2013: XV

Alle radici del Futurismo: nomi e figure del femminile in Destruction di Marinetti

Parole chiave

  • Futurism,
  • Symbolism,
  • female names


‘Contempt of woman’ and ‘challenge to the stars’: these are the cornerstones of the Manifesto of Futurism (1909). However, the antithesis eroticism-heroism is already in the poem Destruction (1904), strategically redefined, a posteriori, ‘futurist poem’. The play on the female name (the analogy woman-astro in Maria Star, the assonance Josie-.folie., the link between name and abstract concept that combines Josie, Loulou and Julie to the keyword .jalousie.) illustrates the transformation of the symbolist eros in avant-garde furor, projected towards the overcoming of literary and spatio-temporal limits.