Il Duce's Other Woman

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9780688062996: Il Duce's Other Woman

The first biography of Margherita Sarfatti, the Jewish mistress of Benito Mussolini, reveals how this woman helped her lover rise to power and became an important figure in the Fascist Party herself before she was forced out. 35,000 first printing.

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A dry but well-informed account of the woman behind Mussolini's rise to power, by Cannistraro (History and Politics/Drexel University) and Sullivan (Senior Fellow/National Defense University). Margherita Sarfatti, an art critic and daughter of an influential Venetian Jewish family, was, according to the authors, a Svengali figure to the rough-hewn Mussolini. Beginning her affair with the future dictator (``My absurd lover, tyrannical and adored!'') in 1911, she became known as his ``inspiratrice,'' directing his reading (Proudhon and Machiavelli, among others), bolstering his belief in his greatness, and helping him to mold his vision of a new Roman Empire. Though an ardent socialist, Sarfatti supported Italian involvement in WW I, an action that got her expelled from the Socialist Party. After the war, she and Mussolini worked together to forge the Fascist Party from two unlikely allies, the nationalists and socialists, and watched their creation grow to power, nourished by conditions of mass unemployment, street-fighting, and demagoguery given credibility by electoral success. Sarfatti, the authors contend, had ``a far more flexible and inventive political imagination'' than Mussolini, and she was a central figure during these formative years--yet her affair with the dictator, and her influence, waned during the early 30's. In 1938, in the face of Il Duce's growing anti-Semitism, Sarfatti fled to Argentina with two suitcases full of jewels and modern art, treasures that she later parlayed into a position as one of the most important art collectors of the mid-century. She died in Italy in 1961. The authors devote too much space to Sarfatti's career as an art critic and promoter of Italian-American ties; still, hers is a remarkable, sometimes tragic, tale. (Photos.) -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

From Publishers Weekly:

A person of exceptional erudition and culture, Margherita Sarfatti (1880-1961) was the Italian dictator's lover, political adviser and intellectual mentor, the authors show in their enlightening study. They reveal how, in the period following the Great War, the two combined their socialist ideals and fierce nationalism to forge a revolutionary movement--Fascism--and how Mussolini in the end "could not tolerate public knowledge that a woman and a Jew had done as much as she had to build the Fascist regime." Her forced departure from Italy in 1938 (the year Il Duce declared his anti-Semitic policies) proved to be Sarfatti's salvation. In their excellent biography of this difficult, dynamic, memorable woman, Cannistraro and Sullivan present aspects of her lover's career not previously explored in detail: Mussolini's experiences as a solider in WW I, his editorship of the socialist paper Avanti! and his active interest in creating a favorable international image of Fascist Italy. Cannistraro is head of the history and politics department at Drexel University in Pennsylvania; Sullivan is a senior fellow at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. Photos.
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