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Vanadium and the Grey Doctor Muller Marco Belpoliti. Introduction by Simona Forti. Featuring Primo Levi’s story Vanadium from The Periodic Table One of Italy’s finest literary critics, Marco Belpoliti is the curator of the Italian edition of Primo Levi’s complete works.…

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Outrageous Fortune–Luck and the Holocaust Robert S. C. Gordon Robert Gordon explores the literary tradition and philosophical quandaries thrown by the workings of luck, chance and fortune. Examining a body of literature going from Dante to Boccaccio, Machiavelli and Shakespeare,…

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A Silver Martian – Normality and Segregation in Primo Levi’s Sleeping Beauty in the Fridge Paola Mieli In Mieli’s interpretation, through surreal inventions, Levi pointed to a disquieting continuity between past aberrations and present normality, showing beyond any doubt how…

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Primo Levi, The Friend – Limmud for Primo Levi Bianca Guidetti Serra Primo Levi, The Friend is a brief text in the form of a limmud. In Jewish tradition, a limmud is a teaching that serves as a memorial to…

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On Reading If This Is a Man Alberto Cavaglion In 2012 Einaudi and Centro Internazionale Studi Primo Levi in Turin published a new annotated version of Primo Levi’s  If This Is a Man If, by Alberto Cavaglion. We are presenting here…

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