Gabriele D'Annunzio: Ecce Homo

Book Review - D'Annunzio: Poet, Seducer and Preacher of War - Part 1 of 4

“The voice of my race speaks through me”

As industrialization gained pace in the second half of the 20th century, the Hungarian half of the Habsburg Empire needed a port to match the Austrian half’s Trieste. It settled on the Croatian town of Rijeka (Ree-ye-ka), also known as ‘Fiume’ in Italian (both the Croatian the Italian variants mean ‘river’). Shi…

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