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GABRIELE D’ANNUNZIO

On the 12 March 1863 was born Gabriele D’Annunzio (12 March 1863 – 1 March 1938), 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.

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