Corpus ID: 193864527

The Drowned and the Saved

@inproceedings{Levi1986TheDA,
  title={The Drowned and the Saved},
  author={Primo Levi},
  year={1986}
}
Shortly after completing THE DROWNED AND THE SAVED, Primo Levi committed suicide. The matter of his death was sudden, violent and unpremiditated, and there were some who argue that he killed himself because he was tormented by guilt - guilt that he had survived the horrors of Auschwitz while others, better than he, had gone to the wall. THE DROWNED AND THE SAVED is Levi's impassioned attempt to understand the 'rationale' behind the concentration camps, was completed shortly before his tragic… Expand
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