Primo Levi’s The Occasional Demon

Marco Sonzogni and Harry Thomas (translators)


A limited edition of Primo Levi’s poetry in both Italian and English to mark the centenary of his birth.

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About the book

Primo Levi (1919–1987) was a chemist, writer and translator. On 22 February 1944 Levi and 650 other Jews were packed into a train bound for Auschwitz. Registered as no. 174517, Levi was taken to the Buna-Monowitz concentration camp, known at the time as Auschwitz III, and remained there until the camp was liberated by the Soviet Army on 27 January 1945. Best known for his Holocaust memoir, If This is a Man (Se questo è un uomo, 1947), and The Periodic Table (Il sistema periodico, 1975), named by the Royal Institution of Great Britain as the best science book of all time, Levi was also the author of a novel, short stories, essays and poems written between his return from the camps in 1946 and his death in 1987.

The Occasional Demon is a limited edition of 36 of Levi’s poems in both Italian and English to mark the centenary of his birth.

About the author

Marco Sonzogni (Italy), scholar, translator, poet and editor, lives in Wellington, New Zealand.

Harry Thomas (USA), poet, translator, critic and editor, lives in San Diego.


Dimensions: 130mm x 190mm
Number of pages: 138
Binding: soft cover with flaps
Additional information: Limited edition of 115
Embossed Colorplan cover
Text printed on Munken paper