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Primo Levi and the politics of survival

Author: Frederic D Homer
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Homer, Frederic D.
Primo Levi and the politics of survival.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)606528916
Named Person: Primo Levi; Primo Levi; Primo Levi; 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: Frederic D Homer
ISBN: 0826213383 9780826213389
OCLC Number: 45951697
Description: vii, 277 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: "To Lie on the Bottom": The Origins of Levi's Philosophy --
Force Majeure --
Hobbesian Hell --
Ill-Constituted Beings --
Ill-Constituted Beings --
Violence --
Optimistic Pessimism --
The Tragic Sense of Life --
Useful Qualities of Human Nature --
Choices --
Purpose and Work --
Optimistic Pessimism --
Defense of Modernism --
Civilized Liberalism --
A Defense of Modernism --
Levi's Death.
Responsibility: Frederic D. Homer.

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During World War II, Primo Levi, an Italian chemist and resistance writer in Turin, was swept up in the Holocaust and sent to Auschwitz. After liberation of the camp, Levi was one of few survivors  Read more...

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