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The Periodic Table

4 Ratings: 4.0
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review by . May 06, 2013
Different and haunting, disturbing and witty and very intelligent all rolled into one.
Primo Levi's The Periodic Table was, I will admit, a very difficult book for me to read, primarily because I'm not schooled in chemistry and am not at all familiar with the Periodic Table. Sad but true. The idea of the book, however, peeked my interest in the sense that Levi tells his life story through the use of the elements, and it is quite a life history.      Telling his absorbing yet horrifying story through 21 autobiographical vignettes or short stories, each chapter …
Quick Tip by . July 06, 2010
Read this book for a class on Italian fiction- enjoyed it more than I thought I would.
review by . December 26, 2009
although it is primo levy, this book is not about the holocaust  but about work. when you read levi's book you get inspired from his obsession with his work (he was a chemist). this is importnat because in our world you can't really separate between work (meaning a career) and leisure. they both infiltrate one another. so the best thing to do is not to resist the intermingling of them both so work becomes leisure and vica vera. in your work you pebble little havens where you find refuge from …
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