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Anna-Rose reads: The Periodic Table

The concept of The Periodic Table by Primo Levi is ingenious.

A professional chemist, Levi has named his each of the book’s 21 short stories after elements of the periodic table. 108 more words

Anna-Rose Reads

A Village Without Time

This is from the introduction to Primo Levi’s ‘If Not Now, When?’

“In my village there weren’t many clocks. One on the church steeple, but it had stopped years and years ago, maybe during the revolution. 151 more words


Discovering the elements with Primo Levi

In his collection of essays in The Periodic Table, Primo Levi gives us an insight into the life and trade of a chemist, or “transformer of matter”. 637 more words


Frau Moosmann testet, wie es sich anfühlt, wenn man als Ahnungslose Empfehlungen abgibt

Im vergangenen Jahr, das ich in Italien verbracht habe, wurde ich einige Male von deutschsprachigen Bekannten gefragt, welche Werke der italienischen Literatur ich zur Lektüre empfehlen würde. 1,982 more words


'Ugly Secrets'? Primo Levi and the Resistance

Mirna Cicioni   Monash University

It is well known that Primo Levi was deported to Auschwitz as a Jew. What is less well-known outside Italy is that he was arrested as a member of one of the first fighting units of the Italian Resistance. 

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Culture And Society

Primo Levi: Chemistry and the Holocaust

On the 31st of July 1919, the Italian Jewish chemist and writer Primo Levi was born in Turin, Italy. A survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp, he emerged after the war as one of the most incisive and candid intellects among those writers who had experienced the Holocaust. 817 more words