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Iron, Potassium, Nickel

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A highly educated Jewish Italian, Primo Levi achieved world-wide fame with his first book, If This is a Man: an objective account of his struggle for survival following imprisonment in Auschwitz in 1943. Taken from his great work The Periodic Table, these three stories describe his training as a chemist in wartime Turin against a backdrop of growing anti-Semitism.
Paperback, Pocket Penguin 70s #53, 56 pages
Published 2005 by Penguin Books
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Mohammad Ali


لوی در این اثر سه داستان را که حول فعالیت کاری او به عنوان شیمیدان رخ داده اند به تصویر می کشد. در هر داستان فعالیت های لوی در حوزه ی شیمی که به عنصری خاص ارتباط دارد، با داستانی انسانی در هم تنیده می شود

افزون بر این لوی در این اثر رویکرد خود به شیمی و دغدغه های خود در این مورد را هم طی اشاراتی به نمایش می گذارد: از یک طرف باور به رهایی بخشی شیمی - به عنوان پادزهر فاشیسم و تأکیدکننده بر امر قابل اثبات - و سر و کار داشتن مستقیم با "ماده" و اینکه شرافت انسان در غلبه بر ماده است، یا اینکه شناخت خود
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Coenraad
Dec 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
In these three texts from The periodic table Primo Levi tells of his studies as a chemistry student and his Piedmontese friend Sandro ("Iron"); his work as a university assistant and a close brush with disaster in the laboratory ("Potassium"); and his work at a mine trying to extract nickel ("Nickel"). All this takes place against the backdrop of growing anti-Semitism in Europe in the years preceding and even during the Second World War. Eventually Levi would be sent to Auschwitz, which he survi ...more
Hossein Babaei
Apr 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
کتاب شامل سه داستان کوتاه از کتاب مجموعه داستانهای پریمو لوی به اسم جدول تناوبی انتخاب شده که خیلی جالبن روح این داستان ها که در اصل خاطرات خود پریمو لوی هستند با دوران فاشیسم و جنگ و از اون طرف یهودی بودن خود لوی و با غلظت بالاتر با شیمی آمیخته شده برای دانشجو های شیمی مثل من میتونه خیلی جالبتر باشه
N.J. Ramsden
Jan 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Lucid, witty, heartfelt, and thought-provoking – Levi's writing is entertaining, educational and disarming as the same time. These few short pieces are a selection only, and if I never read the rest of them I'll have made a real blunder. Excellent. Simple as that.
Sue
May 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I love Primo Levi. His three short stories on iron, potassium and nickel are interesting and so well written.
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Primo Michele Levi (Italian: [ˈpriːmo ˈlɛːvi]; 31 July 1919 – 11 April 1987) was an Italian chemist and writer. He was the author of several books, novels, collections of short stories, essays, and poems. His best-known works include If This Is a Man (1947), his account of the year he spent as a prisoner in the Auschwitz extermination camp in Nazi-occupied Poland; and his unique work, The Periodic ...more
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