For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. In spare, brutal prose he describes a world where where the will to survive overrides compassion and prisoners eat, work and sleep a few yards from where others are murdered; where the difference between human beings is reduced to a second bowl of soup, an extra blanket or the luxury of a pair of shoes with thick soles; and where the line between normality and abnormality vanishes.
This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen Penguin Modern Classics - Tadeusz borowski’s concentration camp stories were based on his own experiences surviving Auschwitz and Dachau.
The ShawlVintage - A devastating vision of the Holocaust and the unfillable emptiness it left in the lives of those who passed through it.
Survival In AuschwitzSimon & Schuster - Survival in auschwitz is levi’s classic account of his ten months in the German death camp, a harrowing story of systematic cruelty and miraculous endurance. The true and harrowing account of primo levi’s experience at the German concentration camp of Auschwitz and his miraculous survival; hailed by The Times Literary Supplement as a “true work of art, this edition includes an exclusive conversation between the author and Philip Roth.
In 1943, a twenty-five-year-old chemist and “italian citizen of Jewish race, Primo Levi, ” was arrested by Italian fascists and deported from his native Turin to Auschwitz. Touchstone. Included in this new edition is an illuminating conversation between Philip Roth and Primo Levi never before published in book form.
Survival In Auschwitz - Remarkable for its simplicity, compassion, restraint, and even wit, Survival in Auschwitz remains a lasting testament to the indestructibility of the human spirit.
A Scrap of Time and Other Stories Jewish LivesNorthwestern University Press - Touchstone. Used book in Good Condition. Named a new york times notable bookwinner of the pen/book-of-the-month club translation prizewinner of the anne frank PrizeThese shattering stories describe the lives of ordinary people as they are compelled to do the unimaginable: a couple who must decide what to do with their five-year-old daughter as the Gestapo come to march them out of town; a wife whose safety depends on her acquiescence in her husband's love affair; a girl who must pay a grim price for an Aryan identity card.
The Drowned and the SavedSimon & Schuster - He shares how difficult it is for him to tell his experiences with his children and friends. Along with elie wiesel and hannah arendt, primo Levi is remembered as one of the most powerful and perceptive writers on the Holocaust and the Jewish experience during World War II. Levi breaks his book into eight essays, ranging from topics like the unreliability of memory to how violence twists both the victim and the victimizer.
Reading primo levi is a lesson in the resiliency of the human spirit. As the holocaust recedes into the past and fewer and fewer survivors are left to tell their stories, The Drowned and the Saved is a vital first-person testament. He also debunks the myth that most of the Germans were in the dark about the Final Solution or that Jews never attempted to escape the camps.
The Drowned and the Saved - His last book before his death, Levi returns to the subject that would define his reputation as a writer and a witness. In his final book before his death, resiliency, Primo Levi returns once more to his time at Auschwitz in a moving meditation on memory, and the struggle to comprehend unimaginable tragedy.
Drawing on history, philosophy, and his own personal experiences, Levi asks if we have already begun to forget about the Holocaust. Touchstone. This is an essential book both for students and literary readers. Used book in Good Condition.
The ReaderVintage Books - Touchstone. When michael next sees her, he is a young law student, and she is on trial for a hideous crime. Vintage Books USA. In time she becomes his lover—then she inexplicably disappears. Used book in Good Condition. Hailed for its coiled eroticism and the moral claims it makes upon the reader, horror and compassion, this mesmerizing novel is a story of love and secrets, unfolding against the haunted landscape of postwar Germany.
When he falls ill on his way home from school, fifteen-year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. As he watches her refuse to defend her innocence, Michael gradually realizes that Hanna may be guarding a secret she considers more shameful than murder.
The Kingdom of This World: A Novel FSG ClassicsFarrar, Straus and Giroux - Pablo medina’s remarkable new translation renders the dreamlike prose of Alejo Carpentier with nuance and felicity while delivering anew a powerful novel about the birth of modern Haiti. Used book in Good Condition. As he ranges across the country searching for true liberation, maniacal rulers with false visions of grandeur, Ti Noël navigates bloody revolutions, and the mysterious power of voodoo magic.
