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Primo Levi's Universe: A Writer's Journey

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Primo Levi is best known for his memoir, Survival in Auschwitz, but he was also a scientist, fiction writer, and poet: in short, a Renaissance man, who did not want to be known exclusively as a Holocaust writer. Using Levi's own words as a springboard, Sam Magavern offers here for the first time a multi-faceted portrait of the man - as a writer. By exploring all of Levi's ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published July 7th 2009 by St. Martin's Press
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May 26, 2012 Mickey rated it it was amazing
Part biography and part literary criticism, this book explores Primo Levi's life and work in a clear and intelligent manner. It spends much of the time finding and discussing patterns in Levi's worldview as seen through his books.

I thought the author did a great job with analyzing the underlying themes of Levi's work in a way that encourages deep thought and understanding into the mind and heart of the book's subject without simplifying or alienating.

I especially liked how MaGavern handled the
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