Pasolini's poems, "scandalous" intellectuals

"Scandal, scandal, scandal. It was not just a matter of sexual lifestyle: Pasolini liked to break the overwhelming conformism of a bourgeoisie that perhaps remained the smallest in Europe ...

However, woe to those who want to hang it simply into a triad who sings a single, chronological, geographical or social reality. " So would Italian poet Valerio Magrelli say for one of the greatest Italian personalities, Pier Paolo Pasolini. Cinema, writer and journalist comes to Albanian this time as a poet. "Flesh and Sky" is titled poetical volume by Aida Baro and Edon Qesari and published by the editions "Pegi". Just as publishers emphasize that at the beginning of the book, "Flesh and Sky" is a poetry collection devoted mainly to young people to guide them to the example of the engaged intellectual, a controversial character who spoke his word up in the end, against politics, against the consumer society.

"In a way, we wanted to start from the very beginning of his acquaintance, to bring to Albanian readers, especially the youth, a voice that was different from his early youth, who wrote with hardship of love for love , for social problems, for subproletariat, for that class that does not exist in books, but in everyday life is everywhere, "says translator Aida Baro.

"Pasolini was a central figure of our culture, the poet who marked an entire era, a genius director, an inexhaustible essayist," he once said to Alberto Moravia. While Magrelli, whose footnote precedes the poetic selection, says that "Pasolini was a hectic and multifaceted artist, similar to Bembo (theorist, critic and poet), with Aretino (polemic and versatile) with Michelangelo (painter, sculptor, writer) to ignore Leonard (whom Paul Valery puts among the "angels of morphology").


"In your hand you have the mark of love and death," wrote a four-poetry poem, titled "brother", Pasolini. And these are precisely these two markers, which will accompany him as a constant poetry, where there is certainly much love, youthful dreams, but also death.

Because at last these are the dilemmas that accompany the years of youth. Years accompanied by a nonsense doldrum, as in the verses of poetry "One Day Fall": "We're sorry we were living / all mild light / and glittering colors." / Tough babies / full time ahead / safe river, life authentic "; years characterized by physical and spiritual transformations; unusual flesh and sensations; a desire to grow and stay still for children: "Growing up? Absolutely, as the being itself does not grow - it always remains aguridhe, / from a racing day to the next "...

This poetic volume aims to accompany readers and particularly young people in the poet's world Pier Paolo Pasolini, a lesser known dimension of cinema-related. Through it expresses his expressive and imaginative power. The axis around which all poems are wandering is love, as a key word to the heart of the youth: "To love, just to know / matter, not to be in love, to be acquainted. Anxiety arouses / experiencing a consumed love. The soul remains in place. " ("Oil and Gas").

A special, complex relationship between him and his mother is revealed among the verses of some of the poems of this volume, which can be considered one of the most beautiful: "You are the only one in the world I know, from my heart, rich in love, always in the beginning. "So let me tell you what to know is: / within your grace, there is my anxiety." ("My mother's damnation") or: "I'm leaving my bed / you do not sleep, my daughter, my mother / ma'am. Courage / that keeps the wind sweet, wretched all the hastiness / blind love ... ". The book is equipped with a general index of Pasolini's works in literature, cinematography, theater, etc. "My vision is apocalyptic. But if it is near to him and the anxiety from which he arises, there should be no element of optimism, that is, the thought that there is a chance to fight against all this, I would not be talking here among you, "is one of the most of Pasolini's strengths, of total and universal value.


Pier Paolo Pasolini was a poet, writer, director, screenwriter, playwright and journalist, one of the greatest Italian intellectuals and artists of the twentieth century. He was a thin observer of the changes that Italian society suffered after World War II until the middle of the 1970s, as well as a controversial figure that stirred controversy and controversial debates due to the radicalism that manifested in its own trials; a ruthless critic against the bourgeois customs and the consumer society that had just begun to flourish in Italy in the '60s and' 70s.

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