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Gabriele D'Annunzio (1863–1938)

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Born into a patriarchal family of the Abruzzo, D'Annunzio was sent to Prato to master Tuscan Italian. At age 16, under the classical influence of Giosue Carducci, he published his first poems, Primo Vere in 1879. His best works of the time include the novel Il fuoco (The Flame of Life) (1900); the näytä lisää poems of his Alcyone (one of the Pleiades), which are his best; the play The Dead City (1898); and his masterpiece The Daughter of Jorio (1904), a drama. Eager to perform on the world's stage in politics and in war as well as art, he became an ardent nationalist, lost an eye in a wartime flying accident, and then personally led an assault on Fiume in 1919, annexing it to Italy and ruling it like a Roman proconsul for 16 months. His support of Mussolini prompted some critics to treat him as a progenitor of fascism. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Notturno (1916) 85 kappaletta
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De schoonheid van de nacht (2017) 19 kappaletta
La fiaccola sotto il moggio (1916) 18 kappaletta
Motti dannunziani (1994) 18 kappaletta
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Tutte Le Poesie (1995) 16 kappaletta
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La vita di Cola di Rienzo (1941) 13 kappaletta
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Fedra (1937) 13 kappaletta
La nave (1905) 12 kappaletta
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Contemplazione della morte (1995) 11 kappaletta
Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien (1911) 11 kappaletta
Prose scelte (1995) 11 kappaletta
De wimperloze vriend (1996) 11 kappaletta
Gioconda (1902) 9 kappaletta
Racconti da "Terra vergine" (2002) 9 kappaletta
27 Poesie (1996) 8 kappaletta
Elegie romane (2001) 8 kappaletta
Versi d'amore e di gloria (2008) 8 kappaletta
Cronache romane (1995) 7 kappaletta
Poema paradisiaco (1995) 7 kappaletta
Novelle (1995) 7 kappaletta
Episcopo et c (1979) 6 kappaletta
Prose (1983) 6 kappaletta
Il fiore della lirica 6 kappaletta
Roma fine Ottocento (1995) 6 kappaletta
Solus ad solam (1947) 5 kappaletta
Tales of My Native Town (2009) 5 kappaletta
Poesie, teatro, prose (1966) 5 kappaletta
Le faville del maglio (1995) 5 kappaletta
La riscossa 5 kappaletta
Prose di romanzi (1988) 5 kappaletta
Lettere d'amore (2001) 5 kappaletta
Tragedie, sogni e misteri (1940) 4 kappaletta
D'Annunzio (1993) 4 kappaletta
Favole mondane 4 kappaletta
Terra vergine (2013) 4 kappaletta
ˆL'‰orto e la prora 4 kappaletta
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La Leda senza cigno (2006) 3 kappaletta
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The Daughter of Joris 2 kappaletta
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Il titano e la cetra 2 kappaletta
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HIl IPiacere 1 kappale
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The Victim (2022) 1 kappale
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Cabiria (2012) 1 kappale
Laudi 1 kappale
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Carmen votivum 1 kappale
Ausgewählte gedichte (2015) 1 kappale
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Le novelle della Pescara: 1 (2018) 1 kappale
Pagine sull'arte (1986) 1 kappale
Nekaltasis (2011) 1 kappale
Italia e vita 1 kappale
Le parabole 1 kappale
Antologia 1 kappale
Elden. : Roman 1 kappale
D'Annunzio: Selected Poems (2005) 1 kappale
Alla piacente 1 kappale
Poesie 1 kappale
Pi l'Amore 1 kappale
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Poesie (2021) 1 kappale
Teatro 1 kappale
5: Oberdan 1 kappale
7: Adua 1 kappale
La ciudad muerta 1 kappale

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The Dada Almanac (1920) — Avustaja — 119 kappaletta
Found in Translation (2018) — Avustaja, eräät painokset36 kappaletta
Great Short Stories of the World (1991) — Avustaja — 25 kappaletta
The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories (1969) — Avustaja — 21 kappaletta
The Pomegranates and Other Modern Italian Fairy Tales (2021) — Avustaja — 14 kappaletta
Meesters der Italiaanse vertelkunst (1955) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta
Modern Italian Short Stories (1954) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta
Italian Regional Tales of the Nineteenth Century (1961) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta

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This title is another example of a work by D'Annunzio to feature a Nietzschean 'higher type, but he doesn't harp on about this dubious type, its more apparent in the character's actions than any overt philosophical stance. Its clear D'Annunzio identified with this figure from the biographical details of his life, but if we can separate the sometimes repellant author from the work we're left with a thrilling psychological study, like a decadent Dostoyevsky, with a penetrative insight into human affairs, so acute it must have come from personal introspection. The anti-hero Tullio knows his actions are reprehensible by any decent moral standard but he is compelled to act according to his own dictates precisely because he is a Nietzschean. To give D'Annunzio some credit I don't think he holds Tullio in a necessarily favourable light and it gives thought to the consideration that in the author's lucid moments he had some misgivings about his own philosophy even though the trajectory of his life seems to belie this. Anyway, as a reading experience, this could hardly be bettered, its both entertaing and disturbing. Much of the narrative is focused on the internal monologue of Tullio as he faces moral decisions and a life in turmoil as he faces the fact that much of the tragic events described are self-created as the plot builds and builds into a shocking finale with an exquisite style in the decadent mould. I preferred this to The Triumph of Death, it seemed paradoxically a more human story despite the horrible actions described.… (lisätietoja)
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Kevinred | Feb 27, 2024 |
It seems impossible not to preface a review of D'Annunzio without remarking that he wasn't the most admirable of men, not least for his association with Mussolini. Generally I judge a work on it's merits though and there's much to admire in this novel with beautiful writing and just the right amount of scene setting. The descriptions of romantic ardour may seem excessive but this is decadence afterall. There's some really exquisite imagery throughout and he could tell a story with acute psychological insight. The narrator, George, seems to live only for his love interest, swinging between exalted love and outright despair but also afflicted with a lassitude which makes him question life's worth. He is a 'higher type' in the Nietzschean sense and you have to question the character's contempt for the 'lower classes' and his 'disdain for commonplace existence'. An exception is his emotional bond with his sister which seems the most 'real' relationship here, so exalted and unreal seems his possessive and destructive love of his love, Hippolyte. A startling part of the book is a description of a pilgrimage which is replete with grotesque detail of the infirm and George's contempt is evident here, though later he shows tenderness in observing the scene of a drowned boy's death. His obsession with death makes this quite an un-life-affirming read and its philosophy is contentious, but the writing is superb.… (lisätietoja)
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The Greeks acknowledge me their latest son:
I sucked the dugs of all antiquity;
And still a fiery daemon makes me quiver
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