Pier Paolo Pasolini — RAGAZZI DI VITA

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RAGAZZI DI VITA. Romanzo. Milano: Garzanti Editore, luglio 1957 (1955). 8vo in original publishers fine hardcover, with dustjacket. 285 pp. Very good clean copy

First edition, 5th printing

Ragazzi di vita (“Boys of Life /”Hustlers” or “Street Kids”) “parallels some of Pasolini’s films like Mamma Roma and La Ricotta in developing his own form of neo-realism, separate from that of Roberto Rossellini and other post-war directors. Pasolini carried neo-realism further creating a sort of “hyper-realism”. While Rossellini highlights the lives of the common man, Pasolini seeks to highlight the lives of the sub-common man. Ragazzi di Vita is a milestone for the development of Pasolini’s passion for this genre”

Pier Paolo Pasolini — RAGAZZI DI VITA