Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

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Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (fēlēp´pō tōm-mä´zō märēnĕt´tē), 1876–1944, Italian poet, novelist, and critic. He is best known as the founder of futurism (1909), on which he wrote and lectured, and as an advocate of Fascism; he was one of the first members of the Fascist party. He wrote in both French and Italian; among his works are Le Roi Bombance (1905) and Mafarka il futurista, published (1910) simultaneously in French and Italian.

See his writings ed. by R. W. Flint (tr. 1972).

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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).