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Poems Pier Paolo Pasolini

Poems

Pier Paolo Pasolini

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ISBN : 9780374524692
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231 pages
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Sex, death, political passion, these are the simple objects to which I give my elegiac heartWinner of the first Renato Poggioli/William Weaver Award of PEN American CenterPier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975), who is best known in this country as anMoreSex, death, political passion, these are the simple objects to which I give my elegiac heartWinner of the first Renato Poggioli/William Weaver Award of PEN American CenterPier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975), who is best known in this country as an inspired filmmaker, was also the most outspoken and original Italian writer of his generation, the author of distinguished and controversial novels and plays, political and literary criticism, and, above all, poetry. His poems are widely considered the most important contribution to Italian literature since Montale and, along with the work of Brecht and Neruda, represent the most powerful political poetry of the century. This dual-language book presents his major poems as well as an autobiographical essay, which together make for an outstanding introduction to Pasolinis exceptional gifts as a poet.