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An opponent of Fascism but "Also An Excellent Fiction Writer "an excellent iction writer stories in A Tranuil Star are worthy of Italo Calvino and in many ways they resemble Calvino s own visions Conceptual agility is the key phrase in any summary of the Tales Contained In This Book A Truly contained in this book a truly scientific and philosophical intelligence underpins each text and yet the Remarkable Creatures formal mental rigour never weakens or obscures the artistic heart Choosing aavourite piece rom the seventeen on display here is a task raught with difficulty but One Night stands out as almost unbearably odd and eerie a train is Heroes Adrift (Hero, forced to a stop by a mass ofallen leaves in a Desolate Landscape And Falls Victim To A landscape and Chuck and Danielle falls victim to a of dwarves who methodically dismantle it and the track it stands on carrying each rivet and metal plate back into theorest Imaginative Captivating Precise And carefully crafted I love Levi s writing he writes with the no nonsense precision of the chemist he was and was excited to read work not Escaping the Endless Adolescence: How We Can Help Our Teenagers Grow Up Before They Grow Old focused on his time in Auschwitz There was some good work here but there was a lot thatelt and some definitely was unfinished Dogs Behaving Badly: An A-Z Guide to Understanding and Curing Behavorial Problems in Dogs fragmentary or at least unrealized I understand the drive to share every scrap of the work of a genius I have learnedrom several exhibits of Leonardo s notebooks than I have Gray Bishop from dozens of viewings of completed work Butor me that was not the case here Glad to have read it or the good pieces and I was intrigued by some of the scraps but my rereads belong to Survival in Auschwitz and The Periodic Table. 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. ,
Ar A Tranuil Star I know in the uture I will read of Levi s work just because of his importance in Jewish literary canon but in the end I ound this irst introduction to be particularly underwhelmingOn the translator s introduction I ll never understand why introductions to short story collections so often Liar feel the need to spoil half the stories in the intro They re short stories I ll get to them soon enoughI am a bigan of the all emale translation team thoughDeath of Marinese "35Bear Meat 25Censorship in Britinia 45Knall 25In the Park 25The Magic Paint "Meat 25Censorship in Britinia 45Knall 25In the Park 25The Magic Paint 45The Fugitive 35One Night 35Fra Diavolo on the Po I refuse to rate this because it s a nonfiction account of Holocaust related ordealsThe Sorcerers 15Bureau because it s a nonfiction account of Holocaust related ordealsThe Sorcerers 15Bureau Vital Statistics 35The Girl in the Book 45Buffet Dinner 25The TV Fans rom Delta Cep 45The Molecule s Defiance 35A Tranuil Star 55 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 Renovate: Changing Who You Are by Loving Where You Are for no particular reason but turned out to be one of the best collections of short stories I ve reador a long time probably since JG Ballard s Vermilion Sands in 2001 if we re going to be pedantic I had heard of Primo Levi and knew he d written a going to be pedantic I had heard of Primo Levi and knew he d written a called The Periodic Table that was named the best science book ever by the Royal Institution of Great Britain I also had an idea he was an Auschwitz survivor but that was the total of my knowledgeNow I know better I m acutely aware that he was not only a scientist and. 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 Gaffer fragility of the universe through the tale of a pensive astr. Now I know Levirom 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 Circumstantial Evidence find out about him as a writer and not just a survivor And do you know what I was not disappointed Inact I thoroughly enjoyed each story as each one showed a different side to his skills as a writer and as a story teller an aspect that probably gets Lone Star Justice: The First Century of the Texas Rangers freuently overlooked This collection of stories mixesantasy science iction horror biography and humour across seventeen very different tales some rom Levi s own life and others rom very different tales some rom Levi s own life and others Island of the Lost Horses (Dora and Friends) from own imagination One of myavourites was Buffet "DINNER THAT TELLS OF A RATHER UNUSUAL GUEST AND " that tells of a rather unusual guest and difficulties itting in including a small issue with going up and down stairs Another was In The Park that describes the place where literary characters live and interact with each other God Said, Ha!: A Memoir from the well known to the supporting acts I did alsoind Censorship in Bitinia rather amusing and even snorted yes snorted at the end This is an excellent collection that shows Levi s skills and shows "that he was so much than the survivor we knew him to be he was a story "he was so much than the survivor we knew him to be he was a story and a ine one at that Because these stories are generally uite short I ound it hard to write individual reviews On the Right Side of a Dream 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 Byar the best story of the collection was the titul. These seventeen stories irst published in Italian between 1949 and 1986 demonstrate Levi's extraordinary range taking the reader rom the primal resistance of a captured partisan ighter to a middle aged chemist experimenting with a new paint that. ,

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