Associazione Fondo Pier Paolo Pasolini, Rome, 1989. Softcover with dust jacket, 335 pp. First Edition. 9.25 x 11.5 inches
Very Good. Moderate wear, mostly along top edge of dust jacket. First few signatures of the book have rolled forward, however they are bound and glued tight. Previous owners name penned to the ffep, else interior is unmarked.
A stunning volume, containing a multitude of material, including Pasolini's own writings, behind-the-scenes photographs, drawings, and film stills. All text in English, a truly one of a kind publication.
Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922 – 1975) was an Italian film director, composer, poet, public intellectual, and provocateur, Pier Paolo Pasolini was a cyclone of vitality, rebellion and, very often, contradictions: a Catholic and Communist; an urban, homosexual defender of traditional agrarian culture; a modernist with an eye to ancient myths. Pasolini created an oeuvre distinguished by an unerring eye for composition and tone and a stylistic fluidity that allowed him to work with equal potency within a variety of filmmaking traditions, from Neorealist-inflected verité to the savagely surrealist. He was an established major figure in European literature and cinematic arts. His brutal murder in 1975 prompted an outcry in Italy and its circumstances continue to be a matter of heated debate