The Periodic Table by Primo Levi audiobook

The Periodic Table

By Primo Levi
Translated by Raymond Rosenthal
Read by Neville Jason

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The Periodic Table is largely a memoir of the years before and after Primo Levi’s transportation from his native Italy to Auschwitz as an anti-Facist partisan and a Jew. It recounts, in clear, precise, unfailingly beautiful prose, the story of the Piedmontese Jewish community from which Levi came, of his years as a student and young chemist at the inception of the Second World War, and of his investigations into the nature of the material world. As such, it provides crucial links and backgrounds, both personal and intellectual, in the tremendous project of remembrance that is Levi’s gift to posterity. But far from being a prologue to his experience of the Holocaust, Levi’s masterpiece represents his most impassioned response to the events that engulfed him.

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Summary

The Periodic Table is largely a memoir of the years before and after Primo Levi’s transportation from his native Italy to Auschwitz as an anti-Facist partisan and a Jew.

It recounts, in clear, precise, unfailingly beautiful prose, the story of the Piedmontese Jewish community from which Levi came, of his years as a student and young chemist at the inception of the Second World War, and of his investigations into the nature of the material world. As such, it provides crucial links and backgrounds, both personal and intellectual, in the tremendous project of remembrance that is Levi’s gift to posterity. But far from being a prologue to his experience of the Holocaust, Levi’s masterpiece represents his most impassioned response to the events that engulfed him.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“There is nothing superfluous here; everything this book contains is essential. It is wonderful, pure, and beautifully translated…I was deeply impressed.” Saul Bellow, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Every chapter is full of surprises, insights, high humor, and language that often rises to poetry.” New Yorker
“A work of healing, of tranquil, even buoyant imagination.” New York Times Book Review
“Brilliant, grave, and oddly sunny; certainly a masterpiece.” Los Angeles Times
“Narrator Neville Jason brings a soothing tone to Primo Levi’s collection of autobiographical and fictional short stories. Set during WWII, Levi’s stories demand breadth, and during the more emotional and extreme episodes, Jason delivers with aplomb. In particular, he handles Levi’s description of his capture by SS guards with sensitivity.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Primo Levi

Author Bio: Primo Levi

Primo Levi (1919–1987) was a Jewish Italian chemist, Holocaust survivor, and author of memoirs, short stories, poems, and novels. He gained international recognition for his 1959 memoir Survival in Auschwitz.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 9.55
Audience: Adult
Language: English