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A Tranquil Star

By Primo Levi & Ann Goldstein
Narrated by David Colacci / 3 hours 53 minutes

A Tranquil Star, the first new American collection of Primo Levi’s previously untranslated fiction to appear since 1990, affirms his position as one of the twentieth century’s most enduring writers. These seventeen stories, first published in Italian between 1949 and 1986 and translated by Ann Goldstein and Alessandra Bastagli, demonstrate Levi’s extraordinary range, taking the reader from the primal resistance of a captured partisan fighter to a middle-aged chemist experimenting with a new paint that wards off evil, to the lustful thoughts of an older man obsessed with a mysterious woman in a seaside villa. In the title story, Levi demonstrates his unerringly tragic understanding of the fragility of the universe through the tale of a pensive astronomer, terrified by the possibility that a long-dormant star might explode and reduce the entire planet to vapor. This remarkable new collection affirms Italo Calvino’s conviction that Levi was one of the most important and gifted writers of our time.

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Author &
Narrator David Colacci
ISBN 9781602830943
Length 3 hours 53 minutes
Language English
Publisher Blackstone Publishing
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres Fiction & Literature & Literary Fiction
Libro.fm rank #190,382 Overall
Genre rank #12,636 in Literary Fiction