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Het periodiek systeem : verhalen van een…
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Het periodiek systeem : verhalen van een leven (1975)

de Primo Levi, Frida De Matteis-Vogels (Tradutor)

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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.… (mais)
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Título:Het periodiek systeem : verhalen van een leven
Autores:Primo Levi
Outros autores:Frida De Matteis-Vogels (Tradutor)
Informação:Amsterdam : Meulenhoff; 239 p, 20 cm; http://opc4.kb.nl/DB=1/PPN?PPN=053181964
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Etiquetas:autobiografie

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  stravinsky | Jan 1, 2021 |
Never heard of this book and I was actually expecting to read about chemistry. I spent the first few chapters scratching my head but I quickly accepted and liked what I found there instead. The best kind of life story. Not a linear chain of events but a series of flashes and tangents. ( )
  TeaTimeCoder | Dec 23, 2020 |
Really interesting approach to a novel combining the author's 2 areas of expertise to tell a very moving story. As a Jew in Italy during WWII, his life was in a precarious balance. Some stability, continuity and connection to others was provided by knowledge, especially science and chemistry, which belongs equally to everyone.
  rosiezbanks | Dec 4, 2020 |
Primo Levi is a writer that I've heard about for many years but never consciously read...I had some vague idea that he was a Nobel prize winner but it turned out that he had been nominated ...but apparently not awarded a Nobel Prize. The title indicated that the book was going to be about chemistry and I knew that Primo Levi was a chemist but as I started on the book it became obvious to me that it was more about Primo Lev i the Jew, and Primo Levi the Auschwitz survivor and .....much less emphasised.....Primp Levi the industrial chemis,t working in a lab. It's put together as a series of essays with some nominal or seminal connection with one of the elements. There appears to be no "Periodic" table connection to his selection of elements and he only covers 21 out of approximately 118 elements so, in a sense, the selection of elements is rather arbitrary.
However, having spent a good portion of my student days in laboratories...not all that different from the ones that Primo describes: ...."in the course of systematic analysis, conscientiously let loose into the air a good dose of hydrochloric acid and ammonia, so that a dense, hoary mist of ammonium chloride stagnated permanently in the lab".....And his observation that "it didn't seem fair that the world should know everything about how the doctor, prostitute, sailor assassin, countess, ancient Roman conspirator and Polynesian lives and know nothing about we, who transform matter, live".....He wanted "to tell the stories of the solitary chemist, unarmed and on foot....". He's right....I don't think, anywhere else, have I ever read about the experience of being in and working in a laboratory. (Maybe a little....very little in "The double Helix" by James Watson and maybe a little....very little in "The two cultures" by CP Snow.....but Levi manages to evoke the atmosphere of the laboratory extraordinarily well).
The powerful underlying theme of his Jewishness in Nazi Italy is a constant throughout...even long after the war when he gets a letter from Muller about Vanadium. I guess, that sort of treatment and experience leaves indelible scars. It's interesting how the two strands of his themes are interwoven......the analytical chemistry (and the detective work involved with that) with his Jewishness and the loneliness and ostracism that this brought. I guess, in one sense, his knowledge of chemistry was what singled him out for preferential treatment at Auschwitz....and probably preserved his life. (I recall reading "Man's search for meaning" by Victor Frankl....and it seemed to me that his status and knowledge as a Doctor...likewise gave him preferential treatment and probably preserved his life).
Maybe....Levi is a bit weak with his biochemistry in his story about carbon....... but he admits his word picture of photosynthesis is watered down and rather mysterious ....but then the book was first published in 1975 and a lot has been learned since then. And, to give him his due, he makes no claims about biochemistry. His story is that of the analytical chemist.
Oh, I did learn, to my surprise, that argon is thirty times more abundant than carbon dioxide in the air. ....and if all of humanity.....all 250 million tons of us were spread over the surface of the world....the thickness would be around sixteen thousandths of a millimetre. ...."our very presence on the earth becomes laughable in geometric terms."
I really enjoyed the book and happy to give it five stars. ( )
  booktsunami | Aug 15, 2020 |
A really interesting and enjoyable read. I thought it was going to be about the Periodic Table of elements, but no, it was about his life, family, work as a chemist ... He named the chapters after elements when that element occured in his life. Primo has a good turn of phrase, I had my highlighter out often.
"Distilling is beautiful. First of all, because it is slow, philosophic, and silent occupation, which keeps you busy but gives you time to think of other things, somewhat like riding a bike."
"... the flame turned livid and there was a much different smell, metallic, garlicky, inorganic, indeed contra-organic: a chemist without a nose is in for trouble."
There is science and there are elements discussed, but in laymans terms, the book is more his progress through life, people he met, obstacles he overcame.
Well written. ( )
  GeoffSC | Jul 25, 2020 |
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Riu, XavierTradutorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
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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.

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