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Levi, Primo

Overview
Works: 923 works in 4,213 publications in 16 languages and 66,161 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Personal narratives‡vItalian  Personal narratives  Fiction  Autobiographies  Biographies  Short stories  Interviews  History  Oratorios 
Subject Headings: Holocaust survivors 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Translator, Interviewee, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Honoree, Collector, Lyricist, Artist, led, Composer, Contributor, Adapter
Classifications: PQ4872.E8, 853.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Primo Levi
If not now, when? by Primo Levi( Book )

142 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 2,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the final days of World War II, a band of Jewish partisans makes its way from Russia to Italy, moving toward the ultimate goal of Palestine. Based on a true story, the novel chronicles their adventures as they wage a personal war of revenge against the Nazis: blowing up trains, rescuing the last victims of concentration camps, scoring victories in the face of unspeakable devastation. Primo Levi captures the landscape and the people of Eastern Europe in vivid detail, depicting as well the terrible bleakness of war-ridden Europe. But finally, what he gives us is a tribute to the strength and ingenuity of the human spirit
The monkey's wrench by Primo Levi( Book )

132 editions published between 1978 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 1,936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A construction worker named Libertini Faussone and the writer-chemist narrator swap stories of their adventures
If this is a man by Primo Levi( Book )

338 editions published between 1947 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1943, Primo Levi, a 25-year-old chemist and "Italian citizen of Jewish race," was arrested by Italian fascists and deported from his native Turin to Auschwitz. Of the 650 Italian Jews in his shipment, Levi was one of only twenty who left the camps alive. The average life expectancy of a new entrant was three months. This is Levi's classic account of his ten months in the German death camp, a harrowing story of systematic cruelty and miraculous endurance. Remarkable for its simplicity, restraint, compassion, and even wit, Survival in Auschwitz remains a lasting testament to the indestructibility of the human spirit. -- Publisher description
The reawakening (La tregua): a liberated prisoner's long march home through east Europe by Primo Levi( Book )

239 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, un groupe de prisonniers italiens libérés par les Russes entame une longue marche pour rejoindre sa terre natale. Accompagnés par l'Armée rouge, c'est une joyeuse pagaille
The periodic table by Primo Levi( Book )

200 editions published between 1975 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Den italiensk-Jødiske kemikers og forfatters (1919-1987) skitser er samtidig hver for sig tilegnet et grundstof, der bruges som udgangspunkt for at forstå den store verden og hans egen lille sfære
Auschwitz report by Primo Levi( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While awaiting return home in a Russian-administered holding camp in Katowice, Poland, in 1945, Primo Levi, along with his friend, the doctor Leonardo De Benedetti, was asked to provide a report on living conditions in Auschwitz for the Russian authorities. Published the following year, it was then forgotten and has until now remained unknown to a wider public. Here, it is published for the first time in the English language." "Dating from the weeks and months immediately after the war, Auschwitz Report represents a return to the very earliest phase of Holocaust testimony. It details the authors' deportation to Auschwitz, selection for work and extermination, everyday life in the camp, and the organization and working of the gas chambers. It constitutes Levi's first attempts to come to terms with events that would drive him to create some of the greatest works of twentieth-century literature and testimony."--Jacket
A tranquil star : unpublished stories by Primo Levi( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen classic short works include pieces written between 1949 and 1986 and feature such protagonists as a captured partisan fighter, a middle-aged chemist, and a lustful older man
The drowned and the saved by Primo Levi( Book )

165 editions published between 1986 and 2019 in 11 languages and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shortly after completing THE DROWNED AND THE SAVED, Primo Levi committed suicide. The matter of his death was sudden, violent and unpremiditated, and there were some who argue that he killed himself because he was tormented by guilt - guilt that he had survived the horrors of Auschwitz while others, better than he, had gone to the wall. THE DROWNED AND THE SAVED is Levi's impassioned attempt to understand the 'rationale' behind the concentration camps, was completed shortly before his tragic death in 1987. THE DROWNED AND THE SAVED dispels the myth that Primo Levi forgave the Germans for what they did to his people. He didn't and couldn't forgive. He refused, however, to indulge in what he called 'the bestial vice of hatred' which is an entirely different matter. The voice that sounds in his writing is that of a reasonable man ... it warns and reminds us that the unimaginable can happen again. A would-be tyrant is waiting in the wings, with 'beautiful words' on his lips. The book is constantly impressing on us the need to learn from the past, to make sense of the senseless' PAUL BAILEY
Survival in Auschwitz : the Nazi assault on humanity by Primo Levi( Book )

38 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The search for roots : a personal anthology by Primo Levi( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of works that were important to Primo Levi, in the order he read them, by such authors as Jonathan Swift, Joseph Conrad, Marco Polo, and Arthur C. Clarke
Moments of reprieve by Primo Levi( Book )

