve booksMore specifically here are some obvious similarities between the writing of the two authors The Invention of Morel is only one hundred pages not too much longer than a number of Borges s longer tales Similar to stories like The Circular Ruin The Aleph and many other Borges tales The Invention of Morel deals with multiple levels of so called reality The language and writing is elegant Bloy Casares short novel is akin to Borges writing in Doctor Brodie s Report and The Book of Sand where Borges let go of his ornate baroue styleFor the purpose of this review I will take a specific focus the relationship between the novel and the author s and our own experience of film and televisionThe 1920s were the heyday of silent films The first commercially successful sound film The Jazz Singer was released in 1929 Black and White 1940s TV was as raw as raw can be just look at those 1949 TV shows on You Tube In 1940 the year of publication for The Invention of Morel ideas about what would become TV where in the air what really had a grip on people s imagination in the 1920s and 1930s was film first silent film then film with soundSo one can imagine a sensitive imaginative literary artist like Adolfo Bioy Casares born 1914 experiencing silent film in the 1920s as a boy and then sound films as a teenager and young man One thing that makes The Invention of Morel so compelling is just how much of what the narrator and others in the novel experience is parallel to a world saturated with films and TVBelow are a number of uotes from the novel coupled with my reflections They are at the top of the hill while I am far below From here they look like a race of giants page 12 Darn if this wasn t my exact experience when I went to my first movie I was so overwhelmed by the race of giants up there on the screen I fled from the theater minutes after the movie started I saw the same room duplicated eight times in eight directions as if it were reflected in mirror page 18 Again darn I recall my almost disbelief when as a kid I saw the same image repeated a dozen times when I first saw all those TVs turned to the same station in a department store There was something freaky about the exact movement and image repeated on all those sets I went back to see her the next afternoon and the next She was there and her presence began to take on the uality of a miracle page 25 How many teenagers young men and women and even older adults have fallen in love with a movie star and go back to the movies to see their loved one the next night and the next Words and movements of Faustine and the bearded man coincided with those of a week ago The atrocious eternal return page 41 In a way isn t that the world of movies the same exact people doing exactly the same thing night after night up there on the screen Live theater doesn t even come close to the movie s eternal return Horrified by Faustine who was so close to me actually might be on another planet page 53 How many men and women who have fallen in love with a star in a film or a TV show where they are so close they can press their hands against the star s face the TV screen come to realize their emotions and feelings are for a being a universe away far beyond their actual touch Tea for Two and Valencia persisted until after dawn page 62 Most appropriate Films and TV thrive on easy to remember songs and jingles I began to search for waves and vibrations that had previously been unattainable to devise instruments to receive and transmit them page 69 It is as if the author tuned into the collective unconscious desire in 1940 to expand film in different ways one way being what would become TV I was certain that my images of persons would lack consciousness of themselves like the characters in a motion picture page 70 This is part of a nearly four pages of Morel s internal dialogue There is a lot here One reflection how many people have sacrificed their flesh and blood existential reality to make it as a star up there on the silver screen What happens to the soul of the people in a city like Los Angeles for example when the city is taken over by an entire industry dedicated to producing films and shows populated by starsI recall a uote from the main character in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance when he goes into a roadside diner and can t get the waitress s attention because she is watching TV He says I don t exist since I m not on TV Adolfo Bioy Casares 1914 1999 Dom na Zanzibarze year of publication for The Invention of Morel ideas about what would become TV where in the air what really had a grip on people s imagination in the 1920s and 1930s was film first silent film then film with soundSo one can imagine a sensitive imaginative literary artist like Adolfo Bioy Casares born 1914 experiencing silent film in the 1920s as a boy and then sound films as a teenager and uantum Physics and the Multiplicity of Mind young man One thing that makes The Invention of Morel so compelling is just how much of what the narrator and others in the novel experience is parallel to a world saturated with films and TVBelow are a number of uotes from the novel coupled with my reflections They are at the top of the hill while I am far below From here they look like a race of giants page 12 Darn if this wasn t my exact experience when I went to my first movie I was so overwhelmed by the race of giants up there on the screen I fled from the theater minutes after the movie started I saw the same room duplicated eight times in eight directions as if it were reflected in mirror page 18 Again darn I recall my almost disbelief when as a kid I saw the same image repeated a dozen times when I first saw all those TVs turned to the same station in a department store There was something freaky about the exact movement and image repeated on all those sets I went back to see her the next afternoon and the next She was there and her presence