The abjection in If this is a man? by Primo Levi

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https://doi.org/10.35699/1982-3053.2022.38943

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Primo Levi. , Abjeto, Testemunho

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This work aims to analyze the testimony If this is a man? by Primo Levi, an Italian Jew who was taken to the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland in 1944, where he remained for months until the arrival of the red army in January 1945. The analysis of the work shows the different forms of abjection that Levi and other prisoners were subjected to since prison, transport to the concentration camp, until the release of prisoners at the end of the war. In the analysis, the abject could be understood as an unconscious process of the human psyche that can be imposed on another human being as a way to dehumanize it, in addition to also serving as a resistance tool for those who were unable to testify. To address the concept of the abject, we rely on the critical fortune of Judith Butler, Julia Kristeva, Georges Bataille, among others.

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Gaio Wilson Barbosa Brito, Universidade Federal do Pará

Mestrando em Letras no Programa de Pós-Graduação em Linguagem e Saberes da Amazônia (PPLSA). Graduado em Letras Língua Inglesa pela Universidade Federal do Pará (UFPA).

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2022-07-26

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Carvalho Rocha, A. L., & Barbosa Brito, G. W. . (2022). The abjection in If this is a man? by Primo Levi. Arquivo Maaravi: Revista Digital De Estudos Judaicos Da UFMG, 16(30), 2–22. https://doi.org/10.35699/1982-3053.2022.38943

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