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Medium   by Primo Levi

category Literature & Fiction
ISBN: 0805210415
Books Registered: 12
BookCrossing Rating: Average 10 star rating by BookCrossing Members
Books in the Wild: 7
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Amazon Editorial Review

The Periodic Table is largely a memoir of the years before and after Primo Levi’s transportation from his native Italy to Auschwitz as an anti-Facist partisan and a Jew.

 

It recounts, in clear, precise, unfailingly beautiful prose, the story of the Piedmontese Jewish community from which Levi came, of his years as a student and young chemist at the inception of the Second World War, and of his investigations into the nature of the material world. As such, it provides crucial links and backgrounds, both personal and intellectual, in the tremendous project of remembrance that is Levi’s gift to posterity. But far from being a prologue to his experience of the Holocaust, Levi’s masterpiece represents his most impassioned response to the events that engulfed him.

 

The Periodic Table celebrates the pleasures of love and friendship and the search for meaning, and stands as a monument to those things in us that are capable of resisting and enduring in the face of tyranny.


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12 Copies Registered


Registered by debnance of Alvin, Texas USA on 3/5/2004

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Registered by purrbiscuit of Fairfax, Virginia USA on 6/1/2002

Current status: all Average 10 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by booksarefun of Farmington Hills, Michigan USA on 9/29/2002

Current status: all Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by curtis721 of Torrance, California USA on 5/5/2004

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Registered by buttonbright of Raleigh, North Carolina USA on 7/20/2004

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Registered by Moliere of Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on 4/20/2005

Current status: travelling Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by debnance of Alvin, Texas USA on 6/28/2008

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Registered by et69 of Normandy Park, Washington USA on 3/27/2016

Current status: travelling Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by DeVercheres of Toronto, Ontario Canada on 6/26/2004

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Registered by wingmiketrollwing on 1/29/2005

Current status: travelling Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by angflang of Auckland, Auckland Province New Zealand on 11/30/2005

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Registered by TadaMack of Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on 7/19/2008

Current status: travelling Average 5 star rating by BookCrossing Members


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