Christ Stopped at Eboli

Christ Stopped at Eboli

Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Literary Biography & Memoir
Paperback Published on: 25/05/2000
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Christ Stopped at Eboli
Fascinating insight
A fascinating and beautifully written account of being in exile in the south of Italy (as an anti-fascist). The local population, their everyday lives and... READ MORE
Caroline

Synopsis

'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
  • ISBN: 9780141183213
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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Christ Stopped at Eboli
An outstanding read.
I bought this to replace the tatty paperback I bought in a charity shop some 20 years, because I re-read it it every couple of years or so.. Quality of pr... READ MORE
Anne Maddox
Christ Stopped at Eboli
A profound and moving classic
I suspect we may have to thank Richard E Grant and his BBC 4 programme Write Around the World for the reprinting of this classic. I was surprised it was ou... READ MORE
Catherine Potter