Pier Paolo Pasolini

Playwright, Film director

1922 – 1975

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Who was Pier Paolo Pasolini?

Pier Paolo Pasolini was an Italian film director, poet, writer and intellectual. Pasolini distinguished himself as a poet, journalist, philosopher, linguist, novelist, playwright, filmmaker, newspaper and magazine columnist, actor, painter and political figure. He demonstrated a unique and extraordinary cultural versatility, becoming a highly controversial figure in the process. While his work remains controversial to this day, in the years since his death Pasolini has come to be valued by many as a visionary thinker and a major figure in Italian literature and art. American literary critic Harold Bloom considers Pasolini to be a major European poet and a major voice in 20th-century poetry, including his works in his collection of the Western canon.

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Born
Mar 5, 1922
Bologna
Also known as
  • P.P. Pasolini
  • Paul Pasolini
  • Pierpaolo Pasolini
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Religion
  • Atheism
Ethnicity
  • Italian people
Nationality
  • Italy
  • Kingdom of Italy
Profession
Education
  • University of Bologna
Lived in
  • Bologna
Died
Nov 2, 1975
Ostia
Resting place
Casarsa della Delizia

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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