A Tranquil Star

Author: Primo Levi Translators: Ann Goldstein and Alessandra Bastagli Type: Fiction, short stories Published: 1988 I read it: January 2013 This collection is a bit uneven, which I suppose is to be expected. Sometimes the conceit seems more developed than the story itself, but it still makes for intriguing what-if topics in “Censorship in Bitinia,”…

Other People’s Trades

Author: Primo Levi Type: Non-fiction, essays Published: 1985 I read it: September 2009 Primo Levi is a great read because he is a great writer because he is great at life. What I mean is that he is the type of person interested in practically everything around him, and in this book he tackles various…