The Scandal of Self-ContradictionPasolini’s Multistable Subjectivities, Geographies, TraditionsVienna: Turia + Kant, 2012
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Cite as: Robert S. C. Gordon, ‘Pasolini as Jew: Between Israel and Europe’, 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. 37–58 <https://doi.org/10.25620/ci-06_03>

Pasolini as JewBetween Israel and EuropeRobert S. C. Gordon

Keywords: Pasolini, Pier Paolo Il vangelo secondo Matteo; Pasolini, Pier Paolo Poesia in forma di rosa; Judaism; figures of speech; Europe; Israel; Paul, Saint; national socialism; concentration camps

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Pasolini’s first turn beyond Europe can be dated to three lengthy journeys to Asia and Africa undertaken between December 1960 and February 1963. The places he visited quickly bring to mind a long series of subsequent projects – poems, screenplays, films realized or unfinished – from throughout the remaining fifteen years of Pasolini’s life, during which he pitched himself in a wholly new light as a poet of the Third World.

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