The Drowned and the Saved

The Drowned and the Saved

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by Primo Levi
     
 

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Levi wrote of the moral collapse that occurred in Auschwitz and the fallibility of human memory that allows such atrocities to recur. Levi's last book published before his death in 1987.

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Levi wrote of the moral collapse that occurred in Auschwitz and the fallibility of human memory that allows such atrocities to recur. Levi's last book published before his death in 1987.

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ISBN-13:
9780679721864
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/1989
Series:
Vintage International Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
302,060
Product dimensions:
5.18(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.56(d)

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Primo Levi's last novel is an astonishing guilty plead of lies and deceit. Mysteriously, after this novel was published, Levi died when he fell from the interior landing of his third-storey apartment in Turin to the ground floor below. A must read for truth seekers! 
Selvatico More than 1 year ago
This is the third book of Levi that I have read. His insight and first hand experience in this nightmare is set forth in prose that cannot be matched. He can "turn a phrase" as no one else. That the concentration camps could have existed in Christian nations is frightening, so much so that it is uncertain that this darkness might not happen again. The monster is in us all and necessitates eternal vigilance. Freud called them, "Creatures from the Id".
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Reading this book makes me grateful for everything I have. I read most of Levi's books. This man was one great writer! Thank you Primo.