Mario Carli (1888 - 1935)

Gerardo Dottori, Un ritratto di Mussolini. Ritratto aereo di Mario Carli, 1931. Collezione Wolfson

Mario Carli was an Italian poet, novelist, essayist, diplomat, and journalist. During the Fiume episode he founded the newspaper “La testa di ferro”, in which he dialogued with the leading anarchists of the day, and more than anyone else fought for the Fiume undertaking to become an outpost for world revolution. His extremism meant that he was eventually forced to leave Fiume, in June 1920: at D’Annunzio’s ‘suggestion’ he moved the office of “La testa di ferro” to Milan.