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The Sixth Day and Other Tales is a wonderful collection of short fantasy tales by Primo Levi. These works of supreme imagination demonstrate the breadth of Levis graceful writing, extraordinary wit and keen scientific mind, as they explore they evolution of our technological culture -- its effects on our daily lives, on our emotions, on our sex lives and on our children. The Sixth Day and Other Tales is a wonderful collection of short fantasy tales by Primo Levi. These works of supreme imagination demonstrate the breadth of Levis graceful writing, extraordinary wit and keen scientific mind, as they explore they evolution of our technological culture -- its effects on our daily lives, on our emotions, on our sex lives and on our children. Brilliantly conceived, Levis tales reflect his search for a more perfect world -- one without sorrow or pain, greed and murder. Keeping a focus on scientific advancements, Levi conjures up remarkable new machines, including one that can duplicate anything, even human beings; another that feeds the hungry by dropping milk into gigantic pits; and a drug that converts all pain into pleasure. In the title story, Levi portrays a world assembled by a scientific committee, replacing the biblical creator, and his panel of experts wildly debates the most efficient body for humans -- eliminating fish and bird bodies only at the end of a fierce battle. Throughout, Levis stories -- sometimes extremely funny, sometimes darkly portentous-- reveal his concern with how scientific advancement changes the world and its people. These works of fantasy serve as delightful reminders that science must serve human needs and that neither can work without the other. This volume includes all short stories from Storie Naturali and part of those published in Vizio di forma.

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The Sixth Day and Other Tales is a wonderful collection of short fantasy tales by Primo Levi. These works of supreme imagination demonstrate the breadth of Levis graceful writing, extraordinary wit and keen scientific mind, as they explore they evolution of our technological culture -- its effects on our daily lives, on our emotions, on our sex lives and on our children. The Sixth Day and Other Tales is a wonderful collection of short fantasy tales by Primo Levi. These works of supreme imagination demonstrate the breadth of Levis graceful writing, extraordinary wit and keen scientific mind, as they explore they evolution of our technological culture -- its effects on our daily lives, on our emotions, on our sex lives and on our children. Brilliantly conceived, Levis tales reflect his search for a more perfect world -- one without sorrow or pain, greed and murder. Keeping a focus on scientific advancements, Levi conjures up remarkable new machines, including one that can duplicate anything, even human beings; another that feeds the hungry by dropping milk into gigantic pits; and a drug that converts all pain into pleasure. In the title story, Levi portrays a world assembled by a scientific committee, replacing the biblical creator, and his panel of experts wildly debates the most efficient body for humans -- eliminating fish and bird bodies only at the end of a fierce battle. Throughout, Levis stories -- sometimes extremely funny, sometimes darkly portentous-- reveal his concern with how scientific advancement changes the world and its people. These works of fantasy serve as delightful reminders that science must serve human needs and that neither can work without the other. This volume includes all short stories from Storie Naturali and part of those published in Vizio di forma.
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Title Sixth Day and Other Tales Height 19.7
Primo Levi Width 1.6
ISBN-13 9780349101866 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #0349101868 Spine Width
Publisher Abacus Pages 192
Edition 2010 Availability Out Of Stock

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