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The Search For Roots By Italo Calvino

The Search For Roots

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The only one of Primo Levi's books published in his lifetime, this is a selection of pieces chosen by Levi which he regarded as key to him and his life. Fiction, poetry, science, philosophy and traveller's tales are to be found among these 30 pieces, each with an introduction by Levi.

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The Search For Roots: A Personal Anthology by Italo Calvino

This is the last complete book published during Levi's lifetime to be translated into English and offers one final look into the mind of one of the most compelling and tragic witnesses of the twentieth century. In THE SEARCH FOR ROOTS, Levi has selected the thirty pieces of prose and poetry most important to him. In doing so, he considers how many of our 'roots' come from the books we've read, and reveals a great deal about both his own tastes and his intellectual preoccupations. Levi's manyfans will be fascinated by the pieces he has chosen - with authors selected ranging from Homer, Swift and Melville to Darwin, Marco Polo and a scientist on Black Holes.

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About Italo Calvino

Primo Levi was born in 1919. During WWII he was captured and deported to Auschwitz, where his skills as a chemist were exploited. After the war, he wrote a number of very graphic and deeply moving books about his experiences - including THE PERIODIC TABLE & MOMENTS OF REPRIEVE. Levi committed suicide in 1987.

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The Search For Roots: A Personal Anthology by Italo Calvino
Italo Calvino
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Penguin Books Ltd
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