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Levi, Primo

Works: 769 works in 2,977 publications in 5 languages and 53,754 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Personal narratives‡vItalian  Fiction  Personal narratives  Interviews  History  Drama  Historical fiction 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author of introduction, Translator, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Other, Adapter, Honoree, Artist
Classifications: PQ4872.E8, 853.914
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Most widely held works by Primo Levi
If not now, when? by Primo Levi ( Book )
22 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in English and held by 1,713 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 )
8 editions published between 1978 and 1995 in English and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A construction worker named Liberlini Faussone and the writer-chemist narrator swap stories of their adventures
Auschwitz report by Primo Levi ( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 797 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 797 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
Se questo è un uomo by Primo Levi ( Book )
188 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Toneelbewerking van het autobiografische relaas van een Italiaans-joodse chemicus die Auschwitz overleefde
The search for roots : a personal anthology by Primo Levi ( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 520 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
La tregua by Primo Levi ( Book )
117 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 520 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
Survival in Auschwitz : the Nazi assault on humanity by Primo Levi ( Book )
28 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1943, Primo Levi, a 25-year-old chemist and "Italian citizen of Jewish race," was arrested by Italian fascists and deported from his native Turin to Auschwitz. This is Levi's classic account of his ten months in the German death camp, a harrowing story of systematic cruelty and miraculous endurance. Remarkable for its simplicity, restraint, compassion, and even wit, Survival in Auschwitz remains a lasting testament to the indestructibility of the human spirit. Included in this new edition is an illuminating conversation between Philip Roth and Primo Levi never before published in book form.--From publisher description
Se non ora, quando? by Primo Levi ( Book )
38 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 405 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."
La chiave a stella by Primo Levi ( Book )
58 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
If this is a man by Primo Levi ( Book )
17 editions published between 1959 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author's moving account of the ten months he spent in Auschwitz concentration camp
The periodic table by Primo Levi ( Book )
34 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and Multiple languages and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Acutely observant memoir describes the main character's youth as a student of chemistry, and his survival as a Jew in Italy during World War II. Each chapter takes its title from the name of an element in the chemical periodic table
Opere by Primo Levi ( Book )
21 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in Italian and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Il sistema periodico by Primo Levi ( Book )
71 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Angeordnet wie die chemischen Elemente lässt Primo Levi noch einmal die entscheidenden Stationen seines Lebens an sich vorüberziehen: die Jugend in Turin, die ersten Liebschaften, Mussolinis>>Rassengesetze<<, Auschwitz, die Zeit nach dem Krieg und die Kämpe um die Rückkehr zur Normalität
The reawakening (La tregua): a liberated prisoner's long march home through east Europe by Primo Levi ( Book )
4 editions published between 1963 and 1965 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Moments of reprieve by Primo Levi ( Book )
18 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in English and held by 269 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
Ad ora incerta by Primo Levi ( Book )
26 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ce recueil qui va de février 1943 à janvier 1987, peu avant la disparition de l'auteur, rassemble toute l'oeuvre poétique de Primo Levi
Vizio di forma by Primo Levi ( Book )
22 editions published between 1971 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Ricerca delle radici : antologia personale by Primo Levi ( Book )
15 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in Italian and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Storie naturali by Primo Levi ( Book )
24 editions published between 1966 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 215 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
Italian (554)
English (398)
German (21)
French (3)
Multiple languages (1)