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Angier, Carole, 1943-
The double bond : Primo Levi, a biography / Carole Angier
1st American ed
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2002
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  PQ4872.E8 Z55 2002    AVAILABLE
Gift from M. Adler, 2007
Subject Levi, Primo
Subject(s) Authors, Italian -- 20th century -- Biography
Jews -- Italy -- Biography
Holocaust survivors -- Italy -- Biography
Physical Description xxvi, 898 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note "Originally published in 2002 by the Viking Press, Great Britain" --t.p. verso
Includes bibliographical references (p. [847]-863) and index
Review "Primo Levi is one of the clearest and most hopeful writers we have. Starting with his great Auschwitz meditation, If This is a Man, he moved always from darkness to light, from suffering to understanding." "But beneath his rational surface was a different world, which he hid from himself and from others all his life, and allowed to emerge only occasionally in poems and stories." "These two levels of Levi are mirrored in the two levels of this extraordinary biography. On the first, we meet the people and places that shaped him: his troubled family; Turin, the severe and melancholy city he loved; his small, profoundly integrated Jewish community."--BOOK JACKET
NOTE Gift from M. Adler, 2007
Alternate Author Library donation, 2007

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