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International Yearbook of Futurism Studies...

Multi-volumed work

International Yearbook of Futurism Studies

Ed. by Berghaus, Günter

e-ISSN 2192-029X

Volume 7


Ed. by Aguirre, Mariana / Sarabia, Rosa / Silverman, Renée M. / Vasconcelos, Ricardo

In coop. with Berghaus, Günter / Lee, Sze Wah

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April 2017
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Wet Gunpowder: Anarchism and Futurism Meet in Montevideo

Vidal, Daniel


Four articles that appeared in Uruguayan anarchist periodicals and referenced Futurism suggest that there was a productive contact or even some overlapping concerns between the two schools of thought. However, these writings, published between 1919 and 1921, were unusual, lacked analytical depth and do not provide sufficient information to let a full picture emerge. Everything suggests that most Uruguayan anarchists broke with Futurism due to the contradictory nature of Marinetti’s manifestos, just as had happened in Italy between Futurists and anarcho-syndicalists. Despite their rare and unique nature, these articles allow for an analysis of the avant-garde principles present in artistic proposals by Uruguayan anarchists and in poems by Francisco Álvarez Alonso, a young writer who loved Futurism and to this day remains outside the national literary canon.

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Daniel Vidal (2017). Wet Gunpowder: Anarchism and Futurism Meet in Montevideo. In Mariana Aguirre, Rosa Sarabia, Renée M. Silverman, Ricardo Vasconcelos (Eds.), 2017 (pp. 115–135). Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110527834-007

Book DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110527834

Online ISBN: 9783110527834

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