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D'Annunzio, Gabriele, 1863-1938

Gabriele D'Annunzio Collection, 1919-1920

15 items (0.1 linear foot)

MS 763

Seal of the city of Fiume.

Seal of the city of Fiume.

An Italian poet, journalist, novelist, and dramatist, Gabriele D'Annunzio enjoyed a flamboyant career in international affairs after the First World War when he raised a small army and seized the port of Fiume (now Rijeka, Croatia). Failing in his attempts to annex his territory to Italy, D'Annunzio reigned as Duce over the micro-state for over a year before being forced to relinquish control.

The fifteen imprints comprising this collection of scarce broadsides, all printed in the short-lived Free State of Fiume. During the brief period of his reign in Fiume, D'Annunzio issued propagandistic broadsides, proclamations, and leaflets almost daily, often distributing them by airplane drop over the city. Included is a rare first edition of D'Annunzio's most famous piece from the Fiume period, Italia e vita.

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Language

Italian

Location

Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries

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The collection is open for research.