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A Tranquil Star : Unpublished Stories
by Primo Levi and Ann Goldstein and Alessandra Bastagli


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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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  • ISBN-13: 9780393331615
  • ISBN-10: 039333161X
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: April 2008
  • Page Count: 164
  • Dimensions: 8.08 x 5.5 x 0.43 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.31 pounds


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