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    DescriptionAn extraordinary work in which each of the 21 chapters takes its title and starting point from one of the elements in the periodic table. Mingling fact and fiction, history and anecdote, Levi uses his training as a chemist and his experiences as a prisoner in Auschwitz to illuminate the human condition.


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    Title
    The Periodic Table
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Primo Levi
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    Italian
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780805210415
    ISBN 10: 0805210415
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25710
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000
    BIC subject category V2: BGL
    BISAC V2.8: LCO010000
    DC21: 854.914
    DC22: 854/.914
    LC classification: PQ4872.E8 S513 1984
    Thema V1.0: DNL, DNBL
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Publisher
    Schocken Books
    Imprint name
    Schocken Books
    Publication date
    04 April 1995
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "I immersed myself in "The Periodic Table" gladly and gratefully. There is nothing superfluous here, everything this book contains is essential. It is wonderful pure, and beautifully translated...I was deeply impressed." -Saul Bellow "The best introduction to the psychological world of one of the most important and gifted writers of our time."-Italo Calvino "A work of healing, of tranquil, even buoyant imagination." -"The New York Times Book Review " "Brilliant, grave and oddly sunny; certainly a masterpiece." -"Los Angeles Times " "Every chapter is full of surprises, insights, high humor, and language that often rises to poetry." -"The New Yorker " "One of the most important Italian writers." -Umberto Eco With a new Introduction by Neal Ascherson "From the Hardcover edition."
    Back cover copy
    'A work of healing, of tranquil, even buoyant imagination.' -New York Times Book ReviewThe best introduction to the psychological world of one of the most important and gifted writers of our time. Saul Bellow
    Flap copy
    An extraordinary work in which each of the 21 chapters takes its title and starting point from one of the elements in the periodic table. Mingling fact and fiction, history and anecdote, Levi uses his training as a chemist and his experiences as a prisoner in Auschwitz to illuminate the human condition. "From the Hardcover edition.