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Levi, Primo

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Most widely held works by Primo Levi
If not now, when? by Primo Levi( Book )

108 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,282 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 )

111 editions published between 1978 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

305 editions published between 1947 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,324 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 )

220 editions published between 1963 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the author's odyssey on his way back to Italy after the liberation of Auschwitz by the Soviet army in January 1945. Recalls his experience of the liberation, life among the survivors of the concentration camps, and his journey through Poland, the Ukraine, Romania, Hungary, and Austria until he arrived in Italy in October
The periodic table by Primo Levi( Book )

195 editions published between 1975 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Periodic Table is largely a memoir of the years before and after Primo Levi's transportation from his native Italy to Auschwitz as an anti-Facist partisan and a Jew. It recounts, in clear, precise, unfailingly beautiful prose, the story of the Piedmontese Jewish community from which Levi came, of his years as a student and young chemist at the inception of the Second World War, and of his investigations into the nature of the material world. As such, it provides crucial links and backgrounds, both personal and intellectual, in the tremendous project of remembrance that is Levi's gift to posterity. But far from being a prologue to his experience of the Holocaust, Levi's masterpiece represents his most impassioned response to the events that engulfed him. The Periodic Table celebrates the pleasures of love and friendship and the search for meaning, and stands as a monument to those things in us that are capable of resisting and enduring in the face of tyranny. -- Provided by publisher
Auschwitz report by Primo Levi( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 878 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 727 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 )

134 editions published between 1986 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I essay-form beskriver den jødiske, italiensk-fødte forfatter, humanist og kemiker (1919-1987) facetter af kz-helvedet set i en større filosofisk sammenhæng og bl.a. byggende på hans selvbiografier "Hvis dette er et menneske" og "Tøbruddet" om opholdet i og hjemrejsen fra koncentrationslejren Auschwitz
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
Survival in Auschwitz : the Nazi assault on humanity by Primo Levi( Book )

35 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in English and German and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Moments of reprieve by Primo Levi( Book )

72 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 447 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 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opere by Primo Levi( Book )

30 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in Italian and English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ad ora incerta ; Four Primo Levi settings by Simon Bainbridge( )

3 editions published in 1999 in Italian and held by 310 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)
Si c'est un homme by Primo Levi( Book )

56 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in French and Undetermined and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Souvenirs de captivité d'un romancier, Juif italien anti-fasciste. Un des premiers témoignages sur les camps d'extermination nazis. Appendice pour une édition scolaire, écrit en 1976. Trois inédits dont la préface (1985) aux mémoires de Rudolf Höss et une entrevue accordée à Philip Roth, p. 279-295. [SDM]
Storie naturali by Primo Levi( Book )

42 editions published between 1961 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 271 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
Vizio di forma by Primo Levi( Book )

33 editions published between 1971 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 269 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 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Other people's trades by Primo Levi( Book )

44 editions published between 1985 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays that attempt to simplify the complexities of human life. At the same time we learn about the author and particularly the subjects which were so fascinating to him. All the essays in the book merge to become an almost autobiographical account of his post-war years
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
If not now, when?
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 savedThe search for roots : a personal anthology
Alternative Names
Levi P. 1919-1987

Levi, Primo

Levi, Primo, 1919-1987.

Levi Primo Michele

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 schrijver

Primo Levi italialainen kemisti ja kirjailija

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 italský chemik a spisovatel

Primo Levi pisarz włoski pochodzenia żydowskiego

Primo Levi químico, memorialista, escritor de contos, romancista e ensaísta italiano

Primo Levi scrittore, partigiano e chimico italiano

Primus Levi

Πρίμο Λέβι

Леви П.

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

پریمو لوی شیمی‌دان، شاعر، سیاست‌مدار، و نویسنده ایتالیایی

প্রিমো লেভি

പ്രിമോ ലെവി

პრიმო ლევი იტალიელი ქიმიკოსი და მწერალი

레비, 프리모 1919-1987

프리모 레비


レーヴィ, プリーモ


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