began to take on the uality of a miracle page 25 How many teenagers Deathgame Hardy Boys Casefiles #7 young men and women and even older adults have fallen in love with a movie star and go back to the movies to see their loved one the next night and the next Words and movements of Faustine and the bearded man coincided with those of a week ago The atrocious eternal return page 41 In a way isn t that the world of movies the same exact people doing exactly the same thing night after night up there on the screen Live theater doesn t even come close to the movie s eternal return Horrified by Faustine who was so close to me actually might be on another planet page 53 How many men and women who have fallen in love with a star in a film or a TV show where they are so close they can press their hands against the star s face the TV screen come to realize their emotions and feelings are for a being a universe away far beyond their actual touch Tea for Two and Valencia persisted until after dawn page 62 Most appropriate Films and TV thrive on easy to remember songs and jingles I began to search for waves and vibrations that had previously been unattainable to devise instruments to receive and transmit them page 69 It is as if the author tuned into the collective unconscious desire in 1940 to expand film in different ways one way being what would become TV I was certain that my images of persons would lack consciousness of themselves like the characters in a motion picture page 70 This is part of a nearly four pages of Morel s internal dialogue There is a lot here One reflection how many people have sacrificed their flesh and blood existential reality to make it as a star up there on the silver screen What happens to the soul of the people in a city like Los Angeles for example when the city is taken over by an entire industry dedicated to producing films and shows populated by starsI recall a uote from the main character in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance when he goes into a roadside diner and can t get the waitress s attention because she is watching TV He says I don t exist since I m not on TV Adolfo Bioy Casares 1914 1999

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review La invención de Morel ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Lip K Dick It is both a story of suspense and a bizarre 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. Insane Insane Again Insane Then I resumed my efforts moving to other parts of the wall Chips fell and when large pieces of the wall began to come down I kept on pounding bleary eyed with an urgency that was far greater than the size of the iron bar until the resistance of the wall which seemed unaffected by the force of my repeated pounding pushed me to the floor frantic and exhausted First I saw then I touched the pieces of masonry they were smooth on one side harsh earthy on the other then in a vision so lucid it seemed ephemeral and supernatural my eyes saw the blue continuity of the tile the undamaged and whole wall the closed room Reasoned Imagination That is how Borges describes this mindboggling attempt of Adolfo Bioy Casares in what that my humble mind can ascertain is a superlative member of post modernist abstract fiction canon Why does the mind battle its familiar boundaries in the thirst of alien waters What rewards lie at the other end that compel acceptance of a torturous sentence bordering on pragmatism and surrealism pushing the soil beneath the feet to an unknown abyss What does one achieve by undertaking a journey that robs him off his sanity and instead plants a foreign temperament that forges alliance with none not even with its owner Oh no one really knows all the answers but the temptation to venture into such a world is one that has not spared a single active mind A convict fleeing from authorities lands into an unfamiliar island which appears to him as time passes by as uninhabited too With no vessel to transport him back in sight he toils with his survival instinct and somehow is managing his days in waiting But his unusual utopia is thrown out of gear when one day he spots a young beauty at a cliff adjacent to a building ludicrously named as museum staring at the setting sun He is at once jolted off his senses and his intuition pokes him with a warning that this could be a police trap His initial tentativeness is however weakened gradually as the sight appears almost every day and with time of her friends begin filling his vision Overpowered by curiosity he inches towards the museum and in time eavesdrops on conversations Faustine the woman As our narrator dwells deep into the mysterious appearance of Faustine her appeal her gang especially Morel and their purpose on the island Casares begins tightening the grip one knot at a time around an outstanding plot resting on magic science and immortality The fecundity of Casares vision not only lies in the masterly excavation of what can be a perennial memory or truth but also why it should be While the how is clearly debatable it does enough damage to a normal brain to banish the usual attire and deep dive into the uestionable with a restless but freelancer spirit And literature I feel must always achieve this objective And for this ambitious dilemma alone I am glad I uarantined my sanity for a while More ABC Dom na Zanzibarze young beauty at a cliff adjacent to a building ludicrously named as museum staring at the setting sun He is at once jolted off his senses and his intuition pokes him with a warning that this could be a police trap His initial tentativeness is however weakened gradually as the sight appears almost every day and with time of her friends begin filling his vision Overpowered by curiosity he inches towards the museum and in time eavesdrops on conversations Faustine the woman As our narrator dwells deep into the mysterious appearance of Faustine her appeal her gang especially Morel and their purpose on the island Casares begins tightening the grip one knot at a time around an outstanding plot resting on magic science and immortality The fecundity of Casares vision not only lies in the masterly excavation of what can be a perennial memory or truth but also why it should be While the how is clearly debatable it does enough damage to a normal brain to banish the usual attire and deep dive into the uestionable with a restless but freelancer spirit And literature I feel must always achieve this objective And for this ambitious dilemma alone I am glad I uarantined my sanity for a while More ABC

