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Author QuotedAdolfo Bioy Casares
Title QuotedPlan d'evasión
Date (Year/Month/Day)1958/02/15
Imprint[S.l.] : Emece. 1945
QuotationCurious novel of Bioy Casaris, Plan d'evasion, about a governor of Devil's Island experimenting with certain prisoners to put them in a different, schizophrenic sort of a world by various operations and "adaptations." It ends up by being a very good and very original mystery story.... Book starts slow and ends well, with a slow, progressive complication of threads. A kindly Argentinean Kafka, but clear and Latin, without Kafka's brooding and darkness. In the end, I like this curious book which was sent down by New Directions.
Quotation SourceA Search for Solitude: Pursuing the Monk's True Life. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 3, 1952-1960.; Edited by Lawrence S. Cunningham. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 167
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