A Violent Life by Pier Paolo Pasolini

Not far from tourist Rome are the slum suburbs. Here immigrants lured to the capital by promises of work, gather and make accommodation with the modern world. A new generation emerges, brutal, vulnerable, and full of unreal hopes. First published in Italy in 1958, this is their story.

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The 816th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 96th on In Which These Are the 100 Greatest Novels (ThisRecording.com)
  2. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
A Violent Life Paperback 6294846 $22.24 $10.93 1996
A Violent Life (Carcanet Collection) Hardcover 2469183 $55.89 1985
A Violent Life Hardcover 9865844 $75.23
A Violent Life Paperback 4386148 $241.80 $14.14 1992
A Violent Life Paperback 2611963 $49.54 $38.50 2007