The Intellectual Legacy of Primo Levi

Oct 26, 2019 1496

Thursday November 14, 2019. 5:30pm - 7:00pm. Lower Level Conference Room, Adolphus Busch Hall, 27 Kirkland Street at Cabot Way, Cambridge, MA 02138. The 2019 Gaetano Salvemini Colloquium in Italian History and Culture will focus on the figure and the intellectual legacy of Primo Levi. Following the discussion, all guests are invited to join the reception in the CES Atrium.

Primo Levi (1919-1987) is considered one of the greatest witnesses of the Jewish extermination and one of the most authoritative voices of the literature of the 20th century. As a chemist, Levi used the scientist's microscope lenses to investigate the darker sides of human action. His works have been translated into more than 40 languages throughout the world, and he was also a poet, translator, artist, anthropologist, linguist, and ethologist.

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