MARTINA MENGONI (Pisa): The Drowned and the Saved. A Proposed Reading
doi: 10.1553/spk46_2s139

This essay proposes a new reading of Levi’s last and probably most complex book, ›I sommersi e I salvati.‹ By reading it backwards, the author reconsiders the conception of the book, stating that it should not be seen as a sort of „last Will“ but rather as the result of a twenty-year exercise in questioning power, memory, and the experience of the Lager.