Coverart for item
The Resource Approaches to teaching the works of Primo Levi, edited by Nicholas Patruno and Roberta Ricci

Approaches to teaching the works of Primo Levi, edited by Nicholas Patruno and Roberta Ricci

Label
Approaches to teaching the works of Primo Levi
Title
Approaches to teaching the works of Primo Levi
Statement of responsibility
edited by Nicholas Patruno and Roberta Ricci
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Primo Levi, Holocaust survivor and renowned memoirist, is one of the most widely read writers of post-World War II Italy. His works are characterized by the lean, dispassionate eloquence with which he approaches his experience of incarceration in Auschwitz. His memoirs--as well as his poetry and fiction and his many interviews--are often taught in several fields, including Jewish studies and Holocaust studies, comparative literature, and Italian language and literature, and can enrich the study of history, psychology, and philosophy. The first part of this volume provides instructors with an overview of the available editions, anthologies, and translations of Levi's work and identifies other useful classroom aids, such as films, music, and online resources. In the second part, contributors describe different approaches to teaching Levi's work. Some, in presenting Survival in Auschwitz, The Reawakening, and The Drowned and the Saved, look at the place of style in Holocaust testimony and the reliability of memory in autobiography. Others focus on questions of translation, complicated by the untranslatable in the language and experiences of the concentration camps, or on how Levi incorporates his background as a chemist into his writing, most clearly in The Periodic Table. --Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
853/.914
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ4872.E8
LC item number
Z5625 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Patruno, Nicholas
  • Ricci, Roberta
Series statement
Approaches to teaching world literature,
Series volume
133
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Levi, Primo
  • Levi, Primo
  • Levi, Primo
  • Study skills
Label
Approaches to teaching the works of Primo Levi, edited by Nicholas Patruno and Roberta Ricci
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part One: Materials. Editions. Editions in Italian ; Anthologies ; Translations -- The instructor's library. Reference works ; Historical and literary studies -- Aids to teaching. Films and music ; Internet resources -- Part Two: Approaches. Introduction -- Testimony, Autobiography, and the Holocaust. Levi and the question of style: the challenge of teaching the Holocaust / Nancy Harrowitz ; "What would I have done?": teaching The drowned and the saved to confront moral ambiguity / Jonathan Druker ; Poetry and testimony in Levi / Massimao Lollini ; Levi's "personaggi ambigeni" and the negotiation of autobiography and memory / Nicholas Patruno ; The complexity of Levi: approaching Levi through his interviews, articles, and short essays / Massimo Giuliani -- Language, Language Instruction, and Translation. At loggerheads with Lager jargon: the untranslatable in Levi / Pietro Frassica ; Teaching Levi in an advanced language course / Letizia Modena ; Translation matters: Levi, translation, and Holocaust testimony / Lina Insana -- Teaching Individual Works. Adventures in interdisciplinarity: teaching The periodic table / Millicent Marcus ; The humanity of the elements: an interpretation of Levi's The periodic table / Elisabetta Properzi Nelsen ; The writing of history in Levi's and Francesco Rosi's La tregua / Gaetana Marrone ; If not now, when?: a novel of reconciliation and becoming / Risa Sodi
Control code
858126228
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 175 pages
Isbn
9781603291477
Lccn
2014020776
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)858126228
Label
Approaches to teaching the works of Primo Levi, edited by Nicholas Patruno and Roberta Ricci
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part One: Materials. Editions. Editions in Italian ; Anthologies ; Translations -- The instructor's library. Reference works ; Historical and literary studies -- Aids to teaching. Films and music ; Internet resources -- Part Two: Approaches. Introduction -- Testimony, Autobiography, and the Holocaust. Levi and the question of style: the challenge of teaching the Holocaust / Nancy Harrowitz ; "What would I have done?": teaching The drowned and the saved to confront moral ambiguity / Jonathan Druker ; Poetry and testimony in Levi / Massimao Lollini ; Levi's "personaggi ambigeni" and the negotiation of autobiography and memory / Nicholas Patruno ; The complexity of Levi: approaching Levi through his interviews, articles, and short essays / Massimo Giuliani -- Language, Language Instruction, and Translation. At loggerheads with Lager jargon: the untranslatable in Levi / Pietro Frassica ; Teaching Levi in an advanced language course / Letizia Modena ; Translation matters: Levi, translation, and Holocaust testimony / Lina Insana -- Teaching Individual Works. Adventures in interdisciplinarity: teaching The periodic table / Millicent Marcus ; The humanity of the elements: an interpretation of Levi's The periodic table / Elisabetta Properzi Nelsen ; The writing of history in Levi's and Francesco Rosi's La tregua / Gaetana Marrone ; If not now, when?: a novel of reconciliation and becoming / Risa Sodi
Control code
858126228
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 175 pages
Isbn
9781603291477
Lccn
2014020776
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)858126228

Library Locations

    • Ellis LibraryBorrow it
      1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
      38.944491 -92.326012
Processing Feedback ...