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Primo Levi (1919–1987)

Autor(a) de If This Is a Man

192+ Works 22,371 Membros 345 Críticas 83 Favorited

About the Author

Primo Levi was born on July 31, 1919 in Turin, Italy. He pursued a career in chemistry, and spent the early years World War II as a research chemist in Milan. Upon the German invasion of northern Italy, Levi, an Italian Jew, joined an anti-fascist group and was captured and sent to the Auschwitz mostrar mais concentration camp in Poland. He was able to survive the camp, due in part to his value to the Nazis as a chemist. After the war ended, Levi did chemistry work in a Turin paint factory while beginning his writing career. His first book, If This Is a Man (title later was changed to Survival in Auschwitz) was published in 1947 and its sequel, The Truce (later retitled The Reawakening) came out in 1958. These two books recount Levi's story of surviving concentration camp life. Levi also published poetry, short stories, and novels, some under the pen name Damianos Malabaila. His 1985, largely autobiographical work, The Periodic Table, cemented his world fame. Awards in tribute to his writing included the Kenneth B. Smilen fiction award, presented by the Jewish Museum in New York. Ironically, despite his surviving Auschwitz, Primo Levi appears to have died by suicide, in Turin on April 11, 1987. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Primo Levi en 1978

Séries

Obras por Primo Levi

If This Is a Man (1947) 6,061 exemplares
The Periodic Table (1975) 4,022 exemplares
If This Is a Man / The Truce (1947) 2,298 exemplares
The Drowned and the Saved (1986) 2,091 exemplares
If Not Now, When? (1985) 1,449 exemplares
The Reawakening (1963) 1,271 exemplares
The Wrench (1978) 885 exemplares
Moments of Reprieve (1981) 607 exemplares
Other People's Trades (1985) 451 exemplares
The Mirror Maker (1986) 293 exemplares
The Sixth Day and Other Tales (1966) 276 exemplares
A Tranquil Star (2007) 268 exemplares
The Complete Works of Primo Levi (2015) 203 exemplares
De getuigenissen (1999) 162 exemplares
Collected Poems (1984) 153 exemplares
Auschwitz Report (1946) — Autor — 144 exemplares
Dialogo (1976) 88 exemplares
Lilith, et autres nouvelles (1989) 84 exemplares
Iron, Potassium, Nickel (2005) 80 exemplares
Tutti I Racconti (2000) 66 exemplares
L'ultimo Natale di guerra (2000) 62 exemplares
The Survivor (Penguin Modern) (2018) 61 exemplares
The Magic Paint (2011) 59 exemplares
The Black Hole of Auschwitz (2002) 49 exemplares
Le devoir de mémoire (1995) 49 exemplares
Conversations with Primo Levi (1997) 45 exemplares
Ad ora incerta (1988) 38 exemplares
Opere 2: Primo Levi (1987) 34 exemplares
Storie naturali (1985) 33 exemplares
Vizio di forma (1987) 28 exemplares
Primo Levi : Oeuvres (2005) 14 exemplares
Das Maß der Schönheit (1997) 9 exemplares
3: Racconti e saggi (1987) 7 exemplares
Poeti (2002) 7 exemplares
Si c'est un homme : Les clefs de l'oeuvre (1947) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Shema: Collected Poems (1976) 5 exemplares
Racconti e saggi (1986) 5 exemplares
Primo Levi informatie (1989) 5 exemplares
Opere complete (2016) 4 exemplares
Mijnheer Simpson 4 exemplares
Mil Sóis: Poemas Escolhidos (2019) 4 exemplares
Assimetria e a Vida, A (2016) 4 exemplares
Auschwitz, Cidade Tranquila (2021) 3 exemplares
Opere complete: 2 (2017) 3 exemplares
Opere - Volume 4 3 exemplares
Om ikke nå, når da? (2020) 2 exemplares
Il processo 2 exemplares
Figure = Figures (2019) 2 exemplares
O Dever de Memoria (2010) 2 exemplares
Opere complete: 3 (2018) 2 exemplares
מפתח-כוכב 2 exemplares
Czy to jest człowiek (2008) 2 exemplares
Bunlar Da Mi Insan (2022) 1 exemplar
The occasional demon (2019) 1 exemplar
Auschwitz, ciudad tranquila (2022) 1 exemplar
Prirodopisi (2023) 1 exemplar
The Rewakening 1 exemplar
La clef molette 1 exemplar
Periodi@02C7cki sistem (1991) 1 exemplar
Våpenstillstand (2020) 1 exemplar
XINTOÍSMO - eBook 1 exemplar
A Chave de Luneta 1 exemplar
De druknede og de bergede (2020) 1 exemplar
La búsqueda de las raíces (2004) 1 exemplar
Così fu Auschwitz 1 exemplar
Ocalaly Wybor wierszy (2014) 1 exemplar
I racconti 1 exemplar
Tåbrud 1 exemplar
Segantini 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Sunflower (1997) — Contribuidor — 1,135 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing (2008) — Contribuidor — 802 exemplares
Death Dealer: The Memoirs of the SS Kommandant at Auschwitz (0204) — Introdução, algumas edições650 exemplares
Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness (1993) — Contribuidor — 334 exemplares
The Night of the Girondists (1957) — Posfácio, algumas edições; Tradutor, algumas edições219 exemplares
Short Stories in Italian/Racconti in Italiano (1999) — Contribuidor — 217 exemplares
Primo Levi: Tragedy of an Optimist (1996) — Associated Name — 217 exemplares
Granta 21: The Story-Teller (1987) — Contribuidor — 157 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories (2019) — Contribuidor — 139 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories (1998) — Contribuidor — 131 exemplares
Smoke over Birkenau (1947) — Prefácio, algumas edições130 exemplares
Granta 18: The Snap Revolution (1986) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares
Granta 16: Science (1985) — Contribuidor — 82 exemplares
Bearing Witness: Stories of the Holocaust (1995) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
Granta 19: More Dirt (1986) — Contribuidor — 76 exemplares
The Grim Reader: Writings on Death, Dying, and Living On (1997) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
Granta 147: 40th Birthday Special (2019) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
Here I Am: Contemporary Jewish Stories from Around the World (1998) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Protest (1998) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Gardens and Ghettos: The Art of Jewish Life in Italy (1989) — Prefácio — 29 exemplares
The Schocken Book of Modern Sephardic Literature (2005) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Lapham's Quarterly - The Future: Volume IV, Number 4, Fall 2011 (2011) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
The Quality of Light: Modern Italian Short Stories (1993) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Het derde Testament : Joodse verhalen (1995) — Contribuidor, algumas edições7 exemplares
The Truce [1997 film] (1998) — Original book — 6 exemplares
Profil d'une oeuvre : Si c'est un homme, Primo Levi (2001) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares

