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Er terrified by the possibility that a long dormant star might explode and reduce the entire planet to vapor This remarkable new collection affirms Italo Calvino's conviction that Levi was one of the most important and gifted writers of our time. Imaginative Captivating Precise And carefully crafted Sudden Response (EMS, important and gifted writers of our time. Imaginative Captivating Precise And carefully crafted

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These seventeen stories first published in Italian between and demonstrate Levi's extraordinary range taking the reader from the primal resistance of a captured partisan fighter to a middle aged chemist experimenting with a new paint that wards. Not all the short stories in this collection are finished or like stories but I liked the overall feeling Levi was a very talented writer and he was t

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Off evil to the lustful thoughts of an older man obsessed with a mysterious woman in a seaside villa In the title story Levi demonstrates his unerringly tragic understanding of the fragility of the universe through the tale of a pensive astronom. Initially excitementBut a cheat by the publishersThese are NOT unpublished stories at allAll have been published in Italian for awhileFor some this seem


About the Author: Primo Levi

Primo Michele Levi Italian ˈpriːmo ˈlɛːvi was a chemist and writer the author of books novels short stories essays and poems His uniue work The Periodic Table linked to ualities of the elements was named by the Royal Institution of Great Britain as the best science book ever writtenLevi spent eleven months imprisoned at Monowitz one of the three main camps in the Auschwitz c.



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  1. says:

    Now I know Levi from his writings about the Holocaust and his time in the concentrations camps so when I saw this collection on the shelf in the library I just had to give it a go if only to find out about him as a writer

  2. says:

    Not all the short stories in this collection are finished or like stories but I liked the overall feeling Levi was a very

  3. says:

    Because these stories are generally uite short I found it hard to write individual reviews for them While there were some stories I really enjoyed there were many that were boring or relied too heavily on the reader's outside knowledge By far the best story of the collection was the titular A Tranuil Star I know in the fut

  4. says:

    Initially excitementBut a cheat by the publishersThese are NOT unpublished stories at allAll have been published

  5. says:

    There are times when I pick a book at random off a library shelf and don't regret it at all This slim volume caught my eye for no particular reason but turned out to be one of the best collections of short stories I've read for a long time probably since JG Ballard's Vermilion Sands in 2001 if we're going to be pedantic I had hea

  6. says:

    Most people myself included mostly know Primo Levi from his Holocaust related prose but here he joins his fellow Italians Eco and Calvino in crafting these curious little fables rooted in the natural and social sciences In fact these stories are downright breezy compared to his dark better known texts like The Periodic Table and The Drowned and the Saved And yet in all of these stories the threat of totalitarianism lurks around

  7. says:

    Imaginative Captivating Precise And carefully crafted

  8. says:

    It pains me to give a book one star It truly doesThe first short story could have been great but instead I found it lacking The second story I actually enjoyed Mountain climbing I could have kept reading had it been longerIt went downhill uickly I hated most stories after that The fifth storyno Just no Not sur

  9. says:

    I love Levi's writing he writes with the no nonsense precision of the chemist he was and was excited to read work not focused on his time in Auschwitz There was some good work here but there was a lot that felt an

  10. says:

    Who knew Levi had a penchant for fantasist storytelling? Several of the stories in here are whimsical and it was a treat to experience since I've only read the heavy works by Levi Bureau of Vital Statistics was my favorite but In the Park was neat the place where book characters go to live before they fade awayEven the s

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