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Adolfo Bioy Casares


Adolfo Bioy Casares was an Argentine fiction writer.

Bioy Casares was born in Buenos Aires, the grandson of a wealthy landowner and dairy processor, and the descendant of Patrick Lynch, a successful Irish emigrant. He wrote his first story ("Iris y Margarita") at the age of 11. He was a friend and frequent collaborator of Jorge Luis Borges and wrote many stories with him under the pseudonym of H. Bustos Domecq.

Bioy and Borges were introduced in 1932 by Victoria Ocampo, whose sister, Silvina Ocampo (1903-1994), Bioy Casares was to marry in 1940. In 1954 they adopted Bioys daughter with another woman; Marta Bioy Ocampo (1954-94) was killed in an automobile accident just three weeks after Silvina Ocampos death, leaving two children. The estate of Silvina Ocampo and Adolfo Bioy Casares was awarded by a Buenos Aires court to yet another love child of Adolfo Bioy Casares, Fabian Bioy, shortly before Fabian Bioy died, aged 40, in February 2006.

Related websites

Its possible influence on Last year at Marienbad

Caricature and obituary

logosfreebooks.org biography of Bioy Casares

Spanish-language page on Bioy Casares, including links to some passages from his works

Bioy reknown around the world.

Borges on Morel

Review of 'The Invention of Morel'

Prologue to The Invention of Morel

Review of 'The Invention of Morel'

La Invencion de Morel; Defensa para sobrevivientes

De la invencion de Morel a los simulacros de Baudrillard; La nueva ecologia de los mass media

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