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Eight Primo Levi Lecture: “Primo Levi and the Germans” - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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    This year's speaker is Martina Mengoni (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa). The event will take place in the Great Hall of the University of Turin at 5.30 P.M.

    "I can’t say that I understand the Germans" Primo Levi wrote in the Preface to the German Edition of If This Is a Man, published in 1961. It was a well-funded statement: and yet, during the 1960s (and later), Levi was fully committed in order to reach that aim. New elements contribute to demonstrating it: reading, conferences, public and private debates, even the project of a whole book  – not realized – with all the letters from the West-German readers. For a considerable part of his life of writer, "understanding the Germans" – or, at least, intercepting, meeting, questioning them – was for Levi a daily need and a creative spark.

    Every fall, the Primo Levi Lecture proposes a discussion on particular topics of Levi’s works, as they become relevant within the most recent topics of the cultural debate. The Lecture is addressed to the general public, but pays particular attention to the younger generations, with the goal of continuing the intense dialogue that Levi used in schools to engage others for such a long period of his life. The Lecture will then be published and printed in Italian and English by Einaudi.

     

    Eight Primo Levi Lecture: “Primo Levi and the Germans”

    Università di Torino, Aula Magna della Cavallerizza Reale
    Via Verdi, 9 - Torino
    Wednesday, October 26 - 5.30 P.M.
     

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