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مسیح هرگز به اینجا نرسید

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داستان درباره اقامت یک پزشک تبعیدی در روستایی دورافتاده به نام «گالیانو» در جنوب ایتالیا است. لوی، پزشک و نقّاشی بوده ساکن نواحی شمال ایتالیا، که در آن زمان به دلایل سیاسی به نواحی جنوبی تبعید میشود نخست به روستایی به نام «گراسّانو» و سپس به «گالیانو» در همان حوالی روستایی به نام «ابولی» که ساکنانش از ظلم و ستم و محرومیت رنج میبرند. پزشک با ورود به این روستا با ماجراهای مخ ...more
Paperback, چاپ نخست, 284 pages
Published 2004 by هرمس (first published 1945)
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Laura
Nov 24, 2007 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You know how once in a while you run into a book that's so good you don't want it to end, so you draw read it very slowly, drawing it out? For me, this was one of those books.

Christ Stopped at Eboli is the story of Levi's year living in Basilicata, in the south of Italy, where Mussolini exiled him for anti-Fascist activities. Levi, who was a doctor by training but a painter by trade, lived among a population mostly composed of peasants, along with a few run-of-the-mill bureaucrats. The book is a
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K.D. Absolutely
Feb 06, 2010 K.D. Absolutely rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to K.D. by: 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (2006-2010)
Shelves: 1001-core
A wonderfully written book about the sorry condition in Southern Italy before the onset of WWII by an anti-fascist Italian writer, journalist, artist and doctor, Carlo Levi (1902-1975). This is the type of book that you tend to hold on to each word because the writing is so beautiful that you would not want the story to end. Adding to this is the fact that this novel or memoir was actually written as a protest to Benito "Il Duce" Mussolini's (1883-1945) government.

The title refers to the what th
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Anna [Floanne]
May 13, 2014 Anna [Floanne] rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Anna [Floanne] by: Auntie Pam
Shelves: _italia, classics, dorfles
Una scrittura fuori dal tempo, la cui bellezza non invecchia mai.
Evan
"Nothing had ever come [from Rome] but the tax collector and speeches over the radio."

In Christ Stopped at Eboli, Carlo Levi describes a place that time forgot as beautifully as one could possibly describe such a place; a place so misbegotten and forlorn and godless that Christ himself, so the legend went, stopped at another town and came no further. Levi is the nominal protagonist of the book, since this is his memoir of one-year in 1935-1936 in Aliano, Italy, (renamed Gagliano in the book) as
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Jan-Maat
Christ stopped at Eboli, down on the coast, up the in the hills the world remains pre-Christian. This is the author's account of life in one of those hill villages while in internal exile under the fascists.

Levi presents most of the villagers as being so isolated from the mainstream of Italian culture that they have a pre-christian or pagan mentality or weltanschauung. For example at Christmas the poor people give presents to the rich - unlike in the Bible story were the Kings give presents to t
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Elizabeth
Feb 02, 2009 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think this might be the perfect memoir. Soulful, poetic, and in the end so rarely about the author himself. With an anthropological eye he examines the many facets of the "exotic" land to which he has been exiled--southern Italy in 1935: preChristian, he calls it, feudal. Caveat: There is much to discuss and argue about in this book, not the least of which is his pronouncement of his Gramscian political solutions to the endemic poverty he discovers in Lucania, in the second to last chapter of ...more
Buck
I “know” Italian in the same way I “know” how to cook, throw a punch or pleasure a woman orally. Meaning, I get by, but the results are not always flattering to my self-esteem. Which is why it’s taken me three months to read the first half of Levi’s charming little memoir. And now the library wants it back. Christ stopped at Eboli; Buck stopped on page 150. We’re both slackers.

I think I might love this book, though. We’ve agreed to meet at the train station in Vienna in six months.
Tom Tabasco
May 12, 2013 Tom Tabasco rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Carlo Levi was sent in exile to a Southern Italian village (current name Aliano) in the mid 1930's as a political prisoner because of his anti-fascism. This book is his recollection of one of the three years he spent there. 

