Legacy of Primo Levi

Legacy of Primo Levi

by Stanislao G. Pugliese
     
 

These essays examine how Primo Levi has influenced the fields of philosophy, politics, and ethics, offering provocative comparisons with Dante, Giorgio Agamben, Franz Kafka, Emmanuel Levinas, Viktor Frankl, and Elie Wiesel. Topics include Levi's anti-fascism; the influence of Judaism on his thinking and writing; Levi's poetry and linguistics; the problem of memory

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Overview

These essays examine how Primo Levi has influenced the fields of philosophy, politics, and ethics, offering provocative comparisons with Dante, Giorgio Agamben, Franz Kafka, Emmanuel Levinas, Viktor Frankl, and Elie Wiesel. Topics include Levi's anti-fascism; the influence of Judaism on his thinking and writing; Levi's poetry and linguistics; the problem of memory and representation; the concept of the "gray zone"; and the controversy surrounding Levi's death. A unique perspective on the life and work of a writer who powerfully reminds us of what transpired in the extermination camps of Europe and what it means to be human after Auschwitz.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403966452
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Series:
Italian & Italian American Studies
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.24(w) x 9.04(h) x 1.06(d)

Meet the Author

Stanislao G. Pugliese is Associate Professor of History and Italian Studies, Hofstra University.

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