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Survival in Auschwitz : the Nazi assault on humanity / Primo Levi ; translated from the Italian by Stuart Woolf ; including "A conversation with Primo Levi by Philip Roth."

By: Levi, Primo.
Contributor(s): Woolf, S. J. (Stuart Joseph) | Roth, Philip. A conversation with Primo Levi.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 1996Edition: 1st Touchstone ed.Description: 187 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0684826801; 9780684826806; 1439506892 (Paw Prints); 9781439506899 (Paw Prints).Other title: Nazi assault on humanity.Uniform titles: Se questo è un uomo. English Subject(s): Levi, Primo | Auschwitz (Concentration camp) | World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Italian | Prisoners of war -- Italy -- Biography | Prisoners of war -- Poland -- Biography
Contents:
Author's preface -- Journey -- On the bottom -- Initiation -- Ka-Be -- Our nights -- Work -- Good day -- This side of good and evil -- Drowned and the saved -- Chemical examination -- Canto of Ulysses -- Events of the summer -- October 1944 -- Kraus -- Die drei Leute vom Labor -- Last one -- Story of ten days.
Summary: In 1943, Primo Levi, a 25-year-old chemist and "Italian citizen of Jewish race," was arrested by Italian fascists and deported from his native Turin to Auschwitz. This is Levi's classic account of his ten months in the German death camp, a harrowing story of systematic cruelty and miraculous endurance. Remarkable for its simplicity, restraint, compassion, and even wit, Survival in Auschwitz remains a lasting testament to the indestructibility of the human spirit. Included in this new edition is an illuminating conversation between Philip Roth and Primo Levi never before published in book form.--From publisher description.
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D805.P7 L4413 1996 (Browse shelf) Available 0000002183846
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Translation of: Se questo è un uomo.

Originally published in English as: If this is a man.

Author's preface -- Journey -- On the bottom -- Initiation -- Ka-Be -- Our nights -- Work -- Good day -- This side of good and evil -- Drowned and the saved -- Chemical examination -- Canto of Ulysses -- Events of the summer -- October 1944 -- Kraus -- Die drei Leute vom Labor -- Last one -- Story of ten days.

In 1943, Primo Levi, a 25-year-old chemist and "Italian citizen of Jewish race," was arrested by Italian fascists and deported from his native Turin to Auschwitz. This is Levi's classic account of his ten months in the German death camp, a harrowing story of systematic cruelty and miraculous endurance. Remarkable for its simplicity, restraint, compassion, and even wit, Survival in Auschwitz remains a lasting testament to the indestructibility of the human spirit. Included in this new edition is an illuminating conversation between Philip Roth and Primo Levi never before published in book form.--From publisher description.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

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 concentration camp in Poland. He was able to survive the camp, due in part to his value to the Nazis as a chemist. <p> 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. <p> 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. <p> Ironically, despite his surviving Auschwitz, Primo Levi appears to have died by suicide, in Turin on April 11, 1987. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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