Poems Sex death political passion these are the simple objects to which I give my elegiac heart Winner of the first Renato Poggioli William Weaver Award of PEN American CenterPier Paolo Pasolini

  • Title: Poems
  • Author: Pier Paolo Pasolini Luciano Martinengo Norman MacAfee
  • ISBN: 9780374524692
  • Page: 445
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sex, death, political passion, these are the simple objects to which I give my elegiac heart Winner 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 co Sex, death, political passion, these are the simple objects to which I give my elegiac heart Winner 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 Pasolini s exceptional gifts as a poet.

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    1. Pier Paolo Pasolini Luciano Martinengo Norman MacAfee

      Italian director, screen writer, essayist, poet, critic and novelist, was murdered violently in 1975 Pasolini is best known outside Italy for his films, many of which were based on literary sources The Gospel According to Saint Matthew, The Decameron, The Canterbury Tales Pasolini referred himself as a Catholic Marxist and often used shocking juxtapositions of imagery to expose the vapidity of values in modern society His friend, the writer Alberto Moravia, considered him the major Italian poet of the second half of the 20th century.

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    1. Dear friend, to whom I'm writing because you're far away,these are not the kind of things one tells a reader lost in his dreamsthey're the nothings of life only friends can believe - from 'Last Dreams Before Dying'Would you, in death unadorned,have me abandon my desperate passion for being in the world? - 'Ashes of Gramsci'Pier Paolo Pasolini was either murdered by rough trade in a trick gone awry or else assassinated by fascists for speaking dangerous truths to power. Either way seems like a fi [...]


    2. Ridiculed and expelled from the Italian communist party for his outspoken views on homosexuality and the decline of society (although he still lived as a communist until his dying day), apparently murdered while supposedly meeting with a male prostitute (personally I think that stinks) that would lead to many conspiracy theories regarding his death, and cruelly judged for his films that carried more meaning and intellect than the brain dead cinema of today, the irony is that most of the controve [...]


    3. Le centri di GramsciNon é di maggio questa impura ariache il buio giardino stranierofa ancora piú buio, o l'abbagliacon cieche schiaritequesto cielodi bave sopra gli attici gialliniche in semicerchi immensi fanno veloalle curve del Tevere, ai turchinimonti del LazioSpande una mortalepace, disamorata come i nostri destini,Pier Paolo Pasolini1947Gramsci’s AshesIt is not May’s impure airthat darkens this foreign garden to a deeper dark, or the glarethat blinds…this sky, cloud ladenabove the [...]



    4. "Stupendous, miserable/ city, you made me// experience that unknown/ life, you made me discover/ what the world was for everyone."


    5. It's the same old story: traduttore, traditore. I know, I know, it's much easier to rhyme in Italian than English. That still doesn't excuse the would-be translator in my book. Pasolini is considered to be one the most significant post-war Italian poets and, with respect to the political content of his work, is often compared favorably to Brecht. Supposedly at the time of publication many of these poems, in particular "The Ashes of Gramsci," dominated the cafe chatter of the Roman cognoscenti. T [...]


    6. I' sure the poetry loses something in the translation. Found images of youth, family and religion repetitive. Not enough gay content.




    7. A nice collection of works from this Italian, queer, Marxist film-maker and poet. Definitely a departure from 'Salo, or 120 Days in Sodom', but still attempting to address questions about emotions and struggle in the master-slave dialectic.





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