In this unnerving novel from one of cuba’s most celebrated authors, Henri Christophe’s oppressive rule is observed through the eyes of the elderly slave Ti Noël, who suffers abuse from masters both white and black. A masterful new translation of a haunting novel of nineteenth-century HaitiA few years after its liberation from harsh French colonial rule in 1803, Haiti endured a period of great brutality under the reign of King Henri Christophe, who was born a slave but rose to become the first black king in the Western Hemisphere.
The Kingdom of This World: A Novel FSG Classics - First published in english translation in 1957, The Kingdom of This World is now widely recognized as a masterpiece of Cuban and Caribbean literature. Touchstone. Vintage Books USA. Visionary and singularly twisted, magic, erotomania, The Kingdom of This World emerges from the depths of the struggle for a country into a tale of race, and madness.
The Captive MindVintage - Touchstone. Used book in Good Condition. The best known prose work by the winner of the 1980 Nobel Prize for Literature examines the moral and intellectual conflicts faced by men and women living under totalitarianism of the left or right. Vintage. Vintage Books USA.
If This Is a Man and The TruceAbacus - Used book in Good Condition. Vintage. He was profoundly in touch with the minutest workings of the most endearing human events and with the most contempible. What has survived in levi's writing isn't just his memory of the unbearable, in THE PERIODIC TABLE and THE WRENCH, but also, his delight in what made the world exquisite to him.
Abacus. With the moral stamina and intellectual pose of a twentieth-century Titan, steadfastly to think it through, and then to render it comprehensible in lucid, duitful, this slightly built, unassuming chemist set out systematically to remember the German hell on earth, unpretentious prose. He was himself a "magically endearing man, the most delicately forceful enchanter I've ever known" - PHILIP ROTH Touchstone.
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The Ladies' Paradise Oxford World's ClassicsOxford University Press - Used book in Good Condition. Oxford university Press USA. The store is a symbol of capitalism, of the modern city, and of the bourgeois family: it is emblematic of changes in consumer culture and the changes in sexual attitudes and class relations taking place at the end of the century. Abacus. The ladies paradise au bonheur des dames, now a TV series called The Paradise based on this classic novel, recounts the rise of the modern department store in late nineteenth-century Paris.
Touchstone. Vintage. This new translation of the eleventh novel in the Rougon-Macquart cycle captures the spirit of one of Zola's greatest works. About the series: for over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Vintage Books USA. Each affordable volume reflects oxford's commitment to scholarship, voluminous notes to clarify the text, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Still Alive: A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered The Helen Rose Scheuer Jewish Women's SeriesThe Feminist Press - By age eleven, to theresienstadt, she had been deported, along with her mother, the first in a series of concentration camps which would become the setting for her precarious childhood. Vintage Books USA. Oxford university Press USA. Used book in Good Condition. Whether describing the abuse she met at her own mother's hand, the foibles and prejudices of Allied liberators, or the cold shoulder offered by her relatives when she and her mother arrived as refugees in New York, the life-saving generosity of a woman SS aide in Auschwitz, Kluger sees and names an unexpected reality which has little to do with conventional wisdom or morality tales.
Still alive is a memoir of the pursuit of selfhood against all odds, a fiercely bittersweet coming-of-age story in which the protagonist must learn never to rely on comforting assumptions, but always to seek her own truth. Touchstone. Kluger's story of her years in the camps and her struggle to establish a life after the war as a refugee survivor in New York, has emerged as one of the most powerful accounts of the Holocaust.
Still Alive: A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered The Helen Rose Scheuer Jewish Women's Series - Interwoven with blunt, unsparing observations of childhood and nuanced reflections of an adult who has spent a lifetime thinking about the Holocaust, Still Alive rejects all easy assumptions about history, both political and personal. Vintage. Swept up as a child in the events of Nazi-era Europe, Ruth Kluger saw her family's comfortable Vienna existence systematically undermined and destroyed.