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  1. Primo Levi, If This is a Man Because he was a chemical engineer and because he was lucky Primo Levi survived the death camps. This memoir of his life before and after incarceration is less a protest at the Holocaust than an enquiry into the nature of human beings capable of participating in the greatest evil of our time. The power of the book lies in its bare and factual approach, based wholly on one man’s responses. In his Afterword Levi, who has lectured extensively to diverse audiences in Italy and elsewhere, replies to frequently asked questions: Does he feel hatred for the Germans?
  2. Primo Levi, an Italian Jew survived Auschwitz because of his knowledge of industrial chemistry. Here he takes 21 elements from the Periodic Table to create a series of largely autobiographical tales. Each chapter has a chemical element for its title and that element somehow appears in the story, either literally or metaphorically. The book starts with a long rambling chapter about relations in Piedmont before the war, a collection of memories of people from Levi’s past. I found this chapter very hard going but would encourage other readers to persevere with it as the book becomes much mor
  3. Bill 27th October 2006 02:58 PM If Not Now, When? by Primo Levi My apologies for not having posted a forum for this a lot earlier. I clearly haven't been paying enough attention. It took megustaleer's return to alert me to my remissness - in future, I suggest you don't just leave it to her! PM me if you need me to do something. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tess 27th October 2006 03:32 PM What great timing, I just finished this last night! Overall I really enjoyed the book, or as much as can be expected considering the content. I like
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