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Never Again What?

On the Hard Questions Primo Levi’s Still Asking   One hundred years ago Primo Levi was born in Turin, the first-born son of a middle-class Jewish-Italian family. They were turbulent…

An extraordinary gift

Centro Primo Levi, has recently received a wonderful gift: a rare first edition of Primo Levi’s Se  Questo è un uomo ( If This Is a Man) , published by…

Nonochka or Nonna

Childhood – growing up in Italy 1925-39 In 1924, when I was born in Moscow, my father was working at the Ministry of Internal Affairs. In 1925, we moved to…

Reluctant Jews

Sandro Gerbi in Conversation with Alessandro Cassin AC: You have vast experience in biographical writing of different types, however writing about oneself is a different enterprise. How did you conceive…

Weightless

… our poor body, so vulnerable to swords, to guns and to viruses, is space-proof. Republished from: Granta Image: Ernesto Neto, The Body that carries me, 2006 What I would…

Concentrated Modernity

The Complete Lives of Camp People: Colonialism, Fascism, Concentrated Modernity. This introduction to the book by the same title published in 2020 by Duke University Press is reproduced here by…