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Primo Levi

Primo Michele Levi (; 31 July 1919 – 11 April 1987) was an Italian Jewish chemist and writer. He was the author of two novels and several collections of short stories, essays, and poems. His best-known works include If This Is a Man (1947), his account of the year he spent as a prisoner in the Auschwitz concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland; and The Periodic Table (1975) which the Royal Institution of Great Britain named the best science book ever written.

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Simon Bainbridge - Key Works
... trumpet and chamber ensemble (1994) Ad Ora Incerta, Four Orchestral Songs from Primo Levi for mezzo-soprano, bassoon and orchestra (1994) poems by Primo Levi Four Primo Levi Settings for mezzo-soprano, clarinet, viola ...
Primo Levi - Adaptations
... Is a Man was adapted by Antony Sher into a one-man stage production Primo in 2004 ... The 1997 film La Tregua (The Truce), starring John Turturro, recounts Levi's long journey home after his liberation from Auschwitz ...

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    In order for the wheel to turn, for life to be lived, impurities are needed, and the impurities of impurities in the soil, too, as is known, if it is to be fertile. Dissension, diversity, the grain of salt and mustard are needed: Fascism does not want them, forbids them, and that’s why you’re not a Fascist; it wants everybody to be the same, and you are not. But immaculate virtue does not exist either, or if it exists it is detestable.
    Primo Levi (1919–1987)

    I live in my house as I live inside my skin: I know more beautiful, more ample, more sturdy and more picturesque skins: but it would seem to me unnatural to exchange them for mine.
    —Primo Levi (1919–1987)