KotiRyhmätKeskusteluLisääAjan henki
Etsi sivustolta
Tämä sivusto käyttää evästeitä palvelujen toimittamiseen, toiminnan parantamiseen, analytiikkaan ja (jos et ole kirjautunut sisään) mainostamiseen. Käyttämällä LibraryThingiä ilmaiset, että olet lukenut ja ymmärtänyt käyttöehdot ja yksityisyydensuojakäytännöt. Sivujen ja palveluiden käytön tulee olla näiden ehtojen ja käytäntöjen mukaista.
Hide this

Tulokset Google Booksista

Pikkukuvaa napsauttamalla pääset Google Booksiin.

If This Is a Man and The Truce – tekijä:…
Ladataan...

If This Is a Man and The Truce (alkuperäinen julkaisuvuosi 1947; vuoden 2003 painos)

– tekijä: Primo Levi (Tekijä)

JäseniäKirja-arvostelujaSuosituimmuussijaKeskimääräinen arvioMaininnat
1,997276,230 (4.46)151
With the moral stamina and intellectual pose of a twentieth-century Titan, this slightly built, duitful, unassuming chemist set out systematically to remember the German hell on earth, steadfastly to think it through, and then to render it comprehensible in lucid, unpretentious prose. 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, but also, in THE PERIODIC TABLE and THE WRENCH, his delight in what made the world exquisite to him. He was himself a "magically endearing man, the most delicately forceful enchanter I've ever known" - PHILIP ROTH… (lisätietoja)
Jäsen:Ronstowers
Teoksen nimi:If This Is a Man and The Truce
Kirjailijat:Primo Levi (Tekijä)
Info:Abacus (2003), Edition: Reprint, 400 pages
Kokoelmat:Oma kirjasto
Arvio (tähdet):
Avainsanoja:-

Teoksen tarkat tiedot

If This Is a Man / The Truce (tekijä: Primo Levi) (1947)

Viimeisimmät tallentajatGadi_Cohen, jose.pires, yksityinen kirjasto, PeteMinard, jefke, jncc, JA_Russell, ycc, Mattbr
PerintökirjastotGillian Rose
  1. 20
    Ivan Denisovitšin päivä (tekijä: Alexander Solzhenitsyn) (hazzabamboo)
  2. 00
    Ihmisyyden rajalla (tekijä: Viktor E. Frankl) (WendyRobyn)
    WendyRobyn: Both personal accounts by Holocaust survivors. I feel the tone is similar. Frankl's book goes on to explore psychological implications of his experiences.
  3. 00
    The Complete Works of Primo Levi (tekijä: Primo Levi) (jigarpatel)
    jigarpatel: Ann Goldstein's translation of "The Truce" in The Complete Works is arguably more readable. Of course, in addition, you will have access to all of Levi's writings in this volume.
  4. 00
    Over kampliteratuur (tekijä: Jacq Vogelaar) (gust)
  5. 00
    Mustarastas laulaa (tekijä: Sebastian Faulks) (sombrio)
  6. 00
    Primo Levi: Tragedy of an Optimist (tekijä: Myriam Anissimov) (Polaris-)
  7. 00
    If Not Now, When? (tekijä: Primo Levi) (Booksloth)
Ladataan...

Kirjaudu LibraryThingiin, niin näet, pidätkö tästä kirjasta vai et.

Ei tämänhetkisiä Keskustelu-viestiketjuja tästä kirjasta.

» Katso myös 151 mainintaa

englanti (23)  italia (4)  Kaikki kielet (27)
Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 27) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
Wstawać.

Why did the last page of Truce shatter me? Years after Levi died, many decades after he survived Auschwitz, I read it and still felt the enormous haunt of what the Nazis did. After what seemed like an entire book that rejected the idea that the Holocaust represented something inherently wicked in human nature -- hundreds of pages celebrating the triumph over Auschwitz, the escape, community and chutzpah and character over the gray decimation of persons -- Levi writes in the last pages of a "truce". A truce -- it is unclear really what it is a truce of -- seemingly between the survivors of the Holocaust and the perpetrators of it, or perhaps the memory of their actions. Quite the reversal.

