A masterpiece of twentieth-century Italian poetry, Halcyon inscribed the landscape of Tuscany with the memories and emotion of the time d'Annunzio himself spent there with the famous actress Eleanora Duse. No less brilliant for his narcissism, this poet, dramatist, and sometimes politician was larger than life, and his broad talent shines through in this carefully organized set of lyrics.
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By the side of the Affrico on an evening in June after rain
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