The village is very small, isolated, and ridden with misery and illness. What could have been a dreadfully boring memoir becomes a beautiful, poetic work of art under the artistic sensitivity of Mr Levi's pen. 

What gives the book a true soul, and really elevates it, is the de
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Frahorus
L'intellettuale torinese Carlo Levi, convinto antifascista, viene messo al confino in Lucania. Siamo nel 1935. Qui, nel paese di Aliano, scoprirà l'umanità contadina del mezzogiorno, vivrà con una popolazione da sempre vissuta ai margini della storia, dimenticata e rimasta sepolta per millenni sotto il peso dell'ingiustizia sociale e dell'indifferenza politica.
"- Noi non siamo cristiani, - essi dicono, - Cristo si è fermato a Eboli - . Cristiano vuol dire, nel loro linguaggio, uomo... [...] Noi
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Dhanaraj Rajan
Let me state the verdict first: A fantastic read.

This book is supposed to be a memoir. But each chapter can be read as a short story. Carlo Levi was sent to a village in the southern most tip of Italy as a political prisoner in the years 1935 - 1936. His crime was being against the Fascist regime. Being a man from North Italy (Turin) the life in the south Italy was a different experience. And later he narrated his life in south Italy in writing and that has become a masterpiece. And I too agree
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Ellie
Christ Stopped at Eboli: The Story of a Year is book that is difficult to classify. It is the story, novelized but real, of author Carlo Levi, a non-practicing doctor and full-time painter who was an Italian political prisoner, sent by the fascist government in power at that time to Gagliano, a village in the poverty-stricken area of southern Italy where the peasants are starving (although taxed non-the-less) and the countryside is bleak beyond belief. Levi, a painter, renders the stark landscap ...more
Bfisher
Sep 28, 2015 Bfisher rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: literature
I had been meaning to read this book ever since I read Paul Theroux's The Pillars of Hercules about twenty years ago, where Theroux described his visit to the village where Levi had been exiled, and which Levi had memorialized in Christ Stopped At Eboli.

This is a wonderful story of how often so little really changes in the countryside, especially the relationships between the peasants and their would-be rulers. It also has quite a bit to say about the often pointless oppressions of the modern st
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Andrei Tamaş
Descrierea exilului unui doctor în timpul Italiei fasciste. Narațiune la persoana I. Dialogul lipsește aproape cu desăvârșire, fiind deci o confesiune lăuntrică. Din această confesiune nu se înțelege însă caracterul anti-fascist al naratorului (căci mă gândesc că așa ar trebui să fie). Conchid că nu vrea să ofere cititorului decât o morală conform căreia nu te poți împotrivi niciunui regim politic totalitar, fiind nevoit să îl accepți și -ca remediu- să admiri frumusețea rustica a naturii, asta ...more
Emily
Συλλεκτικό, αγαπημένο βιβλίο με εξαιρετική μετάφραση από τη Ρίτα Μπούμη Παππά.
Αναγνωστική απόλαυση.
Moshtagh ghurdarvazi
Jan 06, 2016 Moshtagh ghurdarvazi rated it it was amazing
کتاب مسیح هرگز به اینجا نرید یا میح در ابولی متوقف مان کتابیت راوی گونه از اقامت تقریبا دو ساله ی یک پزشک و نقاش و روشنفکر و مبارز ضد فاشیست در تبعید

کتاب ماجراهای مردم بخشی ک شخص نقاش در ان بسر میبرد را نقل میکند و به زیبایی و شیوایی مردم ساده دل روستا را به تصویر میکشد مردمی روستایی ساده مصیبت زده و تحت سلطه نظام فئودالی و بورژوازی دهه 20 و 30 ایتالیا

