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Primo levi : a life

Primo Levi, author of Survival in Auschwitz and The Periodic Table, wrote books that have been called the essential works of humankind. Yet he lived an unremarkable existence, remaining until his death in the house in which he'd been born; managing a paint and varnish factory for thirty years; and tending his invalid mother to the last. Now, in a matchless account, Ian Thomson unravels the strands of a life as improbable as it was influential, the story of the most modest of men who became a universal touchstone of conscience and humanism. Drawing on exclusive access to family members and previously unseen correspondence, Thomson reconstructs the world of Levi's youth-the rhythms of Jewish life in Turin during the Mussolini years-as well as his experience in Auschwitz and difficult reintegration into postwar Italy. Thomson presents Levi in all his facets: his fondness for Louis Armstrong and fast cars, his insomnia and many near-catastrophic work accidents. Finally, he explores the controversy and isolation of Levi's later years, along with the increasing tensions in his life-between his private anguish and gift for friendship; his severe bouts of depression and passion for life and ideas; his pervasive dread and reasoned, pragmatic ethic. Praised in Britain as "the best sort of history" and "a model of its kind," Primo Levi: A Life is certain to take its place as the standard biography and a necessary companion to the works themselves.

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  • ""El 11 de abril de 1987 el escritor italiano Primo Levi encontraba la muerte en su casa natal. Más de cuarenta años después de haber sido rescatado de un campo de concentración nazi, parecía que Levi se había suicidado. El relato de Levi sobre Auschwitz, Si esto es un hombre, ha sido reconocido como uno de los libros esenciales de la Humanidad. Ninguna obra interroga nuestra reciente historia moral de manera tan incisiva, ni transmite más profundamente el horror del genocidio nazi. Escrito con la urgencia especial de dejar un testimonio, el libro situó a Primo Levi entre los autores más importantes de nuestro tiempo. Ian Thomson ha pasado más de diez años en Italia, y en muchos otros lugares, investigando y escribiendo esta portentosa, brillante y definitiva biografía." --Contratapa."@es
  • "Primo Levi, author of Survival in Auschwitz and The Periodic Table, wrote books that have been called the essential works of humankind. Yet he lived an unremarkable existence, remaining until his death in the house in which he'd been born; managing a paint and varnish factory for thirty years; and tending his invalid mother to the last. Now, in a matchless account, Ian Thomson unravels the strands of a life as improbable as it was influential, the story of the most modest of men who became a universal touchstone of conscience and humanism. Drawing on exclusive access to family members and previously unseen correspondence, Thomson reconstructs the world of Levi's youth-the rhythms of Jewish life in Turin during the Mussolini years-as well as his experience in Auschwitz and difficult reintegration into postwar Italy. Thomson presents Levi in all his facets: his fondness for Louis Armstrong and fast cars, his insomnia and many near-catastrophic work accidents. Finally, he explores the controversy and isolation of Levi's later years, along with the increasing tensions in his life-between his private anguish and gift for friendship; his severe bouts of depression and passion for life and ideas; his pervasive dread and reasoned, pragmatic ethic. Praised in Britain as "the best sort of history" and "a model of its kind," Primo Levi: A Life is certain to take its place as the standard biography and a necessary companion to the works themselves."@en
  • "A profile of the author examines his daily experiences, discussing the impact of such factors as Mussolini's regime, Auschwitz, his difficult reintegration into postwar Italy, and his struggles with depression and insomnia."@en
  • "A profile of the author examines his daily experiences, discussing the impact of such factors as Mussolini's regime, Auschwitz, his difficult reintegration into postwar Italy, and his struggles with depression and insomnia."

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