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Primo Levi (1919–1987)

Autor(a) de The Periodic Table

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About the Author

Primo Levi was born on July 31, 1919 in Turin, Italy. He pursued a career in chemistry, and spent the early years World War II as a research chemist in Milan. Upon the German invasion of northern Italy, Levi, an Italian Jew, joined an anti-fascist group and was captured and sent to the Auschwitz mostrar mais concentration camp in Poland. He was able to survive the camp, due in part to his value to the Nazis as a chemist. After the war ended, Levi did chemistry work in a Turin paint factory while beginning his writing career. His first book, If This Is a Man (title later was changed to Survival in Auschwitz) was published in 1947 and its sequel, The Truce (later retitled The Reawakening) came out in 1958. These two books recount Levi's story of surviving concentration camp life. Levi also published poetry, short stories, and novels, some under the pen name Damianos Malabaila. His 1985, largely autobiographical work, The Periodic Table, cemented his world fame. Awards in tribute to his writing included the Kenneth B. Smilen fiction award, presented by the Jewish Museum in New York. Ironically, despite his surviving Auschwitz, Primo Levi appears to have died by suicide, in Turin on April 11, 1987. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Primo Levi en 1978

Séries

Obras de Primo Levi

The Periodic Table (1975) 4,041 cópias
If This Is a Man (1947) 3,832 cópias
If This Is a Man / The Truce (1947) 2,308 cópias
Survival In Auschwitz 2,255 cópias
The Drowned and the Saved (1986) 2,114 cópias
If Not Now, When? (1985) 1,406 cópias
The Reawakening (1963) 1,279 cópias
The Wrench (1978) 893 cópias
Moments of Reprieve (1981) 620 cópias
Other People's Trades (1985) 453 cópias
The Mirror Maker (1986) 294 cópias
The Sixth Day and Other Tales (1966) 276 cópias
A Tranquil Star (2007) 270 cópias
De getuigenissen (1999) 162 cópias
Collected Poems (1984) 155 cópias
Auschwitz Report (1946) — Autor — 144 cópias
Dialogo (1976) 88 cópias
Lilith, et autres nouvelles (1989) 84 cópias
Iron, Potassium, Nickel (2005) 81 cópias
Tutti I Racconti (2000) 66 cópias
L'ultimo Natale di guerra (2000) 64 cópias
The Magic Paint (2011) 59 cópias
Le devoir de mémoire (1995) 50 cópias
The Black Hole of Auschwitz (2002) 49 cópias
Ad ora incerta (1988) 40 cópias
Opere 2: Primo Levi (1987) 34 cópias
Storie naturali (1985) 33 cópias
Vizio di forma (1987) 28 cópias
Primo Levi : Oeuvres (2005) 15 cópias
Das Maß der Schönheit (1997) 9 cópias
3: Racconti e saggi (1987) 7 cópias
Poeti (2002) 7 cópias
Assimetria e a Vida, A (2016) 6 cópias
Racconti e saggi (1986) 5 cópias
Shema: Collected Poems (1976) 5 cópias
Si c'est un homme : Les clefs de l'oeuvre (1947) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Primo Levi informatie (1989) 5 cópias
Opere complete (2016) 4 cópias
Mijnheer Simpson 4 cópias
Auschwitz, Cidade Tranquila (2021) 3 cópias
Opere - Volume 4 3 cópias
Opere complete: 2 (2017) 3 cópias
Opere complete: 3 (2018) 2 cópias
O Dever de Memoria (2010) 2 cópias
Figure = Figures (2019) 2 cópias
Il processo 2 cópias
Czy to jest człowiek (2008) 2 cópias
Om ikke nå, når da? (2020) 2 cópias
Se questo ©· un uomo 1 exemplar(es)
La búsqueda de las raíces (2004) 1 exemplar(es)
A Chave de Luneta 1 exemplar(es)
Entre Sombras - eBook 1 exemplar(es)
I racconti 1 exemplar(es)
XINTOÍSMO - eBook 1 exemplar(es)
Così fu Auschwitz 1 exemplar(es)
Periodi@02C7cki sistem (1991) 1 exemplar(es)
Potopljeni in rešeni 1 exemplar(es)
Våpenstillstand (2020) 1 exemplar(es)
La clef molette 1 exemplar(es)
Auschwitz, ciudad tranquila (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
From Lab to Writing Desk 1 exemplar(es)
Tåbrud 1 exemplar(es)
O ofício alheio 1 exemplar(es)
Lilit e altri racconti 1 exemplar(es)
Prirodopisi (2023) 1 exemplar(es)
Bunlar Da Mi Insan (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
Si esto es un hombre 1 exemplar(es)
The occasional demon (2019) 1 exemplar(es)
De druknede og de bergede (2020) 1 exemplar(es)
Segantini 1 exemplar(es)
STAMPA SERA TERZA ETA' 1 exemplar(es)
The Rewakening 1 exemplar(es)
Ocalaly Wybor wierszy (2014) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Sunflower (1997) — Contribuinte — 1,145 cópias
The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing (2008) — Contribuinte — 803 cópias
Death Dealer: The Memoirs of the SS Kommandant at Auschwitz (0204) — Introdução, algumas edições655 cópias
Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness (1993) — Contribuinte — 336 cópias
The Night of the Girondists (1957) — Posfácio, algumas edições; Tradutor, algumas edições221 cópias
Short Stories in Italian/Racconti in Italiano (1999) — Contribuinte — 221 cópias
Primo Levi: Tragedy of an Optimist (1996) — Associated Name — 216 cópias
Granta 21: The Story-Teller (1987) — Contribuinte — 157 cópias
The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories (2019) — Contribuinte — 140 cópias
Smoke over Birkenau (1947) — Prefácio, algumas edições132 cópias
The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories (1998) — Contribuinte — 132 cópias
Granta 18: The Snap Revolution (1986) — Contribuinte — 90 cópias
Granta 16: Science (1985) — Contribuinte — 82 cópias
Bearing Witness: Stories of the Holocaust (1995) — Contribuinte — 81 cópias
Granta 19: More Dirt (1986) — Contribuinte — 76 cópias
The Grim Reader: Writings on Death, Dying, and Living On (1997) — Contribuinte — 61 cópias
Granta 147: 40th Birthday Special (2019) — Contribuinte — 57 cópias
Here I Am: Contemporary Jewish Stories from Around the World (1998) — Contribuinte — 50 cópias
The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Protest (1998) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
Gardens and Ghettos: The Art of Jewish Life in Italy (1989) — Prefácio — 29 cópias
The Schocken Book of Modern Sephardic Literature (2005) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
The Quality of Light: Modern Italian Short Stories (1993) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Het derde Testament : Joodse verhalen (1995) — Contribuinte, algumas edições7 cópias
The Truce [1997 film] (1998) — Original book — 6 cópias
Profil d'une oeuvre : Si c'est un homme, Primo Levi (2001) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias

