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Primo Levi, The Drowned and the Saved

Intolerance is inclined to censor, and censorship promotes ignorance of the arguments of others and thus intolerance itself: a rigid, vicious circle that is hard to break. Primo Levi, The Drowned and the Saved

Mixed Messages Reflections on an Italian Jewish Family and exile By Eleanor Foa In post-World War II America, who ever heard of an Italian Jew? No one. Journalist and author Eleanor Foa, born in Italy, raised in America, daughter of a…

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Primo Levi at 100

New York, May 28, 2019 - Centro Primo Levi and the Italian Cultural Institute inaugurate Primo Levi’s Centenary with two programs highlighting Levi’s relevance today and his ability to continue to speak to people of different backgrounds and generations.  On…

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Money Must Stay in the Family Translated by Alastair McEwen The plot of Money Must Stay in the Family, unfolds around the family matriarch’s last will and traces the story of an upper class Jewish family from Turin, the fictional Ottolenghis. The multigenerational saga begins…

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Taamrat Emmanuel: An Ethiopian Jewish Intellectual, Between Colonized and Colonizers Translated by Jill Goldsmith Emanuela Trevisan Semi’s book is an insightful biographical study of a key figure among Ethiopian Jews of the early 20th Century. Taamrat  Emmanuel was profoundly fascinated by European…

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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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