The Scandal of Self-ContradictionPasolini’s Multistable Subjectivities, Geographies, TraditionsVienna: Turia + Kant, 2012
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Cite as: Francesca Cadel, ‘Outside Italy: Pasolini’s Transnational Visions of the Sacred and Tradition’, 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. 151–65 <https://doi.org/10.25620/ci-06_09>

Outside ItalyPasolini’s Transnational Visions of the Sacred and TraditionFrancesca Cadel

Keywords: Pasolini, Pier Paolo; transnational economy; tradition; postcolonialism in literature; The Sacred

In the 1960s and 1970s, Pier Paolo Pasolini described a rapidly changing world, expressing a new poetics that can be considered transnational. I will use different examples – beginning with Pasolini’s Indian travelogues – to show how his initial devotion to Italian millenary traditions and peasant cultures finally led to an open vision and understanding of human behaviors and mores beyond any national boundary.

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