Book List in Order:7 titles


  • 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 Kidsis now available in a new translation by Ann Goldstein, ...


  • Revealing that a beautiful and cultured European city has a dark and dangerous underbelly, this novel chronicles the violent lives of Rome's slum inhabitants. Born in a shantytown, Tommaso Puzzilli was once young and hopeful, but he soon succumbs to ...


  • An unsentimental depiction¬†of the poverty and chaos of life in the slums of 1950s postwar Rome, this novel follows Ricetto, an Italian youth,¬†and his gang who survive by their wits, their cruelty, and their instincts for survival. Their lives are s...


  • Stories From the City of God collects legendary filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini's short fiction and nonfiction from 1950 to 1966. In these pieces, we see the machinations of the creative mind in consideration of the character of Rome after World War II...



  • An unfinished novel by the murdered Italian author and filmmaker focuses on Carlo, a left-wing Italian Catholic working for the state-controlled oil company, a man who becomes obsessed with satisfying his perverse, insatiable sexual passions....