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Fri, 01 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0400 An Italian poet, soldier, and dandy, an endless self-promoter, a man deeply intertwined with the intellectual trends and dramatic events that shaped his time, and the subject of enormous attention from prominent figures from all over Europe, Gabriele dAnnunzio might be described with the adjective
, a neologism he forged in his novel
:a many-sided man, a kaleidoscope that can simultaneously disclose and distort the appearances of reality.