Gabriele d'Annunzio
Italian poet, essayist, soldier
Gabriele d'Annunzio
Gabriele D'Annunzio, Principe di Montenevoso, sometimes spelled d'Annunzio was an Italian writer, poet, journalist, playwright and soldier during World War I. He occupied a prominent place in Italian literature from 1889 to 1910 and after that political life from 1914 to 1924. He was nicknamed Il Vate (The Poet) and Il Profeta (The Prophet).
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Lecce, Teatro Romano: Rosaria Ricchiuto 'Le donne cantate dai poeti' - il Paese Nuovo
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Nello spettacolo realizzato si ”esalta” la figura della Donna attraverso le voci dei poeti Francesco Petrarca, Dante Alighieri, Giacomo Leopardi, Giuseppe Ungaretti, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Oscar Wilde, Pablo Neruda, Nazim Hikmet, Alda Merini e poeti
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D'Annunzio cronista mondano a Roma - Il Messaggero
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Semplice, quasi elementare: se quel provinciale si chiama Gabriele D'Annunzio, ha poco più di vent'anni e si lascia alle spalle un'origine abruzzese con poca gloria e con molti miti ingombranti da cui liberarsi. Quel provinciale che ben presto si
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A tutto Gabriele D'Annunzio - il Nuovo Molise
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VASTO - Un volume di ben 3654 pagine (Newton Compton Editori, collezione I Mammut, euro 34,90) raccoglie l'opera completa (o quasi) di Gabriele D'Annunzio (i romanzi, le novelle, le poesie, il teatro). Un volume che è simile ad un vocabolario,
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CHIETI: SINDACO DELUSO PER ESCLUSIONE DAL CDA DELL'UNIVERSITA' - Abruzzoweb.it
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CHIETI - Il sindaco di Chieti, Umberto Di Primio, non nasconde la profonda delusione per la votazione del consiglio di amministrazione dell'Università Gabriele D'Annunzio relativamente all'approvazione del nuovo statuto il quale prevede la esclusione
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Finding Inspiration in the Flesh - Wall Street Journal
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Gabriele D'Annunzio collaborated with Claude Debussy on a musical play in which the dancer Ida Rubenstein performed the title role, scandalizing the Catholic Church. Both Derek Jarman's 1976 film and Yukio Mishima photographic self-portraits play up a
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Autofellatio: The contorted history. - Slate Magazine
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8, 2011, at 6:49 AM ET Italian poet Gabriele d'Annunzio was rumored to have pleasured himself orally Long before I knew very much about anything regarding sex, I did what many young males do, which of course is to place an empty paper-towel roll over
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IL MEDIOEVO MISTICO DEL VATE GABRIELE - Corriere della Sera
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Ecco perché il presidente del Vittoriale Giordano Bruno Guerri ha organizzato, in concomitanza delle celebrazioni dei centocinquanta anni dell' Unità d' Italia, il convegno sul «Medioevo di Gabriele d' Annunzio», un tema finora poco approfondito dalla
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Arte: a Pescara 'Trame d'autore, l'Arazzeria Pennese' - Adnkronos/IGN
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(Adnkronos) - Nel Museo Casa natale di Gabriele d'Annunzio, un'esposizione di prestigiosi esemplari contemporanei nella mostra "Trame d'autore, l'arazzeria pennese" allestita fino al 6 settembre. E' inoltre un ulteriore passo verso la piena
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Teatro, l'impresa fiumana del poeta soldato - Il Faro - quotidiano telematico
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Schegge e frammenti dall'impresa fiumana del poeta soldato Gabriele D'Annunzio" organizzato dall'Associazione Culturale "Libertà e Azione" e dall'Associazione "Il Quadrato". L'evento è stato fortemente voluto dal Consigliere Comunale di Nettuno Dott
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Rome by Robert Hughes – review - The Guardian
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Eccentric monsters such as Gabriele d'Annunzio and Il Duce are vigorously portrayed along with typical Romans, such as the poet Giuseppe Belli (ribald in youth, reactionary in later years, not unlike the author). The most admired modern Roman on parade
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Teatro: Premio Flaiano Pegaso d'Oro per Patrizia Milani - ANSA.it
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Il premio le verra' consegnato il prossimo 10 luglio a Pescara al Teatro ''Gabriele d'Annunzio''. La giuria ha motivato il riconoscimento per il ''talento maturo dimostrato dalla prima attrice dello Stabile di Bolzano in 'Precarie eta'' di Maurizio
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All'Aurum “Gabriele d'Annunzio padre dello stile italiano” - IlPescara
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Dall'8 luglio all'8 settembre all'Aurum di Pescara, nella sala D'Annunzio, sarà allestita la mostra “Gabriele d'Annunzio padre dello stile italiano”. L'inaugurazione si terrà l'8 luglio alle ore 19,30. La mostra, a cura di Giordano Bruno Guerri ed
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Danza: Abbagnato, domenica al Vittoriale ballero' per d'Annunzio (2) - Libero-News.it
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(Adnkronos) - Il Gran Gala Tener - a -mente e' un evento creato in esclusiva per il Teatro del Vittoriale da Daniele Cipriani e vuole rendere omaggio a Gabriele d'Annunzio e alle donne piu' importanti della sua vita, quelle che hanno ispirato la sua ... - -
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Godilonda: il paradiso di D'Annunzio - Corriere della Sera
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E un'ordinanza ora vieta l'accesso ai sentieri per il rischio frane CASTIGLIONCELLO (Livorno) – Non sembra più il paradiso «ozioso ed edonistico» di Gabriele D'Annunzio. E scendendo tra i sentieri delle colline a picco sul mare di Castiglioncello sino
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Traveller's guide: The Italian Lakes - The Independent
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There, the ostentatious Il Vittoriale (00 39 0365 296 511; vittoriale.it; from €8) a villa once owned by Italy's eccentric poet Gabriele d'Annunzio, has lavish gardens. Devotees return year after year to Gargnano, once a centre for Franciscan monks,
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1938
    Age 74
    Nonetheless, D'Annunzio kept attempting to intervene in politics almost until his death in 1938.
