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The legacy of Primo Levi

Author: Stanislao G Pugliese
Publisher: New York ; Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Series: Italian and Italian American studies (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

This collection represents some of the latest research on Primo Levi, the famous Auschwitz survivor Italian author, in the field of Italian Studies, Holocaust Studies, Jewish Studies, literary  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Primo Levi; Primo Levi
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanislao G Pugliese
ISBN: 1403966451 9781403966452
OCLC Number: 56654477
Notes: Contains papers first presented at an international conference at Hofstra University in October 2002.
Description: xii, 275 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Trauma/transgression/testimony / Stanislao G. Pugliese --
Part I: Writing. A clear eye on life: Renaissance style in Primo Levi's writing / Fred Misurella --
Primo Levi's short stories: a modern midrashim / Raniero M. Speelman --
Primo Levi, Dante, and "The canto of Ulysses" / Nicholas Patruno --
The genesis of If this is a man / Ian Thomson --
Part II: Judaism. Primo Levi and the Jews / David Mendel --
The Jewishness of Primo Levi / Joseph Sungoloswky --
A hybridism of sounds: Primo Levi between Judaism and literature / Sergio Parussa --
Part III: Memory. The object(s) of memory: models of remembering in Primo Levi's Se questo è un uomo / Timothy Campbell --
Primo Levi's odyssey: The drowned and the saved / Isabella Bertoletti --
"The pain of remembering": Primo Levi's poetry and the function of memory / Jay Losey --
The drowned as saviors of humanity: the anthropological value of Se questo è un uomo / Antoine Philippe --
Part IV: Philosophy. Primo Levi, La tregua, and the politics of holocaust representation / Marla Stone --
Primo Levi, Giorgio Agamben, and the new ethics of reading / William McClellan --
The question of ethical discourse: Emmanuel Levinas, Primo Levi, & Giorgio Agamben / Dan Leshem --
Part V: The gray zone. The gray zone expanded / Joram Warmund --
A typology of gray flowers: Primo Levi and Viktor Frankl on Auschwitz / Timothy E. Pytell --
"The gray zone" as a complex of tensions: Primo Levi on holocaust survival / Marie L. Baird --
Part VI: After Auschwitz. The biographical fallacy / Alexander Stille --
On the dangers of reading suicide into the works of Primo Levi / Jonathan Druker --
A bibliography of English and Italian scholarly writings on Primo Levi, 1985-2002 / James Tasato Mellone.
Series Title: Italian and Italian American studies (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Responsibility: edited by Stanislao G. Pugliese ; illustrated by Antonio Pugliese.


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