Primo Levi | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Thane Rosenbaum

This literature criticism consists of approximately 7 pages of analysis & critique of Primo Levi.
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Critical Essay by Thane Rosenbaum

SOURCE: “Imagining a Life after the Unimaginable,” in New York Times, April 19, 1998, pp. 15-6.

In the following essay, Rosenbaum offers a positive assessment of the cinematic version of Levi's The Reawakening.

Take, one Italian chemist; add the sulfurous poison pellets of Zyklon B, the stench of rotting, skeletal corpses, and an entire periodic table of indifference; mix it all together in a flaming petri dish called Auschwitz, and you have a formula that could transform a man of science into a poet of atrocity.

That was the life of Primo Levi, who was best known for the classic literary account of his internment in a Nazi death camp. Survival in Auschwitz, which was published in 1947. After being liberated from the camp, Levi had eventually returned to his home in Turin, Italy, where he became a conscience of...

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