Selected Poems and Related Prose

Selected Poems and Related Prose

by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300041039

ISBN-13: 9780300041033

Pub. Date: 09/28/2002

Publisher: Yale University Press

F.T. Marinetti (1876-1944) is widely known as the founder of Futurism, an early twentieth-century cultural revolution. This volume, a translation of more than forty poems and prose works by Marinetti, presents premier examples of his rich poetic creations, many for the first time in English. The collection represents the entire span of the poet's career, and it

Overview

F.T. Marinetti (1876-1944) is widely known as the founder of Futurism, an early twentieth-century cultural revolution. This volume, a translation of more than forty poems and prose works by Marinetti, presents premier examples of his rich poetic creations, many for the first time in English. The collection represents the entire span of the poet's career, and it includes Marinetti's early lyrical works, poems of battle, “Words in Freedom,” and love poems to his wife. There is also a biography of Marinetti and a critical review of his poetic accomplishment.

Author Biography: Luce Marinetti, the daughter of F.T. Marinetti, resides in Rome. Elizabeth R. Napier is professor of English at Middlebury College. Barbara R. Studholme is a freelance translator residing in Charlottesville, Virginia. Paolo Valesio is professor of Italian language and literature at Yale University.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300041033
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

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Contents

Preface Luce Marinetti....................vii
Translating Marinetti Elizabeth R. Napier and Barbara R. Studholme....................xv
The Old Sailors (1898)....................1
The Conquest of the Stars (1902)....................5
I. The Oracle-Song of the Waves....................7
II. The Reservoirs of Death....................10
V. The Sovereign Sea....................13
XIII. The Golden Scout....................15
XIX. The Kiss of a Dying Star....................17
Destruction (1904)....................19
I. Invocation to the Almighty Sea to Deliver Me from the Ideal....................21
III. The Babels of Dream....................23
The Sensual City (1908)....................25
The Sensual City I. The Mad Traveler....................27
V. My Heart Sang ....................29
VI. The Sacred Lizards....................31
The Death of the Fortresses I. The Coy Hulls....................32
II. Useless Wisdom....................34
III. The Dawn's Victory....................36
Dithyrambs To My Pegasus....................38
The Pope's Monoplane (1912)....................41
1. Flying Over the Heart of Italy....................43
2. The Volcano's Decrees....................48
Zong Toomb Toomb (1912-1913; published in Italian 1914)....................55
Correction of Proofs Desires....................57
Synchronic Chart of sounds noises colors images smells hopes desires energies longings drawn up by the aviator Y. M....................61
Hadirlik Turkish Headquarters....................62
Bridge....................67
Trainload of SickSoldiers....................72
Bombardment....................75
Technical Manifesto of Futurist Literature....................77
Battle Weight + Smell....................81
Futurist Words in Freedom (1919)....................83
Words in Freedom [Introduction]....................85
Futurist Sensibility and Wireless Imagination....................87
Words in Freedom....................87
Wireless Imagination....................87
Onomatopoeia and Mathematical Symbols....................88
Typographic Revolution and Free Expressive Orthography....................89
Typographic Revolution....................89
Free Expressive Orthography....................89
Geometric and Mechanical Splendor....................90
Simultaneity-Synoptic Tables of Lyrical Values....................93
Numerical Sensibility....................94
Examples of Words in Freedom....................95
Letter from a pretty woman to a passéist gentleman....................97
Dunes....................99
9-storied battle of Mount Altissimo....................117
After the Marne, Joffre toured the front by car....................119
At night, lying in bed, She rereads the letter from her gunner at the front....................121
A tumultuous assembly (Numerical sensibility)....................123
After Words in Freedom (ca. 1924-1928)....................125
[After words in freedom]....................127
The right finds the pearl [manuscript 1]....................129
The right finds the pearl [manuscript 2]....................131
Poems to Beny (1920-1938; published 1971)....................133
[The island casts the jetty out to sea ...]....................135
Two canoes at Capri....................138
Insufferable pride of the Lavaredos....................140
[Should I choose these words ...]....................141
Notes on the Poems....................143
"The Most Enduring and Most Honored Name": Marinetti as Poet Paolo Valesio....................149
Original Texts of the Poems....................167

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