Christ Stopped at Eboli
Christ Stopped at Eboli
The Story of a Year
Carlo Levi

A genuinely wonderful portrait of a place (southern Italy) and its people: vividly rendered, humane, and surprising. —Recommended by Matt, City Lights Books

It was to Lucania, a desolate land in southern Italy, that Carlo Levi—a doctor, painter, philosopher, and man of letters—was confined as a political prisoner because of his opposition to Italy's Fascist government at the start of the Ethiopian war in 1935. While there, Levi reflected on the harsh landscape and its inhabitants, peasants who lived the same lives their ancestors had, constantly fearing black magic and the near presence of death. In so doing, Levi offered a starkly beautiful and moving account of a place and a people living outside the boundaries of progress and time.

Title Christ Stopped at Eboli
Subtitle The Story of a Year
Author Carlo Levi
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Title First Published 28 January 2006
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 272 p.
ISBN-10 0374530092
ISBN-13 9780374530099
Publication Date 28 January 2006
Main content page count 272
Weight 16 oz.

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