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The Periodic Table

Levi, Primo (Book - 1995? )
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The Periodic Table is largely a memoir of the years before and after Primo Levi's transportation from his native Italy to Auschwitz as an anti-Facist partisan and a Jew. It recounts the story of the Piedmontese Jewish community from which Levi came, of his years as a student and young chemist at the inception of World War II, and of his investigations into the nature of the material world.
Authors: Levi, Primo
Title: The periodic table
Publisher: New York : Schocken Books, [1995?], c1984
Characteristics: 233 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Primo Levi ; translated from the Italian by Raymond Rosenthal
Notes: Translation of: Il sistema periodico
Reprint. "Originally published in hardcover by Schocken Books in 1984"-- T.p. verso
Summary: The Periodic Table is largely a memoir of the years before and after Primo Levi's transportation from his native Italy to Auschwitz as an anti-Facist partisan and a Jew. It recounts the story of the Piedmontese Jewish community from which Levi came, of his years as a student and young chemist at the inception of World War II, and of his investigations into the nature of the material world.
Additional Contributors: Rosenthal, Raymond
ISBN: 0805210415
9780805210415
Branch Call Number: 854.9 L664p 1995
Subject Headings: Levi, Primo
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Jan 25, 2014
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

"Fascism had had its effect on us, as on almost all Italians, alienating us and making us superficial, passive, and cynical."
Italian writer and chemist Primo Levi is probably best known for his memoirs about his time in Auschwitz ("The Drowned and the Saved," "Survival in Auschwitz") and this too is autobiographical, but is more focused on his chemistry work. Each piece is named after an element (hence the title) such as Argon or Gold. Sadly, Levi committed suicide in 1987.

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