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Molecole d'autore in cerca di memoria

Dramma scientifico-civile in due atti
  • Luigi Dei,

Based loosely on Primo Levi's Il Sistema Periodico, the play is set in a Fahrenheit 451 scenario. In this world without either books or memory, a man of the street arrives with a bundle of not easily decipherable papers: with the help of the narrative voice, of his friends – Science, Technology and Nature – and of two actors at length off-stage, Primo and his friend Alberto, the man succeeds in reconstructing the episode of the story Cerio. Through memory he thus reconstructs the lost identity, that is our history. Science, Technology and Nature allow the man without memory to master scientific knowledge and free himself from his state. The drama finds its catharsis in a poignant passage, inspired by the story Carbonio, which lyrically sets up a temporal link between an atom of carbon from the smoke of a crematorium and the same dwelling within the body of each one of us: a poetic parabola of a science immersed in the life and history of man.

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Luigi Dei

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

Luigi Dei, an internationally-acclaimed scholar of materials science at the "Ugo Schiff" Department of Chemistry, teaches chemistry in the Faculty of Science of the University of Florence. He has published numerous scientific articles in international journals and deals also with scientific education and the question of the relations between science, art and literature. In this context, his recent conference-performence "La scienza racconta il Bolero di Ravel" was particularly brilliant.
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Book Title

Molecole d'autore in cerca di memoria

Book Subtitle

Dramma scientifico-civile in due atti

Authors

Luigi Dei

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

64

Publication Year

2011

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© 2011 Author(s)

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CC BY-ND 3.0 IT

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CC0 1.0

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/978-88-6655-029-7

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978-88-6655-026-6

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978-88-6655-029-7

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978-88-6655-031-0

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978-88-9273-630-6

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TITOLO FUORI COLLANA

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'Voci dal mondo per Primo Levi. In memoria, per la memoria'
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  • Aula Magna dell'Università degli Studi di Firenze Piazza San Marco, 4 - Firenze
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