Carlo Levi was born in Turin in 1902 and died in Rome in 1975. He was a doctor, painter and politician, as well as a writer. Due to his political activity under the Mussolini regime he suffered several internments in prison and a confinement in southern Italy, between 1935 and 1936, a circumstance that would inspire him Christ stopped in Eboli. After the war he directed in Rome the newspaper L’Italia releases and published, among other works, The clock (1950) of the next appearance in Gadir, Le parole sono pietre (1955) and the future has a cuore antico (1956). He was a senator between 1963 and 1972.