Journal of Chaohu University ›› 2022, Vol. 24 ›› Issue (6): 73-80.doi: 10.12152/j.issn.1672-2868.2022.06.008
ZHANG Li-yao：School of Chinese Language and Literature, Northwest Normal University
Primo Levi initially chose a "nonfiction" writing method to face Auschwitz, faced up to the shame of being in "the Grey Zone", and wrote against deliberate forgetting and historical revision. In the process of writing for
decades, Levi gradually pondered what is "truth", and constructed a new narrative space by combining nonfiction
and fiction to a certain extent, bypassed or shelved his paradox that "the bottom victims who have died are the real
witnesses, and the survivors, as exceptions, are only false witnesses in a sense". In the new narrative space, Levi
used ironic rhetorical techniques and constructed a personal concise and accurate narrative style to make his works
rise to the height of "workness", so he completed testimony at a higher level.
"the Grey Zone"
ZHANG Li-yao. Personal Witness and Reflection in "the Grey Zone":
On the Nonfiction Writing of Primo Levi[J].Journal of Chaohu University, 2022, 24(6): 73-80.
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