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20/On Primo Levi, the Lebanese Revolution and Life in the Midst of History (with Lina Mounzer)

The Fire These Times

This is a conversation with Lina Mounzer. She's a Beirut-based writer and translator who, like me, took part in the October and post-October protests. I wanted to catch up with her to talk about how she started preparing for the worst yet to come very early on. This anticipation - of economic hardship, of violence - is a widespread phenomenon in Lebanon but not a lot of people are able to express it so accurately like Lina does. I know I've struggled to do so. Lina experienced the ups and downs of the revolution. She wrote the moods and experiences and facts in her diaries as it was happening, and she has clearly deeply thought about what the past several months in Lebanon have meant, and even the past few decades. We talked about Lebanon, about revolution as a 'feeling greater than love' (which is also the title of a Lebanese film), and why many people actually miss the civil war, or rather are so tired of the present's uncertainty that the past's certainties, however horrible, were easier to digest. And we even talked about the impact that the Italian Jewish writer and Holocaust survivor Primo Levi's writings have had on her. This is why I was really looking forward to having this chat with her, and I hope you also enjoy it. The first part of this convo is roughly around this essay of hers for LitHub: Letter from Beirut: From Revolution to Pandemic. You can find the remaining articles on the website. You can follow the podcast on Twitter @FireTheseTimes and Instagram @thefirethesetimes. If you like what I do, please consider supporting this project with only 1$ a month on Patreon or on BuyMeACoffee.com. You can also do so directly on PayPal if you prefer. Patreon is for monthly, PayPal is for one-offs and BuyMeACoffee has both options. Music by Tarabeat. The featured photo is a modified version of the featured photo on the LitHub article.

53mins

15 May 2020

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Benedict Arnold & Primo Levi

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Dan and Katy talk about historical figures Benedict Arnold & Primo Levi. 

1hr 48mins

26 Feb 2020

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The Origins of Life and the Work of Primo Levi - Into the Impossible (Audio Podcast)

UC San Diego (Audio)

Primo Levi was deeply interested in the fascinating mystery of the origin of life. Starting from Primo Levi’s writings, Scripps Research Institute's Luca Legnani discusses some answers that modern chemists are giving to the questions raised by Levi. Series: "STEAM: Adding Arts to STEM Education" [Humanities] [Science] [Show ID: 35082]

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13 Jan 2020

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The Origins of Life and the Work of Primo Levi - Into the Impossible (Audio Podcast)

STEAM Channel (Audio)

Primo Levi was deeply interested in the fascinating mystery of the origin of life. Starting from Primo Levi’s writings, Scripps Research Institute's Luca Legnani discusses some answers that modern chemists are giving to the questions raised by Levi. Series: "STEAM Channel" [Humanities] [Science] [Show ID: 35082]

27mins

13 Jan 2020

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The Origins of Life and the Work of Primo Levi - Into the Impossible (Audio Podcast)

Humanities (Audio)

Primo Levi was deeply interested in the fascinating mystery of the origin of life. Starting from Primo Levi’s writings, Scripps Research Institute's Luca Legnani discusses some answers that modern chemists are giving to the questions raised by Levi. Series: "STEAM: Adding Arts to STEM Education" [Humanities] [Science] [Show ID: 35082]

27mins

13 Jan 2020

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Episode 26: The Origins of Life and the Work of Primo Levi

Into the Impossible With Brian Keating

Links: Dr. Luca Legnani, Ph.D., The Blackmond Lab, Scripps Research Institute Primo Levi The Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination on Facebook and Twitter Email us at info@imagination.ucsd.edu. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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16 Jul 2019

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89 Primo Levi

The History of Literature

Primo Levi (1919-1987) lived quietly and wrote with restraint. An Italian Jewish writer, professional chemist, and Holocaust survivor, he was, said Italo Calvino, “one of the most important and gifted writers of our time.” Host Jacke Wilson takes a look at his life, his mysterious death, and his most important works, including If This Is a Man (US title: Survival in Auschwitz) and The Periodic Table, named by the Royal Institution of Great Britain as the greatest science book ever written. FREE GIFT! Write a review on iTunes (or another site), then send us an email at jackewilsonauthor@gmail.com to receive your free History of Literature postcard as a thank you gift. Act now while supplies last! Show Notes: Contact the host at jackewilsonauthor@gmail.com or by leaving a voicemail at 1-361-4WILSON (1-361-494-5766). You can find more literary discussion at jackewilson.com and more episodes of the series at historyofliterature.com.Check out our Facebook page at facebook.com/historyofliterature.You can follow Jacke Wilson at his Twitter account @WriterJacke. You can also follow Mike and the Literature Supporters Club (and receive daily book recommendations) by looking for @literatureSC.Music Credits:“Handel – Entrance to the Queen of Sheba” by Advent Chamber Orchestra (From the Free Music Archive / CC by SA).“Piano Between” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.***This show is a part of the Podglomerate network, a company that produces, distributes, and monetizes podcasts. We encourage you to visit the website and sign up for our newsletter for more information about our shows, launches, and events. For more information on how The Podglomerate treats data, please see our Privacy Policy. Since you're listening to The History of Literature, we'd like to suggest you also try other Podglomerate shows surrounding literature, history, and storytelling like Storybound, Micheaux Mission, and The History of Standup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 3mins

21 Apr 2017

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The shadows of war in Primo Levi and Xan Brooks - books podcast

The Guardian Books podcast

Seventy years on, Philippe Sands discusses the abiding relevance of If This Is a Man, and we meet the author of The Clocks in This House All Tell Different Times

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18 Apr 2017

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The Periodic Table Audiobook by Primo Levi

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Listen to the full audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Periodic TableAuthor: Primo LeviNarrator: Neville JasonFormat: UnabridgedLength: 9 hrs and 32 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 12-07-15Publisher: Naxos AudioBooksRatings: 4.5 of 5 out of 65 votesGenres: Fiction, Short Stories & AnthologiesPublisher's Summary:The Periodic Table by Primo Levi is an impassioned response to the Holocaust: Consisting of 21 short stories, each possessing the name of a chemical element, the collection tells of the author's experiences as a Jewish-Italian chemist before, during, and after Auschwitz in luminous, clear, and unfailingly beautiful prose.Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

9hr 32mins

7 Dec 2015

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Primo Levi

Great Lives

Edmund de Waal chooses a writer he believes is one of the greatest of the modern age - Primo Levi, author of the Periodic Table. Born in 1919 in Turin, Levi was an Italian Jew, one of the few deported to Auschwitz who would escape alive.Primo Levi's account of his time in the camp, If This Is a Man, made him one of the first writers to document the Holocaust and it established his name around the world. But Levi was not just a writer. He was a chemist, which gave him the skills that helped save his life in Auschwitz. It was also a day job he never gave up, and his passion for science remained a life-long pursuit.After the War, Levi returned to Turin, married, had a family and wrote books in his spare time. He also became an enthusiastic letter-writer, corresponding with a new generation of Germans, to help them better understand the effects of the Nazi regime. Yet from his youth, Levi suffered from depression. In 1987 he took his own life, throwing himself down the stairwell in the house where he'd been born.Ceramicist and author Edmund de Waal joins Matthew Parris to discuss how Levi's work inspired The Hare With Amber Eyes - his own memoir of his family's history as Jews in 19th and 20th century Europe. And biographer Ian Thomson, one of the last to interview Levi, explains why we shouldn't confuse Levi the writer with Levi the man.Producer: Lizz PearsonFirst broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.

27mins

21 May 2013

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