Petrolio by Pier Paolo Pasolini
A novel

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An unfinished novel by the murdered Italian author and filmmaker focuses on Carlo, a left-wing Italian Catholic working for the state-controlled oil company, a man who becomes obsessed with satisfying his perverse, insatiable sexual passions.
 

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Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975) was a major cultural figure in post-WW2 Italy, well-known as a poet, novelist, communist intellectual, and filmmaker. Controversial and openly homosexual, Pasolini was brutally murdered at the age of 53. Ann Goldstein is the award-winning translator of fifteen books. She is an editor at The New Yorker magazine.
 
Published May 12, 1997 by Secker & Warburg. 400 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This uncompleted ""novel"" found after his death is in fact a discordant miscellany of drafts, notes, and completed scenes which the notorious filmmaker and writer (1922--75) had planned to shape into an enormous philosophical novel.

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Pasolini's unfinished novel, found in his desk shortly after his murder in 1975, explores the psychological workings of fascism in postwar Italy by mapping connections among the Fascist Party, the Maf

Mar 03 1997 | Read Full Review of Petrolio: A novel

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Pasolini's unfinished novel, found in his desk shortly after his murder in 1975, explores the psychological workings of fascism in postwar Italy by mapping connections among the Fascist Party, the Mafia, the CIA and even the Communist Party.

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