The Cambridge Companion to Primo Levi
Edited by Robert S.C. Gordon
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Cambridge Companion to Primo Levi by Robert S.C. Gordon
Book DescriptionPrimo Levi (1919-87) was the author of a rich body of work, including memoirs and reflections on Auschwitz, poetry, science fiction, historical fiction and essays. In particular, his lucid and direct accounts of his time at Auschwitz, begun immediately after liberation in 1945 and sustained until weeks before his suicide in 1987, has made him one of the most admired of all Holocaust writer-survivors and one of the best guides we have for the interrogation of that horrific event. But there is also more to Levi than the voice of the witness. He has increasingly come to be recognised as one of the major literary voices of the twentieth century. This Companion brings together leading specialists on Levi and scholars in the fields of Holocaust studies, Italian literature and language, and literature and science, to offer a stimulating introduction to all aspects of the work of this extraordinary writer.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521604611
(228mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robert S.C. Gordon
Cambridge Companion to Primo Levi, Hardback (July 2007)
A stimulating overview of the works, life and times of this important twentieth-century writer.
Primo Levi's Ordinary Virtues, Hardback (October 2001)» View all books by Robert S.C. Gordon
Primo Levi tackled many of the founding ethical questions of what it is to be human in his work. This book explores the ethical writer across his entire oeuvre for the first time, by way of 13 so-called "ordinary virtues", the ways and means Levi forged for compassionately engaging with the world.
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Author Biography - Robert S.C. Gordon
Robert S. C. Gordon is Reader in Modern Italian Culture at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College.
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