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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

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