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Primo Levi : tragedy of an optimist

Anissimov, Myriam

Verlag: Translated by Steve Cox. Woodstock, N.Y. : Overlook Press, 1999, 1999
ISBN 10: 0879518065 / ISBN 13: 9780879518066
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Titel: Primo Levi : tragedy of an optimist

Verlag: Translated by Steve Cox. Woodstock, N.Y. : Overlook Press, 1999

Erscheinungsdatum: 1999

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included


, x, 452pp., very good dust-jacket, very good green half-cloth, slight wear, previous owner's name, Translated from French. Full biography of Primo Levi, 1919-1987. ISBN 0879518065 . Buchnummer des Verkäufers 32770

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Inhaltsangabe: Myriam Anissimov's major biography of Primo Levi delves deeply into the life and mind of this controversial writer, philosopher, and Holocaust witness, exploring the complex nature of a man who was both a strong-spirited survivor and a sufferer of severe bouts of depression, a man who felt misunderstood. His experiences at Auschwitz resulted in some of this century's most remarkable literature, which includes The Periodic Table and Survival at Auschwitz. He was haunted not only by his own experiences, but by the fear that future generations would inevitably forget and even deny the Holocaust. On April 11, 1987, Levi committed suicide, throwing himself down the staircase of the building where he was born.

By bringing Levi's life into focus with material gathered from exhaustive research, interviews with his friends and relatives, and numerous unpublished texts and testimonies, Anissimov's biography is an invaluable contribution to Holocaust scholarship and a crucial companion to the writings of this tortured genius.

Inhaltsangabe: Primo Levi;Tragedy of and Optimist, hardcover, Very Good, 1st Edition. Thick Royal 8vo. x, 452pp. Several illustrations from photos. Very good clean tight sound square, no bookplate, inscriptions, or ownership marks of any kind, free from foxing or browning. In original bright gilt green cloth-backed blind embossed grey boards with unclipped portrait photo pictorial dustwrapper. A 'courageous' biography of this Auschwitz survivor. Heavy volume, may occasion additional postage charge outside europe.

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