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Primo Levi: A Biography By Ian Thomson

Primo Levi: A Biography
by Ian Thomson

Italian writer Primo Levi's account of Auschwitz "If This Is A Man" is recognised as one of the essential books of mankind. No other work interrogates our moral history so incisively or conveys more profoundly the horror of the Nazi genocide. On 11 April 1987, Levi fell to his death in the house where he was born. This book presents his biography.
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On 11 April 1987 the Italian writer Primo Levi fell to his death in the house where he was born. More than forty years after his rescue from a Nazi concentration camp, it now seemed that Levi had committed suicide. Levi's account of Auschwitz, If This Is a Man, is recognised as one of the essential books of mankind. No other work interrogates our recent moral history so incisively or conveys more profoundly the horror of the Nazi genocide. Ian Thomson spent over ten years in Italy and elsewhere researching and writing this rich and definitive biography. New light is shed on Levi's recurring depressions and vital information is unearthed regarding the writer's premature death. This matchless book unravels the strands of a life caught between the factory and the typewriter, family and friends.

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Sku
GOR001725975
Title
Primo Levi: A Biography
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Year published
Number of pages
656
ISBN 10
0099515210
ISBN 13
9780099515210
Prizes
N/A
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