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In these haunting reflections, Primo Levi, a chemist by training takes the elements of the periodic table as his inspiration. He ranges from young love to political savagery; 'Iron' honours the mountain-climbing resistance hero who put iron in Levi's student soul, while 'Cerium' recalls the improvised cigarette lighters which saved his life in Auschwitz.

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  • Paperback

    9780141399447

    June 28, 2010

    Penguin Press (UK Adult)

    194 pages

    RRP $12.99

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