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The genesis of Primo Levi's ‘If This is a Man’
Credit: Caroline Forbes
How Primo Levi came to write one of the essential books of mankind. Award-winning biographer, Ian Thomson, will look at the scientific and literary influences on Levi's account of survival in Auschwitz.
'Primo Levi: A Life' is available for sale on the Foyles bookstore website.
Sunday 2 October 2011, 4:45pm - 5:45pmDining Room, the Royal Society.
This event costs £4 per person.Tickets will be available on the door.
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