Rasero

Fausto Rasero, a young Spanish nobleman, settles in Paris, the hub of European intellectual life in the eighteenth century He is a peculiar hero bald since birth, intellectually and sexually precocious as a child, as a man passionate and warmhearted He is also orgasmically clairvoyant, given at the moment of carnal release to apocalyptic visions of a world that he comesFausto Rasero, a young Spanish nobleman, settles in Paris, the hub of European intellectual life in the eighteenth century He is a peculiar hero bald since birth, intellectually and sexually precocious as a child, as a man passionate and warmhearted He is also orgasmically clairvoyant, given at the moment of carnal release to apocalyptic visions of a world that he comes to recognize as the future As he tries to reconcile the sanguine promises of the Enlightenment with the chilling prophecies of his visions, he comes to know virtually every important figure of his time Diderot, Voltaire, Madame de Pompadour, Boucher, Lavoisier, the young Mozart, Hume, Rousseau, Robespierre, and Goya But it is his love for a beautiful young widow from Mexico that transforms him and ultimately moves Rasero toward the wisdom he has long sought In his prodigious first novel, Francisco Rebolledo brings to life a heady mix of eighteenth century politics, desire, philosophy, science, and art, showing us in this vanished world, with all its contradictions and sorrows, a troubled counterpart to our own.
Rasero Fausto Rasero a young Spanish nobleman settles in Paris the hub of European intellectual life in the eighteenth century He is a peculiar hero bald since birth intellectually and sexually precociou

  • Title: Rasero
  • Author: Francisco Rebolledo
  • ISBN: 9780140260533
  • Page: 242
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Rasero”

    1. A sensually written book of beautiful, lyrical, prose that flows off the page and gives the reader a vivid picture. This book is part surreal, part seduction, part historical fiction and part philosophical. It stimulates each of the senses while arousing the mind and being quite thought provoking making the reader question themselves and society and the world we live in. It is a story that revolves around the very odd and eccentric hero known as Rasero, in addition to the fact that he was born n [...]

    2. Excelente repaso del siglo de la ilustración, que a través de un personaje ficticio, nos permite compartir el tiempo y el espacio con los personajes más significativos de la Francia de finales del siglo XVIII y principios del Siglo XIX y ser testigos de los acontecimientos más importantes de la época, que culminan con la Revolución francesa.

    3. Just started reading Rasero, and I can tell right away that it is a good choice. The description of the odor that Diderot cannot escape after his confinement in Vincennes permeates the first few pages and is juxtaposed with a philosophical conversation about how everything the English write is unfortunately, infused with God. Looking forward to reading the rest of the book.

    4. E S P E C T A C U L A R sería la sorpresa o la baja expectativa con el que empecé, pero que manera de marear mi conciencia y aturdir mi corazón

    5. I got so mad when I got to the last chapter of the book as it was coming to an end. I want more of it. It is my dream that after my studies I have to make a film depicting Rasero.

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