Pier Paolo Pasolini’s own phrase ‘the scandal of self-contradiction’ (‘lo scandalo del contraddirmi’) from ‘Le ceneri di Gramsci’ (1957) encapsulates one of his most salient characteristics. Deeply influenced by a religious childhood, he became an atheist without loosing a powerful sense of the sacred; he was a Marxist expelled by the Italian Communist Party, a revolutionist with a great admiration for the past, a deeply anti-bourgeois bourgeois.
Keywords: Pasolini, Pier Paolo; Beyond Europe: Pasolini and the Western Heritage (Conference, German-Italian Centre for European Excellence, 2011); classical antiquity; Greek myths; afterlife (literary); reception; critique of capitalism; Eurocentrism, critique of Europe, founding myth; contradictory thinking; multistable figures
Title
Introduction
Author(s)
Luca Di Blasi
Manuele Gragnolati
Christoph F.E. Holzhey
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Pier Paolo Pasolini’s own phrase ‘the scandal of self-contradiction’ (‘lo scandalo del contraddirmi’) from ‘Le ceneri di Gramsci’ (1957) encapsulates one of his most salient characteristics. Deeply influenced by a religious childhood, he became an atheist without loosing a powerful sense of the sacred; he was a Marxist expelled by the Italian Communist Party, a revolutionist with a great admiration for the past, a deeply anti-bourgeois bourgeois.
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2012
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Pasolini, Pier Paolo
Beyond Europe: Pasolini and the Western Heritage (Conference, German-Italian Centre for European Excellence, 2011)
classical antiquity
Greek myths
afterlife (literary)
reception
critique of capitalism
Eurocentrism, critique of Europe, founding myth
contradictory thinking
multistable figures
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The Scandal of Self-Contradiction: Pasolini’s Multistable Subjectivities, Geographies, Traditions, ed. by Luca Di Blasi, Manuele Gragnolati, and Christoph F. E. Holzhey, Cultural Inquiry, 6 (Vienna: Turia + Kant, 2012), pp. 7–16
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Luca Di Blasi, Manuele Gragnolati, and Christoph F.E. Holzhey, ‘Introduction’, in The Scandal of Self-Contradiction: Pasolini’s Multistable Subjectivities, Geographies, Traditions, ed. by Luca Di Blasi, Manuele Gragnolati, and Christoph F. E. Holzhey, Cultural Inquiry, 6 (Vienna: Turia + Kant, 2012), pp. 7–16 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-06_01>
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  • Fortuna, Sara, Wittgensteins Philosophie des Kippbildes: Aspektwechsel, Ethik, Sprache (Vienna: Turia + Kant, 2012)
  • Holzhey, Christoph F. E., ed., Multistable Figures: On the Critical Potentials of Ir/Reversible Aspect-Seeing (Vienna: Turia + Kant, 2012)
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Cite as: Luca Di Blasi, Manuele Gragnolati, and Christoph F.E. Holzhey, ‘Introduction’, in The Scandal of Self-Contradiction: Pasolini’s Multistable Subjectivities, Geographies, Traditions, ed. by Luca Di Blasi, Manuele Gragnolati, and Christoph F. E. Holzhey, Cultural Inquiry, 6 (Vienna: Turia + Kant, 2012), pp. 7–16 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-06_01>