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Author photo. Filippo Tommaso Emilio Marinetti (1876-1944), in white suit

Filippo Tommaso Emilio Marinetti (1876-1944), in white suit

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Born in Egypt and educated in Paris, Marinetti gained a reputation as a writer in French long before he launched the "futurist movement" with his manifesto of February 20, 1909, in Le Figaro. Proclaiming an ideal of "words in liberty," that manifesto elicited high praise from Wyndham Lewis, Guillaume Apollinaire, Ezra Pound, and D. H. Lawrence, as well as the Italians Aldo Palazzeschi, Giovanni Papini, and Ardengo Soffici. After his French works were translated into Italian, he was arrested and spent two months in an Italian jail for immorality. Despite the notoriety of his first manifesto, the subsequent Technical Manifesto of 1912 epitomizes the essence of futurism: the glorification of war, masculinity, violence, and the machine. As William De Sua correctly wrote: "Of all his works, the Technical Manifesto alone should secure his place among such figures as Pablo Picasso, Ezra Pound, Igor Stravinsky, and Guillaume Apollinaire as one of the greatest movers and shapers of modern art." (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from The Futurist Cookbook
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Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (Alessandria d'Egitto, 22 dicembre 1876 – Bellagio, 2 dicembre 1944) è stato un poeta, scrittore e drammaturgo italiano, nonché editore. È conosciuto soprattutto come il fondatore del movimento futurista, la prima avanguardia storica del Novecento.
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