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Christ Stopped at Eboli
  • ISBN: 9780141183213
  • Pages: 256
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Binding: Paperback

Christ Stopped at Eboli

Carlo Levi
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‘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.



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