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Marinetti Dines with the High Command
Guernica Editions, Fall 2014
100 pages
Mass Market
ISBN13: 9781550718645
ISBN10: 1550718649
$12.00 Canada, $12.00 US

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Marinetti Dines with the High Command is a work that dramatizes the turbulent life and times of F. T. Marinetti, founder of Futurism, the first global art movement. Marinetti's artistic career raises enduring questions about art and politics because of his association with Fascism, and the second part of my work is an essay which explores the implications of this association. What makes Marinetti unique is that it is the first work that assesses Marinetti's life in the context of a command performance he gave for the German High Command in January of 1934 -- and the spectacular conclusion to that performance.
We sing the masses moved by passion; we sing the polyphonic marches of revolution; we sing the vibrant nocturnal fervour of arsenals and of street corners illuminated by the violence of electric lights; we sing the train station devouring smoking serpents

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Marinetti Dines with the High Command