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Ennio Valentinelli: A Forgotten Futurist

Daly, Selena; (2016) Ennio Valentinelli: A Forgotten Futurist. MLN (Italian Issue) , 131 (1) , Article Project MUSE. 10.1353/mln.2016.0004. Green open access

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Abstract

This article engages in an analysis of the Futurist Ennio Valentinelli, revealing him to be the free-word poet, Acciaio, who was an important figure in the movement during World War 1. After linking the names of Valentinelli and Acciaio for the first time, the article reconstructs the biography of this forgotten Futurist and analyses his pseudonymous Futurist free-word works, composed while serving with the Italian Army. This account of Valentinelli points to a broader need to reconsider Futurist combat experiences of World War 1, aiming to reveal the multiplicity of Futurist combat experiences beyond the well-known exploits of its most famous members.

Type: Article
Title: Ennio Valentinelli: A Forgotten Futurist
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1353/mln.2016.0004
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1353/mln.2016.0004
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author-accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > SELCS
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10182317
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