Adolfo Bioy Casares

Luigi Marfe (Università degli Studi di Padova)
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Adolfo Bioy Casares “was really and secretly the master”, once wrote Jorge Luis Borges (1970: 40), who was a close friend of his and co-authored many books with him. Indeed, over the course of 70 years, Bioy Casares wrote a great number of novels, short stories, literary essays, and screenplays, making him one the greatest contemporary Argentinian writers. In particular, his masterpiece,

La invención de Morel

(1940) [The Invention of Morel], was one of the most influential novels of the 20th century.

Bioy Casares wrote tales mostly in the fields of science fiction, dystopia, mysteries and the detective genre. His work explored themes such as the dynamics of desire and cruelty, the relationship between love and death, the deceptions of the senses, the metaphysical questions on the

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Citation: Marfe, Luigi. "Adolfo Bioy Casares". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 11 June 2020 [, accessed 14 July 2024.]

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