Christ Stopped at Eboli
The Story of a Year
ISBN10: 0374503168 ISBN13: 9780374503161 Contributors: Frenaye, Frances (Translator) Publisher: Noonday Pr Published: Sep 1 1995 Weight: 0.70lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
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.