One of the most interesting books I have ever read - by a great and good writer (OBSERVER
There is no contest. The noblest book of the year (Anita Brookner, SPECTATOR
There is nothing heavy or preachy about these delightful essays, but taken together they add up to a memorable portrait of what a human being is or ought to be (SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
A book to return to in the anticipation of pleasure of a bracing intellectual kind (TLS
An auto-biographical collection of essays exploring some of the subjects that fascinated Levi, from long lost summers with imaginary creatures to returning to school at sixty.
About the Author
Primo Levi was born in Turin in 1919. After his return to Italy after the war, he continued to work as a chemist until his retirement in 1975. He died in 1987.