Pier Paolo Pasolini — La poesia popolare italiana

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La poesia popolare italiana. Antologie curato da Pier Paolo Pasolini

Milano: Garzanti Editore, Aprile 1960 (La Cultura Moderna series). Small 12mo in original publishers fine hardcover, with somewhat worn jacket (see photo). 245 pp. Very good clean copy

First edition / Prima edizione

With Pasolini’s introductory essay from his 1955 collection, the”Canzoniere Italiano” (Italian Songbook). Pasolini compiled these slyrics when Italy was on the threshold of an economic boom and when Italian was becoming the dominant language in a nation of regional languages. Collecting and publishing these poems and lyrics was a way to preserve traditional cultures and resist the homogenizing effects of industrial mass culture disseminated by national media

Pier Paolo Pasolini — La poesia popolare italiana