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If this is a man ; and, the truce

Author: Primo Levi
Publisher: Harmondsworth ; New York : Penguin, 1979.
Series: Penguin modern classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With the moral stamina and intellectual pose of a twentieth-century Titan, this slightly built, duitful, unassuming chemist set out systematically to remember the German hell on earth, steadfastly to think it through, and then to render it comprehensible in lucid, unpretentious prose. He was profoundly in touch with the minutest workings of the most endearing human events and with the most contempible. What has  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Personal narratives, Italian
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Levi, Primo.
If this is a man.
Harmondsworth ; New York [etc.] : Penguin, 1979
(OCoLC)647078435
Named Person: Primo Levi; Primo Levi
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Primo Levi
ISBN: 0140047239 9780140047233
OCLC Number: 7197788
Notes: The first work is a translation of Se questo è un uomo, the second work a translation of La tregua.
Description: 380 pages ; 19 cm.
Series Title: Penguin modern classics.
Other Titles: Se questo è un uomo.
Responsibility: Primo Levi ; translated [from the Italian] by Stuart Woolf ; with an introduction by Paul Bailey.

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With the moral stamina and intellectual pose of a twentieth-century Titan, this slightly built, duitful, unassuming chemist set out systematically to remember the German hell on earth, steadfastly to think it through, and then to render it comprehensible in lucid, unpretentious prose. He was profoundly in touch with the minutest workings of the most endearing human events and with the most contempible. What has survived in Levi's writing isn't just his memory of the unbearable, but also, in THE PERIODIC TABLE and THE WRENCH, his delight in what made the world exquisite to him. He was himself a "magically endearing man, the most delicately forceful enchanter I've ever known."

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<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4494919017#Agent\/penguin<\/a>> # Penguin<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nbgn:Agent<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Penguin<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4494919017#CreativeWork\/tregua<\/a>> # Tregua.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:CreativeWork<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:creator<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4494919017#Person\/levi_primo_1919_1987<\/a>> ; # Primo Levi<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Tregua.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/7197788#CreativeWork\/unidentifiedOriginalWork<\/a>> # Se questo \u00E8 un uomo.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:CreativeWork<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:inLanguage<\/a> \"it<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Se questo \u00E8 un uomo.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/7197788#PublicationEvent\/harmondsworth_new_york_penguin_1979<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:PublicationEvent<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:location<\/a> <http:\/\/dbpedia.org\/resource\/New_York_City<\/a>> ; # New York<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:location<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4494919017#Place\/harmondsworth<\/a>> ; # Harmondsworth<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:organizer<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4494919017#Agent\/penguin<\/a>> ; # Penguin<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:startDate<\/a> \"1979<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n\n

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