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Fear of Freedom: With the Essay Fear of Painting

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Carlo Levi was a painter, writer, and antifascist Italian from a Jewish family, and his political activism forced him into exile for most of the Second World War. While in exile, he wrote "Christ Stopped at Eboli," a memoir, and "Fear of Freedom," a philosophical meditation on humanity's flight from moral and spiritual autonomy and our resulting loss of self and creativity ...more
Paperback, 103 pages
Published April 2nd 2008 by Columbia University Press (first published 1946)
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Bearing in mind the time, place, and circumstances in which Levi composed this petite volume, and most importantly its original intended audience--himself alone--it becomes easy to understand his deviation from the style in which he wrote "Christ Stopped at Eboli." This book is highly metaphysical, wonderfully poetic and expressive.

I was fascinated, however unsurprised, by his thoughts on religion, spirituality, myths, and sacred history. I think I would expect nothing less complicated from a h
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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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