Primo Levi World Literature Analysis - Essay

Primo Levi World Literature Analysis

(Masterpieces of World Literature, Critical Edition)

The moral force of If This Is a Man and the unique style and insight of The Periodic Table suggest that Primo Levi twice found a subject and form so perfectly suited to his style and sensibility that this convergence of author and material resulted in the production of two works whose creation was especially fortuitous. However, both of these books were born out of necessity. For If This Is a Man, it was the necessity of circumstance, as Levi felt that he must write about his experience in Auschwitz; for The Periodic Table, it was the necessity of inward reflection, as Levi came to realize that he was meant to write about the linkage of scientific scrutiny and its metaphorical resonance for...

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