Everything we do as humans is tarnished by the Nazis; we live in a dream that is corrupt in its core, that is drained from its color when you look at it close enough. Esther Perel says that the "erotic is the antidote to death", and perhaps Levi says here that eroticism has been ruined, wasted, invalidated. That there is no redemption. ( )
  Gadi_Cohen | Sep 22, 2021 |
Case 1 shelf 6
  semoffat | Jul 27, 2021 |
Se questo è un uomo è un'opera memorialistica di Primo Levi scritta tra il dicembre 1945 ed il gennaio 1947. Rappresenta la coinvolgente ma meditata testimonianza di quanto vissuto dall'autore nel campo di concentramento di Auschwitz. (fonte: Wikipedia)
  MemorialeSardoShoah | May 26, 2020 |
In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, I have read what is probably the most famous memoir from a survivor. If This is a Man is, however, rather different from other such memoirs I have read, as its theme is not so much the detail of his lived experiences, or particular atrocities (though these are of course covered), but what Auschwitz and the Holocaust represented - in the author's words, "the demolition of man": "Imagine now a man who is deprived of everyone he loves, and at the same time of his house, his habits, his clothes, in short, of everything he possesses: he will be a hollow man, reduced to suffering and needs, forgetful of dignity and restraint, for he who loses all often easily loses himself."; and "if I could enclose all the evil of our time in one image, I would choose this image which is familiar to me: an emaciated man, with head dropped and shoulders curved, on whose face and in whose eyes not a trace of a thought is to be seen." Notwithstanding these bleak quotes, I did not find this memoir bleak, as throughout his year at Auschwitz, Levi survives by never losing an ultimate belief in human dignity and hope, though, paradoxically, "our wisdom lay in ‘not trying to understand’, not imagining the future, not tormenting ourselves as to how and when it would all be over; not asking others or ourselves any questions." The book ends with the Nazi abandonment of Auschwitz and the notorious death march (which Levi avoided only by virtue of being ill with scarlet fever at the time) culminating, after a ten day period of further struggling with the forces of cold, hunger and disease, with the Red Army liberating the camp on 27 January 1945.

My edition was paired with its sequel the somewhat longer The Truce, which details the author's lengthy enforced peregrinations across eastern and central Europe to eventually get home well into the autumn of 1945. This is less immediately memorable as a read, but does contain descriptions of the many colourful characters of different nationalities with whom he makes his itinerant life. Finally, the book ends with the author providing lengthy answers to some of the most common questions he was asked in the post-war period by audiences to whom he spoke about his books and his experiences, to ensure the events of the Holocaust remained alive in the minds of succeeding generations as: "Strong though the words of If This is a Man are, they are still weak before the will to deny or forget." ( )
  john257hopper | Feb 1, 2020 |
If This Is a Man

If This Is a Man is a memoir by an Italian Jew betrayed, arrested and imprisoned for a year in an Auschwitz concentration camp in 1944. It is on par with Solzhenitsyn in its rawness, but lacks the invectiveness found in the Russian's works. We find accounts of the camp hierarchy, comprising criminals, politicals and Jews; the juxtaposition of cultures and languages; the "relief" of suffering just the right kind of malady; a market economy whose currency is bread rations; trade in goods obtained by means ingenious or nefarious; the dehumanising treatment of a group plagued by cold, hunger and sickness; and the horrors of an arbitrary "selection". Precious acts of kindness are highlighted as vestiges of humanity. A chemist by trade, one of Levi's few respites was working in a synthetic rubber factory, an initiative which, characteristic of output from slave labour, never reached fruition.

Stuart Woolf's translation is likely true to the original as it was made under Levi's close supervision, but it is clunky and requires patience. There is little philosophy, the prose is factual and measured. Without fail, read "The Author's Answers to His Readers' Questions", where Levi describes his motivations and post-Auschwitz life, as well as a short history of anti-Semitism. Most interesting is Levi's explanation of why hatred of the Jews has been so constant throughout history (animalistic mistrust of difference untempered by positive societal influences), and why If This Is a Man barely mentions or criticizes the German oppressors (intentional absence of contact with officialdom; lack of transparency to the German population on what happened inside camps).

