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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 astr. Initially excitementBut a cheat by the publishersThese are NOT unpublished stories at allAll have been published in Italian for awhileFor some this seems to be their first rendering into EnglishOthers a second rendering into EnglishBut a cover that proclaims UNPUBLISHED STORIES is meant to be misleading to SELLAnd from PENGUIN BOOKS not to be expectedThe Barbarians have taken over Education so why not the BookworldAnother gripeIt is not mentioned that Levi committed suicide in his brief end flap biography Is this another white lie from this American Penguin publisher Too nasty to mention Too much like a self inflicted euthanasia A Political Correctness symptomatic of America s malaise and declineTHE STORIESThese are not the conventional story at all Much freerOften short surreal obsessively honing one imageLike essays reallySo another misnomer from the Publishers Thankfully it IS Primo Levi The collection demands to be rereadperhaps a few timesAnd I have found recent revisiting worthwhileThe few that do merit the conventional title of short storyare excellentOne describes the last moments of a suicide bomber he s an Italian partisan hoping to take out his truckload of Nazi captors so we can safely cheer him sympathise and perhaps even get to understandthe current terroristsAmazing that Penguin didn t censor the whole taleAnother Bear Meat describes two separate groups of male mountain climberswho recountlisten to tales of Youth s impetuousness and opportunity to live on the edge free to make mistakes and of being your own masterand of being drunk in your freedom One of the three narrators recognises these uoted phrases above as having their origin not with mountain climbers but with a sailorin his book dear to mewho had written of the gifts of the seaPrimo Levi is here acknowledging his debt to that famous examiner of men s lives in rare or precarious moral and physical situations Joseph ConradPrimo Levi had experienced such situations in the most infamous of testing grounds his were not gifts of the sea but gifts of Auschwitz Thanks Primo

Summary זמן שאול

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. Not all the short stories in this collection are finished or like stories but I liked the overall feeling Levi was a very talented writer and he was then just the work that defined him as an Holocaust survivor

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Onomer 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 tim. Imaginative Captivating Precise And carefully crafted


About the Author: Primo Levi

Primo Michele Levi Italian ˈpriːmo ˈlɛːvi was a chemist and writer the author of books novels short stories essays and poems His uniue 1975 work The Periodic Table linked to ualities of the elements was named by the Royal Institution of Great Britain as the best science book ever writtenLevi spent eleven months imprisoned at Monowitz one of the three main camps in the Auschwitz c



10 thoughts on “זמן שאול

  1. says:

    Now I know Levi from his writings about the Holocaust and his time in the concentrations camps so when I saw this collection on the shelf in the library I just had to give it a go if only to find out about him as

  2. says:

    Not all the short stories in this collection are finished or like stories but I liked the overall feeling Levi was a very talented writer; and he was then just the work that defined him as an Holocaust survivor

  3. says:

    Because these stories are generally uite short I found it hard to write individual reviews for them While there were some stories I really enjoyed there were many that were boring or relied too heavily on the reader's outside knowledge By far

  4. says:

    Initially excitementBut a cheat by the publishersThese are NOT unpublished stories at allAll have been published in Italian for awhileFor some this seems to be their first rendering into EnglishOthers a second rendering into EnglishBut a cover that proclaims UNPUBLISHED STORIES is meant to be misleading to SELLAnd from PENGUIN BOOKS not to be

  5. says:

    There are times when I pick a book at random off a library shelf and don't regret it at all This slim volume caught my eye for no particular reason but turned out to be one of the best collections of short storie

  6. says:

    Most people myself included mostly know Primo Levi from his Holocaust related prose but here he joins his fellow

  7. says:

    Imaginative Captivating Precise And carefully crafted

  8. says:

    It pains me to give a book one star It truly doesThe first short story could have been great but instead I found it lacking

  9. says:

    I love Levi's writing he writes with the no nonsense precision of the chemist he was and was excited to read work not focused on his time in Auschwitz There was some good work here but there was a lot that felt and some definitely was unfinished fragmentary or at least unrealized I understand the drive to share every scrap of the work of a

  10. says:

    Who knew Levi had a penchant for fantasist storytelling? Several of the stories in here are whimsical and it was a treat to experie

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