Croce vs d’Annunzio nel Contributo alla critica di me stesso
In Benedetto Croce's autobiography, Contributo alla critica di me stesso, the name of Gabriele d’Annunzio seems to underline the cultural and moral difference between the philosopher and the writer. The present essay analyses this particular passage in Croce’s text as it develops within precise historical contingencies: the writing of the Contributo is dated between April and May 1915, that is, precisely at the time of Italy’s entry World War 1, while d’Annunzio animates and excites the so-called ‘maggio radioso’.
Keywords: Benedetto Croce. Gabriele d’Annunzio. WW1. Autobiography. Ethical living.Submitted: April 26, 2018