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Levi, Primo

Works: 698 works in 3,220 publications in 25 languages and 56,610 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Personal narratives‡vItalian  Fiction  Personal narratives  Interviews  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Personal narratives‡vJewish  Historical fiction 
Subject Headings: Holocaust survivors 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Translator, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Other, Honoree, Artist, Adapter
Classifications: PQ4872.E8, 853.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Primo Levi
If not now, when? by Primo Levi( Book )

41 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the final days of World War II, a band of Jewish partisans makes its way from Russia to Italy, moving toward the ultimate goal of Palestine. Based on a true story, the novel chronicles their adventures as they wage a personal war of revenge against the Nazis: blowing up trains, rescuing the last victims of concentration camps, scoring victories in the face of unspeakable devastation. Primo Levi captures the landscape and the people of Eastern Europe in vivid detail, depicting as well the terrible bleakness of war-ridden Europe. But finally, what he gives us is a tribute to the strength and ingenuity of the human spirit
The monkey's wrench by Primo Levi( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1995 in English and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A construction worker named Liberlini Faussone and the writer-chemist narrator swap stories of their adventures
Survival in Auschwitz : the Nazi assault on humanity by Primo Levi( Book )

106 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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I sommersi e i salvati by Primo Levi( Book )

257 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I essay-form beskriver den jødiske, italiensk-fødte forfatter, humanist og kemiker (1919-1987) facetter af kz-helvedet set i en større filosofisk sammenhæng og bl.a. byggende på hans selvbiografier "Hvis dette er et menneske" og "Tøbruddet" om opholdet i og hjemrejsen fra koncentrationslejren Auschwitz
Auschwitz report by Primo Levi( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While awaiting return home in a Russian-administered holding camp in Katowice, Poland, in 1945, Primo Levi, along with his friend, the doctor Leonardo De Benedetti, was asked to provide a report on living conditions in Auschwitz for the Russian authorities. Published the following year, it was then forgotten and has until now remained unknown to a wider public. Here, it is published for the first time in the English language." "Dating from the weeks and months immediately after the war, Auschwitz Report represents a return to the very earliest phase of Holocaust testimony. It details the authors' deportation to Auschwitz, selection for work and extermination, everyday life in the camp, and the organization and working of the gas chambers. It constitutes Levi's first attempts to come to terms with events that would drive him to create some of the greatest works of twentieth-century literature and testimony."--Jacket
A tranquil star : unpublished stories by Primo Levi( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen classic short works include pieces written between 1949 and 1986 and feature such protagonists as a captured partisan fighter, a middle-aged chemist, and a lustful older man
La chiave a stella by Primo Levi( Book )

98 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Wrench' is one of Primo Levi's collections of stories. It takes the form of an interview by a chemist of a rigger. They are both working in a remote work camp where there is little to do in the evenings except tell stories. The scene is loosely based upon Togliattigrad, the Fiat camp set up in Russia to build a car factory
The reawakening (La tregua): a liberated prisoner's long march home through east Europe by Primo Levi( Book )

60 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografisch relaas van de zwerftocht in 1945 van een groepje Italiaanse overlevenden van Auschwitz door Oost-Europa
La tregua by Primo Levi( Book )

144 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La tregua, seguito di Se questo e un uomo, e considerato da molti il capolavoro di Levi: diario del viaggio verso la liberta dopo l'internamento nel lager nazista, questo libro, piu che una semplice rievocazione biografica, e uno straordinario romanzo picaresco. L'avventura movimentata e struggente tra le rovine dell'Europa liberata - da Auschwitz attraverso la Russia, la Romania, l'Ungheria, l'Austria fino a Torino - si snoda in un itinerario tortuoso, punteggiato di incontri con persone appartenenti a civilta sconosciute, e vittime della stessa guerra: da Cesare, "amico di tutto il mondo", ciarlatano, truffatore, temerario ed innocente alle bibliche tradotte dell'Armata Russa in disarmo. L'epopea di un'umanita ritrovata, che cerca una nuova volonta di vivere, dopo il limite estremo dell'orrore e della miseria
The search for roots : a personal anthology by Primo Levi( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of works that were important to Primo Levi, in the order he read them, by such authors as Jonathan Swift, Joseph Conrad, Marco Polo, and Arthur C. Clarke
Se non ora, quando? by Primo Levi( Book )

43 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italian-Jewish writer and chemist, who first gained fame with his autobiographical story SE QUESTO È UN UOMO (1947, If This is a Man) of survival in Nazi concentration camps. For the last forty years of his life Levi devoted himself to attempting to deal with the fact that he was not killed in Auschwitz. "The worst survived, that is, the fittest; the best all died," he said. Levi also published poetry, science fiction, essays, and short stories. In 1987, at the age of 67, he killed himself. Italo Calvino called Levi "one of the most important and gifted writers of our time."
The periodic table by Primo Levi( Book )

35 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and Multiple languages and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Den italiensk-Jødiske kemikers og forfatters (1919-1987) skitser er samtidig hver for sig tilegnet et grundstof, der bruges som udgangspunkt for at forstå den store verden og hans egen lille sfære
Opere by Primo Levi( Book )

24 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in Italian and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il sistema periodico by Primo Levi( Book )

72 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografische verhalen waarin de Italiaanse chemicus aan de hand van scheikundige elementen zijn ervaringen als jood in het fascistische Italië tussen 1929 en 1945 tekent
Moments of reprieve by Primo Levi( Book )

22 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in English and Hebrew and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of 15 short stories which reflect life and death in Auschwitz during the Second World War. Each story features a different protagonist, all survivors of the horrors of life in a concentration camp
Ist das ein Mensch?. : Die Atempause by Primo Levi( Book )

87 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enth.: Ist das ein Mensch? ; Die Atempause
The drowned and the saved by Primo Levi( Book )

44 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shortly after completing THE DROWNED AND THE SAVED, Primo Levi committed suicide. The matter of his death was sudden, violent and unpremiditated, and there were some who argue that he killed himself because he was tormented by guilt - guilt that he had survived the horrors of Auschwitz while others, better than he, had gone to the wall. THE DROWNED AND THE SAVED is Levi's impassioned attempt to understand the 'rationale' behind the concentration camps, was completed shortly before his tragic death in 1987. THE DROWNED AND THE SAVED dispels the myth that Primo Levi forgave the Germans for what they did to his people. He didn't and couldn't forgive. He refused, however, to indulge in what he called 'the bestial vice of hatred' which is an entirely different matter. The voice that sounds in his writing is that of a reasonable warns and reminds us that the unimaginable can happen again. A would-be tyrant is waiting in the wings, with 'beautiful words' on his lips. The book is constantly impressing on us the need to learn from the past, to make sense of the senseless' PAUL BAILEY
Dialogo by Primo Levi( Book )

30 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Ricerca delle radici : antologia personale by Primo Levi( Book )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in Italian and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storie naturali by Primo Levi( Book )

32 editions published between 1961 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Levi, Primo

Levi, Primo Michele, 1919-1987

Malabaila , Damiano

Malabaila Damiano 1919-1987

Леви, Примо

Леви, Примо, 1919-1987

לוי, פרימו

לעווי, פרימו, 1919-1987

レーヴィ, プリーモ

The monkey's wrenchSurvival in Auschwitz : the Nazi assault on humanityAuschwitz reportA tranquil star : unpublished storiesLa chiave a stellaThe reawakening (La tregua): a liberated prisoner's long march home through east EuropeThe search for roots : a personal anthologyThe periodic table