Poet, Seducer, and Preacher of War
|Publication Date:||Aug 2013|
| Publisher:||Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $35.00|
| Book Description: |
Godfather to Mussolini, national hero of Italy and the WWI irredentist movement, literary icon of Joyce and Pound, lover of actress Eleonora Duse: here is Lucy Hughes-Hallett's extraordinary biography of Gabriele d'Annunzio, poet, bon vivant, harbinger of Italian fascism. Gabriele d'Annunzio was Italy's premier poet at a time when poetry mattered enough to trigger riots. A brilliant self-publicist in the first age of mass media, he used his fame to sell his work, seduce...