1st UK printing / edition. Hardcover. Translated by Ann Goldstein and Alessandra Bastagli. New in New dustjacket. ISBN: 0713999551. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Profound, moving and compassionate, Primo Levi was one of the most astonishing voices to emerge from the twentieth century. Here, for the first time in English, on the twentieth anniversary of his death, is a landmark selection of his fiction - all in brand new translations. These exquisitely wrought stories open up a rich, vibrant world of wonder, adventure, resistance, love, cruelty and visceral energy, where nothing is as it seems. In "The Fugitive" an office worker composes the most beautiful poem ever, only to find events taking on a strange life of their own; in "@Magic Paint" a group of reserachers develop a paint that mysteriously protects them from misfortune, but dangerously miscalculate the outcome. In "Gladiators" and "The Knall", Primo Levi chillingly explores modern-day mass violence, while in "Fra Diavolo ion the Po", he gives a fascinating account of military service in fascist Italy. Sometimes dark and haunting, sometimes wrily amusing, always rich with arresting images and curious twists of fate, these extraordinary tales are testament to one of the literary masters of our age.
'One of the most important and gifted writers of our time'
-- Italo Calvino
"His writing brims with metaphorical reflection and a love of
storytelling" -- Metro
"This is a fascinating collection [...] Reminds us of what a
marvellously varied writer was lost to the world that Easter weekend of
April 1987." -- The Daily Telegraph
'In Levi's writing, nothing is superfluous and everything is
essential' -- Saul Bellow
'The infinite and the ineffable, portrayed with singular wit and
-- Starred Kirkus Review
In Levi's writing, nothing is superfluous and everything is
essential -- Saul Bellow
Magically endearing, the most delicately forceful enchanter I've
known -- Philip Roth
Titel: A TRANQUIL STAR: Unpublished Stories.
Verlag: London: Penguin Classics, 2007.