Primo Levi

Hutchinson, 23.04.2002 - 624 Seiten
The extraordinary biography of a major twentieth century literary figure and scientist; an Auschwitz survivor who more than any other revealed the truth about Nazi genocide. Levi's account of Auschwitz,If This Is a Manis now recognized as one of the essential books of mankind. No other work conveys the horror of the Nazi genocide more directly and profoundly. Ian Thomson spent over five years researching this book in Italy and elsewhere. His rich and fascinating biography draws on Fascist documents, police reports, autopsies and other archive material hitherto unknown. Vital information has been uncovered on the writer's premature death, and this biography of Primo Levi is destined to become a classic.

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One of the problems with being in Auschwitz – not the major problem, of course, but one of them – is that once you’ve gone through that, all the rest of your life, before and since, must seem tepid in ... Vollständige Rezension lesen


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A rich life of the enormously gifted but deeply troubled Italian Jewish writer.Primo Levi's suicide on April 11, 1987, at the age of 67, angered some of his fellow Holocaust survivors, writes English ... Vollständige Rezension lesen


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Über den Autor (2002)

Ian Thomson was among the last people to interview Primo Levi. He is an expert on Italian literature and has translated the Sicilian writer Leonardo Sciascia into English. He lives in London.

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