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Bioy Casares, Adolfo

Works: 537 works in 2,748 publications in 15 languages and 27,498 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  Diary fiction  Interviews  Bio-bibliography  Fantasy fiction  Diaries  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Detective and mystery fiction  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Compiler, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Other, Honoree, Interviewee, Performer, Scenarist, Commentator, Adapter
Classifications: PQ7797.B535, 863
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Most widely held works by Adolfo Bioy Casares
The book of fantasy by Jorge Luis Borges( Book )

102 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Collection of stories drawn from all the literatures of the world."
The invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares( Book )

135 editions published between 1940 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: 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 Cortazar, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 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
Diary of the War of the Pig; a novel by Adolfo Bioy Casares( Book )

121 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles of Bustos Domecq by Jorge Luis Borges( Book )

60 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asleep in the sun by Adolfo Bioy Casares( Book )

81 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Lucio, a normal man in a normal (nosy) city neighborhood with normal problems with his wife (not the easiest person to get along with) and family and job (he lost it) finds he has a much bigger problem: his wife is a dog. At first, it doesn't seem like such a problem, because the German shepherd inhabiting his wife's body is actually a good deal more agreeable than his wife herself, now occupying the body of the same German shepherd in a mental hospital run by scientists who, it appears, have designs on the whole neighborhood. But then Lucio has a sense, however confused, of what's right, which is an even bigger problem yet. Asleep in the Sun is the great work of the Argentine master Adolfo Bioy Casares's later years. Like his legendary Invention of Morel, it is an intoxicating mixture of fantasy, sly humor, and menace. Whether read as a fable of modern politics, a meditation on the elusive parameters of the self, or a most unusual love story, Bioy's book is an almost scarily perfect comic turn, as well as a pure delight
The dream of heroes by Adolfo Bioy Casares( Book )

95 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lotgevallen van een aantal Argentijnen in de periode rond carnaval in 1927
A plan for escape by Adolfo Bioy Casares( Book )

89 editions published between 1945 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Plan for Escape is a weird, engrossing novel, bound to captivate--if not totally satisfy--most readers. The story revolves around Henri Nevers, a Frenchman sent by his father to a post at a penal colony in French Guiana. Arriving at Cayenne, the seat of government, Nevers learns that the governor, Castel, has deserted Cayerme to "be alone with the prisoners" on the islands. When Nevers ferries to the islands, Castel meets him with delight as "an educated collaborator." Nevers intuits that "Castel's interest in social and prison matters is strictly sadistic," and he tries to remain uninvolved. Confronted by inmates' allusive remarks and his own observations, however, he is compelled to follow the clues that lead him to unearth the horrible results of Castel's reign. Despite the novel's horrors, its tone is eerily distanced by its point of view: The tale is narrated by Nevers' uncle who has pieced it together from his nephew's letters. This perspective allows for holes in the story which readers who demand closure may not accept. (What-they might ask-is Nevers' motivation for making his last, dangerous trip?) Other readers will enjoy puzzling over the small mysteries left after the main mystery is solved. The relationship between prisoners and keepers is a dominant theme. As one character states, "Conscience and prisons are incompatible." This theme proceeds from Argentinian writer Bioy-Casares' reaction to accounts of Nazism in 1945, and it also-as others have noted--predicts the systematic tortures that would take place in his country in the 1970s. --Independent Publisher
Six problems for Don Isidro Parodi by Jorge Luis Borges( Book )

39 editions published between 1942 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siempre hay duplas exitosas, y no sólo por que el resultado de la dupla sea un éxito económico, si no por que algunas veces dos personas talentosas se unen para formar un todo que va más allá de sus talentos individuales. Eso ocurre con este libro. Tengo entendido que fue concebido una tarde (o noche) en la estancia de Bioy Casares, entre copas de caña y charlas intelectuales. A pesar de su orígen social, Borges siempre adoró a los malevos y al tango y, en este libro, ambos han recreado de manera muy precisa la vida en los conventillos de Buenos Aires donde ambas cosas (los malevos y el tango) tienen su orígen. Pero, también han sabido usar un humor sarcástico y casi ácido a la hora de retratar a las personas de "alcurnia" que visitan la celda de Don Isidro (un preso inocente devenido a detective con una capacidad asombrosa para deducir los casos que se le presentan). Imperdible. Un detalle: el "lunfardo" y la forma de hablar de lo que, en los años 1930-1940, se consideraba "un porteño canchero."
The adventures of a photographer in La Plata by Adolfo Bioy Casares( Book )

