Roderer is consumed by a lust for the unutterable. Rapaciously pursuing knowledge from a radical perspective in a race against time's ravages, he enters a private world of his own creation. While an also-brilliant classmate successfully forges a place in society, Roderer sacrifices all - friends, the girl who loves him, his family, and, ultimately, even himself - in his increasingly implosive search for the one answer that could be his salvation. Regarding Roderer is a precise, harrowing novel of youth. An exemplary work of literature from Argentina, it shares many of the concerns of such Continental masters as Hesse, Fornier, and Mann, as well as such North and South American writers as Borges, Salinger, and Knowles, whose young heroes also sought the remarkable.
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