The Pike

The Pike

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

Book - 2013
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THE TIMES BIOGRAPHY OF THE DECADE

WINNER OF THE 2013 SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION

WINNER OF THE 2013 COSTA BOOK AWARDS BIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR

The story of Gabriele D'Annunzio, poet, daredevil - and Fascist.

In September 1919 Gabriele D'Annunzio, successful poet and occasional politician, declared himself Commandante of the city of Fiume in modern day Croatia. His intention - to establish a utopia based on his fascist and artistic ideals. It was the dramatic pinnacle to an outrageous career.

Lucy Hughes-Hallett charts the controversial life of D'Annunzio, the debauched artist who became a national hero. His evolution from idealist Romantic to radical right-wing revolutionary is a political parable. Through his ideological journey, culminating in the failure of the Fiume endeavour, we witness the political turbulence of early 20th century Europe and the emergence of fascism.

In 'The Pike', Hughes-Hallett addresses the cult of nationalism and the origins of political extremism - and at the centre of the book stands the charismatic D'Annunzio: a figure as deplorable as he is fascinating.

Publisher: London : Fourth Estate, 2013.
ISBN: 9780007213962
Branch Call Number: 851.8 DAnnu-H
Characteristics: 694 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 20 cm

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Girora
Nov 05, 2014

Un héros italien, mais pas toujours recommandable dans le privé!

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