This selection of Levi’s journalism, both topical and impressionistic, offers a personal response to a vast and diverse country. With his typically perceptive insights, Levi writes evocatively on his impressions of India and his varied experiences: his meeting with Pandit Nehru; his reactions to the marketplace at Old Delhi; his visit to a poets’ conference; and his impressions of the Ganges.This is a fascinating new addition to the tradition of Western writing on India, from the author of Christ Stopped at Eboli.
During his lifetime, Carlo Levi distinguished himself as both a doctor, and as a painter and writer. His documentary novel, Chirst Stopped at Eboli, became an international sensation and introduced the trend towards social realism in post-war Italian literature. Although he was exiled as a young man for anti-Fascist activity, in later life he won a place in the Italian senate, and his commitment to social and political issues pervades his work as a writer.
Month: March 2010.