The Long Road of Sand, by Pier Paolo Pasolini, with photographs by Philippe Séclier.
In the summer of 1959, Pier Paolo Pasolini traveled the entire Italian coastline at the wheel of a Fiat 1100. His diary, The Long Road of Sand, was published in three installments in the magazine Successo. Forty years after the author’s death, the photographer Philippe Séclier revisits this journey in his series of black-and-white photographs. This book presents the full text of Pasolini’s The Long Road of Sand, including numerous unpublished passages, together with the original typescript.
Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922–75) was an Italian poet, journalist, filmmaker, scriptwriter, actor, songwriter, and writer. He is considered one of the major Italian artists and intellectuals of twentieth century.
A unique document to get to know again, forty years after his death, the skill of a great writer and intellectual,
This book presents the full text of Pasolini's The Long Road of Sand, including numerous unpublished passages, together with the original typescript. An intense text that continues to strike for its depth and poetic sensitivity.
The book in itself is a beautiful object with white boards and brown linen binding.
Sometimes you get to know writers best in their minor works. The Long Road of Sand is one of these revealing tangents in the complicated career of Pier Paolo Pasolini.