A Tranquil Star: Unpublished Stories

A Tranquil Star: Unpublished Stories (Paperback )

By Primo Levi  Ann Goldstein , Alessandra Bastagli 
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 039333161X
EAN: 9780393331615
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 164
Publish Date: 2008-04-30
Binding: Paperback

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These seventeen stories, first published in Italian between 1949 and 1986, 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 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 astronomer, 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."
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Title: A Tranquil Star: Unpublished Stories
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Author: Primo Levi
Translator: Ann Goldstein , Alessandra Bastagli
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 039333161X
EAN: 9780393331615
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 164
Publish Date: 2008-04-30
Binding: Paperback

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