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  • 1937
    Age 73
    In 1937 he was made president of the Royal Academy of Italy.
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  • 1934
    Age 70
    In 1934, he tried to disrupt the relationship between Hitler and Mussolini after their meeting, even writing a satirical pamphlet about Hitler.
    More Details Hide Details Again, in September 1937, D'Annunzio met with the Duce at the Verona train station to convince him to leave the Axis alliance. Mussolini in 1944 admitted to have made a mistake not following his advice.
  • 1933
    Age 69
    He wrote to Mussolini in 1933 to try to convince him not to take part in the Axis pact with Hitler.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1922
    Age 58
    D'Annunzio was seriously injured when he fell out of a window on 13 August 1922; subsequently the planned "meeting for national pacification" with Francesco Saverio Nitti and Mussolini was cancelled.
    More Details Hide Details The incident was never explained and is considered by some historians an attempt to murder him, motivated by his popularity. Despite D'Annunzio's retreat from active public life after this event, the Duce still found it necessary to regularly dole out funds to D'Annunzio as a bribe for not re-entering the political arena. When asked about this by a close friend, Mussolini purportedly stated: "When you have a rotten tooth you have two possibilities open to you: either you pull the tooth or you fill it with gold. With D'Annunzio I have chosen for the latter treatment."
  • 1921
    Age 57
    But he remained a threat to Mussolini and in 1921 Fascists like Balbo seriously considered turning to him for leadership.
    More Details Hide Details In contrast Mussolini vacillated from left to right at this time. Although Mussolini's fascism was heavily influenced by the Carta del Carnaro, the constitution for Fiume written by Alceste De Ambris and D'Annunzio, neither wanted to play an active part in the new movement, both refusing when asked by Fascist supporters to run in the elections of May 15, 1921. Before the March on Rome, De Ambris even went so far as to depict the Fascist movement as: "a filthy pawn in Mister Giolitti's game of chess, and made out of the least dignified section of the bourgeoisie"
  • 1920
    Age 56
    One historian had rightly described him as the 'First Duce' and Mussolini must have heaved a sigh of relief when he was driven from Fiume in December 1920 and his followers were dispersed.
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  • 1919
    Age 55
    In September 1919 he gathered together his 'legions' and captured the disputed seaport of Fiume.
    More Details Hide Details He held it for over a year and it was he who popularised the black shirts, the balcony speeches, the promulgation of ambitious charters and the entire choreography of street parades and ceremonies. He even planned a march on Rome.
    The War strengthened his ultra-nationalist and irredentist views, and he campaigned widely for Italy to assume a role alongside her wartime Allies as a first-rate European power. Angered by the proposed handing over of the city of Fiume (now Rijeka in Croatia) which had an Italian majority population, at the Paris Peace Conference, on 12 September 1919, he led the seizure by 2,000 Italian nationalist irregulars of the city, forcing the withdrawal of the inter-Allied (American, British and French) occupying forces.
    More Details Hide Details The plotters sought to have Italy annex Fiume, but were denied. Instead, Italy initiated a blockade of Fiume while demanding that the plotters surrender. D'Annunzio then declared Fiume an independent state, the Italian Regency of Carnaro; the Charter of Carnaro foreshadowed much of the later Italian Fascist system, with himself as "Duce" (leader). Some elements of the Royal Italian Navy, such as the destroyer Espero joined up with D'Annunzio's local forces. He attempted to organize an alternative to the League of Nations for (selected) oppressed nations of the world (such as the Italians of Fiume), and sought to make alliances with various separatist groups throughout the Balkans (especially groups of Italians, though also some Slavic groups), although without much success. D'Annunzio ignored the Treaty of Rapallo and declared war on Italy itself, only finally surrendering the city in December 1920 after a bombardment by the Italian navy.
  • 1918
    Age 54
    On 9 August 1918, as commander of the 87th fighter squadron "La Serenissima", he organized one of the great feats of the war, leading 9 planes in a 700-mile round trip to drop propaganda leaflets on Vienna.
