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Pinocchio and the Mechanical Body: Luciano Folgore's Papers at the Getty Research Institute Library

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Pinocchio and the Mechanical Body: Luciano Folgore's Papers at the Getty Research Institute Library


This chapter discusses the work of the Futurist poet and broadcaster Luciano Folgore in the light of his emphasis on the mechanical body of Pinocchio. Spanning Folgore’s long and eclectic career, this emphasis is seen in the wider context of a Futurist advocacy of technology and machines in the early years of the twentieth century. Now archived in the John Paul Getty Research Institute and Library in Los Angeles, Folgore’s copious production reveals a serious engagement with the mechanic nature of the puppet, as well as a veritable fixation with Pinocchio’s robotic nose. The puppet’s artificial nose becomes increasingly a marker of his mechanical identity.

Pizzi, Katia (2011) Pinocchio and the Mechanical Body: Luciano Folgore's Papers at the Getty Research Institute Library. In: Pinocchio Puppets and Modernity. The Mechanical Body. Routledge, New York, pp. 135-162. ISBN 978-0-415-89096-0


Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Post peer-review version, before type-setting.
Subjects: Culture, Language & Literature
History
Keywords: Pinocchio, Collodi, Carlo. Avventure di Pinocchio, Folgore, Luciano, machines in literature, puppets in literature, literature and technology,-history-19th century, literature and technology-history-20th century
Divisions: Institute of Modern Languages Research
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URI: http://sas-space.sas.ac.uk/id/eprint/3241
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