Search Results: "Primo Levi"


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PRIMO LEVI by Berel Lang
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 26, 2013

"A sketch of the writer, but one with crisp lines and sure-handed strokes."
The life of celebrated essayist, novelist, poet and Holocaust survivor Primo Levi (1919-1987), told in swift succinctness by the author of such philosophical and historical works as Philosophical Witnessing: The Holocaust as Presence (2009). Read full book review >

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PRIMO LEVI by Ian Thomson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 12, 2003

"Readers may have trouble choosing between this and Carole Angier's The Double Bond (2002). Each has considerable merit, and admirers of Levi will want to know both."
A rich life of the enormously gifted but deeply troubled Italian Jewish writer. Read full book review >

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PRIMO LEVI by Myriam Anissimov
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 14, 1999

"Anissimov does not solve the puzzle, but she has admirably set out the pieces for her readers to ponder."
A French novelist's fine-grained, illuminating exploration of a life lived under the shadow of Auschwitz. Read full book review >

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THE COMPLETE WORKS OF PRIMO LEVI by Primo Levi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 28, 2015

"A laudable, monumental effort to gather the work of a crucial writer of the 20th century in one voluminous package."
A publishing production years in the making rounds up all of the remarkably diverse works of a writer known up to now, in English, at least, principally as a writer of the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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OTHER PEOPLE'S TRADES by Primo Levi
Released: May 1, 1989

In this posthumous collection of essays selected by the author (d. 1988) from pieces originally appearing in the Turin newspaper La Stampa, Levi treats subjects as diverse as writing, fear, insects, word processors, exams, and chess. Read full book review >

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DEAR PRIMO by Duncan Tonatiuh
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

In a story based on the author's childhood experiences, two cousins, Charlie and Carlitos, exchange letters. Read full book review >

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Released: April 11, 2007

"The infinite and the ineffable, portrayed with singular wit and charm."
Universal mysteries and the legacy of world war are imaginatively transfigured in this beguiling collection of the late (1919-87) Italian polymath's short fiction. Read full book review >

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PRIMO LEVI'S RESISTANCE by Sergio Luzzatto
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"A book for Levi completists and students of the Italian Resistance. Luzzatto provides a decent picture of the Italian character, the wide variance of political parties, and the dedication of the people to their country."
Luzzatto (History/Univ. of Turin; Padre Pio: Miracles and Politics in a Secular Age, 2010, etc.) combines his obsessions with Primo Levi (1919-1987) and the Italian Resistance.Read full book review >

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THE DOUBLE BOND by Carole Angier
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2001

"A revealing companion to Levi's own considerable body of work, and an uncommonly thoughtful example of biography as literature in its own right."
English biographer Angier (Jean Rhys, 1991) gracefully explores the life of the great Italian writer and Holocaust survivor. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2011

"A 'pure-dee' delight for storytime. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A tall-tale version of the invention of blue jeans by a New York peddler who came late to the California gold rush but saw a need and filled it. Read full book review >

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BLACK DOG by Levi Pinfold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A great pick for storytime, bedtime, anytime. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Pinfold's story has a timeless quality despite its entirely original flair, with sumptuous paintings and thumbnail embellishments adding narrative and descriptive content. Read full book review >