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Primo Levi: Echoes of a Lost Voice

19 April 2017 - 2:04pm -- miranda

Primo Levi: Echoes of a Lost Voice

Wednesday, April 19, 2017by JBW

The Italian Cultural Institute in collaboration with Vallentine Mitchell Books dedicates an event to the great Turinese author: Primo Levi: Echoes of a Lost Voice with Carole Angier, Robert Gordon, Anthony Rudolf and Sue Vice.

Primo Levi – chemist, Italian, Jew, survivor of Auschwitz – was one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. His masterpiece, If This Is a Man, is still one of the most widely read books on the Holocaust today. Echoes of a Lost Voice by Gabriella Poli and Giorgio Calcagno has been translated into English for the first time to mark the 30th anniversary of Levi’s death. Echoes of a Lost Voice is the fruit of twelve years of close friendship between the journalist Gabriella Poli and Primo Levi - the book is composed from interviews and conversations recorded with him throughout his career, retrieved from the most obscure places, but above all from her own private conversations with him, held over several years prior to his death in 1987. She published Echi di una voce perduta only five years later, in 1992, making it one of the earliest accounts of the writer and his work.

Free event book here