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Pier Paolo Pasolini

Pier Paolo Pasolini

Born in 1922, Pier Paolo Pasolini was a film director, poet, writer and political thinker. Throughout his life he exhibited extraordinary cultural versatility and became a highly controversial figure. While his work remains contentious, since his tragic death in 1975, Pasolini has come to be seen as a visionary thinker and a major figure in Italian literature and art. His Poems were included by Harold Bloom in his bestselling work of literary criticism The Western Canon.

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  • Pasolini does in prose what Giuseppe Gioachino Belli had done in poetry a century before, namely voice society’s dregs in their own distinctive idiom.
    — The Times Literary Suplement, May 18 2017
  • Pier Paolo Pasolini‚Äôs love affair with the city of Rome began in 1950, when he was in his late 20s. He had come there from Casarsa, in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, after a scandal involving three boys in the small town of Ramuscello. His adored, and adoring, mother Susanna...
    — The Guardian, Nov 12 2016
  • Pier Paolo Pasolini is best known now as a filmmaker now and even the subject of a film of his own life. Passolini was one of the leading lights in Italian cinema and also in writing during his time, unfortunately his life was cut short. I am pleased Europa editions had decide...
    — Winstonsdad's Blog, Sep 16 2016
  • Pier Paolo Pasolini is perhaps best known as a film director, but he also wrote a number of novels, as well as poetry and plays. The Street Kids is a new translation, by Anne Goldstein, of his first novel, Ragazza di vita, originally published in 1955 and previously translated...
    — 1streading's Blog, Sep 4 2016

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