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Gabriele D'Annunzio Poet, Seducer, and Preacher of War

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ISBN-10: 0307276554

ISBN-13: 9780307276551

Edition: N/A

Authors: Lucy Hughes-Hallett

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Daring night flight missions, dropping bombs and propaganda out of early airplanes. Bloodthirsty orations, inciting a people to war. Trysts with countless women, including the great actress Eleonora Duse. Writing books and plays that moved thousands of young men to begin to dress, smoke, speak, and walk like fictional characters. The creation of a Dionysian paradise, with pleasure and literature at its heart. Here is Lucy Hughes-Hallett's volatile and fascinating life of Gabriele d'Annunzio, the poet, bon vivant, and virulent nationalist who prefigured Mussolini and the rise of Italian fascism.Gabriele d'Annunzio was Italy's premier poet at a time when poetry mattered enough to trigger…    
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/6/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Lucy Hughes-Hallett is a cultural historian and critic. She is the author of this book and of Heroes: Saviours, Traitors and Supermen, and is currently at work on a book on Gabriele d'Annunzio and the origins of fascism. She reviews regularly for the Sunday Times Books Section.