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The Resource Primo Levi's resistance : rebels and collaborators in occupied Italy, Sergio Luzzatto ; translated by Frederika Randall

Primo Levi's resistance : rebels and collaborators in occupied Italy, Sergio Luzzatto ; translated by Frederika Randall

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Primo Levi's resistance : rebels and collaborators in occupied Italy
Title
Primo Levi's resistance
Title remainder
rebels and collaborators in occupied Italy
Statement of responsibility
Sergio Luzzatto ; translated by Frederika Randall
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  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
  • "A daring investigation of Primo Levi's brief career as a fighter with the Italian Resistance, and the grim secret that haunted his life No other Auschwitz survivor has been as literarily powerful and historically influential as Primo Levi. Yet Levi was not only a victim or a witness. In the fall of 1943, at the very start of the Italian Resistance, he was a fighter, participating in the first attempts to launch guerrilla warfare against occupying Nazi forces. Those three months have been largely overlooked by Levi's biographers; indeed, they went strikingly unmentioned by Levi himself. For the rest of his life he barely acknowledged that autumn in the Alps. But an obscure passage in Levi's The Periodic Table hints that his deportation to Auschwitz was linked directly to an incident from that time: "an ugly secret" that had made him give up the struggle, "extinguishing all will to resist, indeed to live." What did Levi mean by those dramatic lines? Using extensive archival research, Sergio Luzzatto's groundbreaking Primo Levi's Resistance reconstructs the events of 1943 in vivid detail. Just days before Levi was captured, Luzzatto shows, his group summarily executed two teenagers who had sought to join the partisans, deciding the boys were reckless and couldn't be trusted. The brutal episode has been shrouded in silence, but its repercussions would shape Levi's life. Combining investigative flair with profound empathy, Primo Levi's Resistance offers startling insight into the origins of the moral complexity that runs through the work of Primo Levi himself"--
  • "An investigation of Primo Levi's brief career as a fighter with the Italian Resistance in 1943, focusing particularly on an incident in which two young men sought to join his partisan group but were judged untrustworthy and summarily executed"--
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individual biography
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853/.914
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Primo Levi's resistance : rebels and collaborators in occupied Italy, Sergio Luzzatto ; translated by Frederika Randall
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition
Extent
xiv, 284 pages
Isbn
9780805099553
Lccn
2015018568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps
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  • (OCoLC)890622454
  • 978654
  • (OCoLC)ocn890622454
  • 978654
Label
Primo Levi's resistance : rebels and collaborators in occupied Italy, Sergio Luzzatto ; translated by Frederika Randall
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition
Extent
xiv, 284 pages
Isbn
9780805099553
Lccn
2015018568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)890622454
  • 978654
  • (OCoLC)ocn890622454
  • 978654

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