Situated on the intersection of animal reports and literary thought, this ebook explores the notable and subtly pervasive net of animal imagery, metaphors, and ideas within the paintings of the Jewish-Italian author, chemist, and Holocaust survivor Primo Levi (1919-1987). fairly unexamined through students, the advanced and broad animal imagery Levi hired in his literary works bargains new insights into the aesthetical and moral functionality of testimony, in addition to an unique viewpoint on modern debates surrounding human-animal relationships and posthumanism.
the 3 major sections that compose the booklet reflect Levi’s method of non-human animals and animality: from an unquestionable bio-ethical beginning (“Suffering”); via an research of the relationships among writing, expertise, and animality (“Techne”); to an artistic highbrow venture during which literary animals either counterbalance the inevitable discomfort of all creatures, and recommend a transformative photo of interspecific group (“Creation”).
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