در فصول پایانی کتاب شاهد راهکارهایی هستیم که شخص نویسنده انهارا راهکارهایی برای نجات از فاشیست میداند
نکته حائز اهمیت نگاه تیز بین و طنز لطیف و دق
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LauraT
Sep 26, 2016 LauraT rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Capolavoro assoluto della letteratura Italiana, non capisco come si potesse pensare - quend'erme giovani! - di farlo leggere ai ragazzi delle medie. E' di un tale spessore che ci vogliono anni di letture per apprezzarlo - e non credo di averlo neanche fatto a pieno ...
John David
This book was recommended to me probably eight years ago by a delightful old woman who worked with me by the name of Eleanor Jordan. I’d never heard of the book before, and didn’t think much of it for several years. One day, I saw it while browsing, picked it up, and just recently decided to read it, intermittently thinking of Eleanor. The title combined with the brief content summary she provided me prompted me to ask, “What is it? Fiction? A travel guide?” She just answered with her usual cand ...more
Susan Tekulve
Aug 08, 2012 Susan Tekulve rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is mesmerizing and beautifully written. This is a memoir that recounts Levi's time as a political prisoner of the Fascist regime in Italy, in 1935. Instead of sending him to prison, the Fascist government sent him to a remote village in Apulia, Italy. (If you think of Italy as a boot, then Apulia is at the heel of the boot) Levi's account is nonfiction, but this region of Italy was so remote, so starkly beautiful at this time, that it's hard for a modern traveler of Italy to imagine th ...more
Ahmad Sharabiani
569. Christ Stopped at Eboli – Carlo Levi
آنها میگویند: «ما مسیحی نیستم. مسیح در ابولی متوقف ماند.» مسیحی در زبان آنها یعنی آدم. و جمله ضربالمثلگونهای را که بارها شنیدهام تکرار میکنند که شاید چیزی بیش از بیان یک احساس ناامیدانه ناشی از حقارت نیست. «ما مسیحی نیستم، آدم نیستم، آدم به حساب نیامدیم، بلکه حیوان، حیوان بارکش و حتی بدتر از حیواناتیم.» لوی در این کتاب با زبانی روان و گاه طنزآمیز به شیوه خاطرهنگاری و با جهشهای زمانی بدون تقدم و تاخر وقایع، داستان خود را به پیش میبرد و فضای نه چندان بانشاط
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Federico Galli
Oct 16, 2016 Federico Galli rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Levi è nel cielo fra i grandi della letteratura italiana novecentesca, un'analisi lucida del meridione in epoca fascista e un racconto della memoria scritto magnificamente. A tratti toccante, un libro che disseta per la bellezza della prosa e per Levi stesso, a cui stringerei volentieri la mano.
“Corazzati dunque di silenzio e di pazienza, taciturni ed impenetrabili, quei pochi contadini che non erano riusciti a fuggire nei campi stavano sulla piazza, all'adunata; ed era come se non udissero le f
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A.
Jun 28, 2015 A. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
kaç yıldır elimde olan fuarda dikkatimi çeken bir kitapti. kapağının sadeligine kadar cevirenin Sabahattin Eyüpoğlu olmasına kadar dikkatimi çekmişti, okumak bu sene nasip oldu da yavaş ilerleyen bir kitapti, çok ama kitaptaki kahramanın bence tam olarak iç bunalımı anlatılmamış sanki yüzeysel geçilmiş daha çok olay üstüne odaklanılmış ben daha çok kişi üzerinde durulmasından yana olurdum burada ne olursa olsun yalnızlıkla bütünleşmiş kendi istekleri doğrultusunda yaşayamayan bir Carlo var çünkü ...more
Jeanette
Jan 07, 2014 Jeanette rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So deep and poignant that this novel has stayed with me for decades. Somehow it encompasses the cores of Italian culture and values in one way- in its very base dichotomy. Especially during this time when that exact specific quality becomes so often conflicted, individually and in economic group, with the oppressive politico. Characterizations are supreme in this work. Locale feel superb.
Candace Dempsey
A classic book about a part of Italy that few foreigners ever visit. I had put off reading it for years, thinking it would be depressing. But I loved every word. Carlo Levi was a doctor, a painter, a political activist and a smart, witty man. His portrait of peasants "so far from god" is as heartbreaking as it is fascinating. One of the best books I've read in years.
Vanni Santoni
Jan 22, 2011 Vanni Santoni rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ecco un altro libro che al liceo avevo schivato accuratamente reputandolo una palla e ovviamente mi sbagliavo di grosso. Si tratta di un capolavoro clamoroso (e per nulla palloso), inutile spendere altre parole...
Elaine
Feb 11, 2011 Elaine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011, italian
Molto interessante -- ho riconosciuto tante volte il sud dove ho vissuto pochi anni fa....
Roberta
May 10, 2015 Roberta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Il romanzo è sempre bellissimo, ma gli audiobook non mi piacciono.
Ferda Nihat Koksoy
Jan 30, 2014 Ferda Nihat Koksoy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novel
İSA BU KÖYE UĞRAMADI
CARLO LEVI, Hekim-Yazar-Ressam-Senatör, ITA-1945, TR-1961 (2009-Baskısı), Helikopter Yayın, Çeviren: Sabahattin Eyüboğlu (I. Calvino ve J.P. Sartre'ın Önsözleri ile), 224 sf.

