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Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975) was an Italian poet, essayist, critic, novelist, filmmaker and intellectual.  He is best known outside Italy for his films including: The Gospel According to Saint Matthew, The Decameron and the controversial Salò which is still banned in several countries.  

Jamie McKendrick has published five books of poetry including The Marble Fly, which won the Forward Prize for Best Collection. He edited The Faber Book of 20th-Century Italian Poems in 2004, and his translation of Giorgio Bassani’s The Garden of the Finzi-Continis was published by Penguin Modern Classics in 2007. His translation of Valerio Magrelli’s poems, The Embrace, 2009, won the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize.

Fabrication (Affabulazione)
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Fabrication (Affabulazione)

Pier Paolo Pasolini, translated by Jamie Mckendric
A Milanese Industrialist abandons everything he has worked for and becomes obsessed with his teenage son. His tragic descent into madness unleashes his dark and primal desires. Written in free verse, the play begins with an address by the Ghost of Sophocles and is an inversion of the Oedipus myth.  This is a rare opportunity to read the work of notorious Italian writer Pier Paolo Pasolini, best known for his extraordinary and controversial films, Accatone, Teorema and Salo. Fabrication explores the corrosive power of capitalism and Pasolini’s intense preoccupation with his father.  

It’s ambitious, perverse, nasty, beautiful, torrid and florid stuff – dark poetry for the tormented Western capitalist bourgeois soul… the language is exquisitely rendered here by the poet Jamie McKendrick - Dominic Cavendish,  Telegraph

Oberon Books UK | 978-1-84943-024-1 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB