“It’s a memento of Auschwitz”: Book review of ‘Primo Levi, A Life’

If you want to read a couple of revealing books about the world wars of the 20th century, then my choices would be Robert Graves’ Good-Bye To All That and Primo Levi’s If This Is a Man. Both are autobiographies, Graves’ concerning his role as an English junior officer in the First World War and Levi’s a harrowing tale of his experience as a prisoner of war in Auschwitz in World War 2. Continue reading