Publications

The International Primo Levi Studies Center is committed to promoting original studies on the works of Primo Levi that bring out the valuable way these works relate to the public, contribute to the most recent developments in the cultural debate, and offer a contribution of ideas to the world of the schools. Here is a list of the publications edited by the Center.

Dialogues by Fabio Levi

There are at least three reasons why this title is in the plural. First, you cannot count the number of school children and others with whom Primo Levi had reasoned with personally. Second, his writings enabled there to be an exchange that was just as intense with a very broad public.  Third, there was an inner dialogue among the various kinds of spirit in Levi’s mind that never stopped producing new ideas.

Lezioni Primo Levi edited by Fabio Levi e Domenico Scarpa

The authors of the Lezioni Primo Levi (Primo Levi Lectures) are Mario Barenghi, Stefano Bartezzaghi, Anna Bravo, Massimo Bucciantini, Francesco Cassata, Alberto Cavaglion, Ann Goldstein, Robert S.C. Gordon, Fabio Levi, Martina Mengoni, Domenico Scarpa, and Paola Valabrega.

Primo Levi. Figure/Figures edited by Fabio Levi - Guido Vaglio

Primo Levi – the witness of Auschwitz, the writer, the chemist, the man of ideas - never ceases to amaze us: this publication reveals, for the first time, the three-dimensional figures he crafted, mainly in enameled copper wire: figures of animals - but not only - playfully intertwined on the basis of a clearly decipherable constituent language.

"Feeble and a bit profane" The voice of sacred in Primo Levi by Alberto Cavaglion - Paola Valabrega

When Primo Levi approaching the biblical scripture or, in general, with the traditions of the Jewish people, his voice could sound "Feeble and a bit profane", as he himself indirectly suggests.

Album Primo Levi edited by Roberta Mori - Domenico Scarpa

The Album Primo Levi is neither a biography nor an essay. Rather, it is more like a documentary film written on paper.

Primo Levi and the germans by Martina Mengoni

In If This Is a Man, Primo Levi describes himself standing in front of the German par excellence, a compendium of every German: Dr. Pannwitz, who "sits formidably" behind his "elaborate desk." 

Science fiction? by Francesco Cassata

What kind of tales are the fifteen science-fiction stories Primo Levi published in 1966 under the ironical title Natural Histories? And why did he sign them with the pseudonym Damiano Malabaila? What links did they have with his debut books about the destruction of Europe's Jews? 

In another language by Ann Goldstein - Domenico Scarpa

Ann Goldstein and Domenico Scarpa, a translator and a scholar who contributed to the enterprise, have a dialogue on Levi and translation: in the most concrete meaning of the word and in its broader sense.

Narratives for history by Anna Bravo

Anna Bravo has collected the narratives and moral and political diagnoses of Primo Levi, through a 1983 interview, and explains why they are still valid today and will remain so for the forseeable future.

Rapporto su Auschwitz by Primo Levi - Leonardo De Benedetti

La prima testimonianza di Levi su Auschwitz: pubblicata per la prima volta in edizione a sé stante, offerta in esclusiva ai sostenitori del Centro Studi Primo Levi.

Why do we believe Primo Levi? by Mario Barenghi

Mario Barenghi examines the mechanisms of this organization of memory and text that turns personal trauma into shared memory.

A phone conversation with Primo Levi by Stefano Bartezzaghi

In his writings and in his encounters with other writers (direct, indirect or imaginary: Bartezzaghi invents one with David Foster Wallace), Levi the linguist and semiologist is always fascinated by the ways we can give meaning to the meaningless, express the inexpressible, scale the impassable.

Se questo è un uomo, a cura di Alberto Cavaglion by Primo Levi, edited by Alberto Cavaglion

Promossa dal Centro Internazionale di Studi Primo Levi, pubblicata dall’editore Einaudi di Torino, l’edizione commentata di Se questo è un uomo a cura di Cavaglion ci offre le parole di Primo Levi accompagnandole con le loro fonti letterarie, filosofiche, religiose e figurative.

Auschwitz Experiment by Massimo Bucciantini

Massimo Bucciantini, with Auschwitz Experiment presents us some original reflections on the relationships between lived experience, scientific viewpoint and moral action.

"Sfacciata fortuna". Luck and the holocaust by Robert S.C. Gordon

Robert Gordon re-reads the work of Primo Levi and other stories of the Holocaust in the light of literary representations of Fortune and aspects of the modern scientific method.