A searing account of the author’s exile in remote Eboli in Southern Italy, this memoir is a powerful polemic against fascism and the calculated impoverishment of the peasantry during Mussolini’s regime. Heartrending and angry, yet with a beautifully cultivated sense of time and place, this is a book that deserves to be read.
'We're not Christians, Christ stopped short of here, at Eboli.'
Exiled to a remote and barren corner of Italy for his opposition to Mussolini, Carlo Levi entered a world cut off from history and the state, hedged in by custom and sorrow, without comfort or solace, where, eternally patient, the peasants lived in an age-old stillness and in the presence of death - for Christ did stop at Eboli.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 191 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm
'[Levi is] a sensitive and gifted writer with a great sense of style.' - Alfred Kazin
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