Kafka and d'Annunzio, and the mysteries to be revealed in their former homes


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There is something perverse and voyeuristic about visiting the private homes of famous people. Yet, as time goes by, I find the grand fame of public figures less interesting than their personal doings. I once visited the house where Kafka died, near Vienna. The barrenness of that sanatorium was so like the bareness and modesty… READ THE REST


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Gabriela Mistral, the Nobel Prize winning poet from Chile, supposedly took her pen name because of her love for the poetry of d'Annunzio.


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I heard about d'Annunzio from Hakim Bey's book TAZ, where he extols the wonders of d'Annunzio's anarcho-fascist "Italian Regency of Carnaro" in Fiume (now Rijeka), where music was declared the fundamental principle of the State.


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shit, i knew he sounded familiar. i need to get a new copy of TAZ.


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