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I like other stuff that I've read by Levi and this book isn't the worst. There was just something boring about it that I can't put my finger on. Not boring enough to not finish, but not exciting enough for me to look forward to my next reading session.
 
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bookonion | outras 69 resenhas | Mar 10, 2024 |
This complete works is a real gem, published in a very nice three volume box set which I will no doubt return to in the years to come. For now, I've started with "If This Is a Man" (published in the US as [b:Survival in Auschwitz|6174|Survival in Auschwitz|Primo Levi|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1414374949l/6174._SX50_.jpg|851110], much to the annoyance of its original English translator, Stuart J. Woolf). This book gives a vivid account of the year Levi spent as prisoner 174517 in Auschwitz. It is extremely well written, and gives the reader a real sense (to the extent of what is possible without having experienced it) of what it was like to try to survive is this death camp. This edition has some additional updates from Woolf and includes an Appendix by Levi, originally written in 1976 for the school edition, in which he answers questions he received continually from both student and adult readers.… (mais)
 
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amurray914 | outras 3 resenhas | Feb 27, 2024 |
I’ve meant to read this book by Holocaust survivor [[Primo Levi]] for years. Jews, no matter their personal beliefs, have been and seem to periodically continue to be victims of such devastating experiences as described by the author of his own time as a laborer while imprisoned in Auschwitz.

I read this book to express my solidarity with the pyschological pain and physical suffering of my people throughout history, past and present. It is a chilling, mind-blowing account of hatred and cruelty, of man’s inhumanity to man, told as one Italian Jewish man’s personal experience. Levi tells his story outright, by simply stating what he felt, thought, and saw without expressing emotion about it. If an individual wants to know what happened to those prisoners who remained alive in Auschwitz, this book is a compulsory read. I hope whoever does read it does so with compassion for the needless suffering of fellow men.… (mais)
 
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SqueakyChu | outras 97 resenhas | Feb 4, 2024 |
Has anything ever been written like the carbon chapter? An amazing book.
 
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dhenn31 | outras 69 resenhas | Jan 24, 2024 |

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Reinier Speelman Translator
Stuart Woolf Translator
Philip Roth Introduction, Afterword
Heinz Riedt Translator
Michèle Causse Translator
Cesare Segre Afterword
William Weaver Translator
Aira Buffa Translator
Xavier Riu Translator
Neal Ascherson Introduction
Paul Bailey Introduction
Caroline Bench Cover artist
Marc Chagall Cover artist
David Bidussa Contributor
Fred Marcellino Cover artist
Irving Howe Introduction
Barbara Picht Übersetzer
Dace Meiere Translator
Robert Picht Translator
Ruth Feldman Translator
Bascove Cover designer
Italo Calvino Introduction
Ernesto Ferrero Afterword
Judith Woolf Translator
Angus Hyland Cover designer
Lorenzo Mondo Foreword
Ann Goldstein Translator
Jacq Vogelaar Introduction
Ana Nuño Translator
Patty Krone Translator
Yond Boeke Translator
Ulrich Zieger Übersetzer
Philippe Mesnard Introduction
Jutta Waldner Übersetzer
Tone Hoverstad Cover designer
Loni Geest Cover designer
Robert S. C. Gordon Introduction

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Obras
196
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Membros
22,511
Popularidade
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Avaliação
4.2
Resenhas
370
ISBNs
678
Idiomas
29
Favorito
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