Verso Venezia sul Lady Clara
Riflessioni dannunziane sul viaggio
Gabriele d’Annunzio’s first encounter with Venice – a city that significantly impacted his literary production – took place during a special journey: a cruise on the Lady Clara, which he took with his friend Adolfo de Bosis in the summer of 1887. The event is an opportunity to start a fascinating discussion on d’Annunzio’s views on travel literature, shedding light on a latent need to conquer that seems to permeate the author’s production. Furthermore, an attentive evaluation of d’Annunzio’s adventure on the Lady Clara as journalistic writing underscores its epic traits. The journey itself emerges as a dynamic mechanism activating literary production, as in the case of d’Annunzio’s Odi Navali and his articles on the newspaper «La Tribuna» entitled L’Armata d’Italia.