Memory and mastery : Primo Levi as writer and witness
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Memory and mastery : Primo Levi as writer and witness
Call No: 853.914 L66me

Call Number853.914 L66me
Dates[2001]; ©2001
Statement of Responsibilityedited by Roberta S. Kremer.
Creators & ContributorsKremer, Roberta S. (editor)
Biasin, Gian-Paolo (contributor)
Eliach, Yaffa (contributor)
Sodi, Risa B. (contributor)
Harrowitz, Nancy A. (Nancy Anne) (contributor)
Cicioni, Mirna (contributor)
Patruno, Nicholas (contributor)
Cliff, Brian (contributor)
Sayre, Patricia (contributor)
Vacca, Linnea (contributor)
Feinstein, Steve (contributor)
Molino Signorini, Franca (contributor)
Langer, Lawrence L. (contributor)
Levi, Primo (subject)
Summary"This book carefully examines the work of Primo Levi, one of the premier survivor-writers of the Holocaust and one of the outstanding Italian writers of the twentieth century. Artists, writers, and educators have all turned to Levi's writing as a source of inspiration and wisdom in coping with the tragedy of the Holocaust... This collection of essays from an international group of writers aims to bring greater critical attention to Levi's work by exploring all aspects of his oeuvre, including his science-fiction writings and his poetry, as well as his fictional and nonfictional writings about the Holocaust. Interdisciplinary in nature, this collection includes literary, psychoanalytic, linguistic, and historical approaches to Levi's work." —Back cover
ContentsIntroduction / Roberta S. Kremer

Part I. Levi as writer, Levi as witness
  1. The haunted journey of Primo Levi / Gian Paolo Biasin
  2. Primo Levi and his concept of time: time of the gun, time of the spirit / Yaffa Eliach
  3. The rhetoric of the Univers concentrationnaire / Risa Sodi
Part II. Levi and science
  1. Primo Levi's science as 'evil nurse': the lesson of inversion / Nancy Harrowitz
  2. Moral snares and parables: between science fiction and Midrash / Mirna Cicioni
Part III. Levi's poetry
  1. At an uncertain hour: the other side of Primo Levi / Nicholas Patruno
Part IV. Levi and language
  1. On language and violence / Brian Cliff
  2. On language and personhood: a linguistic odyssey / Patricia Sayre and Linnea Vacca
Part V. Levi's legacy
  1. Bridging the narrative and visual: Primo Levi as a source of inspiration for contemporary artists / Stephen C. Feinstein
  2. The duty and risk of testimony: Primo Levi as keeper of memory / Franca Molino Signorini
  3. Legacy in gray / Lawrence L. Langer
Physical Description xviii, 249 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherAlbany : State University of New York Press
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (pages 217–233) and index