Università degli Studi «G. D’Annunzio» Chieti-Pescara, Italia firstname.lastname@example.org
Submitted 08 Mar 2018 Accepted 10 May 2018
Dannunzite, a cultural plague, a generational disease that invaded every city and spread like wildfire throughout the Italian peninsula: thanks to critics, unknown or little known journalists and writers who started the literary debate, from the Calabria of Silvio Turco to the Tuscany of Guido Rubetti and Dino Mantovani, as they opposed reference cultural models, such as Ercole Luigi Morselli debuting the Orione, at the Argentina Theatre in Rome, hailed by critics and public as an example of anti-d’Annunzio theatre; and Orazio Amendola from Palermo, who patiently compiled the inventory of reasons to hate d’Annunzio, tracing, on the basis of what Max Nordau did, d’Annunzio’s ‘moral’ and ‘immoral’ arguments. Going through Dannunzianesimo and Dannunzite, the ‘antidannunziani’ showed the two faces of the same cultural phenomenon.
D’Annunzio writer. Dannunzianesimo. Dannunzite. Antidannunzianesimo. Province of Italy.