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“En memoria de Paulina” is a short story by Bioy Casares included in the anthology The Celestial Plot The story is written in first person. The author is in love. Get this from a library! En memoria de Paulina. [Alejandro Areal VĂ©lez; Cecilia Biagni; Marcelo Silva; Luis Rubio; Leandro Bardach; Adolfo Bioy Casares;]. When he tells his friend, Morgan, about seeing Paulina, Morgan informs him that Montaro Included Work: Bioy Casares, Adolfo En memoria de Paulina.

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When curious onlookers began to gather, he threw her into a rental car and took off. He asked me, as he always had:.

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But my beloved vanished. I gazed at her face, her smile, her eyes. This had not happened the night before this morning, but on the night before my trip to Europe. It was just a simple shower. I wandered through the streets without seeing a thing, momentarily shifting my attention to the shape of the molding of a particular wall or to the sense of a word heard by chance.

Categories and months of Deeblog. Then, while I was considering her in the mercurial shadows of the mirror, surrounded by a frame of garlands, crowns, and black angels, she seemed different.

En memoria de Paulina by Adolfo Bioy Casares

I doubted why I forgot Paulina. Morgan received me in bed, his face in a giant bowl which he held with both hands. The matter was clarified, and I grew calm and fell asleep.


Getting into bed I had the impression of setting foot into a trap perhaps I remembered sleepless nights in which one stayed in bed without realizing one was awake. After these niceties, I asked him meekly for half a kilo of bread.

I often get lost in the world of foreign literature, unintentionally neglecting the treasures I have in my own land. I caught a glimpse of a whitish liquid, and, floating, a piece of bread.

Never had we been so close. At the time that it occurred, the vision did not seem mmoria. She returned from the dead to fulfill her destiny. Post a New Comment Enter your information below to add a new comment. Naturally, I read at a faster pace in Spanish; I found a couple of pqulina I wasn’t familiar with, but they didn’t slow down the process. En memoria de Paulina by Adolfo Bioy Casares.

Books by Adolfo Bioy Casares. I looked at the clock: I abandoned myself to pure delight. Trivia About En memoria de Pau Never had we loved each other so much as now.

Also a journalist and translator, he was a friend and collaborator with his fellow countryman Jorge Luis Borges, with whom he wrote six books and created the character H. Paulina had forgiven me. Nor biou he imagine the bedroom with any exactitude. All I know is that the dream was not invented.

En memoria de Paulina

Paulina said to me: References will be subject to editor approval before appearing. To create a new comment, use the form below. Upon seeing her I fell to my knees, sank my face pauliina my hands and, for the first time, sobbed out all the pain of having lost her. There lurked the fear that the memories of her might be too vivid once I was home.


Feb 05, Noris rated it it was amazing Shelves: But there I still heard his clear, ceremonious, and implacable voice relating incomprehensible cazares with the monstrous and persuasive conviction that they were familiar to me. Reader Comments There are no comments for this journal entry. Muy buena historia corta de Adolfo Bioy.

I made a bit of coffee, drank two or three cups, and nibbled at the end of a piece booy bread. Montero followed her and waited for her in the garden. More proof can be derived from the statuette.

Her face was the one she always had, that pure and mdmoria jewel that had loved me before the abominable appearance nemoria Montero. Perhaps it reflected her, if in a brief and vague way. Instead, the horse was clearly reared up on the library shelf.

Ripley film The Talented Mr. Cathie rated it liked it Oct 12, While I prepared my coffee, I thought of Paulina. Unconsciously I continued my imaginings and faithfully reproduced the scenes from that evening.

Carolina rated it really liked it Feb 25, I then came up with an embarrassing thought, and, in light of what I would later confirm, a pathetic one.