Italian Language and Literature

Pier Paolo Pasolini corsaire: a zoom presentation with Marco Belpoliti – Sep 1st

On the centenary of his birth, the book Pasolini e il suo doppio (Pasolini and His Double), written by the philosopher Marco Belpoliti, offers a new portrait of Pier Paolo Pasolini. A new collection of Belpoliti’s most important writing on Pasolini, the book follows his artistic and personal journey beginning in the 1960s, when he moved away from literature to devote himself to cinema.

Belpoliti argues that Pasolini’s fierce criticism of contemporary society is deeply rooted in his homosexuality. The book also includes four photographic essays depicting Pasolini by four leading Italian photographers: Paolo Di Paolo, Dino Pedriali, Mario Dondero, and Ugo Mulas.

This program is presented in collaboration with the Leonardo da Vinci Society of San Francisco.

Marco Belpoliti, an Italian writer and essayist, writes for both La Stampa and L’Espresso. He is coeditor of The Voice of Memory: Primo Levi Interviews, 1961–1987 (New York: New Press, 2001) and author of, among other books, L’occhio di Calvino (Calvino’s Eye) (Milan: Einaudi, 1996). Currently he is a Literary Criticism and Visual Cultures professor at the University of Bergamo.

Date: Thursday, September 01, 2022
Time: From 11:00 am To 12:30 pm
Entrance : Free