Roman Poems

Pier Paolo Pasolini


City Lights Books, San Francisco, 1986. First edition in softcover, 145pp., 5 x 6.25 inches

Near Fine. Mild toning and edge wear. 

Collection of Pasolini's poetry, some of the most important of the second half of the 20th century, according to the introduction by Alberto Moravia. Illustrated with five black and white photographs. Text in Italian with facing English. 

"Pasolini is a civil poet. But I must warn you at once that a civil poet doesn't mean to me an official, celebrated, rhetorical poet... But rather a poet who sees his native land in a way that the powerful of the country do not and cannot see it." Moravia