Primo Levi: A Life

Paperback | December 31, 2004

byIan Thomson

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Primo Levi wrote books that have been called "the essential works of humankind," including Survival in Auschwitz and The Periodic Table. Yet he lived an unremarkable existence, remaining to his death in the house in which he'd been born; managing a paint and varnish factory for thirty years; and tending his invalid mother to the end. Now, in a matchless account, Ian Thomson unravels the strands of an influential life.

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Primo Levi wrote books that have been called "the essential works of humankind," including Survival in Auschwitz and The Periodic Table. Yet he lived an unremarkable existence, remaining to his death in the house in which he'd been born; managing a paint and varnish factory for thirty years; and tending his invalid mother to the end. N...

IAN THOMSON was one of the last writers to interview Primo Levi and devoted ten years to this biography. He lives in London.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:640 pages, 8.3 × 5.5 × 1.21 inPublished:December 31, 2004Publisher:Picador USALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312423675

ISBN - 13:9780312423674

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Ian Thomson has done a prodigious amount of research and presents a considerable amount of fresh biographical material . . . Highly persuasive.