Primo Levi The Wrench

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The Wrench

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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

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Primo Levi was born in Turin in 1919. After his return to Italy after the war, he continued to work as a chemist until his retirement in 1975. He died in 1987.

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A beautiful book by a beautiful man. Not a word he has written should be missed. INDEPENDENT A masterpiece of quiet patience London DAILY News

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9780349138633: The Wrench

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ISBN 10:  034913863X ISBN 13:  9780349138633
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