Primo Levi

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Primo Levi (31 July 1919 – 11 April 1987) was an Italian Jewish chemist and writer. He was the author of two novels and many short stories, poems and essays.[1] His best-known book is If This Is a Man, a true story about his time as a prisoner in the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II.

Levi was born in Turin and committed suicide there by jumping down the stairwell of his house.

Partial bibliography[change | change source]

  • Se questo è un uomo (If This Is a Man, 1947 and 1958)
  • La tregua (The Truce, 1963)
  • Il sistema periodico (The Periodic Table, 1975)
  • La chiave a stella (The Wrench, 1978)
  • La ricerca delle radici (The Search for Roots: A Personal Anthology, 1981)
  • Se non ora, quando? (If Not Now, When?, 1984)
  • L'altrui mestiere (Other People's Trades, 1985)
  • I sommersi e i salvati (The Drowned and the Saved, 1986)

References[change | change source]

  1. David Keffer. "Primo Levi". www.themodernword.com. http://www.themodernword.com/scriptorium/levi.html. Retrieved 2011-11-11.