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A Tranquil Star: Stories

By (author) Primo Levi, Translated by Ann Goldstein, Translated by Alessandra Bastagli

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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 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 astronomer, 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 time.

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Normally shipped | Available from overseas. Usually dispatched in 14 days
Publisher | WW Norton & Co
Published date | 1 Apr 2008
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Format | Paperback
Pages | 176
Dimensions | 203 x 137 x 13mm (L x W x H)
Weight | 140g
ISBN | 978-0-3933-3161-5
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BISAC | fiction / short stories (single author)


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