Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso (fēlēpˈpō tōm-mäˈzō märēnĕtˈtē) [key], 1876–1944, Italian poet, novelist, and critic. He is best known as the founder of futurism (1909), on which he wrote and lectured, and as an advocate of Fascism; he was one of the first members of the Fascist party. He wrote in both French and Italian; among his works are Le Roi Bombance (1905) and Mafarka il futurista, published (1910) simultaneously in French and Italian.
See his writings ed. by R. W. Flint (tr. 1972).
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