This essay introduces a comprehensive approach to Pasolini’s last narrative projects by drawing a structural idea of Grace from the performative position of the author as a 'reader of himself', as developed from Augustine to Proust. The analysis focuses on Pasolini’s 'Divine Mimesis' and 'Petrolio' along with a series of comparative texts: Dante’s 'Comedy' and 'Vita Nova', Barthes’s 'Preparation of the Novel' and 'Vita Nova'. In the conclusion, Pasolini’s narrative and cinematographic definition of Grace is linked to Barthes’s idea of the 'poikilos novel'.
|Translated title of the contribution||The Dream of Grace: Pasolini as Reader of Himself and the Poikilos novel|
|Title of host publication||La Grazia: Declinazioni metafisiche e teologiche, letterarie e cinematografiche|
|Subtitle of host publication||Quaderni di Studi Indo-Mediterranei|
|Place of Publication||Alessandria|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|