A Tranquil Star: Unpublished Stories (Penguin Modern Classics)

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Primo Levi was one of the most astonishing voices to emerge from the twentieth century. This landmark selection of his short stories opens up a world of wonder, love, cruelty and curious twists of fate, where nothing is as it seems. In ‘The Fugitive’ an office worker composes the most beautiful poem ever with unforeseen consequences, while ‘Magic Paint’ sees a group of researchers develop a paint that mysteriously protects them from misfortune. ‘Gladiators’ and ‘The Knall’ are chilling explorations of mass violence, and in ‘The Tranquil Star’ a simple story of stargazing becomes a meditation on language, imagination and infinity.

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'One of the most important and gifted writers of our time'
-- Italo Calvino

"His writing brims with metaphorical reflection and a love of
storytelling" -- Metro

"This is a fascinating collection [...] Reminds us of what a
marvellously varied writer was lost to the world that Easter weekend of
April 1987." -- The Daily Telegraph

'In Levi's writing, nothing is superfluous and everything is
essential' -- Saul Bellow

'The infinite and the ineffable, portrayed with singular wit and
charm'
-- Starred Kirkus Review

In Levi's writing, nothing is superfluous and everything is
essential -- Saul Bellow

Magically endearing, the most delicately forceful enchanter I've
known -- Philip Roth

About the Author:

Primo Levi, born in Turin, Italy, in 1919, and trained as a chemist, was arrested during the Second World War as a member of the anti-Fascist resistance and deported to Auschwitz in 1944. His experience in the death camp and his subsequent travels through Eastern Europe were the subject of powerful memoirs, fiction and poetry. Levi died in Turin in April 1987.

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