Futurism (was Re: Natlang-based "IAL pidgins")
|From:||Jonathan Chang <zhang2323@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, September 10, 2000, 18:36|
Leo, thanx for the truly wonderful Quick Study version of Futurism...
In a message dated 2000:09:10 9:03:03 AM, leo_caesius@HOTMAIL.COM writes:
>... I'm not the biggest fan of futurism, I can respect their
>political and cultural impact upon Europe. It didn't stop with the
>Fascists, although apparently Mussolini was one of Marinetti's biggest
> I'm much more of an Ungaretti man myself (M'illumino d'immenso!).
I am not fond of Marinetti and the other "loud-mouths" of proto-Fascist
Futurism either. As I have said to Luca in off-list correspondence, I like
the poetry of Paolo Buzzi (what scanty amount I have seen in translation, &
all in poetry anthologies, not books on/about Buzzi himself); Buzzi was one
poet who went beyond the usual Futurist tenets to make something unique.
[o-kaaaay, I also like his last name...]
It's unfortunate that Marinetti is more recognizable than Buzzi ... that
the "loudmouths" get translated more often than the quiet ones (and as the
old saying goes: "it is the quiet ones that ya hafta watch out for...")