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He Dared the Undarable

A review of the book, Gabriele d’Annunzio: Poet, Seducer, and Preacher of War by Lucy Hughes-Hallett On a summer afternoon in Tuscany in the years of the belle epoque, a celebrated French courtesan alighted from a carriage to greet her host, the poet Gabriele d’Annunzio, and was astonished to behold “a frightful gnome with red-rimmed eyes and […]