Willkommen, schön sind Sie da!
Logo Ex Libris

Animals and Animality in Primo Levi's Work

  • E-Book (pdf)
  • 298 Seiten
(0) Erste Bewertung abgeben
Bewertungen
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
Alle Bewertungen ansehen
Situated at the intersection of animal studies and literary theory, this book explores the remarkable and subtly pervasive web of ... Weiterlesen
E-Books ganz einfach mit der kostenlosen Ex Libris-Reader-App lesen. Hier erhalten Sie Ihren Download-Link.
CHF 103.90
Download steht sofort bereit
Informationen zu E-Books
E-Books eignen sich auch für mobile Geräte (sehen Sie dazu die Anleitungen).
E-Books von Ex Libris sind mit Adobe DRM kopiergeschützt: Erfahren Sie mehr.
Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.

Beschreibung

Situated at the intersection of animal studies and literary theory, this book explores the remarkable and subtly pervasive web of animal imagery, metaphors, and concepts in the work of the Jewish-Italian writer, chemist, and Holocaust survivor Primo Levi (1919-1987). Relatively unexamined by scholars, the complex and extensive animal imagery Levi employed in his literary works offers new insights into the aesthetical and ethical function of testimony, as well as an original perspective on contemporary debates surrounding human-animal relationships and posthumanism.

The three main sections that compose the book mirror Levi's approach to non-human animals and animality: from an unquestionable bio-ethical origin ('Suffering'); through an investigation of the relationships between writing, technology, and animality ('Techne'); to a creative intellectual project in which literary animals both counterbalance the inevitable suffering of all creatures, and suggest a transformative image of interspecific community ('Creation').


Damiano Benvegnù is a Lecturer in Italian at Dartmouth College, USA, and an Associate Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. His current published work focuses on representations of animals, animality, and the environment in modern literature, visual art, and philosophy. He has previously published on minority languages and literatures. 



Autorentext

Damiano Benvegnù is a Lecturer in Italian at Dartmouth College, USA, and an Associate Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. His current published work focuses on representations of animals, animality, and the environment in modern literature, visual art, and philosophy. He has previously published on minority languages and literatures.



Inhalt

1. Introduction. Primo Levi and the Question of the Animal.- 2. Suffering I. Shared Vulnerability.- 3. Suffering II. Muteness and Testimony.- 4. Techne I. Animal Hands.- 5. Techne II. Hybrids and Hubris.- 6. Creation I. A New Writing.- 7. Creation II. Re-Enchantment.- 8. Conclusion. Animal Testimony.- Index.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Animals and Animality in Primo Levi's Work
Autor:
EAN: 9783319712581
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Wasserzeichen
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Hersteller: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Genre: Philosophie
Anzahl Seiten: 298
Veröffentlichung: 21.06.2018
Dateigrösse: 2.5 MB