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Primo Levi's universe : a writer's journey

Author: Sam Magavern
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Exploring Levi's entire body of work - including his short stories, poems, and novels - Magavern not only introduces us to a talented writer who had profound love for humanity, a sharp wit, and a passion for his profession as a chemist, but also shows us a man who was inspired by a variety of things beyond his experience in the Holocaust.
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Named Person: Primo Levi; Primo Levi; Primo Levi
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sam Magavern
ISBN: 9780230606470 0230606474
OCLC Number: 263146765
Description: xv, 240 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Chronology of Primo Levi's life --
A new cosmos --
Frogs on the moon --
Black stars --
Magic mountains --
Hell's circles --
Truces --
Life inside the law --
Uncertain hours --
The thaw --
Into the sea --
What we make of each other.
Responsibility: Sam Magavern ; foreword by Jonathan Rosen ; afterword by Risa Sodi.
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This book examines acclaimed Italian author and Holocaust survivor Primo Levi's life through his works, from his childhood through to his internment at Auschwitz, his careers as scientist and writer,  Read more...

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"This is a book about a survivor, not a victim, and what Magavern shows with remarkable skill is how Levi, the writer, managed to live in Auschwitz in a state Levi himself describes as "exceptional Read more...

 
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