Italian Futurism and the First World War

By Selena Daly

© 2016

Selena Daly’s work is the first comprehensive study of Futurism during the First World War period. In this book, she examines the cultural, political, and military engagement of the Futurists with the war effort, both on the battlefields and on the home front.

Beginning with the outbreak of war in 1914, Italian Futurism and the First World War provides vivid accounts of Futurist experiences through an analysis of previously unpublished material, including letters, diaries, and military documents as well as newspapers, magazines, and popular novels. Her focus on Futurist protagonists such as Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Umberto Boccioni, Emilio Settimelli, and lesser known figures such as Giuseppe Steiner and Ennio Valentinelli greatly extends our knowledge of the movement. Daly’s timely and detailed analysis challenges long-held assumptions about Futurist activity during the war and offers new insights for both the non-specialist and specialist alike.

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  • Series: Toronto Italian Studies
  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 280 pages
  • Illustrations: 13
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
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Selena Daly’s work is the first comprehensive study of Futurism during the First World War period. In this book, she examines the cultural, political, and military engagement of the Futurists with the war effort, both on the battlefields and on the home front.

Italian Futurism and the First World War

By Selena Daly

© 2016

Selena Daly’s work is the first comprehensive study of Futurism during the First World War period. In this book, she examines the cultural, political, and military engagement of the Futurists with the war effort, both on the battlefields and on the home front.

Beginning with the outbreak of war in 1914, Italian Futurism and the First World War provides vivid accounts of Futurist experiences through an analysis of previously unpublished material, including letters, diaries, and military documents as well as newspapers, magazines, and popular novels. Her focus on Futurist protagonists such as Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Umberto Boccioni, Emilio Settimelli, and lesser known figures such as Giuseppe Steiner and Ennio Valentinelli greatly extends our knowledge of the movement. Daly’s timely and detailed analysis challenges long-held assumptions about Futurist activity during the war and offers new insights for both the non-specialist and specialist alike.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Toronto Italian Studies
  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 280 pages
  • Illustrations: 13
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    ‘Well researched and documented account of the Futurist involvement in the First World War… With a multitude of notes, and large bibliography Salena Daly’s book will surely become a standard work on the subject.’


    Jim Burns
    Northern Review of Books March 2017

    ‘Highly recommended.’


    R.T. Ingoglia
    Choice Magazine vol 54:07:2017

    "Selena Daly has created an eminently readable and in depth work that is destined to be the definitive work on Futurism in Italy during the First World War."


    Willard Bohn, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of French and Italian, Illinois State University

    "Dr. Daly invites the reader to profoundly re-think the widely held assumptions about the relationship between Futurism and the war. Her book is a pleasure to read and an example of cultural history at its best."


    Luca Somigli, Professor of Italian Studies, University of Toronto
  • Author Information

    Selena Daly is a lecturer in Italian Studies at University College Dublin
  • Table of contents

    Illustrations

    Acknowledgements

    Introduction

    1. Futurist Non-Belligerence: The Failure of Futurist Interventionism

    2. Futurism at the Front: Futurist Military and Combat Experiences

    3. Futurismo moderato: Re-Imagining Futurism for a Wartime Society

    4. How to Seduce Soldiers: Futurist Propaganda and Politics

    Epilogue

    Abbreviations

    Notes

    Bibliography

    Index

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