By (author) Primo Levi
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Wrench by Primo Levi
Book DescriptionThis is not a book for journalists. Civil servants, too, will feel uneasy while reading it, and as for lawyers, they will never sleep again. For it is about a man in his capacity as homo faber, a maker of things with his hands, and what has any of us ever made but words. I say it is 'about' the man who makes; truly, it is more a hymn of praise than a description, and not only because the toiler who is the hero of the book is a hero indeed - a figure, in his humanity, simplicity, worthy of inclusion in the catalogue of mythical giants alongside Hercules, Atlas, Gargantua and Orion. He is Faussone, a rigger' Bernard Levin, THE TIMES
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780349100128
(198mm x 126mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1988
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.
Wrench, Paperback (July 2013)» View all books by Primo Levi
Amid Levi's grim tales of the Holocaust, The Wrench is an optimistic life-enhancing novel.
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Author Biography - Primo Levi
Primo Levi was born in Turin in 1919. After his return to Italy after the war, he continued to work as a chemist until his retirement in 1975. He died in 1987.
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