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Primo Levi and the Identity of a Survivor - Reprint by Nancy Harrowitz (Paperback)

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Primo Levi (1919–1987) was an Italian chemist, writer, and Holocaust survivor who used a combination of testimony, essays, and creative writing to explore crucial themes related to the Shoah. His voice is among the most important to emerge from this dark chapter in human history.

In Primo Levi and the Identity of a Survivor, Nancy Harrowitz examines the complex role that Levi’s Jewish identity played in his choices of how to portray his survival, as well as in his exposition of topics such as bystander complicity. Her analysis uncovers a survivor’s shame that deeply influenced the personas he created to recount his experiences. Exploring a range of Levi’s works, including Survival at Auschwitz and lesser-known works of fiction and poetry, she illustrates key issues within his development as a writer. At the heart of Levi’s discourse, Harrowitz argues, lies a complex interplay of narrative modes that reveals his brilliance as a theorist of testimony.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 179
Genre: Literary Criticism, History
Series Title: Toronto Italian Studies
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Toronto Pr
Author: Nancy Harrowitz
Language: English
Street Date: December 11, 2017
TCIN: 53452841
UPC: 9781487523282
Item Number (DPCI): 248-68-1298
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