The Invention of Morel
- New Translations
Translated from Spanish by Nino Pipia
Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar and Adolfo Bioy Casares have contributed to the Argentinian literature more than anyone else. The Invention of Morel was published with Borges’ prologue, which mentions that in the absence of precursors Bioy is a pioneer of science fiction in the Spanish language. A writer evading justice settles on an island and though it is beset by a mysterious disease, the main character chooses to stay there. Soon he discovers that the people he meets on the island are three-dimensional images – the products of a machine invented by Morel.