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The Cambridge companion to Primo Levi

Author: Robert S C Gordon
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Series: Cambridge companions to literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Primo Levi (1919-87) was the author of a rich body of work, including memoirs and reflections on Auschwitz, poetry, science fiction, historical fiction and essays. In particular, his lucid and direct accounts of his time at Auschwitz, begun immediately after liberation in 1945 and sustained until weeks before his suicide in 1987, has made him one of the most admired of all Holocaust writer-survivors and one of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Primo Levi; Primo Levi; Primo Levi; Primo Levi; Primo Levi; Primo Levi; Primo Levi; Primo Levi; Primo Levi
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert S C Gordon
ISBN: 9780521843577 052184357X 9780521604611 0521604613
OCLC Number: 80020005
Language Note: Translated from the Italian.
Description: xxi, 205 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Robert S.C. Gordon. pt. I. Cultures. Primo Levi's Turin / David Ward --
Primo Levi's Jewish identity / Nancy Harrowitz. pt. II. The Holocaust. From If this is a man to The drowned and the saved / Judith Woolf --
Primo Levi's Holocaust vocabularies / Marco Belpoliti and Robert S.C. Gordon --
Appropriating Primo Levi / Bryan Cheyette. pt. III. Science. Primo Levi and 'man as maker' / Pierpaolo Antonello --
Primo Levi's science-fiction / Charlotte Ross. pt. IV. Language and literature. Primo Levi's lanaguage / Anna Laura Lepschy and Giulio Lepschy --
Primo Levi's humour / Mirna Cicioni --
Primo Levi and translation / Zaia Alexander --
Primo Levi, the canon and Italian literature / Jonathan Usher.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to literature.
Responsibility: edited by Robert S.C. Gordon.
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Primo Levi has increasingly come to be recognised as one of the major literary voices of the twentieth century. This Companion brings together leading scholars to offer a stimulating introduction to  Read more...


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