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Pour la douce France: un progetto editoriale

Raffaella Castagnola Rossini    Divisione della Cultura e degli Studi Universitari, Canton Ticino, Svizzera    



Pour la douce France is the title of a painting by Romaine Brooks, an American artist who lived in France during World War I, who became a close friend of D’Annunzio at the times of La Capponcina. The newspaper Le Figaro published a picture of the painting in its May 5, 1915 issue together with several poetical texts of D’Annunzio. These materials were then included into an elegant folder, put on sale the same year in order to raise funding for the Red Cross. However, that volume remained a project: the publication was supposed to bring together his other texts and lectures on war to  be subsequently edited and published by the librarian and bibliophile Édouard Champion. The project eventually produced only some drafts, which are now preserved in a private collection in Switzerland.

Keywords: France, Romaine Brooks, Édouard Champion, war texts, poems of the Latin war

Language: it

Submitted: March 6, 2020   Accepted: June 8, 2020   Published: Oct. 22, 2020  

permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/AdA/2421-292X/2020/01/008

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