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The Resource Primo Levi : the matter of a life, Berel Lang

Primo Levi : the matter of a life, Berel Lang

Label
Primo Levi : the matter of a life
Title
Primo Levi
Title remainder
the matter of a life
Statement of responsibility
Berel Lang
Title variation
Matter of a life
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1943, twenty-four-year-old Primo Levi had just begun a career in chemistry when, after joining a partisan group, he was captured by the Italian Fascist Militia and deported to Auschwitz. Of the 650 Italian Jews in his transport, he was one of only 24 who survived the eleven months before the camp's liberation. Upon returning to his native Turin, Levi resumed work as a chemist and was employed for thirty years by a company specialising in paints and other chemical coatings. Yet soon after his return to Turin, he also began writing and it is for this work that he has won international recognition. His first book, Se questo è un uomo = If This Is a Man, issued in 1947 after great difficulty in finding a publisher, remains a landmark document of the 20th century. Berel Lang's groundbreaking biography shines new light on Levi's role as a major intellectual and literary figure - an important Holocaust writer and witness but also an innovative moral thinker in whom his two roles as chemist and writer converged, providing the "matter" of his life
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lang, Berel
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ4872.E8
LC item number
Z724 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Jewish Lives
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Levi, Primo
  • Jews
  • Holocaust survivors
Label
Primo Levi : the matter of a life, Berel Lang
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The end -- The war -- Writing -- The Jewish question -- Thinking -- The beginning -- Preface
Control code
ocn840803708
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
173 pages
Isbn
9780300137231
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013018411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)840803708
Label
Primo Levi : the matter of a life, Berel Lang
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The end -- The war -- Writing -- The Jewish question -- Thinking -- The beginning -- Preface
Control code
ocn840803708
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
173 pages
Isbn
9780300137231
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013018411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)840803708

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