By Primo Levi
Primo Levi was once some of the most brilliant voices to emerge from the 20th century. This landmark number of his brief tales opens up a global of ask yourself, love, cruelty and curious twists of destiny, the place not anything is because it turns out. In 'The Fugitive' an workplace employee composes the main attractive poem ever with unexpected effects, whereas 'Magic Paint' sees a bunch of researchers improve a paint that mysteriously protects them from misfortune. 'Gladiators' and 'The Knall' are chilling explorations of mass violence, and in 'The Tranquil Star' an easy tale of stargazing turns into a meditation on language, mind's eye and infinity.
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I close my eyes and see him walking as quietly as he can, like a ghost, his index finger over his lips to show silence while he staggers from side to side without ever losing his balance completely. A stranger seeing him might have thought he was, to a certain extent, a considerate drunk especially respectful of other people’s sleep. But his silence and his gestures, unfortunately, did not re 3 3 fleet those admirable qualities in a drinker. They hid a diabolical meaning instead. His only purpose was to surprise an imagined lover in my mother’s room.
ONE OUT O F T H R E E I prefer to find someone who would rather listen to my stories than tell me his. PLAU TUS I have already estimated your surprise at receiving this letter. It is also likely that at first you will take it as a cruel joke, and almost certain that your first impulse will be to destroy it, to throw it as far away as you can. And yet, if you do, you could hardly commit a more serious error. Let it be said in your defense that you would not be the first to make that mistake, or the last to regret it, of course.