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One of the most important books of the 20th century,
This review is from: If This Is a Man / The Truce (Paperback)
If this book is not on the national curriculum as essential reading for the European History module, then it should be. Before I bought this book, I asked myself "did I want to read another book on the Holocaust"? This isn't neccessarily about the Holocaust, in fact, a small portion of the book takes place in Auschwitz, it's more about one mans survival through hell, uncertainty and the unknown. Yet, because it is beautifully written, it uplifts, rather than depresses the reader. Levis' gentle prose style and almost photographic memory make this book a must read. It's a book that I will read many times throughout my life. Buy it!
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Initial post: 14 Oct 2014 12:53:37 BDT
I have read this book so many times that I know it practically by heart. I always remember the saddest line: "This year has gone by so quickly".
Posted on 25 Jan 2015 12:21:11 GMT
Le Tigre says:
Those 2 books are the most important books I have ever read, now at 41 years old, along with "The Human Specie" By Robert Anthelme, another Bible of the human mind and heart.
I too will read it many times, it is beautiful, the soul of Levi shines through, what a man, I wish I had met him. He commited suicide and I cannot help but asking myself why he did...
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