    More Details Hide Details This is called in Italian "il Volo su Vienna", "the Flight over Vienna".
    In February 1918 he took part in a daring, if militarily irrelevant, raid on the harbour of Bakar (known in Italy as La beffa di Buccari, lit. the Bakar Mockery), helping to raise the spirits of the Italian public, still battered by the Caporetto disaster.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1912
    Age 48
    In 1912 and 1913, D'Annunzio worked with opera composer Mascagni on his opera Parisina, staying sometimes in a house rented by the composer in Bellevue, near Paris.
    More Details Hide Details After the start of World War I, D'Annunzio returned to Italy and made public speeches in favor of Italy's entry on the side of the Triple Entente. Since taking a flight with Wilbur Wright in 1908, D'Annunzio had been interested in aviation. With the war beginning he volunteered and achieved further celebrity as a fighter pilot, losing the sight of an eye in a flying accident.
  • 1911
    Age 47
    There he collaborated with composer Claude Debussy on a musical play Le martyre de Saint Sébastien (The Martyrdom of St Sebastian), 1911, written for Ida Rubinstein.
    More Details Hide Details The Vatican reacted by placing all of his works in the Index of Forbidden Books. The work was not successful as a play, but it has been recorded in adapted versions several times, notably by Pierre Monteux (in French), Leonard Bernstein (sung in French, acted in English), and Michael Tilson Thomas (in French).
  • 1910
    Age 46
    By 1910 his daredevil lifestyle had forced him into debt, and he fled to France to escape his creditors.
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    He provided leading roles for her in his plays of the time such as La città morta (The Dead City) (1898) and Francesca da Rimini (1901), but the tempestuous relationship finally ended in 1910.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1903
    Age 39
    After meeting the Marchesa (Luisa) Casati in 1903, he began a life long turbulent on again off again affair with Luisa, that lasted until a few years before his death.
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  • 1900
    Age 36
    One of D'Annunzio's most significant novels, scandalous in its day, is Il fuoco (The Flame of Life) of 1900, in which he portrays himself as the Nietzschean Superman Stelio Effrena, in a fictionalized account of his love affair with Eleonora Duse.
    More Details Hide Details His short stories showed the influence of Guy de Maupassant. He was also associated with the bizarre Italian noblewoman Luisa Casati, an influence on his novels and one of his mistresses. The 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica wrote of him: …The work of d' Annunzio, although by many of the younger generation injudiciously and extravagantly admired, is almost the most important literary work given to Italy since the days when the great classics welded her varying dialects into a fixed language. The psychological inspiration of his novels has come to him from many sources - French, Russian, Scandinavian, German - and in much of his earlier work there is little fundamental originality. His creative power is intense and searching, but narrow and personal; his heroes and heroines are little more than one same type monotonously facing a different problem at a different phase of life. But the faultlessness of his style and the wealth of his language have been approached by none of his contemporaries, whom his genius has somewhat paralysed. In his later work as of 1911, when he begins drawing his inspiration from the traditions of bygone Italy in her glorious centuries, a current of real life seems to run through the veins of his personages. And the lasting merit of D'Annunzio, his real value to the literature of his country, consists precisely in that he opened up the closed mine of its former life as a source of inspiration for the present and of hope for the future, and created a language, neither pompous nor vulgar, drawn from every source and district suited to the requirements of modern thought, yet absolutely classical, borrowed from none, and, independently of the thought it may be used to express, a thing of intrinsic beauty.
  • 1897
    Age 33
    In 1897 D'Annunzio was elected to the Chamber of Deputies for a three-year term, where he sat as an independent.
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  • 1894
    Age 30
    In 1894 he began a love affair with the famous actress Eleonora Duse which became a cause célèbre.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1883
    Age 19
    In 1883 D'Annunzio married Maria Hardouin di Gallese, and had three sons, but the marriage ended in 1891.
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  • 1881
    Age 17
    In 1881 D'Annunzio entered the University of Rome La Sapienza, where he became a member of various literary groups, including Cronaca Bizantina and wrote articles and criticism for local newspapers.
    More Details Hide Details In those university years he started to promote Italian irredentism. Here he published Canto novo (1882), Terra vergine (1882), L'intermezzo di rime (1883), Il libro delle vergini (1884) and the greater part of the short stories that were afterwards collected under the general title of San Pantaleone (1886). Canto novo contains poems full of pulsating youth and the promise of power, some descriptive of the sea and some of the Abruzzese landscape, commented on and completed in prose by Terra vergine, the latter a collection of short stories dealing in radiant language with the peasant life of the author's native province. Intermezzo di rime is the beginning of D'Annunzio's second and characteristic manner. His conception of style was new, and he chose to express all the most subtle vibrations of voluptuous life. Both style and contents began to startle his critics; some who had greeted him as an enfant prodige rejected him as a perverter of public morals, whilst others hailed him as one bringing a breath of fresh air and an impulse of a new vitality into the somewhat prim, lifeless work hitherto produced.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1863
    Born
    Born on March 12, 1863.
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