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The Periodic Table

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The Periodic Table by Primo Levi
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A collection of memoirs by Primo Levi, published in Italian as "Ii Sistema Periodico" in 1975. Regarded as his masterwork, it is a cycle of 21 autobiographical stories, each named after and inspired by a chemical element. To levi, a chemist as well as a writer, each element had an associative value - its properties symbolizing certain thoughts and triggering specific memories.

Author Biography

Primo Levi (1919-1987), an Italian Jew, did not come to the wide attention of the English-reading audience until the last years of his life. A survivor of the Holocaust and imprisonment in Auschwitz, Levi is considered to be one of the century's most compelling voices, and THE PERIODIC TABLE is his most famous book. Levi is also the author of the forthcoming Modern Classics: MOMENTS OF REPRIEVE and IF NOT NOW, WHEN?
Release date NZ
September 7th, 2000
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Translated by Raymond Rosenthal
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Penguin Classics
Pages
224
Dimensions
129x198x13
ISBN-13
9780141185149
Product ID
1688613

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