Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso

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Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso (1876–1944) Italian poet, novelist, dramatist, and founder of futurism. In such works as Futurismo e Fascismo (1924), he embraced fascism and advocated the glorification of machinery, speed and war. One of his earliest collections of poetry was entitled simply Destruction; another was called War: the Only Hygiene of the World (1915).