Fima

by Amos Oz

Book, 1993

Barcode

123460691

Call number

FIC OZ

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Publication

New York : Harcourt, Brace, c1993.

Description

'Fima is surely his best book, a celebration of human complexity, and his testament to its achievement' - Scotland on Sunday Fima, our eponymous hero, is a receptionist at a gynaecology clinic. A preposterous, yet curiously attractive figure, he spends his hours fantasising about solving the nation's problems and pursuing women with equivocal success.

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Fima seems to symbolize everything in life that is irritating - he is like a wasp, busily and pointlessly moving about one's plate on a summer day, seemingly uninterested in the food on it, but reluctant to fly away. Everyone around Fima seems to feel this and they generally want to get rid of his
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company, but they also give in to his constant chatter which seems to hypnotise them after a while. They even start worrying about him and his ways. The reading was rather slow, because I strongly disliked the Fima character, and because of the constant detailed reference to political goings on in Israel. The latter was difficult to follow at times. At the same time there was something about the writing I enjoyed, so I kept going. I do not know whether I am altogether happy with my decision.
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Original language

Hebrew

Original publication date

1991

ISBN

0151898510 / 9780151898510
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