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A Centaur in Auschwitz: Reflections on Primo Levis Thinking

Massimo Giuliani

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ISBN 10: 0739107429 / ISBN 13: 9780739107423
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128 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 6.0in. x 0.5in.In A Centaur in Auschwitz, Massimo Giuliani sheds new light on Primo Levis rational, demythologizing approach to suffering and survival. Whether working in narrative or poetic form, Levi grappled with the ambiguities and complexities of innocence and guilt, triumph and loss. Giuliani presents a powerful new means to understand Levis thought: employing the neologism of salvaction (conveying salvation through ones own action), Giuliani has developed a star of salvaction a diagram in the shape of a star of David, in which each of the six points leads to a strategy Levi learned for seeking meaning, and thereby salvation, in the misery of Auschwitz. This unique book, with its concise overview of Levis expression and development as a writer, reveals Primo Levi for what he was: scientist, intellectual, Jew, and dedicated seeker of the roots of human dignity. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780739107423

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Title: A Centaur in Auschwitz: Reflections on Primo...

Publisher: Lexington Books

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In A Centaur in Auschwitz, Massimo Giuliani sheds new light on Primo Levi's rational, demythologizing approach to suffering and survival. Whether working in narrative or poetic form, Levi grappled with the ambiguities and complexities of innocence and guilt, triumph and loss. Giuliani presents a powerful new means to understand Levi's thought: employing the neologism of salvaction (conveying 'salvation' through one's own 'action'), Giuliani has developed a 'star of salvaction'? a diagram in the shape of a star of David, in which each of the six points leads to a strategy Levi learned for seeking meaning, and thereby salvation, in the misery of Auschwitz. This unique book, with its concise overview of Levi's expression and development as a writer, reveals Primo Levi for what he was: scientist, intellectual, Jew, and dedicated seeker of the roots of human dignity.

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Massimo Giuliani is Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Trent, Italy, and Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

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