The complete works of Primo Levi. Volume 1

Published 2015
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"In the works for sixteen years, The Complete Works of Primo Levi is the most ambitious literary translation of the twenty-first century. Primo Levi, the Italian-born chemist once described by Philip Roth as that "quicksilver little woodland creature enlivened by the forest's astute intelligence," has largely been considered a heroic figure in the annals of twentieth-century literature for If This Is a Man, his haunting account of Auschwitz. Yet Levi's body of work extends considerably beyond his experience as a survivor. Now, the transformation of Levi from Holocaust memoirist to one of the twentieth century's greatest writers culminates in this magisterial publication of The Complete Works of Primo Levi, which, twenty-eight years after his premature death in Turin, finally collects all of Levi's fourteen books--memoirs, essays, poetry, and fiction--into three slip-cased volumes, along with new translations, one revised by the original translator, and an introduction by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison. The appearance of this historic publication will occasion a major reappraisal of "one of the most valuable writers of our time" (Alfred Kazin)" -- Provided by publisher.

lviii, 747 pages : maps, portrait ; 24 cm
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Complete works of Primo Levi. Volume I
Complete works of Primo Levi. I
"Published by arrangement with Giulio Einaudi Editore" [Torino]--Verso title page.
Includes bibliographical references.
Introduction / Toni Morrison
Editor's introduction / Ann Goldstein
Editor's acknowledgments
Chronology / Ernesti Ferrero
If this is a man / translated by Stuart Woolf; appendix; translator's afterword
The truce / translated by Ann Goldstein
Natural histories / translated by Jenny McPhee
Flaw of form / translated by Jenny McPhee.
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