“During the so-called ‘repressive’ ages sex was a joy, because it was practiced in secret and it made a mockery of all of the obligations and duties that the repressive power imposed. Instead, in tolerant societies, as the one we live in is declared to be, sex produces neuroses because the freedom granted is false and above all, it is granted from above and not won from below.” —Pier Paolo Pasolini, Pasolini prossimo nostro (2006) “Have you noticed how fashionable couples are today? But it is a completely false and insincere couple, frighteningly insincere. See these kids under the power of who knows what romantic notion, they walk hand-in-hand, or arm-in-arm, a young man and a girl. ‘What is this sudden romanticism?’, you may ask. Nothing. It is simply the new couple as revived by consumerism because this consumerist couple buys.” —Pier Paolo Pasolini, Pasolini prossimo nostro (2006)
Author: Prakash Kona
Prakash Kona is a writer, teacher and researcher working as an Associate Professor at the Department of English Literature, the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad, India. He is the author of nonfiction, novels, and experimental fiction including Nunc Stans, Pearls of an Unstrung Necklace, and Streets That Smell of Dying Roses.