The flame of life - by Gabriele D'Annunzio - PDF ebook

The flame of life, a novel 

The flame of life, a novel

D'Annunzio is the most truly Italian, the most inveterately Latin, of all recent writers. Without light and shade, without " nuance," without humor or irony, he compels our attention by the clear-cut, monumental images he projects, by the purple and scarlet splendor of his imperial dreams. His philosophy, though lacking in the deep and tragic imagination of Nietzsche, has something of the Nietzschean intellectual fury. He teaches a shameless and antinomian hedonism, narrower, less humane, but more fervid and emotional, than that taught by Remy de Gourmont.

Some excerpts

The woman bent down to pick up the fallen pomegranate from the grass. It was ripe, it had burst open in the fall, staining her white dress. The vision of the laden barge, the pale island, the flowery meadow returned to her loving spirit along with the Creator's words: 'This is my body...Take and eat...”

They remained silent, while the bronze tolling passed over their heads so powerfully that they seemed to hear it in the very roots of their hair like a quiver of their flesh.

“He followed the glances of some of them like a ray of love directed at a woman seated somewhere, engrossed in her own thoughts, made languorous by secret delights and softened in some impure way, with a snow-white face in which her mouth opened like a hive damp with honey.”

the book details :
  • Author:Gabriele D'Annunzio
  • Publication date: 1914
  • Company:Boston : L. C. Pag

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