Search Type
  • All
  • Subject
  • Title
  • Author
  • Publisher
  • Series Title
Search Title

Download

The Complete Works of Primo Levi

The Complete Works of Primo Levi( )
Author: Levi, Primo
ISBN:978-0-7139-9956-3
Publication Date:Feb 2016
Publisher:Penguin Books, Limited
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $225.00
Book Description:

Primo Levi's entire body of work, newly translated, in three beautifully slip-cased hardback editions, with an introduction by Toni Morrison Primo Levi has long been admired for his harrowing account of suffering in Auschwitz, If This Is a Man. Among the thousands of survivors who have written about their experiences, Levi's work stands out for its understanding of the human condition and philosophical exploration of the polarities of good and evil. The...
More Description

Book Details
Pages:3008
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Literary
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):14.6 x 27.9 x 10.1 cm
Book Weight:4.996 Kilograms
Author Biography
Levi, Primo (Author)
Primo Levi was born on July 31, 1919 in Turin, Italy. He pursued a career in chemistry, and spent the early years World War II as a research chemist in Milan. Upon the German invasion of northern Italy, Levi, an Italian Jew, joined an anti-fascist group and was captured and sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. He was able to survive the camp, due in part to his value to the Nazis as a chemist.

After the war ended, Levi did chemistry work in a Turin paint factory while beginning his writing career. His first book, If This Is a Man (title later was changed to Survival in Auschwitz) was published in 1947 and its sequel, The Truce (later retitled The Reawakening) came out in 1958. These two books recount Levi's story of surviving concentration camp life.

Levi also published poetry, short stories, and novels, some under the pen name Damianos Malabaila. His 1985, largely autobiographical work, The Periodic Table, cemented his world fame. Awards in tribute to his writing included the Kenneth B. Smilen fiction award, presented by the Jewish Museum in New York.

Ironically, despite his surviving Auschwitz, Primo Levi appears to have died by suicide, in Turin on April 11, 1987.

030



Featured Books

Lying in Wait
Nugent, Liz
Paperback: $9.99
Blowout
Maddow, Rachel
Electronic book text:
Blowout
Maddow, Rachel
Paperback: $32.00

Rate this title:

Select your rating below then click 'submit'.






I do not wish to rate this title.