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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Gabriele D’Annunzio (1863–1938)

D’Annunzio, Gabriele (än-nön’tsē-ō). An Italian novelist and poet; born on the yacht Irene in the Adriatic, near Pescara, in 1863; died in 1938. Educated at Prato; went to Rome in 1880; and was one of the most conspicuous Italian writers of his day. He abandoned Italian traditions for the modern French realism. His poems and novels are brilliant but sensual, the later works pessimisitic. They include: ‘Pleasure’ (1889); ‘The Triumph of Death’ (1894); and ‘Maidens of the Crag’ (1895). Among his poems are: ‘The New Song’ (Rome, 1882); ‘Interludes of Verse’ (1883); and ‘Marine Odes’ (1893); ‘The Fire’ (1900); ‘Francesca da Rimini’ (1901); ‘Li Laudi’ (1904); ‘La Nave’ (1908); ‘Il Mistere di San Sebastiano’ (1911). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).