Defining works of twentieth-century autobiography, Levi's two masterpieces interrogate the author's experiences of the Holocaust and his subsequent vexed freedom and return home in unflinching yet unfailingly eloquent prose that moves and inspires.
With the moral stamina and intellectual pose of a twentieth-century Titan, this slightly built, duitful, unassuming chemist set out systematically to remember the German hell on earth, steadfastly to think it through, and then to render it comprehensible in lucid, unpretentious prose.
He was profoundly in touch with the minutest workings of the most endearing human events and with the most contempible.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 360 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 30 mm
'The death of Primo Levi robs Italy of one of its finest writers . . . One of the few survivors of the Holocaust to speak of his experiences with a gentle voice.' - The Guardian
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