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F. T. Marinetti’s Il tattilismo and the Futurist critique of separation
Pierpaolo Antonello

narrative prologue or overture; then it moves to a programmatic and normative central part; it is finally sealed by a rhetorical gesture, which aims at consensus and proselytism. Highly symbolical also was the venue in which the text was presented: the Théâtre de L’Œuvre in Paris, very much in the same way the first manifesto was published in France on the front page of Le Figaro. The official date of publication of Il tattilismo is also symbolically charged: 11 January 1921; it was reprinted a year later in the journal Il Futurismo (11 January 1922). Marinetti

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