“To Fill up the Deep Wells of the Absurd:” Preserving F.T. Marinetti’s Distruzione

In “Thing Theory,” Bill Brown quotes Leo Stein: “Things are what we encounter, ideas are what we project.” (3) Few objects exemplify this statement as much as the first edition, signed copy of Fillipo Thomosa Marinetti’s Distruzione (figure 1) that is part of the University of Calgary’s Bob Gibson Collection of Speculative Fiction. I encountered…