Carlo Levi Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)


Arndt, Mari. “Sean O'Faolain and Carlo Levi: Travelling on Different Passports in Southern Italy.” In The Classical World and the Mediterranean, edited by Giuseppe Serpillo and Donatella Badin, pp. 147-51. Cagliari, Italy: Tema, 1996.

Contrasts the descriptions of southern Italy of Levi and the Irish writer Sean O'Faolain.

Basso, Hamilton. “Carlo Levi's Memorable Year.” New Yorker 23, no. 10 (26 April 1947): 91-3.

Positive review of Christ Stopped at Eboli, Basso asserts that “the best thing about Mr. Levi's book, and the thing that gives it enduring value, is the story it has to tell of peasant culture.”

Coleman, John. “Two Italies.” New Statesman 103 (30 April 1982): 28.

Positive review of the cinematic version of Christ Stopped at Eboli.

Guerard, Albert. “Carlo Levi's ‘Theology’.” Nation 170, no. 7 (18 February 1950): 158.

Guerard provides a personal reaction to Of Fear and Freedom, contending that the book “is not communication but communion.”

Pauker, John. Review of Christ Stopped at Eboli, by Carlo Levi. Furioso 3, no. 1 (fall 1947): 79-81.

Favorable review of Christ Stopped at Eboli, Pauker discusses Levi and his work as part of the European tradition.

Simon, John. “Interior Exiles.” National Review 32 (30 May 1980): 672-73.

Favorable assessment of the cinematic adaptation of Christ Stopped at Eboli.

Additional coverage of Levi's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Contemporary Authors, Vols. 53-56, 65-68; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vol. 10; Literature Resource Center; and Reference Guide to World Literature, Ed. 2.