ABSTRACT. News of Italian futuristic manifestos reached Poland soon after the first publications by F.T. Marinetti and his group in Italy and France. On the verge of regaining their independence, the Poles recognized that futurism presented them with an opportunity to renew and modernize their literature. Thus futurism inspired Polish journalists, critics, artists and poets for a whole century. This process reached its peak between 1918 and 1939. Thereafter, and for decades, it became an object of analyses and interpretations by literary historians. Today — and this article is devoted precisely to this problem — a hundred years later, Polish literary scholars seem to be closing down this avant-garde movement — perhaps definitively? — and assessing its merits in the history of Polish literature.
«pl.it / rassegna italiana di argomenti polacchi», 7, 2016, pp. 7-14