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Primo levi : a life

Author: Ian Thomson
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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A profile of the author examines his daily experiences, discussing the impact of such factors as Mussolini's regime, Auschwitz, his difficult reintegration into postwar Italy, and his struggles with depression and insomnia.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Primo Levi; Primo Levi
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Thomson
ISBN: 0805073434 9780805073430
OCLC Number: 53324835
Notes: "Originally published in Great Britain in 2002 by Hutchinson, London"--Title page verso.
Description: xviii, 583 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 11 April 1987 --
The family before Levi (1819-1919) --
A blackshirt childhood (1919-27) --
An anxious boyhood (1927-34) --
Chemistry and adolescence (1934-7) --
University and persecution (1937-8) --
University and war (1939-41) --
Life during wartime (1941-3) --
Resistance and betrayal (1943) --
Into captivity (1943-4) --
Auschwitz: the laboratory (1944-5) --
Waiting for the Russians (1945) --
Homecoming (1945-6) --
Rebirth and rejection (1946-8) --
Factory responsibilities (1948-53) --
Journeys into Germany (1954-61) --
Literary acclaim (1961-6) --
'On the other side of the barbed-wire fence' (1966-8) --
Israel, USSR and depression (1968-72) --
Dreams of retirement (1973-6) --
Mapping the world of work (1977-9) --
Reflections on the resistance (1980-2) --
Strife in the Middle East (1982-3) --
Recognition abroad (1983-5) --
America is waiting (1985) --
The prison of 75 corso re umberto (1985) --
In London (1986) --
The downward spiral (1986-7) --
April 1987: the last six days.
Responsibility: Ian Thomson.
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A profile of the author examines his daily experiences, discussing the impact of such factors as Mussolini's regime, Auschwitz, his difficult reintegration into postwar Italy, and his struggles with depression and insomnia.

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