Tue, March 28, 2017
18:00 – 19:00
Villa La Pietra
Via Bolognese 120
50139 Firenze, italy
A conversation between Robert Gordon, University of Cambridge, and Guri Schwarz, University of Pisa.
Primo Levi is a unique figure. He was one of the first survivors of Auschwitz to publish a book about his experience, If This is a Man, followed by other books about his journey home, The Truce, his work as a chemist, The Periodic Table, and many other essays and narrative works, including his last fundamental book The Drowned and the Saved. His work combines depth of analysis with linear prose, personal insight with universal themes. The literary and historical significance of his work is widely recognized. He is the only modern Italian author whose complete works have been published in English.
Join Prof. Robert Gordon and Dr. Guri Schwarz in a conversation about Primo Levi’s literary and historical legacy at the crossroads between individual, collective, and national memories.
Part of Contemporary Jewish Studis Series.