"One of the most important and gifted writers of our time" —Italo Calvino
Primo Levi was one of the most astonishing voices to emerge from the twentieth century: a man who survived one of the ugliest times in history, yet who was able to describe his own Auschwitz experience with an unaffected tenderness.
Levi was a master storyteller but he did not write fairytales. These stories are an elegy to the human figures who stood out against the tragic background of Auschwitz, "the ones in whom I had recognized the will and capacity to react, and hence a rudiment of virtue." Each centres on an individual who—whether it be through a juggling trick, a slice of apple or a letter—discovers one of the "bizarre, marginal moments of reprieve."
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Primo Levi (1919-1987), an Italian Jew, did not come to the wide attention of the English-reading audience until the last years of his life. A survivor of the Holocaust and imprisonment in Auschwitz, Levi is considered to be one of the century's most compelling voices, and The Periodic Table is his most famous book. Levi is also the author of Moments of Reprieve.Language Notes:
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140093702
Book Description Penguin Books, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140093702