Pasolini Requiem by Barth David Schwartz

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An incisive portrait of the Italian cinematic and literary genius traces the career of Pier Paolo Pasolini from his childhood, through his development as an artist, to his 1975 murder--allegedly at the hands of a young male prostitute.
 

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Published November 17, 1992 by Pantheon. 785 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-75) was a loose cannon even among his chosen brotherhood of gays: Though daily he played his homosexuality out to its most dangerous limit, he fought against gay rights, saying that to give gays political strength is to castrate their nonconformity and weaken their need ...

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Schwartz examines the life of late Italian filmmaker Pasolini in this detailed, ambitious biography.

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Grand in scope and rich in detail, this ambitious biography reconstructs the turbulent life and times of Pier Paolo Pasolini, the Italian novelist (A Violent Life), poet and filmmaker who continually jousted with society's conventions.

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