09/12/2019 – D’Annunzio and the dimension of beauty

Biblioteca di Studi Letterari e Linguistici

Gianni Oliva
Università degli Studi “G. d’Annunzio” Chieti-Pescara

Domenica Falardo

The lecture investigates the concept of beauty, fundamental in the varied activity of Gabriele D’Annunzio. His destiny of aesthete revolves around this idea, but it is an aestheticism which has nothing theoretical or superficial and directly involves institutions. D’Annunzio fights against a society made ugly by the “profit”, based on banking and financial systems: in this way the dimension of beauty becomes an instrument far from vacuous, responsible for penetrating in the most intimate fibers of the social life.