The Periodic Table by Primo Levi
The stories have various themes: the experiences of life in Nazi concentration camps, legacies from the profession of chemistry, tales both true and with his own fantasy, creating a vision of the synthesis of the life of the author seen through the kaleidoscope of chemistry. Every story, 21 in total, has the name of a chemical element and is connected to it in some way.
The 1523rd greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 89th on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List (The Observer)