Carlo Levi

Carlo Levi was an Italian writer, painter, and political activist, best known for his book 'Christ Stopped at Eboli,' which describes his exile in a remote southern Italian village during the Fascist regime.


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  1. 1. Christ Stopped at Eboli: The Story of a Year

    The book is a memoir about the author's year of exile in a remote region of southern Italy during the fascist regime. It depicts the harsh living conditions, poverty, and backwardness of the area, where the peasants' lives are ruled by superstition and tradition. Despite the difficulties, the author finds beauty and dignity in the people and their way of life, and he paints a vivid picture of their culture, beliefs, and struggles. The title refers to the locals' belief that they have been forgotten by modernity and even by God.

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