“If This is a Man and The Truce” Primo Levi

“The death of Primo Levi robs Italy of one of its finest writers.. One of the few survivors of the Holocaust to speak of his experiences with a gentle voice” Guardian

”With the moral stamina and intellectual poise of a twentieth-century Titan, this slightly built, dutiful, 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 also, in The Periodic of the most endearing human events and with the most contemptible. What has survived in Levi’s writing isn’t just his memory of the unbrearable, 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 known” Philip Roth.

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