Moments of Reprieve
By (author) Primo Levi
Introduction by Michael Ignatieff
Translated by Ruth Feldman
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Moments of Reprieve by Primo Levi
Book DescriptionPrimo Levi was one of the most astonishing voices to emerge from the twentieth century: a man who survived one of the ugliest times in history, yet who was able to describe his own Auschwitz experience with an unaffected tenderness. Levi was a master storyteller but he did not write fairytales. These stories are an elegy to the human figures who stood out against the tragic background of Auschwitz, 'the ones in whom I had recognized the will and capacity to react, and hence a rudiment of virtue'. Each centres on an individual who - whether it be through a juggling trick, a slice of apple or a letter - discovers one of the 'bizarre, marginal moments of reprieve'.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780141186979
(198mm x 129mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Primo Levi
Complete Works of Primo Levi, Hardback (September 2015)
2015 Washington Post Notable Book The Complete Works of Primo Levi, which includes seminal works like If This Is a Man and The Periodic Table, finally gathers all fourteen of Levi's books-memoirs, essays, poetry, commentary, and fiction-into three slipcased volumes.
Auschwitz Report, Paperback (December 2014)
Provides a report on living conditions in the concentration camp for Russian authorities. Representing the attempts at fathoming the horrors, this work details the deportation to Auschwitz, selections for work and extermination, everyday life in the camp, and the organization and operation of the gas chambers.
Drowned and the Saved, Paperback (July 2013)
Primo Levi's devastating and classic account of what it meant to have survived the Holocaust.
Mirror Maker, Paperback (July 2013)» View all books by Primo Levi
Twenty-five years of the best of Primo Levi's essays on matters as diverse on The Holocaust and the Austrian Wine-as-anti-freeze scandal.
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Author Biography - Primo Levi
Primo Levi was born in Turin in 1919. The son of an educated middle-class Jewish family, he graduated with a degree in chemistry and found a job as a research chemist in Milan. In December 1943, he was arrested as part of the anti-fascist resistance and deported to Auschwitz. After the war, Levi resumed his career as a chemist, retiring only in 1975. His graphic account of his time in Auschwitz, If This Is a Man, was published in 1947 and he went on to write many other books, including If Not Now, When? and The Periodic Table, emerging not only as one of the most profound and haunting commentators on the Holocaust, but as a great writer on many twentieth-century themes. In 1987, Primo Levi died in a fall that is widely believed to have been suicide.
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