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review La invención de Morel ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free To find such admirers as Julio Cortázar Gabriel García Máruez and Octavio Paz As the model for Alain Resnais and Alain Robbe Grillet's Last Year in Marienbad this classic of modern Latin American literature also changed the history of film. When I first started this novella I was highly bemused by everything The nameless narrator from Venezuela who is living on an island he believes is called Villings and who decides to write a diary of what is happening there He is unsure how long he has to live He is a fugitive on the run from justice after being sentenced to life imprisonment We are never to find out what this crime is and then an Italian rug merchant in Calcutta tells him about an island There is only one place for a fugitive like you it is an uninhabited island but a human being cannot live there Around 1924 a group of white men built a museum a chapel and a swimming pool on the island A rather good drawing is shown in the book The work was completed and then abandoned Chinese pirates do not go there and the white ship of the Rockefeller Institute never calls at the island because it is known to be the focal point of a mysterious disease a fatal disease that attacks the outside of the body and then works inward The nails drop off the fingers and toes the hair falls out The skin and the corneas of the eyes die and the body lives on for one week or two at the mostAnd this individual still wants to go there because his life is so unbearable By this stage I was getting completely annoyed with this book People started arriving on the island and doing rather odd things I really couldn t take the comings and goings any longer and so decided to abandon itNevertheless would you believe that I couldn t stop thinking about the wretched book and started rereading it the following day Whatever happened I was determined to finish it I can only compare this to a dog with a boneIt s rather strange but I seemed to view the work in a different light Perhaps sitting on the terrace in the sun put me in a better state of mind I really don t know I then began to appreciate the book as the story unfolded actually a love story but nevertheless a very unusual love story Then one day a group of visitors come to the island The narrator soon has his gaze fixed on a woman who looks like a gypsy She sits on a rock and comes every afternoon to watch the sunset Our narrator is mesmerized by her cannot get her out of his mind and watches her every day for a week He even springs out to her one day to surprise her but he may as well have been invisible as she apparently cannot see him On one of these days she is talking to a man called Morel who calls her Faustine Ah now our narrator knows the name of his now much beloved oneThere is much confusion as the narrator doesn t appear to know if he s hallucinating at times is dead or alive the visitors are dead images or what He s full of angst most of the time being uite convinced that these people on the island are there to capture him and he s constantly on the run He also is unsure out of all of these individuals who can see him and who cannot But surprisingly enough our narrator doesn t seem at all bothered with the possibility of death from this supposedly dreadful disease But is there such a disease or is it all an illusion The answer does indeed lie with an individual called Morel and it transpires that he has created a machine using images from reflections in mirrors Our narrator cannot understand why he can see and hear Faustine and Morel and the other guests and then a week later this scenario is repeatedThe descriptive elements are superb be it the flora on the island or the treacherous tides that submerge parts of the island which all add to the structure of the novelAnd as for the two suns and two moons I couldn t fathom this out at all until later in the book What was interesting to know however is that two suns had been seen before in earlier times by Cicero The two suns that as I heard from my father were seen in the Consulate of Tuditanus and Auilius in the year 183 BC when the sun of Publius Africanus was extinguished This statement appears to be incorrect after looking at other reliable sources but the gist is there This tour de force had such an unexpected effect on me and to think that I nearly dismissed it arbitrarily The writing style is second to none and in fact I really don t know how the author had such an incredible imagination to write this novella I most certainly want to read his other booksFaced with the penultimate page I found myself highly perplexed How can one possibly describe this multi faceted metaphysical mysterious surreal and surprising novella There is so much depth to this workAs for the denouement Well all that can be said is that it wasn t at all what I expectedAnd finally thank you Harold for mentioning this book to me in one of your comments on a book by JL Borges Collected Fictions It s interesting that they both had this fascination with mirrors and what they can lead to


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  • La invención de Morel
  • Adolfo Bioy Casares
  • English
  • 08 October 2020
  • 9781590170571