Pier Paolo Pasolini (March 5, 1922 – November 2, 1975) was an Italian film director, poet, writer and intellectual. Pasolini distinguished himself as a poet, journalist, philosopher, linguist, novelist, playwright, filmmaker, newspaper and magazine columnist, actor, painter and political figure. He demonstrated a unique and extraordinary cultural versatility, becoming a highly controversial figure in the process. While his work remains controversial to this day, in the years since his death Pasolini has come to be valued by many as a visionary thinker and a major figure in Italian literature and art. Influential American literary critic Harold Bloom considers Pasolini to be a major European poet and a major voice in 20th-century poetry, including his works in his collection of the Western Canon.

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Pier Paolo Pasolini Poems

Pier Paolo Pasolini Quotes

The power of consumer goods ... has been engendered by the so-called liberal and progressive demands of freedom, and, by appropriating them, has emptied them of their meaning, and changed their nature.
Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975), Italian film director, essayist. repr. In Scritti Corsari (1975). "Sono Contro l'Aborto," Corriere della Sera (Milan, Jan. 19, 1975).
The sexual freedom of today for most people is really only a convention, an obligation, a social duty, a social anxiety, a necessary feature of the consumer's way of life.
Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975), Italian film director, essayist. repr. In Scritti Corsari (1975). "Sono Contro l'Aborto," Corriere della Sera (Milan, January 19, 1975).

Comments about Pier Paolo Pasolini

Prabir Mitra 20 Nov 2019 06:13
Exceptional poet. His poems have the flavour of rural Italy and addresses the common man.
William Sandles 21 Sep 2014 09:57
Pasolini is a wonderful poet. I highly recommend his Roman Poems; as well as his films.