Primo Levi's Universe

Primo Levi's Universe

A Writer's Journey

Book - 2009
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Primo Levi is best known for his memoir, Survival in Auschwitz , but he was also a scientist, fiction writer, and poet: in short, a Renaissance man, who did not want to be known exclusively as a Holocaust writer. Using Levi's own words as a springboard, Sam Magavern offers here for the first time a multi-faceted portrait of the man - as a writer. By exploring all of Levi's writings--including his short stories, poems, his delightful novels about blue-collar workers--Magavern introduces us to a talented writer who had a profound love of humanity, a sharp wit, a passion for his profession as a chemist--a man inspired by variety of things beyond his Holocaust experience. Magavern brings a fresh, personal sensibility to the way we think about Levi and produces a hybrid book--part life story and part literary biography, finally doing justice to the man's calm rationality and essential beliefs.

Published: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780230606470
0230606474
Branch Call Number: 853.914 MAG
Characteristics: xv, 240 p. ;,22 cm.

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