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Il sogno della Grazia: Pasolini lettore di sé e il romanzo poikilos

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Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationLa Grazia: Declinazioni metafisiche e teologiche, letterarie e cinematografiche
Subtitle of host publicationQuaderni di Studi Indo-Mediterranei
EditorsBarnaba Maj
Place of PublicationAlessandria
PublisherEdizioni dell'Orso
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)978-88-6274-711-0
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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'.

    Research areas

  • Pasolini, Dante, Proust, Augustine, Grace

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