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The Resurrection of the Body
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The Resurrection of the Body: Pier Paolo Pasolini from Saint Paul to Sade

Armando Maggi

Abstract

Italian novelist, poet, and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini was brutally killed in Rome in 1975, a macabre end to a career that often explored humanity's capacity for violence and cruelty. Along with the mystery of his murderer's identity, Pasolini left behind a controversial but acclaimed oeuvre as well as a final quartet of beguiling projects that signaled a radical change in his aesthetics and view of reality. This book is an interpretation of these final works: the screenplay Saint Paul, the scenario for Porn-Theo-Colossal, the immense and unfinished novel Petrolio, and his notorious final f ... More

Keywords: Pier Paolo Pasolini, Rome, violence, cruelty, Saint Paul, Porn-Theo-Colossal, Petrolio, Marquis de Sade, sodomy, Western society

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780226501345
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226501369.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Armando Maggi, author