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5th Annual Forum by the Primo Levi Center in New York, November 7th, 8th and 13th

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    Opening night of  "The Mark of the chemist", dramatic reading featuring John Turturro and Joan Acocella.

    The 5th annual Primo Levi Forum focuses on the ways in which science and its conundrums shaped Levi’s perspective on society and humankind. Scholars, scientists, writers and artists initiate new dialogues on different aspects of Levi’s work and further his quest on issues of justice, ethics, memory and coexistence.

     

    Monday, November 7th, 7:00 pm
    Museum of Jewish Heritage, Edmond J. Safra Hall, Battery Park
    The Mark of the Chemist: A Dialogue with Primo Levi
    Englise language premiere of the dramatic reading of Primo Levi’s scientific writing based on a selection of texts edited by Domenico Scarpa and presented by the International Primo Levi Studies Center of Turin on the occasion of ESOF 2010 (Il segno del chimico).
    Featuring John Turturro (as Primo Levi) and Joan Acocella (as the interviewer), with a soundscape by Marco Cappelli.
    The reading is presented by the Primo Levi Center of New York and the International Primo Levi Studies Center of Turin, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute and the Teatro Stabile of Turin.

     

    Tuesday, November 8th, 5:00 pm
    NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimó, 24 West 12th Street
    Science and Dystopia: Primo Levi on Science Fiction
    A panel of psychoanalists and neuroscientists offers an interpretation of some of Levi’s short stories. Paola Mieli (psychoanalyst, New York, Paris) on Sleeping Beauty in the Fridge, Gérard Haddad (psychoanalyst, Paris) on The Mirror’s Maker, and Daniela Schiller (neuroscientist, Mount Sinai, NY). The discussion is preceeded by the screening of a rare fiction short, Sleeping Beauty in the Fridge, 1979, based on Levi’s story with the same title and produced by the Italian television in collaboration with the author.

     

    Sunday, November 13th, 9:30 am
    Primo Levi and 20th century Jewish writers in Italy
    Rabbi Philip Graubart (Congregation Beth El, La Jolla) and Natalia Indrimi (Primo Levi Center, New York) discuss Primo Levi’s science fiction stories and Levi’s place among 20th century Italian Jewish writers. The event takes place at the San Diego Jewish Book Fair, held at the San Diego Jewish Community Center, CA. Selections of Levi’s science fiction short stories were published in English as A Tranquil Star, WW. Norton 2007 and The Sixth Day and Other Tales, Simon & Schuster 1990.

     

    For further information, please visit the Primo Levi Center website

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