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    DescriptionPrimo Levi was one of the most astonishing voices to emerge from the twentieth century: a man who survived one of the ugliest times in history, yet who was able to describe his own Auschwitz experience with an unaffected tenderness. Levi was a master storyteller but he did not write fairytales. These stories are an elegy to the human figures who stood out against the tragic background of Auschwitz, 'the ones in whom I had recognized the will and capacity to react, and hence a rudiment of virtue'. Each centres on an individual who - whether it be through a juggling trick, a slice of apple or a letter - discovers one of the 'bizarre, marginal moments of reprieve'.


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    Title
    Moments of Reprieve
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Primo Levi, Introduction by Michael Ignatieff, Translated by Ruth Feldman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 136 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141186979
    ISBN 10: 0141186976
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: ADV, SST
    BIC subject category V2: FYB, FJMS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.7
    DC22: B
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11000
    DC21: 853.914
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/HOLOCT, RELI/JUDAIC
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: FYB, FJMS
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    26 September 2002
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Primo Levi was born in Turin in 1919. The son of an educated middle-class Jewish family, he graduated with a degree in chemistry and found a job as a research chemist in Milan. In December 1943, he was arrested as part of the anti-fascist resistance and deported to Auschwitz. After the war, Levi resumed his career as a chemist, retiring only in 1975. His graphic account of his time in Auschwitz, If This Is a Man, was published in 1947 and he went on to write many other books, including If Not Now, When? and The Periodic Table, emerging not only as one of the most profound and haunting commentators on the Holocaust, but as a great writer on many twentieth-century themes. In 1987, Primo Levi died in a fall that is widely believed to have been suicide.