Esoterismo e fascismo
Author: Gianfranco De Turris
Publisher: Edizioni Mediterranee
Author: Margherita Sarfatti
Publisher: Enigma Books
Mussolini's Jewish mistress confesses: How she educated a rough uncultured man to become a politician and consolidated the fascist regime.
Author: Richard J. B. Bosworth
Publisher: A&C Black
In 1945, disguised in German greatcoat and helmet, Mussolini attempted to escape from the advancing Allied armies. Unfortunately for him, the convoy of which he was part was stopped by partisans and his features, made so familiar by Fascist propaganda, gave him away. Within 24 hours he was executed by his captors, joining those he sent early to their graves as an outcome of his tyranny, at least one million people. He was one of the tyrant-killers who so scarred interwar Europe, but we cannot properly understand him or his regime by any simple equation with Hitler or Stalin. Like them, his life began modestly in the provinces; unlike them, he maintained a traditonal male family life, including both wife and mistresses, and sought in his way to be an intellectual. He was cruel (though not the cruellist); his racism existed, but never without the consistency and vigor that would have made him a good recruit for the SS. He sought an empire; but, in the most part, his was of the old-fashioned, costly, nineteenth century variety, not a racial or ideological imperium. And, self-evidently Italian society was not German or Russian: the particular patterns of that society shaped his dictatorship. Bosworth's Mussolini allows us to come closer than ever before to an appreciation of the life and actions of the man and of the political world and society within which he operated. With extraordinary skill and vividness, drawing on a huge range of sources, this biography paints a picture of brutality and failure, yet one tempered with an understanding of Mussolini as a human being, not so different from many of his contemporaries.
The history of totalitarian states bears witness to the fact that literature and print media can be manipulated and made into vehicles of mass deception. Censorship and Literature in Fascist Italy is the first comprehensive account of how the Fascists attempted to control Italy?s literary production. Guido Bonsaver looks at how the country?s major publishing houses and individual authors responded to the new cultural directives imposed by the Fascists. Throughout his study, Bonsaver uses rare and previously unexamined materials to shed light on important episodes in Italy?s literary history, such as relationships between the regime and particular publishers, as well as individual cases involving renowned writers like Moravia, Da Verona, and Vittorini. Censorship and Literature in Fascist Italy charts the development of Fascist censorship laws and practices, including the creation of the Ministry of Popular Culture and the anti-Semitic crack-down of the late 1930s. Examining the breadth and scope of censorship in Fascist Italy, from Mussolini?s role as ?prime censor? to the specific experiences of female writers, this is a fascinating look at the vulnerability of culture under a dictatorship.
Author: Filippo Tommaso Marinetti
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
The Futurist movement was founded and promoted by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, beginning in 1909 with the First Futurist Manifesto, in which he inveighed against the complacency of "cultural necrophiliacs" and sought to annihilate the values of the past, writing that "there is no longer any beauty except the struggle. Any work of art that lacks a sense of aggression can never be a masterpiece." In the years that followed, up until his death in 1944, Marinetti, through both his polemical writings and his political activities, sought to transform society in all its aspects. As Günter Berghaus writes in his introduction, "Futurism sought to bridge the gap between art and life and to bring aesthetic innovation into the real world. Life was to be changed through art, and art was to become a form of life." This volume includes more than seventy of Marinetti's most important writings—many of them translated into English for the first time—offering the reader a representative and still startling selection of texts concerned with Futurist art, literature, politics, and philosophy.
Il Duce's other woman
Author: Philip V. Cannistraro, Brian R. Sullivan
Publisher: William Morrow & Co
The unknown story of Margherita Sarfatti, the Jewish woman who helped Benito Mussolini come to power, is revealed in a portrait of the leader's mistress, who was ousted from the Fascist Party only to become an influential patron of the arts. 35,000 first printing.
Ezra Pound (1972-1992)
Author: Luca Gallesi
Publisher: GRECO & GRECO Editori
Author: Remo Bodei
Publisher: Feltrinelli Editore
Author: Robert Alexander Clarke Parker
Publisher: Brasseys Uk Limited
This biography studies Churchill's changing attitudes and policies towards the evolving challenges of the 20th century. It contains a series of assessments of different facets of his career and a personal memoir from Churchill's daughter, Lady Soames.
Author: Charles L. Killinger
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
Groundbreaking biography of a prominent scholar and early leader of the Italian anti-Fascist resistance.
Author: Giorgio Fabre
Publisher: Enigma Books
An amazing piece of historical detection about the origins of the Holocaust.