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Christ Stopped at Eboli

The Story of a Year

Carlo Levi; Translated by Frances Frenaye; Introduction by Mark Rotella

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

With his account of his sojourn in the southern Italian region of Basilicata, Carlo Levi undertook to show the reader the Italy usually left out of history and travel books. Now in its seventh decade, Christ Stopped at Eboli remains a classic of its kind—an indelible portrait of a place, its people, and the customs they have fashioned over time. Lewis Gannett (New York Herald Tribune) has praised the prose for its "gray El Greco beauty" and shrewd human insight. "Basilicata—and the rest of southern Italy, for that matter—has changed more in the past sixty years than it had in the previous six centuries," Mark Rotella writes in his introduction, but "Levi's 'story of a year' feels as real and alive today as when he wrote it."

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"[Levi is] a sensitive and gifted writer with a great sense of style." --Alfred Kazin

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  • Carlo Levi; Translated by Frances Frenaye; Introduction by Mark Rotella

  • Carlo Levi (1902-1975) was born in Turin, Italy. He was a writer, journalist, artist, and doctor, whose first documentary novel, Christ Stopped at Eboli (1945), became an international sensation and introduced the trend toward social realism in post-war Italian literature.
  • Mark Rotella © Sigrid Estrada
    Mark Rotella
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Christ Stopped at Eboli

The Story of a Year

Carlo Levi; Translated by Frances Frenaye; Introduction by Mark Rotella

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