NOV 7 | THE
NOV 7 | THE MARK OF THE CHEMIST
Museum of Jewish Heritage | 36 Battery Park
Theatrical reading of Primo Levi’s scientific text.
Featuring John Turturro and Joan Acocella. Soundscape by composer and virtuoso Marco Cappelli. Text selection by Domenico Scarpa. Co-presented with Centro Internazionale di Studi Primo Levi and Teatro Stabile, Turin. English premiere.
NOV 8 | SCIENCE & DYSTOPIA
NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimó. 24 West 12th Street
Primo Levi’s science fiction. A Conversation.
Film Screening: Sleeping Beauty in the Fridge, RAI, 1979, based on Primo Levi’s short story and co-directed by the writer for the Italian television. Italian w/English subtitles (16 min.)
Paola Mieli (psychoanalyst, Après-Coup,New York, Paris), Gérard Haddad (psychoanalyst, Paris. Author of “Lumière des astres éteints”, Grasset 2011), Daniela Schiller (neuroscientist, Mount Sinai, New York)
NOV 13 | SAN DIEGO JEWISH BOOK FAIR
Primo Levi and 20th century Jewish writers in Italy
Rabbi Philip Graubart (Congregation Beth El, La Jolla) and Natalia Indrimi (Centro Primo Levi, New York) will discuss Primo Levi’s science fiction stories and Levi’s place among 20th century Italian Jewish writers. The event will take place at the San Diego Jewish Book Fair, held at the San Diego Jewish Community Center, CA. Selections of Levi’s science fiction short stories were published in English as The Tranquil Star, WW. Norton 2007 and The Sixth Day and Other Tales, Simon & Schuster 1990. In conjunction with this program CPL is expanding its book resource for English-speaking audiences, book clubs, fairs and libraries.
NOV 21 | NEW CRITICISM ON PRIMO LEVI
Italian Cultural Institute of New York | 868 Park Avenue
Stanislao Pugliese (Hofstra University), Millicent Marcus (Yale University) and guests present two new collections of critical essays addressing different aspects of Levi’s work and life.
New Reflections on Primo Levi: Before and After Auschwitz, edited by Millicent Marcus and Risa Sodi, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011