Interpreting Primo Levi

Interdisciplinary Perspectives

  • Editors
  • Minna Vuohelainen
  • Arthur Chapman

Part of the Italian and Italian American Studies book series (IIAS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Minna Vuohelainen
      Pages 1-4
  3. Ethics, Communication, and Education

  4. Humanity, Animality, and Science

  5. The Camps: Memory and Space

  6. Literature and Intertext

  7. Media, Publishing, and Illustration

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 257-281

About this book


This collection contains new and innovative research into the work of the Italian antifascist partisan, concentration camp survivor, author and thinker Primo Levi (1919–1987). It features original essays by many of the world's foremost Levi scholars and by specialists in fields as varied as education, theology, and fine art. Levi's legacy continues to drive a vibrant, continually evolving body of interdisciplinary scholarship, as the contributions to this intellectually rich, tightly organized volume confirm. The essays gathered here demonstrate a remarkable breadth across five distinct yet interrelated areas: ethics, communication, and education; humanity, animality, and science; the camps: memory and space; literature and intertext; and media, publishing, and illustration.


Auschwitz culture Europe fascism history history of literature Holocaust Italy Judaism literature media religion social history social science World War II

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-56392-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-43557-6
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