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The Poet that is sex-Crazed strongman (Fleetingly) Built A kingdom

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

The Poet that is sex-Crazed strongman (Fleetingly) Built A kingdom

Gabriele d’Annunzio pioneered the politics for the spectacle.

The poet that is young d’Annunzio. Credit Credit Henri Le Lieure/Alinari, via Getty Images

By Tara Isabella Burton

Dr. Burton is an editor that is contributing The United states Interest and a columnist at Religion Information provider.

A hundred years back this autumn, a hollywood showman became a strongman. The womanizing, profligate Italian poet Gabriele d’Annunzio, that has turn into a hero of World War I by airdropping his or her own propagandistic poetry over Vienna, marched in to the Hapsburg town of Fiume (now Rijeka in Croatia) and declared himself its frontrunner. (more…)