Firmin

Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife: A Novel by Sam Savage

Publisher: Coffee House Press in Minneapolis, USA

Written in English
Cover of: Firmin | Sam Savage
Published: Pages: 151 Downloads: 490
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Subjects:

  • Rats -- Fiction.

Edition Notes

Statementby Sam Savage.
GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3619.A84 F57 2006
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Pagination151p.
Number of Pages151
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3419347M
ISBN 101566891817
ISBN 109781566891813
LC Control Number2005035803
OCLC/WorldCa62525191

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Literary Rats Though his book is wildly inventive, Savage is far from the first novelist to anthropomorphize a rat. Firmin stands out for presenting literature as sustenance for the body as well as the mind - as Firmin eats his way through the books, the thoughts, words and deeds contained consume him with intoxicating curiosity.

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Yvonne enters, wondering whether Firmin will ever get better. Firmin tells Yvonne that his younger brother, Hugh, will arrive later that day. You see, Firmin is a rat a gifted, imaginative rat who possesses a wise soul.

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