• ‘Riacquistare la Casarsa buona’: Exile, Realism, and Authorship in Pasolini’s Atti impuri and Amado mio

    Author(s):
    Laurence E. Hooper (see profile)
    Date:
    2013
    Subject(s):
    Gay and lesbian literature, Italian literature, Modern literature, War literature
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Neorealism, Exile, Authorship, Existentialism, Narrative
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M60P82
    Abstract:
    This article challenges the established reading of Atti impuri and Amado mio, Pasolini’s early unfinished novels about young homosexual love, as diaristic. Previous accounts of the Friulan novels have largely ignored the fact that their final redactions were drawn up in Rome, where the author had fled from Friuli in January 1950 in the wake of a sexually tinged scandal. The present analysis suggests that the novels’ relationship to their setting should be read as nostalgic, and compares them to the poetic works on Friuli that Pasolini wrote in Rome in the early 1950s. This poetics of absence provides the backdrop for a reflection on the practice of realist authorship that engages with contemporary neorealist narrative from a position of paradoxical outsiderhood.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal Article
    Pub. DOI:
    10.1179/0075163412Z.00000000037
    Publisher:
    Informa UK Limited
    Journal:
    Italian Studies
    Volume:
    68
    Issue:
    1
    Start Page:
    138
    End Page:
    154
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    4 months ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives

    Downloads

    Item Name: pdf hooper-exile-realism-and-authorship-in-pasolinis-atti-impuri-and-amado-mio-post-print.pdf
      Download View in browser
    Activity: Downloads: 5