A space for reflection upon, and a psychoanalytical hearing of, Primo Levi the man and the writer

Teresa Carratelli


The author reflects upon the role of Levi-the-Writer in assisting Levi-the-Man in holding the nameless physical and mental pain over the course of his enslavement in the concentration camps together with his Community and during his eventful journey home. He made public a sui generis work of psychoanalysis through his novels which testify his reflective and observational abilities. The novels have proved to be important components of his survival in extreme conditions such as the ones Levi endured.


Need to remember with the heart; Need to bear witness; Portraits as testimonial fragments; Process of psychological death and rebirth

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12869/TM2013-1-02


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