Italian Lives Bundle includes Christ Stopped at Eboli by Carlo Levi, A House in the Mountains by Caroline Moorehead and The Little Virtues by Natalia Ginzburg.
Exiled to 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.
A House in the Mountains is the extraordinary story of the courageous women who spearheaded the Italian Resistance during the Second World War. Through the stories of four exceptional women, the resolve, tenacity and, above all, courage of the Italian Resistance is laid bare.
Between 1944 and 1960, Natalia Ginzburg wrote The Little Virtues, a collection of eleven vivid portraits of life that are central to her legacy as one of the greatest Italian writers of the twentieth century. From the Italian countryside, where she and her husband lived in exile under fascist rule, to the melancholy streets of 1960s London, Ginzburg explores loneliness and belonging against the backdrop of post-war Europe.
The book bundle comes beautifully wrapped in brown craft paper and a green Daunt Books ribbon, making it a perfect gift.