The Pike: Gabriele D'annunzio, Poet, Seducer And Preacher Of War

byLucy Hughes-hallett

Paperback | August 29, 2013

The Pike: Gabriele D'annunzio, Poet, Seducer And Preacher Of War by Lucy Hughes-hallett
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WINNER OF THE 2013 SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE FOR NON-FICTIONWINNER OF THE 2013 DUFF COOPER PRIZEWINNER OF THE POLITICAL BOOK AWARDS POLITICAL BIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR 2014WINNER OF THE 2013 COSTA BOOK AWARDS BIOGRAPHY OF THE YEARThe 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.
Title:The Pike: Gabriele D'annunzio, Poet, Seducer And Preacher Of WarFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:704 pages, 7.8 X 5.08 X 0 inShipping dimensions:704 pages, 7.8 X 5.08 X 0 inPublished:August 29, 2013Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0007213964

ISBN - 13:9780007213962

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