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Carlo Levi (1902–1975)

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Carlo Levi was born in Turin, Italy, on November 29, 1902, one of the children of Ercole and Annetta (Treves) Levi. Levi's father was a merchant who also enjoyed painting, and Carlo Levi himself became well-known for his landscapes, still lifes, and portraits. Levi valued his artistry at least as näytä lisää much as his writing, and his paintings have retained their value. Levi originally pursued a career in medicine, receiving an M.D. degree in 1924 from the University of Turin. He painted and performed medical research, but he also became involved in anti-Fascist activities in opposition to Benito Mussolini's government, and he was jailed repeatedly during the 1930s and 1940s. His imprisonment in the malaria-stricken southern Italian town of Gagliano greatly influenced Levi's later life. While treating the impoverished and ill citizens, he felt extreme pity, and the time spent in Gagliano led to his most famous work, Christ Stopped at Eboli (1945). This literary work won the Arianna Mondadori del Corniere Lombardo Prize. Levi also published the political/philosophical Of Fear and Freedom (1948), along with the novel The Watch (1948); and several authentic travel books on the cultures of the Soviet Union, Germany, Sardinia, and Sicily. Carlo Levi's frequent depiction of owls would become his artistic symbol. He died in Rome on Jan. 4, 1975. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Jumalan selän takana (1945) 2,003 kappaletta
The Watch (1950) 113 kappaletta
Paura della libertà (1950) 29 kappaletta
Tutto il miele è finito (1964) 23 kappaletta
Il futuro ha un cuore antico (1956) 18 kappaletta
Essays on India (2008) 17 kappaletta
La doppia notte dei tigli (1975) 15 kappaletta
Quaderno a cancelli (2020) 13 kappaletta
Italiaanse verhalen (1961) 10 kappaletta
Scritti politici (2001) 9 kappaletta
Eternal Italy (1960) 4 kappaletta
Coraggio dei miti (1975) 3 kappaletta
Discorsi parlamentari (2003) 2 kappaletta
Poesie (2008) 1 kappale
Levi Carlo 1 kappale
Le tracce della memoria (2002) 1 kappale

Associated Works

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Open city : seven writers in postwar Rome (1999) — Avustaja — 48 kappaletta
Christ Stopped at Eboli [1979 film] (1979) — Original book — 30 kappaletta
Modern Italian Short Stories (1954) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta
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Kanoninen nimi
Levi, Carlo
Syntymäaika
1902-11-29
Kuolinaika
1975-01-04
Hautapaikka
Aliano
Sukupuoli
male
Kansalaisuus
Italy
Syntymäpaikka
Turin, Italy
Kuolinpaikka
Rome, Italy
Asuinpaikat
Turin, Italy
Paris, France
Rome, Italy
Koulutus
University of Turin
Ammatit
physician
politician
painter
journalist
Suhteet
Segre Giorgi, Giuliana (cousin)
Organisaatiot
Italian Senate
Italian Communist Party
Giustizia e Libertà
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Carlo Levi was born to a prosperous Italian-Jewish family in Turin. Although he earned a medical degree from the University of Turin, he never practiced medicine. He served as an assistant to a professor at Turin University's clinic while painting and writing. He went to live and study in Paris, where he mingled with many notable artists. Back in Italy, he helped found the anti-fascist Giustizia e Libertà movement and directed the underground publication Lotta politica. In 1935-1936, Levi was forced by Mussolini's government into internal exile southern province of Lucania. Out of this experience he wrote his first book, Christ Stopped at Eboli, published in 1945. He was elected to the Italian Senate in 1963 and served on the Communist ticket for two terms.

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A well observed and beautifully told description of the poorest region of Italy during the 1930s. His assessment at the end is brilliant. I don't know much about Italy, and I wonder if and how that region has changed. This is a truly beautiful book.
 
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dvoratreis | 41 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 22, 2024 |
It seems that the people of Gagliano do not have a burning hatred for fascism or even a tone of resentment towards it. Rather, they seem to be indifferent to, and accepting of, the conditions under which they live. Fascism to them is just another in a string of ideologies that Rome has embraced and that, in the long run, will likely not have much of an effect on their lives. In fact, the author points out that the people of the region have had similar reactions to all of the political systems that have been forced upon them at various times. The State as an institution is foreign to the citizens of Gagliano, explains Levi, who himself is an anarchist. The people feel forgotten but are accepting of that fate. They have never been a part of history, so they look at themselves as being excluded from the history of mankind.… (lisätietoja)
 
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ItalCulturalCenter | 41 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 6, 2023 |
Cristo si è fermato a Eboli è il romanzo autobiografico di una persona curiosa. Mandato al confino dal regime fascista, Carlo Levi si ritrova, nel 1935, nel paesino di Aliano (Gagliano nel romanzo, secondo l'uso locale). Pur non essendo un diario, ma l'elaborazione di una passata esperienza, nel suo romanzo, Levi parla del suo sconforto nell'essere lontano dagli affetti, ma ben presto la sua attenzione si sposta sugli abitanti di quello strano mondo arcaico, nel quale si trova suo malgrado a vivere.

Tramite una grande carica di umanità, Levi entra in contatto con gli umili di Aliano, con coloro che vedono in lui un'altra vittima dei potenti di Roma, visti come la quintessenza dei prevaricatori della povera gente. Con il suo acuto spirito d'osservazione, Levi ricostruisce la quotidianità degli abitanti di Aliano, il loro essere ancora legati alla propria terra nella maniera più viscerale possibile. Vivendo ad Aliano, Levi fa un'analisi delle radici della questione meridionale che dovremmo tener ben presente ancora oggi.

E, forse complice il suo essere pittore, l'autore dipinge con le parole scenari dalla potente forza evocativa: leggendo, vi troverete immersi nella campagna lucana, tra le strade di Aliano, nella casa dell'autore con la sua domestica, Giulia, una strega, cioè l'unico “tipo” di donna che possa entrare nella casa di un uomo solo.
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lasiepedimore | 41 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 30, 2023 |
Lo sforzo di adattarsi per capire, il rispetto, una potente sospensione di giudizio che non si fa limitare da prospettive scientifiche. C'è molto da imparare, qui, di Storia, Sociologia, folklore, ...

Ma per tutto l'impegno (o forse proprio per quello), e nonostante l'ultimo capitolo, si termina con la tristezza addosso, e la sfiducia, in fondo, che qualcosa si possa fare.
 
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kenshin79 | 41 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 25, 2023 |

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