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Molecole d'autore in cerca di memoria

Dramma scientifico-civile in due atti
  • Luigi Dei,

Freely adapted from Primo Levi's The Periodic Table, the drama takes place in a Fahrenheit 451-like scenario. In this world without books or memory, a man from the street appears with some pieces of paper, almost undecipherable: with the help of the narrative voice, of his friends - Science, Technology and Nature - and of two actors, Primo and his friend Alberto, the man manages to reconstruct the episode Cerium’s story. Thanks to the memory, the lost identity, that is our story, is reconstructed. Science, Technology and Nature allow the man without memory to take possession of scientific knowledge and to emancipate himself from his state. The drama finds its catharsis by taking a moving turn, inspired by the short story Carbon, which lyrically creates a timeless connection between a carbon atom of the smoke of a crematorium and the same atom dwelling in the body of some of us, a poetic parable of a science immersed in the life and history of man.

  • Keywords:
  • Primo Levi,
  • science,
  • technology,
  • nature,
  • memory and history,
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Luigi Dei

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-1654-3603

Luigi Dei is the Rector of the University of Florence. He is a professor of chemistry and an internationally renowned scholar of material chemistry, as well as the author of several scientific publications in international journals. In addition to his research activity, he also dedicates himself to the scientific dissemination and writing of literary texts according to a genre he invented, the 'scientifantasia', where fantasy and imagination are the engine for the communication of true science.
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Book Title

Molecole d'autore in cerca di memoria

Book Subtitle

Dramma scientifico-civile in due atti

Authors

Luigi Dei

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74

Publication Year

2020

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© 2020 Author(s)

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Firenze University Press

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