Mascara

Mascara Mascara delves into the dark terrain of identity and disguise when the lives of three people collide A nameless man with a face no one remembers has the devastating ability to see and capture on film

  • Title: Mascara
  • Author: Ariel Dorfman J.M. Coetzee
  • ISBN: 9781583226414
  • Page: 346
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mascara delves into the dark terrain of identity and disguise when the lives of three people collide A nameless man with a face no one remembers has the devastating ability to see and capture on film the brutal truths lurking inside each person he encounters Oriana, a beautiful woman with the memory of an innocent child, is relentlessly pursued by mysterious figures fromMascara delves into the dark terrain of identity and disguise when the lives of three people collide A nameless man with a face no one remembers has the devastating ability to see and capture on film the brutal truths lurking inside each person he encounters Oriana, a beautiful woman with the memory of an innocent child, is relentlessly pursued by mysterious figures from her past Doctor Mavirelli is a brilliant and power hungry plastic surgeon who controls society s most prominent figures by shaping their faces The twining of these three fates plays out in a climactic unmasking.

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    1. chilean novelist ariel dorfman, like many of his contemporaries, was forced into exile following the 1973 coup. too, like many of his fellow latin american writers, he is grossly neglected by many (if not most) in english-speaking countries. he currently teaches in north carolina at duke universityscara, in many ways, defies traditional classification as a novel. it explores identity, the individual, anonymity, aesthetics, appearances, betrayal, beauty, modern culture, and the media. the narrati [...]

    2. J.M. Coetzee's Afterword implies a clear ending to a convoluted story which, by the way, is told in three first person narratives with an epilogue to muddy the waters. I have a tremendous amount of respect for Coetzee and readily concede that he is probably quite good at reading and reviewing works of fiction. However, I would suggest that the majority of the plot gradually becomes clear, but the ending remains opaque. He also repeatedly gets the name of one of the three main characters wrong. H [...]

    3. I picked up this book because it reminded me of Patrick Suskind's "Perfume" a tale about a serial killer born with a keen sense of smell but no scent of his own so that he doesn't exist to people. Jean-Baptiste Grenouille was a murder, however, and the anti-hero of Dorfman's tale is not. However, they share the same anti-social nature, indifference to the people whose lives they invade and, ultimately, the yearning to be seen and loved. Yet there is little of comfort in this book, with its scath [...]

    4. veeehughes.wordpress/2015Known for his scathing commentary on contemporary issues in Latin America, Mascara is Dorfman’s third novel; also, his first written in English. A dark tale of love and power, memory and betrayal, and the masks we all wear. Told from the point of views of its three main characters whose lives intertwine in surprising and twisted ways: the nameless, faceless man whose story dominates the book, Oriana, a childlike woman both haunted and pursued, and a surgeon whose ident [...]

    5. ¿Continuará? ¿CÓMO QUE CONTINUARÁ? ¿QUIÉN HACE ESA MIERDA? Esto tiene que ser una broma, esto no puede continuar. NOPE. N O P E la cosa más loca que he leído en mi vida, no sé si considerarla dentro de mis mejores lecturas del año o la vida, pero oh my gosh, ES DEMASIADO extrañl todo ¿Y RESULTA QUE CONTINÚA? PLS. Fue publicada en,1988, voy a matar gente por saber que mierda pasa con todos NI SI QUIERA CACHÉ QUIEN MURIÓ, QUIENES SON LOS HOMBRES, QUÉ PASA CON ORIANA DIOS MÍO, QU [...]

    6. This book was engaging and interesting, but I felt like I wasn't quite smart enough to figure out the metaphors. I like Dorfman's style. Something about the voice of the photographer/forgettable face man reminded me of the voice of Dostoevsky's character in Notes from Underground. The pride they both take in their despicableness lends a touch of comedy.

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