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The search for roots : a personal anthology

Author: Primo Levi; Peter Forbes
Publisher: Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2002.
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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.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ricerca delle radici. English.
Search for roots.
Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2002
(OCoLC)606759533
Online version:
Ricerca delle radici. English.
Search for roots.
Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2002
(OCoLC)608146800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Primo Levi; Peter Forbes
ISBN: 1566634458 9781566634458
OCLC Number: 49417052
Notes: "Originally published in Italian as La ricerca delle radici by Giulio Einaudi Editore, 1981"--T.p. verso.
"This translation first published in Great Britain by Allen Lane The Penguin Press, 2001"--T.p. verso.
Description: xvi, 233 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: The just man oppressed by injustice: the book of Job, Bible --
A man of no account: Homer, new coasts and Poseidon's son, The Odyssey --
Why are animals beautiful?: Charles Darwin, The Origin of species --
To see atoms: Sir William Bragg, Concerning the nature of things --
The pact with the mammoths: Joseph-Henri Rosny aîné, La Querre du feu --
The hobbies: Giuseppe Parini, The Day --
A deadly nip: Carlo Porta, Olter desgrazzi de Giovannin Bongee --
Dystopia: Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's travels --
A testing time: Joseph Conrad, Youth --
The words of the father: Ludwig Gattermann, Laboratory methods of organic chemistry --
Better to write of laughter than tears: François Rabelais, Gargantua and Pantagruel --
A different way of saying "I": Thomas Mann, The Tales of Jacob --
The romance of technology: Roger Vercel, Tug-boat --
The dark well of the human spirit: Herman Melville, Moby Dick --
Survivors in the Sahara: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, sand and stars --
The curious merchant: Marco Polo, The Travels --
The poet-researcher: Lucretius, On the nature of the universe --
The Jew on horseback: Isaac Babel, Collected stories --
An irrepressible quibbler: Sholem Aleichem, Tevye the Dairyman and the Railroad stories --
Pity hidden beneath laughter: Giuseppe Belli, The Sonnets --
Why we are not happy: Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of happiness --
We are the aliens: Fredic Brown, Sentry --
The measure of all things: ASTM D 1382-55 T, American Society for Testing Materials --
Urchin death: Stefano D'Arrigo, Horcynus Orca --
TV according to Leonardo: Arthur C. Clarke, Profiles of the future: An enquiry into the limits of the possible --
Before and after the crime: T.S. Eliot, Murder in the cathedral --
Death fugue: Paul Celan, Poems of Paul Celan --
Tönle the winterer: Mario Rigoni Stern, Storia di tönle --
Trying to understand: Hermann Langbein, Menschen in Auschwitz --
We are alone: Kip S. Thorne, The Search for black holes.
Other Titles: Ricerca delle radici.
Responsibility: Primo Levi ; translated and with an introduction by Peter Forbes.
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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.

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