Category Archives: pasolini

Top ten books set in Rome

Book Depository used to have a weekly post called Tuesday Top Ten. I thought it would be fun (and useful) to pick out my top ten books set in Rome. Unfortunately, Book Depository decided to discontinue their Tuesday Top Ten, … Continue reading

Posted in book depository, henry james, italy, pasolini, review, rome, shakespeare | 10 Comments


Time for a little verse, I think. This is the first part of a group of poems inspired specifically by the myth of the golden fleece and, obliquely, by Pasolini’s Medea (or maybe that should be the other way round). … Continue reading

Posted in golden fleece, pasolini, poem, tom raworth, value | 2 Comments

Chinese whispers

As someone who’s made a (poor) living from academic translation in the past – I now make a poor living from editing my own dear language into UN-speak – I’m deeply impressed by good literary translators. I would never have … Continue reading

Posted in language, pasolini, story, translation, writing | Leave a comment