Thursday, December 18, 2003
Return to the dark tunnel: the writing cure
18 - 12 - 2003
Art and healing are intimately linked in the writing of victims of torture and genocide, says a writer whose practice has been transformed by working with them.
It was the searing experience of Auschwitz that drove the young Primo Levi to write his first book If this is a man. He wrote it directly on his return to his native Italy in 1946, fuelled by the need to bear witness.