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

Armando Maggi

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226501345
eISBN:
9780226501369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501369.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

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 ... More


Seizures of Chance: Paulinist Agencies in Neocapitalist Contexts

Ward Blanton

in A Materialism for the Masses: Saint Paul and the Philosophy of Undying Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166911
eISBN:
9780231536455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166911.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores temporality and analogical potentials in Pier Paolo Pasolini's screenplay about Saint Paul. Focusinng on Pasolini's novel, Petrolio, it asks what codes eventally emerge into ... More


Introduction: Sodom, Its Inhabitants, and Its Language in Pasolini's Final Works

Armando Maggi

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226501345
eISBN:
9780226501369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501369.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book shows how Sodom and its practice against nature dominate the last phase of Pier Paolo Pasolini's poetics. The screenplay Saint Paul, the scenario Porn-Theo-Colossal, the novel Petrolio, and ... More


“A Diluted Reel of Film in My Brain”: To Preach a New “Word of Abjuration” in Petrolio

Armando Maggi

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226501345
eISBN:
9780226501369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501369.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes the theme of form, which Pasolini identifies as the foundation of his novel, Petrolio. The author's initial claim that Petrolio is less about a plot than about the birth of a ... More


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