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In the south of Italy, between Apulia and Calabria, lies a land that is barren, desolate, and malarial, where the peasants live out their existence in poverty and in the presence of death. it was here in primitive Lucania, at the start of the Ethiopian war (19350, that Carlo Levi, doctor, painter, philosopher, and man of letters, was confined as a political prisoner because of his uncompromising opposition to Fascism. Christ Stopped at Eboli is Levi's classic, starkly beautiful account of a place beyond hope and a people abandoned by history.

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In the south of Italy, between Apulia and Calabria, lies a barren, desolate, and malarial land where the peasants Live out their existence in poverty and in the presence of death. It was here, in primitive Lucania, at the start of the Ethiopian war (1935), that Carte Levi — doctor, painter, philosopher, and man of letters — was confined as a political prisoner because of his uncompromising opposition to Fascism. As a doctor, he was able to come close to the peasants suffering. With a painter's eye he saw the grotesqueness, beauty, and the stubborn grandeur of their land. As a man of understanding, he was patient with their foibles, sympathetic with their legends, wisely human and deeply sensitive.

This classic, starkly beautiful memoir — part diary, part political essay, part social documentary — is the story of the year Levi spent in Lucania and of the people who became his friends.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374503161
Subtitle:
The Story of a Year
Translator:
Frenaye, Frances
Author:
Levi, Carlo
Author:
Frenaye, Frances
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Location:
New York
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Sociology, anthropology and archaeology
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Journeys
Subject:
Lucania
Subject:
Basilicata (Italy) Social life and customs.
Subject:
Basilicata
Series Volume:
GL-79-21
Publication Date:
19470101
Binding:
TP
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.19x5.49x.77 in. .72 lbs.

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Product details 272 pages MACMILLAN PUBLISHING SERVICES - English 9780374503161 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In the south of Italy, between Apulia and Calabria, lies a barren, desolate, and malarial land where the peasants Live out their existence in poverty and in the presence of death. It was here, in primitive Lucania, at the start of the Ethiopian war (1935), that Carte Levi — doctor, painter, philosopher, and man of letters — was confined as a political prisoner because of his uncompromising opposition to Fascism. As a doctor, he was able to come close to the peasants suffering. With a painter's eye he saw the grotesqueness, beauty, and the stubborn grandeur of their land. As a man of understanding, he was patient with their foibles, sympathetic with their legends, wisely human and deeply sensitive.

This classic, starkly beautiful memoir — part diary, part political essay, part social documentary — is the story of the year Levi spent in Lucania and of the people who became his friends.

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