Primo Levi

Primo Levi

The Matter of A Life

Book - 2013
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In 1943, twenty-four-year-old Primo Levi had just begun a career in chemistry when, after joining a partisan group, he was captured by the Italian Fascist Militia and deported to Auschwitz. Of the 650 Italian Jews in his transport, he was one of only 24 who survived the eleven months before the camp's liberation. Upon returning to his native Turin, Levi resumed work as a chemist and was employed for thirty years by a company specialising in paints and other chemical coatings. Yet soon after his return to Turin, he also began writing and it is for this work that he has won international recognition. His first book, þIf This Is a Manþ, issued in 1947 after great difficulty in finding a publisher, remains a landmark document of the 20th century. Berel Lang's groundbreaking biography shines new light on Levi's role as a major intellectual and literary figure - an important Holocaust writer and witness but also an innovative moral thinker in whom his two roles as chemist and writer converged, providing the "matter" of his life.
Publisher: New Haven :, Yale University Press,, [2013]
ISBN: 9780300137231
0300137230
Characteristics: 173 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Matter of a life

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