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He sees vision when he has orgasm, and these visions renolledo 20th Century horrors remind us that 18th Century horrors and 20th Century horrors have much in common. Marat plays a key role in the early revolution, as did Camille Desmoulins. Standing in Rasero’s shoes, standing in Paris on an overcast day in watching as the Revolution devours its own children, including the enlightened young man he helped raise, you’ll find his disgust is hard to argue with.

Whether he exists or not doesn’t affect us; in the slightest, and there is no reason to worry about something that doesn’t affect us. Whereas Louis XV franciisco a spoiled brat of little talent, Louis XVI was much more well meaning and much more concerned with being a good ruler.

Return to Book Page. Both his benefactor Frederick and great opponent Catholicism influenced his thinking, writing, and philosophy. Write a customer review. We hear of the struggles Diderot had trying to convince the great thinkers of his time to contribute to this massive effort.

Goya then illustrates Rasero’s book of world crisis based on his vision. It is my dream that after my studies I have to make a film depicting Rasero.

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Jul 18, Sara rated it it was amazing. Early in the novel, Rasero is able to transcribe the book of Revelations by St. But it is the struggle between centrist, populist Danton and the ideologically pure Robespierre, that creates the major drama of the terror.


This is exemplified by the execution of Damien, the misguided young man who tried to stab Louis XV. A climax of sorts is reached when Fausto debates political theory with Robespierre, Rousseau, and Danton, among others, just before the Revolution drives him out of Paris.

He does slightly wound Louis but the tortures he endures are amazing. He points out how Europe later learned a painful lesson from this with the rise of Napoleon Bonoparte.

This is an undervalued book that deserves to be more widely read. 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 fgancisco As Jupiter castrated Saturn, so the church has tried to castrate all of us.

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. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. He will spend his life there, making the acquaintance of the brightest minds of his time, men such as Diderot and Voltaire, Lavoisier and even Mozart, seeking to reconcile their beliefs with his secret francisoc.

Lavoisier is a delightful character, demonstrating some of his experiments to show that water and air are compounds composed of multiple elements.

Mozart enters the story as a child prodigy and then later as a young composer. However this may rebolleod 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.

Rasero by Francisco Rebolledo

Then his legs and arms are pulled off by 4 horses. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Through him we encounter the Marquise de Pompadour, Voltaire, Hume, Lavoisier, Diderot, Mozart, Rousseau, and such colorful secondary characters as an innkeeper’s bawdy daughter, a lust-ridden priest, and a political zealot who dies accused of attempted regicide.

Diderot, the editor and primary writer of the Encyclopedia that was a bedrock of Enlightenment thinking, is a fried of Rasero’s throughout most of the book.


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Damla rated it really liked it Sep 15, Whereas in the film Forrest Gump a dim witted young man is present at major historic events by accident, in this novel, Rasero, a very intelligent man, seems to know everyone of any importance in the Enlightenment period. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. As a young man, he struggles to become free of his father and make a living on his own.

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. No trivia or quizzes yet. Franklin rated it it was amazing May 12, 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.

Ricardo Mtz rated it liked it Jul 01, Louis XVI hires the Swiss economist, Necker, to help put France’s finances in shape, but the aristocracy undermined him at every step.

He is a peculiar hero—bald since birth, intellectually and sexually precocious as a child, as a man passionate and warmhearted. Throughout the book he has encounters with these extraordinary individuals who helped shaped the world they lived in. Nancy rated it it was amazing Jun 19, Penguin Books December 1, Language: Rahman Rebllledo rated it it was amazing Sep 04, This is a book that will keep you thinking about it long after you close it. This is a book of ideas, a very interesting book, that is explored through the life of a fictious character, Rasero.