Bissi


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Bissi

In India, a slang term for a 20-paisa coin, which is worth 1/5 of one Indian rupee.
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A closer examination of the relationship between Dario and Bissi suggests that D'Annunzio's later ideal of 'arte in vita' is not definitively dismissed.
Bissi, as his name somewhat crudely suggests, is Dario's ideological double.
Bissi, in fact, persistently challenges Dario's conviction of artistic impotence.
Bissi's visits or letters to Dario generally coincide with a birth or death, as if to emphasize the superiority of his literary creations.
When Dario presents Rosa (now renamed Fausta), Bissi's opposition to Dario's ideal of art-in-life is further shaken.
In Rosa/Fausta he may achieve an authentic 'connubio' of life and art, a form of creation more 'human' than Bissi's literary masterpieces.