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    DescriptionThese seventeen stories, first published in Italian between 1949 and 1986, demonstrate Levi's extraordinary range, taking the reader from the primal resistance of a captured partisan fighter to a middle-aged chemist experimenting with a new paint that wards off evil, to the lustful thoughts of an older man obsessed with a mysterious woman in a seaside villa. In the title story, Levi demonstrates his unerringly tragic understanding of the fragility of the universe through the tale of a pensive astronomer, terrified by the possibility that a long-dormant star might explode and reduce the entire planet to vapor. This remarkable new collection affirms Italo Calvino's conviction that Levi was "one of the most important and gifted writers of our time."


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    Title
    A Tranquil Star
    Subtitle
    Stories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Primo Levi
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780393331615
    ISBN 10: 039333161X
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    DC21: 853.914
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET120
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/JUDAIC
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    B&T Approval Code: A23305040
    BIC subject category V2: D
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 81
    DC22: 853/.914
    B&T Approval Code: A24243050
    BISAC V2.8: FIC046000, FIC029000
    B&T Approval Code: P24102145
    LC classification: PQ4872.E8 A2 2008
    Thema V1.0: D
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    25 April 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York