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  • ICAA Record ID
    779364
    TITLE
    Nosotros los poetas y artistas futuristas de Italia (la carroña intelectual al servicio del papa y de Mussolini – aclaramos los artistas revolucionarios) / Por F. T. MARINETTI
    IN
    Frente a Frente : Órgano Central de la Liga de Escritores y Artistas Revolucionarios (México, D. F., México). -- No. 1 (Mar. 1936)
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 8 : ill.
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Journal article – Manifestoes
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso. "Nosotros los poetas y artistas futuristas de Italia (la carroña intelectual al servicio del papa y de Mussolini – aclaramos los artistas revolucionarios)." Frente a frente: Órgano central de la liga de escritores y artistas revolucionarios (Mexico City), no.1 (March 1936): 8.
Synopsis

In 1936 the publishers of Frente a Frente [Face to Face], the journal of the Liga de Escritores y Artistas Revolucionarios (LEAR) [League of Revolutionary Writers and Artists] published a belated futuristic manifesto by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti on Benito Mussolini’s 1935 colonial campaign against Ethiopia (Abyssinia), though not before classifying the Italian poet and his movement as “intellectual riffraff in service to the Pope and to Mussolini.”

Annotations

Once again, the Mexican press published a futuristic proclamation. However, as distinct from the previous decade when they promoted the avant-garde movement, in the 1930s they were faced with the threat of fascism and the prospect of a world war. This led the publishers of the LEAR’s journal to condemn the Italian group for its close links to totalitarianism and to a Papal office that blessed the carnage. In 1935, the poet Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876-1944) offered his services as a volunteer in the Ethiopian war and produced a new manifesto, whose patently bellicose aesthetic drew a sarcastic response from the publishers of the journal Frente a Frente [Face to Face].  

Researcher
Francisco Reyes Palma : CURARE A. C.
Team
CURARE, Espacio crítico para las artes, Mexico City, Mexico
Location
Fondo Reservado de la Biblioteca Justino Fernández del Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México