Encyclopedia > Adolfo Bioy Casares

  Article Content

Adolfo Bioy Casares

Adolfo Bioy Casares was an Argentinian writer (Buenos Aires September 15, 1914 - March 18, 1999). He wrote his first story (Iris y Margarita) at the age of 11. He was a friend of Jorge Luis Borges and with him published many stories under the pseudonym of H. Bustos Domecq[?]. He married with Silvina Ocampo[?] in 1940.

His most known novel is La invención de Morel[?]. It's the story about a man who, evading justice, escapes to an island which was said to be infected with a mysterious fatal disease. While struggling to comprehend why everything seemed to repeat, he realized that all the people he saw there were actually recordings made with a special machine invented by Morel which was able to record not only three dimensional images, but also the voices and the smell making it indistinguishable to reality - the original Holodeck? The story mixes realism, fantasy, science fiction and terror.

He won several awards, including the Premio Miguel de Cervantes[?] in 1991 in Alcalá de Henares.

Some of his novels:

Stories:



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Scilly Isles

... clearly seen on Tresco where the lush subtropical Abbey Gardens on the sheltered southern end of the island contrast with the low heather and bare rock sculpted by the ...