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If This Is A Man/The Truce

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780349100135

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 4th July 2003

Genre: Biography & True Stories / Memoirs

With the moral stamina and intellectual pose of a twentieth-century Titan, this slightly built, duitful, unassuming chemist set out systematically to remember the German hell on earth, steadfastly to think it through, and then to render it comprehensible in lucid, unpretentious prose. He was profoundly in touch with the minutest workings of the most endearing human events and with the most contempible. What has survived in Levi’s writing isn’t just his memory of the unbearable, but also, in THE PERIODIC TABLE and THE WRENCH, his delight in what made the world exquisite to him. He was himself a “magically endearing man, the most delicately forceful enchanter I’ve ever known” – PHILIP ROTH

Reviews

The death of Primo Levi robs Italy of one of its finest writers...One of the few survivors of the Holocaust to speak of his experiences with a gentle voice
GUARDIAN
A life-changing book.
Daily Express
THE TRUCE:
'One of the century's truly necessary books.’
Philip Roth
'One of the greatest human testaments of the era.’
One of the century's truly necessary books
Philip Roth
One of the greatest human testaments of the era
Scotsman
The death of Primo Levi robs Italy of one of its finest writers . . . One of the few survivors of the Holocaust to speak of his experiences with a gentle voice
Guardian