Michael F. Moore is a translator at the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations.

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The Minefield of Primo Levi: An Exchange

Michael F. Moore, one of the ten translators involved in The Complete Works of Primo Levi, writes, “While I share many of the concerns Parks expresses, his observations are undermined by odd notions about American readers.” Parks responds, “Moore says he shares my concern for ‘exotic renderings of everyday language.’ It’s hard to understand why he’s not with me on this.”