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Biography The pike

  • By Lucy Hughes-Hallet
  • Price: £10.99
  • ISBN: 9780007213962 (replaces 9780007213955)
  • Availability: Out of stock - expected on 01/10/2021 if you order today
  • Not a catalogue item - details provisional

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WINNER OF THE 2013 COSTA BOOK AWARDS BIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR WINNER OF THE 2013 SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION The story of Gabriele D'Annunzio, poet, daredevil - and Fascist. In September 1919 Gabriele D'Annunzio, successful poet and occasional politician, declared himself Commandante of the city of Fiume in modern day Croatia. His intention - to establish a utopia based on his fascist and artistic ideals.

It was the dramatic pinnacle to an outrageous career. Lucy Hughes-Hallett charts the controversial life of D'Annunzio, the debauched artist who became a national hero. His evolution from idealist Romantic to radical right-wing revolutionary is a political parable.

Through his ideological journey, culminating in the failure of the Fiume endeavour, we witness the political turbulence of early 20th century Europe and the emergence of fascism. In 'The Pike', Hughes-Hallett addresses the cult of nationalism and the origins of political extremism - and at the centre of the book stands the charismatic D'Annunzio: a figure as deplorable as he is fascinating.

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Series Biography Title The pike
Subject Italian Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date August 2013 Authors Lucy Hughes-Hallet
Binding Paperback Pages 694
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 491
ESB Code 51228 ISBN 9780007213962 (replaces 9780007213955)
Inspection Copy No Delivery Out of stock - expected on 01/10/2021 if you order today
  Price £10.99

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