Futurist War Noises: Confronting and Coping with the Sounds of the First World War

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Title: Futurist War Noises: Confronting and Coping with the Sounds of the First World War
Authors: Daly, Selena
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/6732
Date: 2013
Abstract: The aim of this article is to examine the Futurists’ understanding and interpretation of war noises and sounds before, during and after their First World War combat experiences. Firstly, the article examines the Futurist interest in war noises prior to the outbreak of the First World War, secondly, it analyses the Futurists’ experience of war noises during their time in combat, focusing particularly on the figures of Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Umberto Boccioni, and Luigi Russolo. Finally, the article examines how the Futurist pre-war pronouncements on war noises offered them a ‘road map’ of how to behave in battle and provided them with successful strategies for coping with the intensity of life in the trenches.
Funding Details: Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: University of California
Journal: California Italian Studies
Volume: 4
Issue: 1
Start page: 1
End page: 16
Copyright (published version): 2013 the author
Keywords: FuturismNoiseMarinettiBoccioniRussoloFirst World WarItalian StudiesHistory
Other versions: https://escholarship.org/uc/item/8fx1p115
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
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