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    DescriptionShortly after completing The Drowned and the Saved, Primo Levi committed suicide. The manner of his death was sudden, violent and unpremeditated, and there are some who argue that he kiled himself because he was tormented by guilt - guilt that he had survived the horrors of Auschwitz while others, better than he, had gone to the wall. 'The Drowned and the Saved dispels the myth that Primo Levi forgave the Germans for what they did to his people. He didn't, and couldn't forgive. He refused, however, to indulge in what he called "the bestial vice of hatred" which is an entirely different matter. The voice that sounds in his writing is that of a reasonable man ...it warns and reminds us that the unimaginable can happen again. A would-be tyrant is waiting in the wings, with "beautiful words" on his lips. The book is constantly impressing on us the need to learn from the past, to make sense of the senseless' - Paul Bailey


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    Title
    The Drowned and the Saved
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Primo Levi
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780349138640
    ISBN 10: 0349138648
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH, HBWQ
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2A
    BIC subject category V2: BGHA, HBJD, HBTZ1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000, HIS037070, HIS043000, BIO000000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJH, 1D
    DC23: 940.5318092
    Thema V1.0: NHTZ1, NHWR7, NHD, DNBH1
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MP
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1D
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MPBL
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Abacus
    Publication date
    04 July 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Primo Levi was born in Turin in 1919 and trained as chemist. Arrested 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.
    Review quote
    Levi writes of unspeakable things with charity, clarity and objectivity Sunday Times Not a word he writes should be missed Independent One of the most devastating masterworks of our era Observer