Adolfo Bioy Casares


Born
in Buenos Aires, Argentina
August 15, 1914

Died
March 08, 1999

Genre

Influences


Adolfo Bioy Casares (1914-1999) was born in Buenos Aires, the child of wealthy parents. He began to write in the early Thirties, and his stories appeared in the influential magazine Sur, through which he met his wife, the painter and writer Silvina Ocampo, as well Jorge Luis Borges, who was to become his mentor, friend, and collaborator. In 1940, after writing several novice works, Bioy published the novella The Invention of Morel, the first of his books to satisfy him, and the first in which he hit his characteristic note of uncanny and unexpectedly harrowing humor. Later publications include stories and novels, among them A Plan for Escape, A Dream of Heroes, and Asleep in the Sun. Bioy also collaborated with Borges on an Anthology of Fan ...more

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La trama celeste

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A Plan for Escape

3.56 avg rating — 511 ratings — published 1945 — 34 editions
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Borges

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“La vida es difícil. Para estar en paz con uno mismo hay que decir la verdad. Para estar en paz con el prójimo hay que mentir.”
Adolfo Bioy Casares

“The sea is endless when you are in a rowboat.”
Adolfo Bioy Casares, The Invention of Morel

“Life has now taught me that love for things, like all unrequited love, takes its toll in the long run.”
Adolfo Bioy Casares, Asleep in the Sun

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