The Selected Poetry of Pier Paolo Pasolini

Publisher: Chicago

Year: 2014

Format: Hardcover

Edition: First

Condition: New

Edited and Translated by Stephen Sartarelli

Most people outside Italy only know Pier Paolo Pasolini for his films, many of which began as literary works – Arabian Nights, The Gospel According to Matthew, The Decameron, and The Canterbury Tales among them. What most people are not aware of is that he was primarily a poet, publishing nineteen books of poems during his lifetime. In this volume, Stephen Sartarelli gives English-language readers a diverse introduction to Pasolini's verse, which ranged from short lyrics to longer poems and extended sequences, and whose themes ran not only to the moral, spiritual, and social spheres but also to the aesthetic and sexual. Pasolini was “a poet of the cinema,” as James Ivory says in the book’s foreword, who “left a trove of words on paper that can live on as the fast-deteriorating images he created on celluloid cannot.”

Tags: Pasolini, Poetry


  • The Selected Poetry of Pier Paolo Pasolini
  • The Selected Poetry of Pier Paolo Pasolini