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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0679429905, Hardcover)Although Pier Paolo Pasolini is internationally renowned as a filmmaker, his poetry and novels are canonical works of modern Italian writing. Petrolio, a novel unfinished at the time of his murder in 1977, is Pasolini's last major work. All of Pasolini's major themes are here--the homoeroticism of working-class males, the reemergence of ancient myth in the modern city, and the exploitation of the underclass by capitalism. Pasolini blends these disparate themes together in a dense, but satisfying tale of social corruption, political intrigue, and personal sexual salvation. Deeply intellectual and at times mystifying--often because it was partially reconstructed from notes--Pasolini's final work is a tribute to both his power and endurance as an artist.
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An unfinished novel which draws parallels between political and sexual power. The hero is Carlo, an oil company executive by day and a sexual pervert at night. Told against the background of political turmoil in Italy in the 1960s. The late author was a filmmaker.
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