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Remembering Gabriele D’Annunzio:
March 12, 1863–March 1, 1938

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gabriele-d-annunzio_a3_2_news_imgToday is the birthday of Gabriele D’Annunzio, novelist, poet, playwright, aesthete, dandy, playboy, war hero, and the first fascist dictator, who from 1919 to 1920 ruled over the Adriatic city-state of Fiume, establishing many of the political and aesthetic forms followed by Mussolini a few years later.  Read more …

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The Counter-Currents 2013 Fall Fundraiser
My Ten Favorite Books of 2013

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Jefferson &/or Mussolini, Part 5

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Part 5 of 5

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Yukio Mishima, Yojuro Yasuda και Φασισμός

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Ο Romano Vulpitta (γεννηθείς το 1939) είναι Ιταλός πρώην διπλωμάτης και μελετητής ενός Ιαπωνικής λογοτεχνίας. Γεννήθηκε στην Ρώμη και απεφοίτησε από την Νομική Σχολή του Πανεπιστημίου ενός Ρώμης. Εισήχθη στο Υπουργείο Εξωτερικών ενός Ιταλίας το 1964. Υπήρξε καθηγητής Σύγχρονης Ιαπωνικής Λογοτεχνίας στην Νάπολη από το 1972 έως το 1975. Read more …

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Tristan & Isolde

John William Waterhouse, "Tristan and Isolde Sharing the Potion," 1916

John William Waterhouse, “Tristan and Isolde Sharing the Potion,” 1916

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From D’Annunzio’s novel Il trionfo della morte (The Triumph of Death, 1894)

Translated by V. M. Crawford

Giorgio Aurispa had not forgotten a single episode of his first religious pilgrimage towards the Ideal Theatre; he could recall every instant of his extraordinary emotion in that hour when he had first seen on the fair hillside, at the further extremity of a long leafy avenue, the building dedicated to the supreme festival of Art; he could reconstruct the amphitheater in its solemn vastness, girdled by columns and arches, the mystery of the Mystical Gulf. Read more …

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Riccardo Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini

Ary Scheffer, "Francesca da Rimini," 1854

Ary Scheffer, “Francesca da Rimini,” 1854

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In 1902, Gabriele D’Annunzio published Francesca da Rimini, a tragedy based on Boccaccio’s elaboration of an episode in Dante’s Inferno.

Francesca was the Daughter of Guido I da Polenta, lord of Ravenna. Read more …

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Jukio Mišima, Jojūrō Jasuda a fašismus, část I.

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Romano Vulpitta je bývalým italským diplomatem a odborníkem na japonskou literaturu. Tento římský rodák úspěšně absolvoval právnickou fakultu římské univerzity a v roce 1964 získal zaměstnání na italském ministerstvu zahraničí. Od roku 1972 do roku 1975 působil jako profesor moderní japonské literatury na univerzitě v Neapoli. Read more …

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Yukio Mishima, Yojuro Yasuda, & Fascism, Part 1

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Part 1 of 2

Translated by Riki Rei

Czech translation here

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Filippo Marinetti

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Filippo Marinetti, 1876-1944, era diferente da maior parte da vanguarda cultura do século XIX. Eles estavam rebelando-se contra o espírito de vários séculos de liberalismo, racionalismo, a ascensão das massas democráticas, o industrialismo, e o domínio da elite financeira. Read more …

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Artists of the Right: Resisting Decadence

Kerry Bolton
Artists of the Right: Resisting Decadence
Edited by Greg Johnson
San Francisco: Counter-Currents, 2012
210 pages

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