In Memoriam: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Pier Paolo Pasolini

5 marzo 1922 – 2 novembre 1975

La verità non sta in un solo sogno, ma in molti sogni


E adesso, come allora, scompaiono cantando


from “The Sojourner”

The twilight border between sleep and waking was a Roman one this morning: splashing fountains and arched, narrow streets, the golden lavish city of blossoms and age-soft stone. Sometimes in this semi-consciousness he sojourned again in Paris, or war German rubble, or Swiss skiing and a snow hotel. Sometimes, also, in a fallow Georgia field at hunting dawn. Rome it was this morning in the yearless region of dreams.

– Carson McCullers, The Sojourner (1950)

In memoriam

Donatella Colasanti


Rosaria Lopez


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(Misera e stupenda città 2013)

Arrival, Departure

And there will your heart be also

And there will your heart be also

(Misera e stupenda città 2013)

Addio, Mr Heaney

Seamus Heaney
(1939 – 2013)

(Photographer uncredited)

Back in May of this year we had the good fortune of briefly speaking to Mr Heaney here in Rome where he had been a guest at the conference Ovid Transformed. In his wonderful, musical voice with what grace he asked:

Seamus Heaney: “So, are you a writer?”
Reply: “Well, we pretend to be sometimes.”
Seamus Heaney: “Oh, don’t we all, don’t we all.”




(Misera e stupenda città 2013)

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Parola alla Metafisica

Giorgio de Chirico, Combattimento di gladiatori, 1933-1934

Parola alla Metafisica: de Chirico, Savinio, Ungaretti

May 30, 2013


Vanishing / Svanire

Italian / English reading from Deborah Willis’ short-story collection with the author & Italian translator Paola del Zoppo

Thursday 23 May at 19.00
via del Governo Vecchio, 80

Blixa Bargeld & Teho Teardo

May 7, 2013
Circolo degli Artisti