Motherhood, Fatherland, and Primo Levi: The Hidden Groundwork of Agency in His Auschwitz Writings

Motherhood, Fatherland, and Primo Levi: The Hidden Groundwork of Agency in His Auschwitz Writings

by Robert Pirro

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683930853
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
Publication date: 09/05/2017
Series: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press Series in Italian Studies Series
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 6.18(w) x 9.43(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Robert Pirro is a professor in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at Georgia Southern University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Chapter One: Introduction
Part One: Motherhood and Fatherland
Chapter Two: Levi’s House as Repository of Domestic and Civic Virtues
Chapter Three: The “Evil Wet Nurse”—Agency and Relationship in Levi’s Short Fiction
Chapter Four: Primo Levi’s Machiavellian Moment—Resistance and Foundation in his Partisan Novel
Part Two: Motherhood and Fatherland in Auschwitz
Chapter Five: Levi as Storyteller—Forms of Agency in Auschwitz
Chapter Six: Infantile Regression and the Camp as “University”
Afterword
Works Cited

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