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The Wrench
Author: Primo Levi

ISBN: 9780349138633
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 20 August 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.6 x 1.7
Amid Levi's grim tales of the Holocaust, THE WRENCH is an optimistic life-enhancing novel.

'This is not a book for journalists. Civil servants, too, will feel uneasy while reading it, and as for lawyers, they will never sleep again. For it is about a man in his capacity as homo faber, a maker of things with his hands, and what has any of us ever made but words. I say it is ''about'' the man who makes; truly, it is more a hymn of praise than a description, and not only because the toiler who is the hero of the book is a hero indeed - a figure, in his humanity, simplicity, worthy of inclusion in the catalogue of mythical giants alongside Hercules, Atlas, Gargantua and Orion. He is Faussone, a rigger' - Bernard Levin, The Times

About the Author

Primo Levi was born in Turin in 1919 and trained as chemist. Arrested a member of the anti-fascist resistance during the war, he was deported to Auschwitz. His experiences there are described in his two classic autobiographical works, If This Is A Man And The Truce.

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