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

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

Gabriele d’Annunzio pioneered the politics regarding 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 just 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 poet that is italian d’Annunzio, that has become a hero of World War I by airdropping his very own propagandistic poetry over Vienna, marched to the Hapsburg town of Fiume (now Rijeka in Croatia) and declared himself its frontrunner.

Fiume’s postwar status had held it’s place in dispute for months. Both the Kingdom of Italy as well as the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (later Yugoslavia) reported the town, that was bulk Italian but had a considerable Croatian populace. […]