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Primo Levi

Full Name: Primo Levi
Gender: Male
Hometown: Turin
Born: 1919-07-31
Died: 1987-04-11
Number of Works: 52
Primo Michele Levi was a Jewish Italian chemist, Holocaust survivor and author of memoirs, short stories, poems, and novels.

He is best known for his work on the Holocaust, and in particular his account of the year he spent as a prisoner in Auschwitz, the infamous death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. If This Is a Man (published in the United States as Survival in Auschwitz) has been described as one of the most important works of the twentieth century.

ISBN: 0684826801, 9780684826806
Keywords: auschwitz, survival
Pages: 187
Published: 1947
  • Rating: 80%

Survival in Auschwitz: If This Is a Man is a book written by the Italian author, Primo Levi. It describes his experiences in the concentration camp at Auschwitz during the Second World War.Levi, then a 25-year-old chemist, spent 10 months in Auschwitz before the camp was liberated by the Red Army. Of the 650 Italian Jews in his shipment, Levi was one of only twenty who left the camps alive. The average life expectancy of a new entrant was three months. This truly amazing story offers a revealing glimpse into the realities of the Holocaust and its effects on our world.
ISBN: 0349100136, 9780349100135
Keywords: truce, man
Pages: 398
Published: 1947
  • Rating: 100%

'With the moral stamina and intellectual pose of a twentieth-century Titan, this slightly built, duitful, unassuming chemist set out systematically to remember the German hell on earth, steadfastly to think it through, and then to render it comprehensible in lucid, unpretentious prose. He was profoundly in touch with the minutest workings of the most endearing human events and with the most contempible. What has survived in Levi's writing isn't just his memory of the unbearable, but also, in THE PERIODIC TABLE and THE WRENCH, his delight in what made the world exquisite to him. He was himself
ISBN: 0805210415, 9780805210415
Keywords: table, periodic
Pages: 240
Published: 1975
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0349100470, 9780349100470
Keywords: saved, drowned
Pages: 192
Published: 1986
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 014118390X, 9780141183909
Pages: 352
Published: 1982
  • Rating: 80%

Primo Levi was among the greatest witnesses to twentieth-century atrocity. In this gripping novel, based on a true story, he reveals the extraordinary lives of the Russian, Polish and Jewish partisans trapped behind enemy lines during the Second World War. Wracked by fear, hunger and fierce rivalries, they link up, fall apart, struggle to stay alive and to sabotage the efforts of the all-powerful German army. A compelling tale of action, resistance and epic adventure, it also reveals Levi's characteristic compassion and deep insight into the moral dilemmas of total war. It ranks alongside &quo
ISBN: 0684826356, 9780684826356
Keywords: reawakening
Pages: 240
Published: 1963
  • Rating: 80%

First published in English in 1965, The Reawakening is Primo Levi's bestselling sequel to his classic memoir of the Holocaust, Survival in Auschwitz. The inspiring story of Levi's liberation from the German death camp in January 1945 by the Red Army, it tells of his strange and eventful journey home to Italy by way of the Soviet Union, Hungary, and Romania. Levi's railway travels take him through bombed-out cities and transit camps, with keen insight he describes the former prisoners and Russian soldiers he encounters along the way. An extraordinary account of faith, hope, and undying courage,
ISBN: 0140188924, 9780140188929
Keywords: wrench, monkey
Pages: 176
Published: 1978
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0141186976, 9780141186979
Keywords: reprieve, moments
Pages: 176
Published: 1978
  • Rating: 80%

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
ISBN: 0571165397, 9780571165391
Keywords: new, poems, collected
Pages: 128
Published: 1988
  • Rating: 80%

In 1944 Primo Levi was sent to Buna-Monowitz, a subsidiary of Auschwitz. His prose accounts of this time are now internationally regarded as classics. Yet for many of his readers, this will be the first opportunity to encounter Levi's poetic treatment of these appalling events and their painful psychological aftermath. His two books of poetry, "Shema" and "Ad Ora Incerta", are collected in this book.