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Publisher's Summary

Translated by Stuart Woolf.

'With the moral stamina and intellectual poise of a twentieth-century Titan, this slightly built, dutiful, unassuming chemist set out systematically to remember the German hell on earth, steadfastly to think it through, and then to render it comprehensible in lucid, unpretentious prose. He was profoundly in touch with the minutest workings of the most endearing human events and with the most contemptible. What has survived in Levi's writing isn't just his memory of the unbearable, but also, in The Periodic Table and The Wrench, his delight in what made the world exquisite to him. He was himself a magically endearing man, the most delicately forceful enchanter I've ever known.' (Philip Roth)

©2014 Primo Levi (P)2014 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"The death of Primo Levi robs Italy of one of its finest writers...One of the few survivors of the Holocaust to speak of his experiences with a gentle voice." ( The Guardian)
"A life-changing book." ( Daily Express
"One of the greatest human testaments of the era." (Philip Roth)

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very moving, one 'complaint':

I just wish the narrator would translate the random words into English as well. 3

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A chilling yet inspiring account of internment.

I found this to be a scary account of how humanity can be stripped away given a certain environment. A truely inspiring account of survival and life lessons on how any maybe why to live.

'First you need shoes, people think its food, but first, shoes.'

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  • J. Whittle
  • 05-01-2017

Incredible

A powerful eloquent memoir read beautifully. Life changing enriching and chastizing our own easy journey.