Tuesday, February 05, 2013

News at Eleven (Back Page): This was none other than Gabriele D'Annunzio,

the poet and lothario who seduced Italy to wartime slaughter with his rhetoric, scandalised Europe with his writing and set up his own city state in a forerunner of fascism. In this exhaustive biography, Lucy Hughes-Hallett attempts to peel away the many layers of an astonishing Italian egotist who still divides opinion over his politics, poetry and prose.

from The Guardian: The Pike: Gabriele D'Annunzio--Poet, Seducer & Preacher of War by Lucy Hughes-Hallett--review


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