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Primo Levi

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PRIMO LEVI was born in Turin in 1919 to an Italian-Jewish family. Arrested as a member of the anti-Fascist resistance, he was deported to Auschwitz in 1944. After the war, Levi resumed his careers as a chemist and a writer in Turin until his untimely death in 1986.

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The Drowned and the Saved

Written by Primo Levi

Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 23, 1989
Price: $14.95

Translated by Raymond Rosenthal. Levi writes of the moral collapse that occurred in Auschwitz and the fallibility of human memory that allows such atrocities to recur.

"By the end of his life, Levi had become increasingly convinced that the lessons of the Holocaust were destined to be lost as it took a... Read more >

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The Mirror Maker
Stories and Essays
Written by Primo Levi

Format: Trade Paperback, 188 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: September 19, 1990
Price: $15.00

With the publication of The Periodic Table on 1984, Primo Levi became one of America’s most beloved writers. This new collection of his stories and essays reveals the full imaginative range of this great Italian writer. Most of the stories are science fiction and fantasy, combining Levi’s love for science with... Read more >

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The Periodic Table

Written by Primo Levi

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 1, 1996
Price: $22.00

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Also available as a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
The Periodic Table

Written by Primo Levi

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: April 4, 1995
Price: $15.00

An extraordinary work in which each of the 21 chapters takes its title and starting point from one of the elements in the periodic table. Mingling fact and fiction, history and anecdote, Levi uses his training as a chemist and his experiences as a prisoner in Auschwitz to illuminate the human... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.
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