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Louise Brooks and Keene Thompson reading - The Invention of Morel

“i have been here before”: the once more of an eternal return

The Invention of Morel (La Invención de Morel) by Adolfo Bioy Casares is a masterpiece of 20th century Latin American literature. Octavio Paz and Jorge Luis Borges describe the novella as “perfect.” Other admirers include Gabriel García Márquez, Julio Cortázar, and Alejo Carpentier. Blending detective fiction, realism, science fiction, the Gothic, and the fantastic, it can be considered the first instance of “magical realism.” It anticipated the Latin American Boom of the ’60s and ’70s,… Read More »“i have been here before”: the once more of an eternal return