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RASERO by Francisco Rebolledo | Kirkus Reviews
However this may prove to be the major weakness since it may be too sweeping in scope and thus does not allow for indepth discussion of the philosophical concepts that arise in the book. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Please try again later. Nonetheless, the novel teems with witty conversation and vigorous incident and is further buoyed by such pleasures as Rebolledo’s ingenious characterization of Voltaire as a mysterious hybrid compounded of paranoia, moral courage, hypochondria, and indomitable vitality.
And what a peculiar hero Rasero is – bald since birth, sexually and intellectually precocious at his wet nurse’s breast, passionate in manhood, tolerant, warmhearted. They are all working to bring about the Enlightenment they aspire to. Talleyrand, Bishop of Autun, undermines the Catholic Church in his bid for raw power. One theme of the book is the emergence of the Enlightenment against a historic background of feudalism and oppression.
HIs friend, the court painter Boucher, illustrates it with sepia watercolor. Erald Bast rated it it was amazing Jan 05, In addition he is aquatinted with the great minds reblledo his era, the writers, thinkers, philosophers, artists, scientists.
Other climaxes occur during Fausto’s lovemaking, in whichin an amusing lift from Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbowhis orgasms with Madame reboleldo Pompadour, among many, many others trigger visions of violence and carnage that we recognize as genocidal refinements achieved by modern warfarers, and from which Fausto concludes: No trivia or quizzes yet.
We see ther is of Robespierre, the student of Rousseau, the political purist who will kill those who are not as politically pure as he. Lane No preview available – Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Give it instead the time and silence it deserves. We see Voltaire, always sarcastic and insightful, struggle to get away from Frederick only to have Frederick try to entice him back to Prussia. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
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Oct 31, Silver rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lists with This Book. Lucy rated it it was amazing Feb 23, Rwbolledo Jupiter castrated Saturn, so the church has tried to castrate all of us.
Its prose is thick and ornate, and you won’t want to read this on an airplane full of tourists. Just started reading Rasero, and I can tell right away that it is a good choice. The French Revolution and subsequent Reign of Terror is written well.
Rasero by Francisco Rebolledo.
From Publishers Weekly Mexican novelist Rebolledo weaves apocalyptic fantasy into his historical novel about a Spanish nobleman who comes into contact with many of the pivotal figures of the enlightenment. Explores the politics, desires, philosophy, and science of eighteenth century Paris through the life and sexually triggered prophecies of Fausto Rasero, a young Spanish nobleman who comes to know every important figure of his time.
Justin Neville rated it really liked it Nov 02, Yet how can the Enlightenment these men hold so dear possibly be leading to the horrendous future Rasero witnesses in the arms of one lover after another? Kristina rated it liked it Oct 21, Rebolledo makes a good point when he says that Voltaire, Diderot, Lavoisier were all influenced by Descartes spirit of doubt, a necessary trait in the scientist or philospher, whereas Rousseau did not exhibit this doubt and his students Robespierre and Pol Pot in Rqsero pushed his ideology to rasedo.
It is my dream that after my studies I have to make a film depicting Rasero. He does slightly wound Louis but the tortures he endures are amazing.
As a young man, he struggles to become free of his father and make a living on his own. He points out how Europe later learned a painful lesson from this with the rise of Napoleon Bonoparte. Write a customer review. The major strength of the work is Rebolledo’s firm grasp of scientific, historic, political and philosophical movements of the period.
Voltaire, the fdancisco and creative thinker that made philosophical concepts attainable through this writing, is shown struggling with Frederick the Great and the Roman Catholic Church.
Erick Liquitaya Montiel rated it really liked it Sep 18, Some of its chapters, especially “Mariana” and “Robespierre” approach such perfection that they could have been developed into self-containing novels. Pegasus Prize for Literature V rated it really liked it Aug 17, A sensually written book of beautiful, lyrical, prose that flows off the page and gives the reader a vivid picture.
Throughout the book he has encounters with these extraordinary individuals who helped shaped the world they lived in.
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But it is the struggle between reboledo, populist Danton and the ideologically pure Robespierre, that creates the major drama of the terror. It’s the story, set in 18th-century Europe mainly Paris and Mexicoand, in part, in the futureof the varied education enjoyed and suffered by Fausto Rasero, an intellectually curious young Spaniard, mysteriously bald since birth, whose innate sophistication and unconventional magnetism bring him rrebolledo intriguingly close contact with many of the great figures of the Enlightenment.
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