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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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    A Tranquil Star
    Unpublished Short Stories of Primo Levi
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Primo Levi
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 191 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 310 g
    ISBN 13: 9780393064681
    ISBN 10: 0393064689

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.0
    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
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    DC21: 853.914
    LC subject heading:
    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
    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000
    LC classification: PQ4872.E8 A2 2007
    Thema V1.0: FYB
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    25 April 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York