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"The Invention of Morel" by Adolfo Bioy Casares
"Jorge Luis Borges declared The Invention of Morel a masterpiece of plotting, comparable to The Turn of the Screw and Journey to the Center of the Earth. Set on a mysterious island, Bioy's novella is a story of suspense and exploration, as well as a wonderfully unlikely romance, in which every detail is at once crystal clear and deeply mysterious. Inspired by Bioy Casares's fascination with the movie star Louise Brooks, The Invention of Morel has gone on to live a secret life of its own. Greatly admired by Julio Cortázar, Gabriel García Márquez, and Octavio Paz, the novella helped to usher in Latin American fiction's now famous postwar boom. As the model for Alain Resnais and Alain Robbe-Grillet's Last Year in Marienbad, it also changed the history of film."

San Francisco Public Library

Paley Room (3rd Floor by the Paging Desk), 100 Larkin St. · San Francisco, CA

What we're about

If you love literature and stimulating conversation about literature, consider joining the World Literature Book Club. We meet the first Thursday of each month in the Paley Room of the SFPL Main Library (100 Larkin St., San Francisco), 6:00–7:30 pm, to discuss classic works of literature from around the world. All Library events are free and open to the public. New members are always welcome!

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