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The complete works of Primo Levi

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Call NumberREF 853 L66c v. 1–3
Sub-CollectionReference Collection
Dates2015; ©2015
Statement of Responsibilityedited by Ann Goldstein ; introduction by Toni Morrison.
Creators & ContributorsLevi, Primo (author)
Goldstein, Ann (editor)
Morrison, Toni (contributor)
Ferrero, Ernesto (contributor)
Weil, Bob (contributor)
Quirico, Monica (contributor)
Scarpa, Domenico (contributor)
Woolf, S. J. (Stuart Joseph) (translator)
Goldstein, Ann (translator)
McPhee, Jenny (translator)
Rich, Nathaniel (translator)
Bastagli, Alessandra (translator)
Bastagli, Francesco (translator)
Shugaar, Antony (translator)
Galassi, Jonathan (translator)
Appel, Anne Milano (translator)
Moore, Michael (translator)
Levi, Primo (subject)
SummaryIn the works for sixteen years, The Complete Works of Primo Levi is the most ambitious literary translation of the twenty-first century. Primo Levi, the Italian-born chemist once described by Philip Roth as that "quicksilver little woodland creature enlivened by the forest's astute intelligence," has largely been considered a heroic figure in the annals of twentieth-century literature for If This Is a Man, his haunting account of Auschwitz. Yet Levi's body of work extends considerably beyond his experience as a survivor. Now, the transformation of Levi from Holocaust memoirist to one of the twentieth century's greatest writers culminates in this magisterial publication of The Complete Works of Primo Levi, which, twenty-eight years after his premature death in Turin, finally collects all of Levi's fourteen books--memoirs, essays, poetry, and fiction--into three slip-cased volumes, along with new translations, one revised by the original translator, and an introduction by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison. The appearance of this historic publication will occasion a major reappraisal of "one of the most valuable writers of our time" (Alfred Kazin).
ContentsVolume I
  • Introduction / Toni Morrison
  • Editor's introduction / Ann Goldstein
  • Editor's acknowledgments
  • Chronology / Ernesti Ferrero
  • If this is a man / translated by Stuart Woolf ; Appendix ; Translator's afterword
  • The truce / translated by Ann Goldstein
  • Natural histories / translated by Jenny McPhee
  • Flaw of form / translated by Jenny McPhee
Volume II
  • The periodic table / translated by Ann Goldstein
  • The wrench / translated by Nathaniel Rich ; translator's afterword
  • Uncollected stories and essays : 1946-1980 / translated by Alessandra Bastagli and Francesco Bastagli
  • Lilith and other stories / translated by Ann Goldstein
  • If not now, when? / translated by Antony Shugaar ; author's note ; translator's afterword 
Volume III
  • Complete poems / translated by Jonathan Galassi
  • Other people's trades / translated by Antony Shugaar ; translator's afterword
  • Stories and essays / translated by Anne Milano Appel ; translator's afterword
  • The drowned and the saved / translated by Michael F. Moore ; works cited ; translator's afterword
  • Uncollected stories and essays: 1981-1987 / translated by Alessandra Bastagli and Francesco Bastagli
  • "Primo Levi in America" / Robert Weil
  • The publication of Primo Levi's works in the world / Monica Quirico
  • Notes on the texts / Domenico Scarpa
  • Select bibliography / Domenico Scarpa
Physical Description 3 volumes (lviii, 2910 pages) : portrait ; 24 cm
LanguageEnglish
PublisherNew York : Liveright Publishing Corporation
Notes
  • Published by arrangement with Giulio Einaudi Editore [Torino] --Title page verso
  • Includes bibliographical references
RecognitionGifted in 2016 by David Zacks

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Levi, Primo (subject)

Goldstein, Ann (translator)

Morrison, Toni (contributor)

Ferrero, Ernesto (contributor)

Weil, Bob (contributor)

Quirico, Monica (contributor)

Scarpa, Domenico (contributor)

McPhee, Jenny (translator)

Rich, Nathaniel (translator)

Bastagli, Francesco (translator)

Shugaar, Antony (translator)

Galassi, Jonathan (translator)

Appel, Anne Milano (translator)

Moore, Michael (translator)