"Survival in Auschwitz" Book Review by msjohn4

"Survival in Auschwitz"
An analysis of the perception of time in Primo Levi's "Survival in Auschwitz".
# 69193 | 1,059 words | 1 source | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Oct 10, 2006 in English (Analysis) , Literature (European (other)) , Holocaust Studies (General)


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Description:

This paper examines the effects of the "concentration camp universe" on Primo Levi's perception of time and on his writing by presenting a close reading of the first full paragraph Chapter 12, "The Events of the Summer."

From the Paper:

"Chapter 12, "The Events of Summer", deals with the fact that Levi has survived over five months; he is now a veteran of the camp. Levi is fully immersed in the "concentration camp universe." The outside world is all but gone meaning that all confines of the outside world are likewise gone. Levi does not have freedom; he does not have the same attachments to the things that are important outside the camps. Such things as honesty or bathing or everything else that is taken for granted by people not in the position as these men are all but forgotten. Levi no longer identifies with other people. He considers them to be living while he is dead. "

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