The Cambridge Companion To Primo Levi by Robert S. C. GordonThe Cambridge Companion To Primo Levi by Robert S. C. Gordon

The Cambridge Companion To Primo Levi

EditorRobert S. C. Gordon

Paperback | August 13, 2007

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Primo Levi, one of the most admired of Holocaust writers and survivors, was the author of a rich body of work, including memoirs and reflections on Auschwitz and also poetry, science fiction, historical fiction and a wide range of essays. This Companion brings together leading specialists and young scholars in the fields of Holocaust studies, Italian literature and language, and literature and science, to offer an accessible introduction to the work of this major writer of the twentieth century.
Robert S. C. Gordon is Reader in Modern Italian Culture at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College.
Title:The Cambridge Companion To Primo LeviFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:August 13, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521604613

ISBN - 13:9780521604611

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Table of Contents

Preface Robert S. C. Gordon; Chronology; Part I. Cultures: 1. Primo Levi's Turin David Ward; 2. Primo Levi and Jewish identity Nancy Harrowitz; Part II. The Holocaust: 3. From If This is a Man to The Drowned and the Saved Judith Woolf; 4. Primo Levi's Holocaust vocabularies Marco Belpoliti and Robert S. C. Gordon; 5. Appropriating Primo Levi Bryan Cheyette; Part III. Science: 6. Primo Levi and 'man as maker' Pierpaolo Antonello; 7. Primo Levi's science fiction Charlotte Ross; Part IV. Language and Literature: 8. Primo Levi's languages Anna Laura Lepschy and Giulio Lepschy; 9. Primo Levi's humour Mirna Cicioni; 10. Primo Levi and translation Zaia Alexander; 11. Primo Levi, the canon and Italian literature Jonathan Usher; Guide to further reading; Index.

Editorial Reviews

'It is good to see Levi join the illustrious ranks of writers warranting an individual volume in this useful series ... The volume will be useful both to new readers and to those familiar with Levi's work. ... If Cambridge Companions aim to direct the reader to a writer's work with genuine interest and insight, this volume achieves that goal admirably ...' Modern Language Review