150 years after the birth and 75 after the death of Gabriele d'Annunzio, his art continues to reserve "surprises" and discoveries ranging from correspondence, writings and works more or less done. Among these, Il fuoco nella pineta, reintroduced here in its original form, is a fascinating example in which converge, in addition to bibliographic items, biographical and historical aspects that contributed before to curb the publication for 10 years and then to dictate the "rewrite "pages of the Notturno. Read again and go into the manuscript represents a sort of foray into the laboratory D'Annunzio, in its modus scribendi and at the same time in the complex events that marked the years between 1911 and 1921. Red wire, the metamorphosis of a failure, but potential spark that, After a decade, he saw the light in the shadows of the Notturno.
Philip Caburlotto has a PhD in Italian Studies and Classical and Medieval Philology. Among his works, focusing on the period of pre-eminence in Italian and European fin de siècle: D’Annunzio e lo specchio del romanzo (Cafoscarina, 2007), Libro segreto: D’Annunzio dall’autobiografia all’agiografia (“Studi novecenteschi”, 2, 2008), curated Fuoco (Rizzoli, 2008), Venezia immaginifica (Elzeviro, 2009) and Gabriele d’Annunzio. Inediti 1922-1936 (Olschki, 2011). He is the founder and scientific coordinator of the Progetto Archivio d’Annunzio - www.archiviodannunzio.it