The Mirror Maker: Stories and Essays

The Mirror Maker: Stories and Essays

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805209891
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/19/1990
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

PRIMO LEVI was born in Turin in 1919 to an Italian-Jewish family. Arrested as a member of the anti-Fascist resistance, he was deported to Auschwitz in 1944. After the war, Levi resumed his careers as a chemist and a writer in Turin until his untimely death in 1987.

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Premise3
To My Friends5
Stories
The Thaw9
The Interview11
They Were Made to Be Together14
The Great Mutation17
The Two Flags23
Five Intimate Interviews28
The Mirror Maker47
Through the Walls52
The Ant's Wedding57
Force Majeure62
A Mystery in the Lager66
Time Checkmated71
The Tommy-Gun under the Bed76
Essays
A Valley83
The Commander of Auschwitz85
The Moon and Man89
Sic!93
Our Dreams95
The Struggle for Life98
Spears Become Shields101
Translating Kafka106
Rhyming on the Counterattack110
Dear Horace115
Bacteria Roulette120
Among the Peaks of Manhattan125
The Wine of the Borgias130
Reproducing Miracles135
The Man Who Flies140
About Gossip145
Jack London's Buck149
Adam's Clay154
The Spider's Secret158
The Dispute among German Historians163
Defiance in the Ghetto167
Hatching the Cobra172

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