If This is a Man, & The Truce by Primo Levy
'With the moral stamina and intellectual pose 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 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 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' PHILIP ROTH
About the Author
Primo Levi was born in Turin in 1919 and trained as a chemist. Arrested as a member of the anti-fascist resistance during the war, he was deported to Auschwitz. His experiences there are described in his two classic autobiographical works, IF THIS IS A MAN and THE TRUCE.
Paperback | 400 pages
126 x 196 x 30mm | 360g
04 Jul 2003
Little, Brown Book Group
London, United Kingdom
A secondhand book that has been read but is in good condition. Minimal damage to the cover, including scuff marks, creasing and scratches, but no holes or tears. The majority of pages are undamaged, with minimal creasing throughout the book but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.