Moments of Reprieve

Moments of Reprieve

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 26/09/2002
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Synopsis

Primo Levi was one of the most astonishing voices to emerge from the twentieth century: a man who survived one of the ugliest times in history, yet who was able to describe his own Auschwitz experience with an unaffected tenderness.Levi was a master storyteller but he did not write fairytales. These stories are an elegy to the human figures who stood out against the tragic background of Auschwitz, 'the ones in whom I had recognized the will and capacity to react, and hence a rudiment of virtue'. Each centres on an individual who - whether it be through a juggling trick, a slice of apple or a letter - discovers one of the 'bizarre, marginal moments of reprieve'.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141186979
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Weight: 134g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 10 mm

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