60 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naive provincial photographer, Nicolasito Almanza, is sent to La Plata to take photographs of that city. He meets Don Juan Lombardo and his two daughters, and is swept into their lives, donating blood to the old gentleman, and making love to the daughters. Are the Lombardos sincere or are they swindlers? Needless to say, in short time, Almanza becomes somewhat less naive
Historias fantásticas by Adolfo Bioy Casares( Book )

85 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argentinske noveller
The invention of Morel; and other stories from La trama celeste by Adolfo Bioy Casares( Book )

9 editions published between 1964 and 1991 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extraordinary tales by Jorge Luis Borges( Book )

9 editions published between 1971 and 1990 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historias de amor by Adolfo Bioy Casares( Book )

65 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los que aman, odian by Silvina Ocampo( Book )

52 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In seaside Bosque de Mar, Argentina, guests at the Hotel Central are struck by double misfortun--the mysterious death of one of their party, and an investigation headed by the physician, writer and insufferable busybody, Dr. Humberto Huberman. When quiet, young translator Mary is found dead on the first night of Huberman's stay, he quickly appoints himself leader of an inquiry that will see blame apportioned in turn to each and every guest--including Mary's own sister--and culminating in a wild, wind-blown reconnaissance mission to the nearby shipwreck, the Joseph K"--Page 4 of cover
Poesía gauchesca by Jorge Luis Borges( Book )

4 editions published in 1955 in Spanish and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libro del cielo y del infierno by Jorge Luis Borges( Book )

44 editions published between 1960 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of essays, quotes,proverbs and poetry concerning concepts of heaven and hell by authors from many countries and times selected by two Argentinian authors
Historias desaforadas by Adolfo Bioy Casares( Book )

42 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dix nouvelles démesurées où la hantise de la mort est transcendée par la magie du style
El héroe de las mujeres by Adolfo Bioy Casares( Book )

39 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El lado de la sombra by Adolfo Bioy Casares( Book )

32 editions published between 1962 and 2004 in Spanish and English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los mejores cuentos policiales by Adolfo Bioy Casares( Book )

70 editions published between 1943 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The invention of Morel
Alternative Names

controlled identitySuárez Lynch, B.

Adolfo Bioy Casares Argentine novelist

Adolfo Bioy Casares argentinischer Schriftsteller

Adolfo Bioy Casares argentinsk forfatter

Adolfo Bioy Casares argentinsk manusforfattar og skribent

Adolfo Bioy Casares argentinsk manusförfattare och författare

Adolfo Bioy Casares argentinsk manuskriptforfatter og skribent

Adolfo Bioy Casares argentinský spisovatel

Adolfo Bioy Casares écrivain argentin

Adolfo Bioy Casares schrijver uit Argentinië (1914-1999)

Adolfo Bioy Casares scrittore argentino

Adolfus Bioy Casares

Bioĭ Kasares, Adolʹfo

Bioj Kasares, Adolfo, 1944-1999

Bioy, Adolfo 1914-1999

Bioy, Casares

Bioy Casares, Adolfo

Bioy-Casares, Adolfo 1914-1999

B'oï Kasares, Adol'fo 1914-1999

B'oj Kasares, Adolfo 1914-1999

Bustos Domecq Honorio

Casares, Adolfo B. 1914-1999

Casares, Adolfo Bioy.

Casares Adolfo Bioy 1914-1999

Casares, Bioy 1914-1999

Davis B. Lynch

Domecq, Bustos

Domecq Honorio Bustos

Kasares, A. B. 1914-1999

Lynch B. Suárez

Lynch, B. Suárez 1914-1999

Lynch Davis B.

Sacastrú, Martín

Sacastrú, Martín 1914-1999

Sacastsu, Martin, 1914-1999

Suárez Lynch, B.

Suárez-Lynch, B. 1914-1999

Адолфо Биой Касарес

Адольфо Біой Касарес

Биой Касарес А. 1914-1999

Биой Касарес, Адольфо

Биой Касарес, Адольфо, 1914-1999

Бьой Касарес, Адольфо, 1914-1999

Домек О. Б. 1914-1999

Касарес А. Б. 1914-1999

Касарес, Адольфо Биой, 1914-1999

Ադոլֆո Բիոյ Կասարես

ביוי קסרס, אדולפו, 1914-1999

أدولفو بيوي كاساريس

آدولفو بیوئی کاسارس نویسنده و فیلمنامه‌نویس آرژانتینی

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까사레스, 아돌포 비오이 1914-1999

카사레스, 아돌포 비오이 1914-1999


ビオイ=カサーレス, A

ビオイ=カサーレス, アドルフォ


The invention of MorelDiary of the War of the Pig; a novelAsleep in the sunThe dream of heroesA plan for escapeSix problems for Don Isidro ParodiThe adventures of a photographer in La PlataHistorias fantásticas