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The Ragazzi

The Ragazzi

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  • Page : 256 pages


An unsentimental depiction of the poverty and chaotic lives of those in the slums of 1950s postwar Rome, this novel follows Ricetto, an Italian youth, and his gang who survive by their wits, their cruelty, and their instincts for survival Their lives are shaped by hunger, theft, betrayal, and prostitution, and they celebrate their triumphs with brutal abandon and die blea An unsentimental depiction of the poverty and chaotic lives of those in the slums of 1950s postwar Rome, this novel follows Ricetto, an Italian youth, and his gang who survive by their wits, their cruelty, and their instincts for survival Their lives are shaped by hunger, theft, betrayal, and prostitution, and they celebrate their triumphs with brutal abandon and die bleak deaths This harsh world is portrayed with an understanding that humanity and even humor can exist amidst a hard and amoral society A novel that caused a scandal upon its first publication than 50 years ago, this new translation eloquently captures the gritty Roman slang of the Italian original and tells a story that still resonates powerfully to this day


Author Pier Paolo Pasolini

Italian film director, screenwriter, essayist, poet, critic and novelist, was murdered violently in Rome 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 t




The Ragazzi Reviews (31)

  • A Pietralata, per educazione, non c era nessuno che provasse piet per i vivi, figurarsi cosa c provavano per i morti I wasn t able to find a translation for the quote above, and I apologize It says something like, In Pietralata, it was a matter of education to not take pity on the living, let alone [..]

  • Is it possible for a book to be just too grim and depressing That is the question I was asking myself after finishing reading this sombre tale about young males trying to survive in dismal condition Set predominantly in Rome after the end of WWII, we get to see an Italy far away from what most would [..]

  • My first experience of Pasolini was many years ago when I happened to by complete chance catch his most notorious film Sal , or the 120 Days of Sodom 1975 , which sickened and disgusted me so much I had to immediately go for a long shower to try and flush the memory of it down the plug holeit didn t [..]

  • Pasolini describes life from the point of view of young boys living in Rome in the years immediately following WWII This is the grim side of Italy garbage, black market deals, hunger, and ever present violence Despite this, the ragazzi have an almost innocent hope for life that seems to contradict t [..]

  • There is one good reason to read it you are visiting Rome Because Pasolini will take you to the streets that you will probably skip, reveal some inconvenient truths, and shine a spotlight in the dark alleyways of this gorgeous city Other than that, it is an okish neo realism text. [..]

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