The Pike. Gabriele D'Annunzio Poet, Seducer And Preacher Of War

Hughes-Hallett Lucy

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 2013
Edition: First Edition

Description: 694 pages. Ex-Library. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout.

Publishers Description: WINNER OF THE 2013 SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 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.

ISBN: 9780007213955

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