New Reflections on Primo Levi

Before and after Auschwitz

  • Editors
  • Risa Sodi
  • Millicent Marcus

Part of the Italian and Italian American Studies book series (IIAS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Millicent Marcus, Risa Sodi
      Pages 1-13
  3. Politics, Nationalism, and Collective Memory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Stanislao Pugliese
      Pages 17-29
    3. Nancy Harrowitz
      Pages 31-43
  4. Unbearable Witness

  5. Strategies of Communication and Representation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Marina Beer
      Pages 103-116
    3. Elizabeth Scheiber
      Pages 117-131
    4. Lawrence Langer
      Pages 133-147
  6. Authorship and Fashioning the Text

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Nicholas Patruno
      Pages 151-156
    3. Mirna Cicioni
      Pages 157-170
    4. Ellen Nerenberg
      Pages 171-194
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 195-214

About this book


This book presents a baker's dozen of interpretative keys to Levi's output and thought.  It deepens our understanding of common themes in Levi studies (memory and witness) while exploring unusual and revealing byways (Levi and Calvino, or Levi and theater, for example).


Autorschaft communication fascism history history of literature identity interpret Italy Judaism media memory performance politics understanding violence

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