(12) On Jacob's novella and its relation to Roi Bombance, see Eruli (153-156).
The question of the influence of Ubu Roi on Roi Bombance looms large over the criticism of Marinetti's play; see in particular Eruli (who is, however, mostly concerned with demonstrating the superiority of the French writer over his Italian epigone) and Gobin.
If Gaetano Mariani's Il primo Marinetti, published in 1970, still remains the fundamental monograph on the subject, more recently several scholars, Brunella Eruli, Giovanni Lista, Cinzia Sartini Blum, Gunter Berghaus, to name only a few, have further articulated both the networks of connections and literary debts linking Marinetti to the "symbolist masters" later repudiated in 1911 in a famous manifesto, (1) and the elements of continuity, ideological as well as thematic, between this initial period of his poetic career and the later avant-gardist phase.
(16.) On the "Renaissance Latine" see in particular Eruli 249-254, Baldazzi, and, for a thorough and detailed historical reconstruction of the debate in Italy, Villa, esp.
azioni macchinose' (Eruli 1992, 152), which rightly deserves to
(Eruli 1992, 156), but also--at a much more immediate level--that the
Eruli noted that an 'afflato nietzschiano' pervades the
storia' (Eruli 1992, 159), in fact, could be perhaps joined by one
(2.) Brunella Eruli notes that 'da un punto di vista
quoted Eruli's 'Preistoria francese del futurismo.'