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Primo Levi

Lang, Berel

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ISBN 10: 0300137230 / ISBN 13: 9780300137231
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The first intellectual biography of Primo Levi to describe the intersection of his roles as both chemist and writer Series: Jewish Lives. Num Pages: 224 pages, 7 black-&-white illustrations. BIC Classification: BGL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 220 x 162 x 19. Weight in Grams: 360. . 2013. First Edition ~1st Printing. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780300137231

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Title: Primo Levi

Publisher: Yale University Press

Binding: Hardcover

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In 1943, twenty-four-year-old Primo Levi had just begun a career in chemistry when, after joining a partisan group, he was captured by the Italian Fascist Militia and deported to Auschwitz. Of the 650 Italian Jews in his transport, he was one of fewer than 25 who survived the eleven months before the camp’s liberation. Upon returning to his native Turin, Levi resumed work as a chemist and was employed for thirty years by a company specializing in paints and other chemical coatings. Yet soon after his return to Turin, he also began writing―memoirs, essays, novels, short stories, poetry―and it is for this work that he has won international recognition. His first book, If This Is a Man, issued in 1947 after great difficulty in finding a publisher, remains a landmark document of the twentieth century.   Berel Lang's groundbreaking biography shines new light on Levi’s role as a major intellectual and literary figure―an important Holocaust writer and witness but also an innovative moral thinker in whom his two roles as chemist and writer converged, providing the “matter” of his life. Levi’s writing combined a scientist’s attentiveness to structure and detail, an ironic imagination that found in all nature an ingenuity at once inviting and evasive, and a powerful and passionate moral imagination. Lang’s approach provides a philosophically acute and nuanced analysis of Levi as thinker, witness, writer, and scientific detective.

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Berel Lang is Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, State University of New York, Albany. He is the author or editor of twenty-one books, including Act and Idea in the Nazi Genocide, The Concept of Style, and, most recently, Philosophical Witnessing: The Holocaust as Presence. He lives in Riverdale, NY.

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