Etiquetado

a ler (957) Alemanha (113) antologia (147) Auschwitz (433) Autobiografia (658) Biografia (564) Ciência (334) concentration camps (230) contos (99) contos (364) ensaios (328) Ficção (853) Filosofia (111) Folio Society (133) Genocídio (108) Guerra (173) história (921) Holocausto (2,201) Italiano (416) Itália (528) Jewish (214) Judaísmo (127) Judeu (140) Levi (127) lido (157) Literatura (374) literatura italiana (643) Memórias (874) narrativa (95) Nazismo (127) Não ficção (971) Poesia (194) Polónia (87) por ler (99) Primo Levi (195) Química (155) Romance (174) Segunda Guerra Mundial (1,263) Século XX (249) Tradução (125)

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I like other stuff that I've read by Levi and this book isn't the worst. There was just something boring about it that I can't put my finger on. Not boring enough to not finish, but not exciting enough for me to look forward to my next reading session.
 
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bookonion | 69 outras críticas | Mar 10, 2024 |
This complete works is a real gem, published in a very nice three volume box set which I will no doubt return to in the years to come. For now, I've started with "If This Is a Man" (published in the US as [b:Survival in Auschwitz|6174|Survival in Auschwitz|Primo Levi|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1414374949l/6174._SX50_.jpg|851110], much to the annoyance of its original English translator, Stuart J. Woolf). This book gives a vivid account of the year Levi spent as prisoner 174517 in Auschwitz. It is extremely well written, and gives the reader a real sense (to the extent of what is possible without having experienced it) of what it was like to try to survive is this death camp. This edition has some additional updates from Woolf and includes an Appendix by Levi, originally written in 1976 for the school edition, in which he answers questions he received continually from both student and adult readers.… (mais)
 
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amurray914 | 3 outras críticas | Feb 27, 2024 |
I’ve meant to read this book by Holocaust survivor [[Primo Levi]] for years. Jews, no matter their personal beliefs, have been and seem to periodically continue to be victims of such devastating experiences as described by the author of his own time as a laborer while imprisoned in Auschwitz.

I read this book to express my solidarity with the pyschological pain and physical suffering of my people throughout history, past and present. It is a chilling, mind-blowing account of hatred and cruelty, of man’s inhumanity to man, told as one Italian Jewish man’s personal experience. Levi tells his story outright, by simply stating what he felt, thought, and saw without expressing emotion about it. If an individual wants to know what happened to those prisoners who remained alive in Auschwitz, this book is a compulsory read. I hope whoever does read it does so with compassion for the needless suffering of fellow men.… (mais)
 
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SqueakyChu | 97 outras críticas | Feb 4, 2024 |
Has anything ever been written like the carbon chapter? An amazing book.
 
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dhenn31 | 69 outras críticas | Jan 24, 2024 |

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Stuart Woolf Translator
Philip Roth Introduction, Afterword
Heinz Riedt Translator
Michèle Causse Translator
Cesare Segre Afterword
William Weaver Translator
Aira Buffa Translator
Xavier Riu Translator
Neal Ascherson Introduction
Paul Bailey Introduction
Caroline Bench Cover artist
Marc Chagall Cover artist
David Bidussa Contributor
Fred Marcellino Cover artist
Irving Howe Introduction
Barbara Picht Übersetzer
Dace Meiere Translator
Robert Picht Translator
Ruth Feldman Translator
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Italo Calvino Introduction
Ernesto Ferrero Afterword
Judith Woolf Translator
Angus Hyland Cover designer
Lorenzo Mondo Foreword
Ann Goldstein Translator
Jacq Vogelaar Introduction
Ana Nuño Translator
Patty Krone Translator
Yond Boeke Translator
Ulrich Zieger Übersetzer
Philippe Mesnard Introduction
Jutta Waldner Übersetzer
Tone Hoverstad Cover designer
Loni Geest Cover designer
Robert S. C. Gordon Introduction

Estatísticas

Obras
192
Also by
30
Membros
22,371
Popularidade
#950
Avaliação
4.2
Críticas
345
ISBN
678
Línguas
30
Marcado como favorito
83

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