In the 1960s and 1970s, Pier Paolo Pasolini described a rapidly changing world, expressing a new poetics that can be considered transnational. I will use different examples – beginning with Pasolini’s Indian travelogues – to show how his initial devotion to Italian millenary traditions and peasant cultures finally led to an open vision and understanding of human behaviors and mores beyond any national boundary.
Keywords: Pasolini, Pier Paolo; transnational economy; tradition; postcolonialism in literature; The Sacred
Title
Outside Italy
Subtitle
Pasolini’s Transnational Visions of the Sacred and Tradition
Author(s)
Francesca Cadel
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DOI Target
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In the 1960s and 1970s, Pier Paolo Pasolini described a rapidly changing world, expressing a new poetics that can be considered transnational. I will use different examples – beginning with Pasolini’s Indian travelogues – to show how his initial devotion to Italian millenary traditions and peasant cultures finally led to an open vision and understanding of human behaviors and mores beyond any national boundary.
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Place
Vienna
Publisher
Turia + Kant
Date
2012
Subject
Pasolini, Pier Paolo
transnational economy
tradition
postcolonialism in literature
The Sacred
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en-GB
short title
Outside Italy
page start
151
page end
165
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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. 151–65
Bibliographic Citation
Francesca Cadel, ‘Outside Italy: Pasolini’s Transnational Visions of the Sacred and Tradition’, 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. 151–65 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-06_09>
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Cite as: Francesca Cadel, ‘Outside Italy: Pasolini’s Transnational Visions of the Sacred and Tradition’, 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. 151–65 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-06_09>