Gabriele D'Annunzio: Seducer

Book Review - D'Annunzio: Poet, Seducer and Preacher of War - Part 2 of 5

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“One must make one’s own life as one makes a work of art.” In Nietzsche he found his echo: “One should fashion an unequivocal work of art out of one’s own life.”

It is this notion of creating a set-piece drama out of one’s entire life that I think best encapsulates D’Annunzio. We set it continuously in how he so easily seduces …

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