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Pasolini, Pier Paolo

Born: 1922 AD
Died: 1975 AD
Nationality: Italian
Categories: Film Director, Writers

1922 – Born in Bologna on the 5th of March.

1939 – He graduated and subsequently entered the Literature College of the University of Bologna.

1941 – Together with Francesco Leonetti, Roberto Roversi and others, he attempted to publish a poetry magazine, but the attempt failed due to paper shortages.

         – Pasolini published at his own expense a collection of poems in Friulian, Versi a Casarsa.

1947 – On the 26th of January, Pasolini wrote a controversial declaration for the frontpage of the newspaper Libertà.

1949 – His adherence to the PCI, he took part to several demonstrations and, in May, attended the Peace Congress in Paris.

1954 – Pasolini, who now worked for the literature section of the Italian State radio.

1970 – Pasolini bought an old castle near Viterbo, several kilometers north of Rome, where he began to write his last and unfinished novel, Petrolio.

1972 – He started to collaborate with the extreme-left association Lotta Continua, producing a documentary 12 dicembre concerning the Piazza Fontana bombing.

1975 – Died on the 2nd of November at the beach of Ostia, near Rome, in a location typical of his novels.