Paperback. Pub Date: 2000 Pages: 256 Publisher: Penguin Classics 'We're not Christians Christ stopped short of here at Eboli.' Exiled to the a Remote and Barren corner. of Italy for his opposition to Mussolini. Carlo Levi entered a world cut off from history and the state. hedged in by custom and sorrow. without comfort or solace. where. eternally patient. the peasants lived in an age-old stillness and in the presence of death - for Christ did stop at Eboli .