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Motherhood, Fatherland, and Primo Levi : the hidden groundwork of agency in his Auschwitz writings

Author: Robert Carl Pirro
Publisher: Madison : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; Lanham, Maryland : Copublished by the Rowman & Littlefield Pubishing Group, 2017.
Series: The Fairleigh Dickinson University Press series in Italian studies
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book is an against-the-grain study of Primo Levi's lifelong concerns about agency, both personal and political. It moves from fresh readings of his lesser-known short story and novels to a major reinterpretation of the testimonial works at the center of his legacy.
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Pirro, Robert Carl.
Motherhood, Fatherland, and Primo Levi.
Madison : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; Lanham, Maryland : Copublished by the Rowman & Littlefield Pubishing Group, 2017
(DLC) 2017026285
Named Person: Primo Levi; Primo Levi
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Carl Pirro
ISBN: 9781683930860 168393086X
OCLC Number: 1000297944
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Levi's house as repository of domestic and civic virtues --
The evil wet nurse agency and relationship in Levi's short fiction --
Primo Levi's Machiavellian moment --
resistance and foundation in his Partisan novel --
Levi as storyteller --
forms of agency in Auschwitz --
Infantile regression and the camp as 'university'.
Series Title: The Fairleigh Dickinson University Press series in Italian studies
Responsibility: Robert Pirro.

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