The fifth season of the world
A city where the streets are paved with rose petals, and where the huge crowd communicates in the same spirit. It is the primitive monère similar to those great fires of Saint John. This flame is life and death, it is the magic fire of poetry that the Poet comes to light in the heart of the world. [...] We had, without knowing it, touched the futuristic Grail... For more than a year, from September 1919 to December 1920, the city of Fiume was an autonomous zone, a pirate haven in the heart of the Europe, bringing together futurists, anarchists, revolutionaries, dadaists, bolsheviks and adventurers, revelers, femme fatales and lost souls. At their head, the strange poet Gabriele D'Annunzio, a mixed character of dandy and warrior with a hypnotic speech. Under the imaginary pen of Enzo Cellini, the author makes us relive a repressed episode in the official history of the 20th century. From the French trenches of the First World War to the International Brigades in Spain, in the precise and sometimes lyrical manner of war and rebellion diaries, this text makes us experience the essence of the ideals for which the past century, so near and so distant , shed as much hope as blood. A novel as documented as it is inspired.
320 pages | ISBN: 9782353410699