Best known as the founder, main theorist, and overall impresario of the Futurist movement, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti enjoyed a literary career that spanned the first half of the twentieth century, during which he first practiced, then tried to demolish, all major literary genres – poetry, prose fiction, and drama – in an attempt to create a mode of writing that would better reflect the vitality of modern life and renovate Italian society by bridging the gap between art and life. In the process, he also became closely involved with Benito Mussolini’s Fascist dictatorship, and this, coupled with the bellicose and misogynistic rhetoric of many of his works, has made him to this day one of the most controversial figures in European modernism.
Marinetti was born on December 22nd, 1876, in
Citation: Somigli, Luca. "Filippo Tommaso Marinetti". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 09 September 2011 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=2933, accessed 04 December 2023.]