About this book
Haunting reflections on life before, during and after the Second World War, inspired by the chemical elements Levi, as chemist, new so well. First "PMC" edition.
A chemist by training, the author became one of the witnesses to twentieth-century atrocity. In these haunting reflections inspired by the elements of the periodic table, he ranges from young love to political savagery; from the inert gas argon - and 'inert' relatives like the uncle who stayed in bed for twenty-two years - to life-giving carbon.