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He cursed the curse that would not come

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


Quote of the day, April 13

Primo Levi, on civilization

“A country is considered the more civilised the more the wisdom and efficiency of its laws hinder a weak man from becoming too weak and a powerful one too powerful.” 


Flero: Pietro Scarnera e il suo ritratto sentimentale di Primo Levi

Sveliamo il terzo appuntamento di Tra le Nuvole 2014, un graditissimo ritorno: Pietro Scarnera!
L’autore sarà ospite della biblioteca di Flero domenica 11 maggio per parlare di… 264 more words

Tra Le Nuvole 2014

Seeking and Measuring Life and Good by the Bowl and Teaspoon Full

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


To My Friends by Primo Levi

Dear friends, and here I say friends
the broad sense of the word:
Wife, sister, associates, relatives,
Schoolmates of both sexes,
People seen only once… 134 more words

World Literature

A gun to the head is wordless teaching

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


RISM seminar 2 April 6.30 pm: Mirna Cicioni on Primo Levi

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

Culture And Society