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A Violent Life

A Violent Life

  • Title: A Violent Life
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  • ISBN : 9781857542844
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 320 pages


Revealing that a beautiful and cultured European city has a dark and dangerous underbelly, this novel chronicles the violent lives of Rome s slum inhabitants Born in a shantytown, Tommaso Puzzilli was once young and hopeful, but he soon succumbs to life on the streets, where he must resort to crime and prostitution simply to stay alive Written by an author who ultimately

Revealing that a beautiful and cultured European city has a dark and dangerous underbelly, this novel chronicles the violent lives of Rome s slum inhabitants Born in a shantytown, Tommaso Puzzilli was once young and hopeful, but he soon succumbs to life on the streets, where he must resort to crime and prostitution simply to stay alive Written by an author who ultimately suffered the same chilling fate as one of his characters, this fictional account offers a startling portrait of the very real tragedies of urban poverty.


Author Pier Paolo Pasolini

Italian director, screen writer, essayist, poet, critic and novelist, was murdered violently in 1975 Pasolini is best known outside Italy for his films, many of which were based on literary sources The Gospel According to Saint Matthew, The Decameron, The Canterbury Tales Pasolini referred himself as a Catholic Marxist and often used shocking juxtapositions of imagery to expose the vapidity




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  • Coi grugni sporchi sotto i ciuffi, si tenevano abbracciati parlando tutti smaniosi, senza guardare in faccia nessuno Alcuni parlavano, parlavano, altri tacevano ridendo E quelle faccette, sopra i collettini zozzi a colori, alla malandrina, erano l immagine stessa della felicit non guardavano niente, [..]

  • from the violance comes beauty in a way it is a love song to the dark side of Rome it is all about longing to the state of purity which is not possible great. [..]

  • Completamente assorbita da questo romanzo di formazione che il mio primo libro di Pasolini Ispirato a fatti reali, ritrae la cruda condizione del sottoproletariato romano nel secondo dopoguerra Uno spaccato sociale, economico, morale ma che si astiene da qualsiasi giudizio.Consigliatissimo Una vita [..]

  • There is Fellini s Rome and then there is Pasolini s Rome A Violent Life records Roman youth fooling around You can practically smell the dust and feel the marble off the pages Excellent book and a good introduction to Pasolini s aesthetic approach to this surroundings. [..]

  • Publicado em 1959o cal o utilizado por Pasolini para dar uma representa o l cida e impiedosa das pessoas e dos actos, do ambiente e da fatalidade dos sub rbios romanos Carlo Emilio Gadda. [..]

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