The Street Kids

ISBN9781609453084
PublisherIPS International
PublishedAugust 30, 2016
Pages240
AuthorPier Paolo Pasolini
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height8.3 in.
Width5.4 in.
Depth0.7 in.

The Street Kids

Pier Paolo Pasolini

PAPERBACK

August 30, 2016

The Street Kids is the most important novel by Italy's preeminent late-20th Century author and intellectual, Pier Paolo Pasolini. A powerful, groundbreaking contemporary classic, The Street Kids is now available in a new translation by Ann Goldstein, translator of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels. 

Set in Rome during the post-war years, the Rome of the "borgate," outlying neighborhoods beset by poverty and deprivation, The Street Kids tells the story of a group of adolescents belonging to the urban underclass. Living hand-to-mouth, Riccetto and his friends eek out an existence doing odd jobs, committing petty crimes and prostituting themselves. Rooted in the neorealist movement of the 1950s, The Street Kids is a tender, heart-rending tribute to an entire social class in danger of being forgotten. 

Pasolini's novel was heavily censored, criticized by professional critics, and lambasted by much of the general public upon its publication. But its undeniable force and vitality eventually led to it being universally acknowledged as a masterpiece.

Buy The Street Kids by Pier Paolo Pasolini at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

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ISBN9781609453084
PublisherIPS International
PublishedAugust 30, 2016
Pages240
AuthorPier Paolo Pasolini
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height8.3 in.
Width5.4 in.
Depth0.7 in.

Synopsis

The Street Kids is the most important novel by Italy's preeminent late-20th Century author and intellectual, Pier Paolo Pasolini. A powerful, groundbreaking contemporary classic, The Street Kids is now available in a new translation by Ann Goldstein, translator of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels. 

Set in Rome during the post-war years, the Rome of the "borgate," outlying neighborhoods beset by poverty and deprivation, The Street Kids tells the story of a group of adolescents belonging to the urban underclass. Living hand-to-mouth, Riccetto and his friends eek out an existence doing odd jobs, committing petty crimes and prostituting themselves. Rooted in the neorealist movement of the 1950s, The Street Kids is a tender, heart-rending tribute to an entire social class in danger of being forgotten. 

Pasolini's novel was heavily censored, criticized by professional critics, and lambasted by much of the general public upon its publication. But its undeniable force and vitality eventually led to it being universally acknowledged as a masterpiece.

Buy The Street Kids by Pier Paolo Pasolini at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

Editorial Reviews

“Pasolini does in prose what Giuseppe Gioachino Belli had done in poetry a century before, namely voice society’s dregs in their own distinctive idiom.”

– TLS

"[Pasolini was a] brilliant intellectual, a director, and a homosexual, whose political vision-based on a singular entwinement of Eros, Catholocism, and Marxism-foresaw Italian history after his death, and the burgeoning of global consumerism."

– The Guardian

"Pasolini was an artist and thinker who tried not to resolve his contradictions but rather to fully embody them."

– New York Times