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Filippo Tommaso Marinetti Social Media


According to literary critic Marjorie Perloff, news of Marinetti's misogyny has been greatly exaggerated. Although he said he scorned women, what he really meant to say was that he didn't like "traditional bourgeois marriage arrangements." Glad we cleared that up! (Source.)


Marinetti ended up in an obscenity trial in Milan for his novel Mafarka the Futurist. (Source.)


Marinetti was arrested for participating in a demonstration in which he burned an Austrian flag. He spent five days in the clink. (Source.)


Marinetti claimed that a "racing car" was "more beautiful than the Victory of Samothrace." (Source.)


Marinetti liked a good duel every now and then. (Source.)