Carlo Levi


Born
in Turin, Italy
November 29, 1902

Died
January 04, 1975


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. Lucania, now called Basilicata, is historically one of the poorest and most backward regions of the impoverished Italian south. Levi's lucid, non-ideological and sympathetic description of the daily hardships experienced by the local peasants helped to propel the "Problem of the South" into national discourse after the end of the World War II.

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Christ Stopped at Eboli: Th...

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Words are Stones: Impressio...

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Fleeting Rome: In Search of...

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The Watch: A Novel

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Tutto il miele è finito

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Essays on India

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A Dupla Noite das Tílias

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Il futuro ha un cuore antic...

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“The future has an ancient heart.”
Carlo Levi

“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.”
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“Il Futuro ha un Cuore Antico”
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