Levi, Primo

(31 jul. 1919, Turín, Italia–11 abr. 1987, Turín).

Escritor y químico italiano. Dos años después de titularse de químico, Levi, quien era judío, fue capturado por los nazis y enviado a Auschwitz, como trabajador esclavo. Sus obras autobiográficas –Si esto es un hombre (1947), The Reawakening [El nuevo despertar] (1963) y Los hundidos y los salvados (1986)– son crónicas y reflexiones mesuradas y conmovedoras en torno a la supervivencia en los campos de concentración nazi. Su obra más conocida, El sistema periódico (1975), es una colección de 21 meditaciones, cada una de las cuales lleva el nombre de un elemento químico. Los efectos persistentes de sus traumáticas experiencias lo habrían llevado al suicidio.

Enciclopedia Universal. 2012.

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  • LEVI, PRIMO — (1919–1987), Italian author. Levi was born in Turin and trained as a chemist, receiving his degree from the University of Turin three years after Mussolini had barred Jews from higher education. Although he had a bar mitzvah he was far from his… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Levi, Primo — born July 31, 1919, Turin, Italy died April 11, 1987, Turin Italian writer and chemist. Two years after obtaining a degree in chemistry, Levi, who was Jewish, was captured by the Nazis and sent to Auschwitz as a slave labourer. His… …   Universalium

  • Levi, Primo — (1919–1987)    A Jewish Italian from Turin who initially specialized in chemistry, Levi’s documentary novel, Se questo e un uomo (translated as If This Is a Man, 1947), is regarded as one of the classics of holocaust literatureand has been one of …   Historical Dictionary of modern Italy

  • Levi, Primo — (1919–87)    Italian scientist and writer. Levi was educated at the University of Turin and was subsequently employed as a chemist. He was arrested in 1943 and sent to Auschwitz where his scientific qualifications enabled him to survive. After… …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • Levi, Primo — (1919 87)    Italian author. He was born in Turin, and trained as a chemist. His works, many of which describe his experiences in Auschwitz, include // this Is a Man and The Truce …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Levi, Primo — (Torino 1919 1987) scrittore; poeta …   Dizionario biografico elementare del Novecento letterario italiano

  • Primo Lévi — Primo Levi Pour les articles homonymes, voir Levi. Primo Levi, né le 31 juillet 1919 à Turin et mort le 11 avril 1987 à Turin, est l un des plus célèbres survivants de la Shoah. Juif italien de naissance, chimiste de profession et de vocation, il …   Wikipédia en Français

  • LEVI (P.) — LEVI PRIMO (1919 1987) Voix singulière dans la littérature italienne que celle de Primo Levi, né à Turin en 1919, où il soutiendra brillamment en 1941 sa thèse en chimie. Cette voix se fait entendre pour la première fois en 1947, quand un petit… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Levi (surname) — Levi is a surname, and may refer to:* Yehuda Halevi * Alexander Levi * Barrington Levy * Beppo Levi, Italian mathematician * Bernard Levy * Carlo Levi * Charles Levi (a.k.a. Levi Levi) of the bands My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult and Pigface *… …   Wikipedia

  • Levi — Levi, Carlo * * * (as used in expressions) Bowen, Norman L(evi) Heller, Yom Tov (Lipmann ben Nathan Ha Levi) Levi Strauss & Co. Levi, Primo …   Enciclopedia Universal

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