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The search for roots : a personal anthology

Author: Primo Levi
Publisher: London : Allen Lane, ©2001.
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An anthology of writings that Primo Levi considered to be essential reading, with introductions by Levi.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ricera delle radici. English.
Search for roots.
London : Allen Lane, ©2001
(OCoLC)652289095
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Primo Levi
ISBN: 0713994878 9780713994872
OCLC Number: 46393099
Language Note: Translated from the Italian.
Description: xvi, 233 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction / Peter Forbes --
1. 'The Just Man Oppressed by Injustice': The Book of Job, Bible --
2. 'A Man of No Account': Homer, 'New Coasts and Poseidon's Son', The Odyssey --
3. 'Why are Animals Beautiful'?: Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species --
4. 'To See Atoms': Sir William Bragg, Concerning the Nature of Things --
5. 'The Pact with the Mammoths': Joseph-Henri Rosny aine, La Guerre du Feu --
6. 'The Hobbies': Giuseppe Parini, The Day --
7. 'A Deadly Nip': Carlo Porta, Olter Desgrazzi de Giovannin Bongee --
8. 'Dystopia': Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels --
9. 'A Testing Time': Joseph Conrad, Youth --
10. 'The Words of the Father': Ludwig Gattermann, Laboratory Methods of Organic Chemistry --
11. 'Better to Write of Laughter Than Tears': Francois Rabelais, Gargantua and Pantagruel --
12. 'A Different Way of Saying "I"': Thomas Man, The Tales of Jacob --
13. 'The Romance of Technology': Roger Vercel, Tug-Boat --
14. 'The Dark Well of the Human Spirit': Herman Melville, Moby Dick --
15. 'Survivors in the Sahara': Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Wind, Sand and Stars --
16. 'The Curious Merchant': Marco Polo, The Travels --
17. 'The Poet-Researcher': Lucretius, On the Nature of the Universe --
18. 'The Jew on Horseback': Isaac Babel, Collected Stories --
19. 'An Irrepressible Quibbler': Sholem Aleichem, Tevye the Dairyman and the Railroad Stories --
20. 'Pity Hidden beneath Laughter': Giuseppe Belli, The Sonnets --
21. 'Why We are Not Happy': Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness --
22. 'We are the Aliens': Fredric Brown, 'Sentry' --
23. 'The Measure of All Things': ASTM D 1382-55 T, American Society for Testing Materials --
24. 'Urchin Death': Stefano D'Arrigo, Horcynus Orca --
25. 'TV According to Leonardo': Arthur C. Clarke, Profiles of the Future: An Enquiry into the Limits of the Possible --
26. 'Before and after the Crime': T.S. Eliot, Murder in the Cathedral --
27. 'Death Fugue': Paul Celan, Poems of Paul Celan --
28. 'Tonle the Winterer': Mario Rigoni Stern, Storia di Tonle --
29. 'Trying to Understand': Hermann Langbein, Menschen in Auschwitz --
30. 'We are Alone': Kip S. Thorne, 'The Search for Black Holes' --
Afterword: 'The Four Paths of Primo Levi' by Italo Calvino.
Other Titles: Ricerca delle radici.
Ricerca delle radici
Responsibility: Primo Levi ; translated and with an introduction by Peter Forbes.

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