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Retrieved March 11, He spies on her and while doing so falls in love. This bothers him, but he is confident it will not matter in the eternity they will spend together. She and another man, a bearded tennis player called Morel who visits her frequently, speak French among themselves. During a day at the pool, he sees the tourists jump to shake off the cold when the heat is unbearable.

Although Morel does not mention her by name, the fugitive is sure he is talking about Faustine.

Tourists arrive, and his fear of being discovered becomes a mixed emotion when he falls in love with one of them. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Nobody on the island notices him. In the aquarium he encounters identical copies of the dead fish he found on his day of arrival.

He believes he is on the fictional island of Villings, a part of the Ellice Islands now Tuvalubut is not sure.

The fugitive decides to approach her, but she does not react to him. He wants the inventor to search for them invenria let him enter Faustine’s consciousness as an act of mercy.

Inventia lui Morel / Plan de evadare

Adolfo Bioy Casares “. As suddenly as they appeared, the tourists vanish.

A fugitive hides on a deserted island somewhere in Polynesia. The diary described the fugitive as a writer from Venezuela sentenced to life in prison.

Despite this he feels repulsion for the “new kind of photographs” that inhabit the island, but as time goes by he accepts their existence as something better than his own. He comes up with all sort of theories about what is happening on the island, but finds out the truth when Morel tells the tourists he has been recording their actions of the past week with a machine of his invention, which is capable of reproducing reality. On the diary’s final entry the fugitive describes how he is waiting for his soul to pass onto the recording while dying.


He attributes the experience to a hallucination caused by food poisoningbut the tourists reappear that night. The Invention of Morel”.

The Invention of Morel

This page motel last edited on 22 Juneat The fugitive picks up Morel’s cue cards and learns the machine keeps running because the wind and tide feed it with an endless supply of kinetic energy. All he knows is that the island is the focus of a strange disease whose symptoms are similar to radiation poisoning. At least he is sure she is not Morel’s lover. Retrieved from ” https: They have come out of nowhere and yet they talk as if they have been there for a while.

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The fugitive returns to the museum to investigate and finds no evidence of people being there during his absence. Morel calls her Faustine. The meeting ends abruptly as Morel leaves in anger. After hearing that the people recorded on previous experiments are dead, one of the tourists guesses correctly they will die, too.

The other strange things that happen on the island have a similar explanation. The strangest thing he notices is the presence of two suns and two moons in the sky. The Invention of Morel First edition dust jacket cover. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

He asks a favor of the man who will invent a machine capable of merging souls based on Morel’s invention. Jorge Luis Borges wrote in the introduction: The fugitive starts a diary after tourists arrive on the desert island where he is hiding.


He wants to tell her his feelings, but an anomalous phenomenon keeps them apart. He understands that the phenomena of the two suns and two moons are a consequence of what happens when the recording overlaps reality — one is the real sun and the other one represents the sun’s position at recording time.

He retreats to the swamps while they take over the museum on top of the hill where he used to live. He claims the recording will capture their souls, and through looping they will relive that week forever and he will spend eternity with the woman he loves. First edition dust jacket cover.

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He imagines all the possible uses for Morel’s invention, including the creation of a second model to resurrect people. He learns how to operate the machine and inserts himself into the recording so it looks like he and Faustine are in love, even though she might have slept with Inbentia and Haynes. Among the tourists is a woman who watches the sunset every day from the cliff on the west side of the island. Views Read Edit View history.

Although he considers their presence a miracle, he is afraid they will turn him in to inventix authorities. Retrieved March 10, He watches them closely while still avoiding direct contact and notices more strange things. He points out that the conversations between Faustine and Morel repeat every week and fears he is going crazy. He assumes she is ignoring him; however, mkrel encounters with the other tourists have the same result.