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A centaur in Auschwitz : reflections on Primo Levi's thinking

Author: Massimo Giuliani
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A Centaur in Auschwitz sheds new light on Primo Levi's rational, demythologizing approach to suffering and survival. Massimo Giuliani presents a new means to understand Levi's thought, employing the neologism of salvaction - conveying "salvation" through one's own "action."
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Giuliani, Massimo, 1961-
Centaur in Auschwitz.
Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2003
(OCoLC)607053026
Named Person: Primo Levi; Primo Levi; Primo Levi; Primo Levi; Primo Levi; Primo Levi
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Massimo Giuliani
ISBN: 0739106635 9780739106631 0739107429 9780739107423
OCLC Number: 52602744
Description: ix, 111 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface / Richard Brilliant --
Introduction: Primo Levi in America --
An Intellectual Autobiography: The Periodic Table as the Gateway to Understanding Primo Levi --
Reactions: Primo Levi's Chemistry and His Fascist Education --
"I Am a Centaur" Primo Levi's Self-Portrait --
Number 174517: Understanding and the Conflict of Virtue --
"More by Chance than by Virtue" The Role of Luck in Levi's Weltanschauung --
The Star of Salvaction: The Meaning of "Being Saved" --
Levi's Cultural Judaism: A Religion of Conscience and Freedom --
"Consider that this has been" Primo Levi as a Poet --
In the Ocean of Literature: The Naturalistic-Encyclopedic Style of Levi's Narrative --
Conclusion: Outside of the Circle.
Responsibility: Massimo Giuliani.
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This work explores the philosophy of Primo Levi. It sheds light on the writer's rational, de-mythologizing approach to suffering and survival. It shows that Levi grappled with the ambiguities and  Read more...

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This is a small gem of a book. Giuliani renders a complex portrait of Levi's thought and demonstrates how we can live in a world after Auschwitz. -- Stanislao Pugliese, Hofstra University What this Read more...

 
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