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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Schocken Books
Publication date April 1, 1995
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780805210415
ISBN-10 0805210415
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
Summaries and Reviews
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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, in clear, precise, unfailingly beautiful prose, the story of the Piedmontese Jewish community from which Levi came, of his years as a student and young chemist at the inception of the Second World War, and of his investigations into the nature of the material world. As such, it provides crucial links and backgrounds, both personal and intellectual, in the tremendous project of remembrance that is Levi’s gift to posterity. But far from being a prologue to his experience of the Holocaust, Levi’s masterpiece represents his most impassioned response to the events that engulfed him.

 

The Periodic Table celebrates the pleasures of love and friendship and the search for meaning, and stands as a monument to those things in us that are capable of resisting and enduring in the face of tyranny.



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780679444633
 
With Neal Ascherson (other contributor), Raymond Rosenthal (other contributor) | Reissue edition from Everymans Library (September 1, 1996)
9780679444633 | details & prices | 241 pages | 5.00 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $22.00
About: One of Italy's leading men of letters, a chemist by profession, writes about incidents in his life in which one or another of the elements figured in such a way as to become a personal preoccupation
Paperback
Book cover for 9780805210415
 
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Reissue edition from Schocken Books (April 1, 1995)
9780805210415 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $15.00
About: 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.

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