Recommended by Jared Diamond in a podcast, the sole reason I found this gem.

The Truce

The Truce charts Levi's circuitous journey with around 1,400 other prisoners from Auschwitz to Turin. The novel begins where If This Is a Man ends, with the sick left to die and healthy taken on a death march away from the Russians. When they are finally found by the Russians, they are given basic assistance and eventually led on a route through Ukraine, Russia, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Germany and Austria, before finally reaching the Italian border at Brenner. Apart from the death toll in Auschwitz, the frail condition of the survivors together with the gruelling nature of the return trip meant that, of the 650 Italian Jews who were taken with Levi to Auschwitz only 3 returned home.

The account focuses on the scale and helplessness of displaced peoples across Eastern Europe after the German collapse. There is precious little organisation: provisions are unreliable and the travellers are often left to their own resources for fuel and water. Language barriers abound: local Russians cannot abide the non-Russian speaking ex-prisoners. There are also some lighter moments of theatre and film when encamped. An unstable environment breeds unlikely friendships, such as Levi's one with the Greek who has the knack of making a market in anything from shirts to people.

Characters from all sides are brought to life. Many, especially in the earlier chapters, are psychologically scarred, as they are unable to believe or appreciate the war is over. Several incidents in the later chapters are memorable. A disillusioned group abandons the train to hitchhike their way to an intermediary camp. Half a dozen plates are exchanged for a chicken in a desperate search for nutritious food. An enterprising Italian sells a bronze ring as gold to a local peasant just before the train departs a station.

I found Ann Goldstein's translation, found in The Complete Works of Primo Levi (2015), more readable than Stuart Woolf's translation of If This Is a Man. However, while worthwhile reading, The Truce for me does not have the same emotional draw as If This Is a Man. ( )
  jigarpatel | May 27, 2019 |
Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 27) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
ei arvosteluja | lisää arvostelu

» Lisää muita tekijöitä

Tekijän nimiRooliTekijän tyyppiKoskeeko teosta?Tila
Primo Leviensisijainen tekijäkaikki painoksetlaskettu
Bailey, PaulJohdantomuu tekijäeräät painoksetvahvistettu
Bench, CarolineKansikuvataiteilijamuu tekijäeräät painoksetvahvistettu
Chagall, MarcKansikuvataiteilijamuu tekijäeräät painoksetvahvistettu
Woolf, StuartKääntäjämuu tekijäeräät painoksetvahvistettu

Kuuluu näihin kustantajien sarjoihin

Tascabili Einaudi (Letteratura, 2)

Sisältää nämä:

Sinun täytyy kirjautua sisään voidaksesi muokata Yhteistä tietoa
Katso lisäohjeita Common Knowledge -sivuilta (englanniksi).
Kanoninen teoksen nimi
Tiedot englanninkielisestä Yhteisestä tiedosta. Muokkaa kotoistaaksesi se omalle kielellesi.
Alkuteoksen nimi
Teoksen muut nimet
Alkuperäinen julkaisuvuosi
Henkilöt/hahmot
Tiedot italiankielisestä Yhteisestä tiedosta. Muokkaa kotoistaaksesi se omalle kielellesi.
Tärkeät paikat
Tiedot englanninkielisestä Yhteisestä tiedosta. Muokkaa kotoistaaksesi se omalle kielellesi.
Tärkeät tapahtumat
Tiedot englanninkielisestä Yhteisestä tiedosta. Muokkaa kotoistaaksesi se omalle kielellesi.
Kirjaan liittyvät elokuvat
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Tiedot englanninkielisestä Yhteisestä tiedosta. Muokkaa kotoistaaksesi se omalle kielellesi.
Epigrafi (motto tai mietelause kirjan alussa)
Tiedot englanninkielisestä Yhteisestä tiedosta. Muokkaa kotoistaaksesi se omalle kielellesi.
You who live safe
In your warm houses,
You who find, returning in the evening,
Hot food and friendly faces:

Consider if this is a man
Who works in the mud
Who does not know peace
Who fights for a scrap of bread
Who dies because of a yes or a no.
Consider if this is a woman,
Without hair and without name
With no more strength to remember,
Her eyes empty and her womb cold
Like a frog in winter.

