Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015. 288 pages.
Bondavalli’s book offers a thorough examination of Pasolini’s conceptualizations of youth in his poems, novels, films, and articles spanning his career from the early 1940s until the mid-1970s. Pasolini’s reflections on the ideal qualities of youth and his thoughts on the actions of young Italians played a central role in shaping his literary and cinematic works. Bondavalli asserts that “the discourse of youth was the arena in which the author negotiated, with readers, viewers, institutions, and other intellectuals, his assessment of the substantial changes taking place in the country”. Bondavalli structures her book chronologically, and each of the six chapters focuses on ...continua a leggere