Emanuela Borgatta Dunnett
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Emanuela Borgatta Dunnett

I was born in Turin, where I completed my studies, specialising in North American Literature. For years I have been involved in teaching and writing, never neglecting my passion for the arts.

I love to write about what alights my curiosity, and I have always felt the need to narrate it.

Allowing others to share a live experience, a book or an exhibition is an unparalleled experience of knowledge.

The people I have met and the countries I have visited for these purposes have created unprecedented beauty and multiple feedbacks/reports, in which I like to involve more and more readers.

Words have an incandescent intrinsic value and, if it is true that we are also forged by those used by our favourite artists, it becomes imperative to respect and share them.

Moreover, for several years, I have been pursuing personal and academic studies on Gabriele d'Annunzio. With a popularised approach, I am passionate about the idea of changing the stale vulgate that, for too long, has pigeonholed man and writer into outdated points of view.

I have recently published two essays for Ianieri Edizioni, dedicated to his relations with Piedmont and Great Britain (my two chosen homelands) in order to give him a well-rounded image and re-establish his importance as a central figure of the Belle Époque.

D'ANNUNZIO - Tracce Piemontesi

Collective imagination - when speaking of Gabriele d'Annunzio - is inextricably linked to the city of Pescara and the Vittoriale degli Italiani in Gardone Riviera. That said; did he really only move between these two poles? Or did he also leave traces of himself elsewhere? These are open questions, since physical, posthumous and symbolic traces of the Italian Vate can be found everywhere maintaining a curious look. The book is accompanied by a preface by Franco Di Tizio and a corollary of interviews with writers, directors, costume designers and collectors; as well as an interview with Giordano Bruno Guerri, dedicated to the future of the Vittoriale.

D'ANNUNZIO – Cross-Channel Connections

An ardent spirit, Gabriele d'Annunzio entertained extremely varied and noteworthy connections and relations with foreign countries. Analysing the purely artistic-literary aspects and looking towards Great Britain and Ireland, it will be noted that the Vate borrowed much from the culture beyond the Channel, adopting its avant-garde aesthetic taste, as well as the unparalleled Pre-Raphaelism in the use of symbols and verse creation.

The book is accompanied by introductions by Franco Di Tizio and Rebecca Lipkin, as well as a corollary of interviews with writers and curators, and a meeting with Giordano Bruno Guerri, dedicated to the future of the Vittoriale degli Italiani.

D’ANNUNZIO – Passeggiate d’Arte e Voluttà

Strolling in Rome, Venice, Tuscany and Abruzzo. Without forgetting Paris and other stops in Italy and abroad, and then getting lost at the Vittoriale degli Italiani. A dream come true, in this easy-to-read volume, thanks to which you can immerse yourself in d'Annunzio's universe, guidebook in hand. A series of routes, conceived by the author, to follow while travelling or, simply, immersing yourself between the pages, for multiple itineraries in the name of the arts and voluptuousness so dear to the Italian Vate. The footsteps left by Gabriele d'Annunzio are now more alive than ever and it is now possible to rediscover and retrace them.

Articles by Emanuela Borgatta Dunnett

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