74 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografische verhalen over de verschrikkingen van de Duitse concentratiekampen tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog
The gospel according to the other Mary by John Adams( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opere by Primo Levi( Book )

28 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in Italian and English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Auschwitz testimonies, 1945-1986 by Primo Levi( Book )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1945, soon after liberation, Soviet authorities in control of the Kattowitz (Katowice) camp in Poland asked Primo Levi and his fellow captive Leonardo De Benedetti to compile a detailed report on the sanitary conditions in Auschwitz. The result was an extraordinary testimony and one of the first accounts of the extermination camps ever written. The Report on the Monowitz Camp, published in a medical journal in 1946, marked the beginnings of Levi's lifelong work as writer, analyst and witness. In the subsequent four decades, Levi never ceased to recount his experiences in Auschwitz in a wide variety of texts, many of which are assembled together here for the first time, alongside other testimony from De Benedetti. From early research into the fate of their companions to the deposition written for Eichmann's trial, from the 'letter to the daughter of a fascist who wants to know the truth' to newspaper and magazine articles, Auschwitz Testimonies is a rich mosaic of memories and critical reflections of great historic and human value. Underpinned by his characteristically clear language, rigorous method and deep psychological insight, this collection of testimonies, reports and analyses reaffirms Primo Levi's position as one of the most important chroniclers of the Holocaust. It will find a wide readership, both among the many readers of Levi's work and among all those who wish to understand one of the greatest human tragedies of all time
Ad ora incerta ; Four Primo Levi settings by Simon Bainbridge( )

4 editions published in 1999 in Italian and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded at BBC Studio 1, Maida Vale, London, Dec. 15-16, 1997 (1st work) and at Rosslyn Hill Chapel, London, Apr. 20, 1998 (2nd work)
Storie naturali by Primo Levi( Book )

49 editions published between 1961 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vizio di forma by Primo Levi( Book )

35 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Ricerca delle radici : antologia personale by Primo Levi( Book )

20 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in Italian and English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mirror maker : stories and essays by Primo Levi( Book )

35 editions published between 1986 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mirror Maker is a collection of short stories and essays written by Primo Levi. One of his previous novels, The Truce, is soon to become a major film
Ad ora incerta by Primo Levi( Book )

31 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
If not now, when?
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The monkey's wrenchIf this is a manThe reawakening (La tregua): a liberated prisoner's long march home through east EuropeThe periodic tableAuschwitz reportA tranquil star : unpublished storiesThe drowned and the savedSurvival in Auschwitz : the Nazi assault on humanity
Alternative Names
Levi P. 1919-1987

Levi, Primo

Levi, Primo, 1919-1987.

Levi, Primo Michele 1919-1987

Malabaila D. 1919-1987

Malabaila , Damiano

Malabaila, Damiano, 1919-

Malabaila Damiano 1919-1987

Primo Levi chimiste italien

Primo Levi Italiaans politicus

Primo Levi italialainen poliitikko

Primo Levi Italian chemist, memoirist, short story writer, novelist, essayist

Primo Levi italienischer Schriftsteller und Chemiker

Primo Levi italiensk kemiker, poet, politiker og skribent

Primo Levi italiensk kemist, poet, politiker och författare

Primo Levi italiensk kjemikar, poet, politikar og skribent

Primo Levi italiensk kjemiker, poet, politiker og skribent

Primo Levi pisarz włoski pochodzenia żydowskiego

Primo Levi scrittore, partigiano e chimico italiano

Primus Levi

Πρίμο Λέβι

Леви П. 1919-1987

Леви, Примо

Леви, Примо, 1919-1987

Малабайла Д. 1919-1987

Примо Леви итальянский химик и писатель

Прыма Леві

Прімо Леві

Պրիմո Լևի

לוי, פרימו

לעווי, פרימו, 1919-1987

פרימו לוי סופר איטלקי

بريمو ليفي

بريمو ليفي، 1919-1987

پریمو لوی شیمی‌دان، شاعر، سیاست‌مدار، و نویسنده ایتالیایی

প্রিমো লেভি

പ്രിമോ ലെവി

პრიმო ლევი იტალიელი ქიმიკოსი და მწერალი

레비, 프리모 1919-1987

프리모 레비

プリーモ・レーヴィ

レーヴィ, プリーモ

普里莫·莱维

Languages
Italian (874)

English (553)

French (191)

Spanish (112)

German (104)

Japanese (15)

Portuguese (8)

Hebrew (7)

Korean (6)

Polish (6)

Russian (4)

Catalan (4)

Chinese (3)

Basque (3)

Slovenian (2)

Irish (2)