Christ Stopped at Eboli, Carlo Levi (Italian Translation by Frances Frenaye). Published by Farrar, Straus and Company, New York, 1947. First English Edition, Second Printing, May 1947. Red cloth boards, gilt spine titles, mapped endpapers. Fading and wear to tail and head of spine; text block is fine without tears, folds or marks.
Dr. Carlo Levi was an anti fascist activist banished by Mussolini to the remote towns of Grassano and Alliano (Basillicata). In his memoir, Levi uses the fictional name of Gagilano for Alliano. “The title of the book comes from an expression by the people of ‘Gagliano’ who say of themselves, ‘Christ stopped short of here, at Eboli’ which means, in effect, that they feel they have been bypassed by Christianity, by morality, by history itself—that they have somehow been excluded from the full human experience”. Italian Title: Cristo Si’è Fermato A Eboli. 002210 $30