This admirable collection of essays, reflecting a variety of academic disciplines, parallels Levi's own effort to bring all of his scientific and humanistic energies to bear on the task of Holocaust testimony. In so doing, Answering Auschwitz makes a precious contribution to the urgent and growing body of scholarship on Italy's most renowned witness to the genocide of European Jewry.-Millicent Marcus
" [Levi] was a humanist who insisted on justiceone whose incisive voice against those who murder the innocent still speaks to all lands, and all cultures."-Carlin Romano, The Chronicle of Higher Education
This volume contains essays that deal with Levi and his work; others tangentially use Levi's writings or ideas to explore larger issues in Holocaust studies, philosophy, theology, and the problem of representation. They are included here in the spirit that Levi described himself: proud of being "impure" and a "centaur," cognizant that asymmetry is the fundamental structure of organic life.-Shofar
About the Author
Stanislao G. Pugliese is Professor of Modern European History and the Queensboro Unico Distinguished Professor of Italian and Italian American Studies at Hofstra University. His most recent book is Bitter Spring: A Life of Ignazio Silone, winner of the Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in biography.