8 years ago
13 January 2010
In ricerca delle radici (In Search of Roots), Primo Levi (#3)
The project was unfulfilled by the publishing house (and, incidentally, Primo Levi is one of the only writers to take the task to heart), but the book speaks volumes about how Levi creates himself. The passages from the books he chooses are not the most recognizable in all cases, but they are all very telling. Levi wrote that the project was not that diffcult for him, at least finding the passages, because they were the ones he had already marked up over and over.
The book is definitely helpful as I go into the dissertation, but it also made me think about the books that I would say have shaped me as a reader. I've been thinking about it, and when I have an idea I'll share it.