Prisoners Of Hope / Edition 1

Prisoners Of Hope / Edition 1

by H. Stuart Hughes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674707281

ISBN-13: 9780674707283

Pub. Date: 02/01/1996

Publisher: Harvard University Press

The eminent cultural historian H. Stuart Hughes examines the works of Italo Svevo, Alberto Moravia, Carlo Levi, Primo Levi, Natalia Ginzburg, and Giorgio Bassani--six Italian prose writers of Jewish or part-Jewish origin--and gracefully shows how these writers combine in various measures their ancestral Jewish heritage with recent experiences of antisemitic

Overview

The eminent cultural historian H. Stuart Hughes examines the works of Italo Svevo, Alberto Moravia, Carlo Levi, Primo Levi, Natalia Ginzburg, and Giorgio Bassani--six Italian prose writers of Jewish or part-Jewish origin--and gracefully shows how these writers combine in various measures their ancestral Jewish heritage with recent experiences of antisemitic persecution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674707283
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
02/01/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
0.46(w) x 5.00(h) x 8.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Most Ancient of Minorities

2. Exercises in Futility: Trieste and Rome

The Redeemed and the Eternal City

Italo Svevo's "Discomfort": Premature Aging and Belated Fame

Alberto Moravia's World-Weary Adolescents

3. Two Captives Called Levi

Fascism and Italian Jewry

The Physician. Painter Don Carlo: Exile and Wonder-Worker

The Chemist Primo: "Poet" of the Concentration Camp

"Prisoners of Hope"

4. The Moment of Recollection: Turin

The Testimony of Four Memoirists

Natalia Ginzburg: The Painful Apprenticeship

Natalia Ginzburg: The Arrival and the Departure of the Jews

5. The Moment of Recollection: Ferrara

The Incomparable Walled City

Giorgio Bassani: To the Paradise Garden

Giorgio Bassani: The Splendor of Death

The Cycle Closed

6. The Meanings of "Survival"

Notes

Index

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