Meditate that this came about:
I commend these words to you.
Carve them in your hearts
At home, in the street,
Going to bed, rising;
Repeat them to your children,

Or may your house fall apart,
May illness impede you,
May your children turn their faces from you.
Omistuskirjoitus
Ensimmäiset sanat
Tiedot englanninkielisestä Yhteisestä tiedosta. Muokkaa kotoistaaksesi se omalle kielellesi.
I was captured by the Fascist Militia on 13 December 1943. (If This Is a Man)
In the first days of January 1945, hard pressed by the Red Army, the Germans hastily evacuated the Silesian mining region. (The Truce)
The danger, as time goes by, is that we will tire of hearing about the Holocaust, grow not only weary but disbelieving, and that out of fatigue and ignorance more than cynicism, we will belittle and by stages finally deny - actively or by default - the horror of the extermination camps and the witness, by then so many fading memories, of those who experienced them. (Introduction)
It was my good fortune to be deported to Auschwitz only in 1944, that is, after the German Government had decided, owing to the growing scarcity of labour, to lengthen the average lifespan of the prisoners destined for elimination; it conceded noticeable improvements in the camp routine and temporarily suspended killings at the whim of individuals. (Preface)
Someone a long time ago wrote that books too, like human beings, have their destiny: unpredictable, different from what is desired and expected. (Postscript)
Sitaatit
Viimeiset sanat
Tiedot englanninkielisestä Yhteisestä tiedosta. Muokkaa kotoistaaksesi se omalle kielellesi.
(Napsauta nähdäksesi. Varoitus: voi sisältää juonipaljastuksia)
(Napsauta nähdäksesi. Varoitus: voi sisältää juonipaljastuksia)
(Napsauta nähdäksesi. Varoitus: voi sisältää juonipaljastuksia)
(Napsauta nähdäksesi. Varoitus: voi sisältää juonipaljastuksia)
(Napsauta nähdäksesi. Varoitus: voi sisältää juonipaljastuksia)
Erotteluhuomautus
Tiedot englanninkielisestä Yhteisestä tiedosta. Muokkaa kotoistaaksesi se omalle kielellesi.
Includes two works: If This Is a Man (US: Survival in Auschwitz) and The Truce (US: The Reawakening).
Julkaisutoimittajat
Kirjan kehujat
Alkuteoksen kieli
Tiedot englanninkielisestä Yhteisestä tiedosta. Muokkaa kotoistaaksesi se omalle kielellesi.
Kanoninen DDC/MDS
Kanoninen LCC

Viittaukset tähän teokseen muissa lähteissä.

Englanninkielinen Wikipedia (2)

With the moral stamina and intellectual pose of a twentieth-century Titan, this slightly built, duitful, unassuming chemist set out systematically to remember the German hell on earth, steadfastly to think it through, and then to render it comprehensible in lucid, unpretentious prose. 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, but also, in THE PERIODIC TABLE and THE WRENCH, his delight in what made the world exquisite to him. He was himself a "magically endearing man, the most delicately forceful enchanter I've ever known" - PHILIP ROTH

Kirjastojen kuvailuja ei löytynyt.

Kirjan kuvailu
Yhteenveto haiku-muodossa

Suosituimmat kansikuvat

Pikalinkit

Arvio (tähdet)

Keskiarvo: (4.46)
0.5 1
1 1
1.5 3
2 6
2.5 1
3 22
3.5 7
4 95
4.5 26
5 213

Oletko sinä tämä henkilö?

Tule LibraryThing-kirjailijaksi.

 

Lisätietoja | Ota yhteyttä | LibraryThing.com | Yksityisyyden suoja / Käyttöehdot | Apua/FAQ | Blogi | Kauppa | APIs | TinyCat | Perintökirjastot | Varhaiset kirja-arvostelijat | Yleistieto | 162,397,062 kirjaa! | Yläpalkki: Aina näkyvissä