Primo Levi as storyteller: The uses of fiction, creative non-fiction and the hard to classify in Levi’s narrative of the Holocaust.

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McCrory, Moy 2013. Primo Levi as storyteller: The uses of fiction, creative non-fiction and the hard to classify in Levi’s narrative of the Holocaust. Cultural Studies: Short Fiction in Theory & Practice.
AuthorsMcCrory, Moy
Abstract

The varied forms of short prose writing used by Primo Levi in his continued narrative of the Holocaust allows a reconsideration of him as not merely its witness, but also as its storyteller. Taking The Periodic Table ([1975] 1986) as a conscious shift in Levi’s writing direction this article examines where the fictional developments and memory collide, and attempts to assess if this produces a more memorable format in order to reveal a difficult history. Do we continue to read Levi because his honesty is greater than the bare facts, and is there such a thing as a Holocaust aesthetic?

KeywordsStorytelling; Narration; Short story; Fiction; Holocaust literature
Year2013
JournalCultural Studies: Short Fiction in Theory & Practice
PublisherIntellect
ISSN20430701
2043071X
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/622951
hdl:10545/622951
Publication datesApr 2013
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ContributorsUniversity of Derby
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