Christ Stopped At Eboli: The Story Of A Year (FSG Classics)
Christ Stopped at Eboli: The Story of a Year (FSG Classics)
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.
“[Levi is] a sensitive and gifted writer with a great sense of style.” ―Alfred Kazin
Text: English, Italian (translation)
From the Back Cover
A sensitive and gifted writer with a great sense of style.... Perhaps the best thing in his book is the detachment by which he avoids sentimentalizing the peasants and at the same time renders their undestroyed feelings for human values. --Alfred Kazin, New York Herald Tribune Book Review
The present translation by Frances Frenaye suggests...