**...büyülü hava, ulvi bir dille yazılması, ...anımsatıcı işlevi ve yalnızlığı, kitabın en belirgin özellikleridir. ...Onun yazısı, temsil ettiklerine, sunduklarına duyduğu sadakatin ve dünyayla arasındaki aşk dolu bu bağın saf bir aracıdır (I.Calvino).
**...yaşanmışın her türlü insani formunu büyük bir a
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Steve
Aug 17, 2012 Steve rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Peasant women dressed in black, the gentry's ceaseless hatred of one another, an imbalance of the sexes due to emigration and war, magic in the form of sprites and gnomes, our unconscious worship of the state and the peasants' complete dissociation from it, from 'those fellows in Rome'... Carlo Levi's book on an isolated corner of southern Italy to which he was exiled (!) as an anti-Fascist in 1935-36 is a strangely seductive piece of writing on a seemingly dreary subject. His patient reflection ...more
Amy
Apr 09, 2012 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Christ Stopped at Eboli is the memoir of one remarkable man's experience in fascist Italy. Carlo Levi: painter, writer, activist,philosopher, and writer. He is all and more in this facinating volume.
Though I began this book with the languor of any student facing a particularly tiresome school project, I found it to be really good. Carlo Levi talks about life in forgotten villages of Italy, with their pseudo-gentry and peasants. It is about as far away from 21st century America as you can get,
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Kristyn Conner
This book has sat on my bookshelf for a total of two years, and its purchase was, for the most part, an initial disappointment. It was supposed to be one of the required readings for a European Trans-nationalism class that I was destined to take, but with only two days until the commencement of classes, the professor packed his things and jetted off to Sweden for an entire year. I never really got around to returning any of the novels, and thus they've been sitting there despairingly, collecting ...more
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Carlo Levi was an Italian-Jewish painter, writer, activist, anti-fascist, and doctor.
He is best known for his book, Cristo si è fermato a Eboli (Christ Stopped at Eboli), published in 1945; a memoir of his time spent in exile in Lucania, Italy, after being arrested in connection with his political activism. In 1979, the book became the basis of a movie of the same name, directed by Francesco Rosi.
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“The greatest travelers have not gone beyond the limits of their own world; they have trodden the paths of their own souls, of good and evil, of morality and redemption.” 2 likes
“L'altra parola, che ritorna sempre nei discorsi è crai, il cras latino, domani. Tutto quello che si aspetta, che deve arrivare, che deve essere fatto o mutato, è crai.
Ma crai significa mai.”
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