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By Sergio Parussa

ISBN-10: 0815631987

ISBN-13: 9780815631989

In Writing as Freedom, Writing as Testimony, Sergio Parussa explores the connection among Judaism and writing within the works of 4 twentieth-century Italian writers: Umberto Saba, Natlia Ginzburg, Giorgio Bassani, and Primo Levi. Parussa examines different ways that every one authors' paintings responds to Judaism and the thought of Jewish id.
With nice aspect, he exhibits how their writings replicate the switch in perspective in the direction of Judaism that happens in Italian society among the mid-nineteenth century and the mid-twentieth centuries: from a notion of Jewish id as a constraint to one's freedom, to an figuring out of it as a device of highbrow freedom that could give a contribution to one's experience of identification. For those authors, the restoration of Judaism does not include simply telling tales with Jewish subject material. It additionally exists within the very gesture of reminiscence, within the repetition of an act of remembering within which the previous is salvaged via its go back to the current. via reminiscence, one turns into loose to verify distinction and to make Jewish traditions fundamental components of Italian culture.

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