Pasolini was simultaneously a revolutionary Marxist and a man forever influenced by his religious childhood. So his question was: do the revolutionary becoming of history and political negativity represent a destruction of the tragic beauty of the Greek myths and of the peaceful promise of Christianity? Or do we have to speak of a subtraction where an affirmative reconciliation of beauty and peace becomes possible in a new egalitarian world?
Keywords: Pasolini, Pier Paolo – Poesia in forma di rosa; ontology; negation (Logic); Marx, Karl; Mythology in Motion Pictures; poetry; Greek myths
Title
Destruction, Negation, Subtraction
Author(s)
Alain Badiou
Identifier
DOI Target
Description
Pasolini was simultaneously a revolutionary Marxist and a man forever influenced by his religious childhood. So his question was: do the revolutionary becoming of history and political negativity represent a destruction of the tragic beauty of the Greek myths and of the peaceful promise of Christianity? Or do we have to speak of a subtraction where an affirmative reconciliation of beauty and peace becomes possible in a new egalitarian world?
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Place
Vienna
Publisher
Turia + Kant
Date
2012
Subject
Pasolini, Pier Paolo – Poesia in forma di rosa
ontology
negation (Logic)
Marx, Karl
Mythology in Motion Pictures
poetry
Greek myths
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Language
en-GB
short title
Destruction, Negation, Subtraction
page start
269
page end
277
Source
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. 269–77
Bibliographic Citation
Alain Badiou, ‘Destruction, Negation, Subtraction’, 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. 269–77 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-06_15>
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References

  • Pasolini, Pier Paolo, ‘Vittoria’, in Tutte le Poesie, ed. by Walter Siti, 2 vols (Milan: Mondadori, 2003), i, pp. 1265-66
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Cite as: Alain Badiou, ‘Destruction, Negation, Subtraction’, 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. 269–77 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-06_15>