Narrative and Imperative: The First Fifty Years of Italian Holocaust Writing (1944-1994)
"Narrative & Imperative" is the first book in English on Italian Holocaust writing as a whole. Risa Sodi explores the work of eight representative authors, including the internationally famous (Primo Levi, Giorgio Bassani, and Elsa Morante) and the lesser known (Giacomo Debenedetti, Paolo Maurensig, Liana Millu, Bruno Piazza, and Giuliana Tedeschi). She examines issues of genre, language, gender, and facticity while situating the works studied within the fields of European and Holocaust letters. A brief history of the Italian Jews - the oldest Jewish community in Europe - opens the book, and the conclusion brings the study up to recent times.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Some Considerations on Italian Holocaust Writing
A Brief History of the Italian Jews
Italian Holocaust Testimony
4 other sections not shown
altri dimenticano anti-Semitism arrested barracks Bassani Bruno Piazza calls chapter chess concentration camp Dante Debenedetti deportation Drowned ebrei edition example experience Ezrahi fact Fascist Felice Ferrara Finzi-Continis Fossoli gas chamber German ghetto Giorgio Giorgio Bassani Giuliana Tedeschi History Holocaust fiction Holocaust literature Holocaust survivors Holocaust writing human inmates interview irony Italian Holocaust Italian Jewish Italian Jews Italy Jewish Jewish community Kapo Lager language later Lavoratore Levi's Liana Liana Millu liberation Lily literary lived Maurensig memory metaphor Millu Morante Morante's mother narrative narrator Natalia Ginzburg Nazi night nonetheless novel October Opere Picciotto Place on Earth poem political present Primo Levi prisoners published racial laws reader reflect Risiera Roman Jews Rome Russian San Sabba says short story Signora Smoke Over Birkenau Survival in Auschwitz tense testimony tion Trieste Triestine Turin univers concentrationnaire victims woman women words written Zuccotti