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4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant and unexpected stories from a literary master
Twenty years after Primo Levi's tragic death, discover a whole new side of Levi's writing in these luminous stories appearing here in English for the very first time. Levi was not just one of the great documentary memoirists of the Holocaust, but - as these stories remind us - an accomplished, imaginative writer of fiction in his own right. Levi is rightly considered...
Published on 11 April 2007 by Gilgamesh

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2.0 out of 5 stars Most should have stayed unpublished
I love Primo Levi, but most of the stories in this collection are dull and should have stayed filed with his papers. The only exception, I think, is "The Sorcerers".
Published on 9 Jun 2008 by Jezza


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2.0 out of 5 stars Most should have stayed unpublished, 9 Jun 2008
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I love Primo Levi, but most of the stories in this collection are dull and should have stayed filed with his papers. The only exception, I think, is "The Sorcerers".
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant and unexpected stories from a literary master, 11 April 2007
Twenty years after Primo Levi's tragic death, discover a whole new side of Levi's writing in these luminous stories appearing here in English for the very first time. Levi was not just one of the great documentary memoirists of the Holocaust, but - as these stories remind us - an accomplished, imaginative writer of fiction in his own right. Levi is rightly considered one of Italy's greatest writers of the last century. (Re)-read his 'Periodic Table' or novel about partisans 'If Not Now, When?'.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic., 28 Dec 2012
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As always, Primo Levi provides thought provoking stories painted on a dark background. It is interesting to look into someone else's mind, but its not a place to stay for too long....
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