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Primo Levi And Bruno Piazza: Auschwitz In Italian Literature, Ilona Klein Jan 1998

Primo Levi And Bruno Piazza: Auschwitz In Italian Literature, Ilona Klein

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To focus on the literature of the Shoah more than 50 years later and 7,000 miles away inevitably creates some sense of dissociation due to both historical and geographic distance. While on the one hand, an analysis of the literature of the genocide might grant further insights through a retrospective look, on the other, however, this distance of time and space risks leading to an oversimplification of the Shoah, in the sense that the plight of the Jews, their individual stories and the overwhelming sense of emptiness caused by the depletion of the intellectual Jewish cultural communities in Europe ...