PRIMO LEVI: Tragedy of an Optimist.
Edition: First US printing.
Woodstock NY: Overlook Press, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Primo Levi is represented in this world almost entirely by his writings, and his public self--shy, intelligent, diffident--in some respects disguised the man within. This first biography delves deeply into the life and mind of the controversial writer" a chemist by training, a partisan during World War II, a philosopher, and most importantly a survivor of the concentration camps and a Holocaust witness. Translated from the French by Steve Cox. List of Primo Levi's works. Photographs, notes, glossary of concentration camp terms, bibliography, and index. x, 452 pp. ISBN: 0-87951-8065.
Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (some light toning to the pages, very minor shelfwear.)