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Il responsabile delle risorse umane:…

Il responsabile delle risorse umane: Passione in tre atti (Super ET) (original 2004; edition 2010)

by Abraham B. Yehoshua (Author), Alessandra Shomroni

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Title:Il responsabile delle risorse umane: Passione in tre atti (Super ET)
Authors:Abraham B. Yehoshua (Author)
Other authors:Alessandra Shomroni
Info:EINAUDI (2010), 258 pagine
Collections:Digital Library

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A Woman in Jerusalem by A. B. Yehoshua (2004)


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Difficult as it is to admit, it required over 150 pages for me to recognize that only the deceased woman of the title was actually afforded a name, everyone else had a title or a relation to the protagonist. This creates an intenional level of abstraction, wich is effective to a point, but shorns away the humanity of a story which actually points back to Antigone. I don't know, I expected more. ( )
  jonfaith | Feb 22, 2019 |
Il mio primo Yehoshua - sicuramente non l'ultimo. Una scrittura molto asciutta, quasi completamente priva di avverbi (avranno forse ragione gli insegnanti anglosassoni di scrittura creativa? Mi sa che questo autore ha fatto una scelta personale e non guidata, tuttavia).
La cosa che mi è piaciuta di più: la delicatezza nel trattatare temi un po' fuori dal coro e la surrealità di certe scelte nella trama.
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  Eva_Filoramo | May 3, 2018 |
I read this a second time for book group and of course found it clearer. I also was much more aware of the metaphors, but still am not sure of the overall metaphor. The book tells us a lot about humanity without being didactic. ( )
  suesbooks | Sep 26, 2013 |
I read this book many years ago as a young woman and loved it. Now many years later, it still is a wonderful story of a young girl growing up surrounded by poverty but maintaining an innocence of heart. There is not one ounce of cynicism in Francie's entire body; something that is rare today.

I read many of the negative reviews from young people who have been required to read the book. It is so difficult for them to get past the differences of today's age and then; however, hopefully some will have inspiring teachers who will be able to get them through the details enough in order to see the universal story of perseverance and strength of family.

This book is not a page turner, has dated dialogue and writing style, and is probably not for everyone. However, it is a warm, pleasant, inspiring read that should at least be tasted. ( )
  maryreinert | Aug 17, 2013 |
Brilliant treatment of a man on a mission to find out who the victim of a suicide bomber really is. Brings a modern sensibility to a classic topic: what becomes of the nameless lost to senseless war? ( )
  paakre | Apr 27, 2013 |
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The enormous weight of Jerusalem as metaphor is everywhere in Yehoshua’s fiction; and can be found again, and powerfully, in his remarkable new book, “A Woman in Jerusalem.”

This novel has about it the force and deceptive simplicity of a masterpiece: terse (or relatively so, given that Yehoshua’s novels are often long), eminently readable but resonantly dense.

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To the memory of our friend Dafna who was killed in a terrorist attack on Mount Scopus in the summer of 2002.
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Even though the manager of the human resources division had not sought such a mission, now, in the softly radiant morning, he grasped its unexpected significance.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0156031949, Paperback)

A woman in her forties is a victim of a suicide bombing at a Jerusalem market. Her body lies nameless in a hospital morgue. She had apparently worked as a cleaning woman at a bakery, but there is no record of her employment. When a Jerusalem daily accuses the bakery of "gross negligence and inhumanity toward an employee," the bakery’s owner, overwhelmed by guilt, entrusts the task of identifying and burying the victim to a human resources man. This man is at first reluctant to take on the job, but as the facts of the woman’s life take shape—she was an engineer from the former Soviet Union, a non-Jew on a religious pilgrimage to Jerusalem, and, judging by an early photograph, beautiful—he yields to feelings of regret, atonement, and even love.

At once profoundly serious and highly entertaining, A. B. Yehoshua astonishes us with his masterly, often unexpected turns in the story and with his ability to get under the skin and into the soul of Israel today.

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Assigned the difficult task of identifying the victim of a suicide bombing at a Jerusalem market, a human resources representative pieces together the woman's past as a former Soviet engineer and a non-Jewish person on a religious pilgrimage.

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