Christ Stopped at Eboli    by Carlo Levi

Christ Stopped at Eboli by Carlo Levi

 

Trade paperback of Time Reading Program Special Edition has bright and tight interior and seemingly never opened. Translated from the Italian by Frances Frenaye.

  • Synopsis

    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.

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