Language is a recurring theme in The Reawakening, Primo Levi’s account of his life in the months immediately after liberation from Auschwitz. In particular, the book describes many encounters with people of different tongues and how he and they find ways to communicate based on second, third, or no languages in common. 366 more words
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L’autore sarà ospite della biblioteca di Flero domenica 11 maggio per parlare di… 264 more words
I read a book called “If this is a Man” by Primo Levi recently. Levi was a Jewish Italian Resistance fighter who was sent to Auschwitz Concentration Camp about a year before the end of World War II. 506 more words
It’s amazing how two things that have no obvious relationship to each other can be brought into an insightful and meaningful relationship. For example, today I understood about certain Zen practices by reading a story about life in Auschwitz. 737 more words
Research in Italian Studies in Melbourne (RISM) is hosting a talk by Dr Mirna Cicioni, entitled ‘Dirty Secrets? Primo Levi and the Resistance… 209 more words