A Tranquil Star: Unpublished Stories (Penguin Modern Classics) Paperback – 3 Apr 2008
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'One of the most important and gifted writers of our time'
-- Italo Calvino
"His writing brims with metaphorical reflection and a love of
storytelling" -- Metro
"This is a fascinating collection [...] Reminds us of what a
marvellously varied writer was lost to the world that Easter weekend of
April 1987." -- The Daily Telegraph
'In Levi's writing, nothing is superfluous and everything is
essential' -- Saul Bellow
'The infinite and the ineffable, portrayed with singular wit and
-- Starred Kirkus Review
In Levi's writing, nothing is superfluous and everything is
essential -- Saul Bellow
Magically endearing, the most delicately forceful enchanter I've
known -- Philip Roth --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Inside Flap
A TRANQUIL STAR, the first new collection of Primo Levi's
previously untranslated fiction to appear since 1990, affirms his position
as one of the 20th century's most enduring writers. These 17 stories, first
published in Italian between 1949 and 1986, demonstrate Levi's
extraordinary range. taking the reader from the resistance of a captured
partisan fighter to a middle-aged chemist experimenting with a new paint
that wards off evil. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.