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The Resource Moments of reprieve, Primo Levi ; translated from the Italian by Ruth Feldman

Moments of reprieve, Primo Levi ; translated from the Italian by Ruth Feldman

Label
Moments of reprieve
Title
Moments of reprieve
Statement of responsibility
Primo Levi ; translated from the Italian by Ruth Feldman
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"In this collection of essays based on his time as a Jewish prisoner in the Nazi camps, Primo Levi creates a series of sketches of the people he met who retained their humanity even in the most inhumane circumstances. Having already written two memoirs of his survival at Auschwitz, Levi knew there was still more left untold. Collected in this book are stray vignettes of fifteen individuals Levi met during his imprisonment. Whether it was the young Romani man who smuggled a creased photo of his bride past the camp guards or the starving prisoner who still insisted on fasting on Yom Kippur, the memory of these individuals stayed with Levi for long after. They represent for him "bizarre, marginal moments of reprieve." Neither simple heroes nor victims, but people who never lost sight of their humanity in the face of unimaginable suffering. Written with the author's signature humility and intelligence, Moments of Reprieve shines with lyricism and insight. Nearly forty years after their publication, Levi's words remain as beautiful as they are necessary. Along with Elie Wiesel and Hannah Arendt, Primo Levi is remembered as one of the most powerful and perceptive writers on the Holocaust and the Jewish experience during World War II. This is an essential book both for students and literary readers. Reading Primo Levi is a lesson in the resiliency of the human spirit."--Publisher's website
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
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Levi, Primo
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Feldman, Ruth
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Levi, Primo
  • Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Authors, Italian
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
Label
Moments of reprieve, Primo Levi ; translated from the Italian by Ruth Feldman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: Summit Books, 1986
  • "Most of the stories have been previously published in Italian in Lilit e altri racconti."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rappoport's testament -- The juggler -- Lilith -- A disciple -- Our seal -- The gypsy -- The cantor and the barracks chief -- Last Christmas of the war -- The quiet city -- Small causes -- The story of Avrom -- Tired of imposture -- Cesare's last adventure -- Lorenzo's return -- Story of a coin
Control code
ocn962005695
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition.
Extent
xi, 141 pages
Isbn
9781501167652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
Label
Moments of reprieve, Primo Levi ; translated from the Italian by Ruth Feldman
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: Summit Books, 1986
  • "Most of the stories have been previously published in Italian in Lilit e altri racconti."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rappoport's testament -- The juggler -- Lilith -- A disciple -- Our seal -- The gypsy -- The cantor and the barracks chief -- Last Christmas of the war -- The quiet city -- Small causes -- The story of Avrom -- Tired of imposture -- Cesare's last adventure -- Lorenzo's return -- Story of a coin
Control code
ocn962005695
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition.
Extent
xi, 141 pages
Isbn
9781501167652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration

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