Sam Dunn Is Dead

Corra, Bruno

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„Sam Dunn is Dead, described by its author as a “Futurist Novel”, was first published in book form by Filippo Marinetti’s Edizioni Futuriste. However, one will search in vain for any mention of this work in anthologies or histories of Futurism. . . . Not only is Sam Dunn funny, despairing, cerebral and ludicrous, it also traces a history of the modern spirit. Its eponymous hero, a poet in languid 1890s mould, unleashes a thoroughly contemporary apocalypse upon the world. Subsequent chapters could be taken for Dadaist or Surrealist texts (but written a decade before their time), and then the whole edifice is fatally undermined by forces that are both banal and… unusual“, translation and introduction by John Walker, with by illustrations by Rosa Rosà, text in English, soft cover, 96 pages, 15 x 17 cm, Eclectics & Heteroclites 16, London 2015