Biography of Adolfo Vicente Perfecto Bioy Casares (1914-1999)

Argentine writer born in Buenos Aires, on September 15, 1914, in a family of wealthy landowners and died on March 8, 1999. He began writing at a young age. Thirteen published his first book, vanity, which was followed by several more volumes, works of youth that had great resonance. He began the study of law and philosophy, but did not finish them because he decided to devote himself fully to literature.

Short-story writer, novelist and playwright, met Jorge Luis Borges, which since then joined a deep friendship literary and vital, reaching many jobs in common that they signed with the pseudonyms of Honorio Bustos Domecq, Suárez Lynch and B. Lynch Davis in 1932. He, for his part wrote many of his works under the name of Martín Sacastru.

He achieved notoriety with his novel La invención de Morel, published in 1940, that Jorge Luis Borges described as perfect. She began a stage tilted mainly to fantasy literature, which was, along with Borges, its architect in Argentina. The same year he published, in collaboration with his wife, Silvina Ocampo, and Jorge Luis Borges, anthology of literature and Argentine poetry anthology.

In 1941 received the Municipal Prize for his novel the invention of Morel, and in 1954, the girdle of honour of the society Argentina of writers for his book the dream of heroes.

Bioy Casares is not a well-known author, despite the numerous stories and novels published. Among them, include: Plan of escape, in 1945; The celestial plot, in 1948; The dream of heroes, in 1954; Prodigious history, in 1956; Garlands with love, in 1959; The side of the shadow, in 1962; The great Seraphim, in 1967; Journal of the pig war, in 1969; Sleep in the Sun, in 1973; and the adventure of a photographer in La Plata, 1985.De his friendship with Jorge Luis Borges emerged several police stories written in collaboration. Among them, quote: six problems for don Isidro Parodi, 1942; and two memorable fantasies, in 1946.

Bioy Casares evolved from a metaphysical tone towards a more humorous and ironic vision of reality, where the surprising or supernatural is one more element of reality.

In 1986 he received the prize of the Italo-Latin American Institute, awarded to the best Latin American work translated into Italian by his works: the shadow side and with and without love.On February 22, 1996 published in Argentina his latest trip, which relates to his deceased wife, Silvina Ocampo, a visit made by the author in 1967 to Europe.