Ultra! - teoria dei geni e dei gagliardi [Ultra! theory of the Geniuses and the Strong]. New York: Casa ed. "L'Innovazione", [n.d.]

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Ultra! - teoria dei geni e dei gagliardi [Ultra! theory of the Geniuses and the Strong]. New York: Casa ed. "L'Innovazione", [n.d.]

Description

Vella, an anarchist and Spanish Civil War veteran, briefly visited the US in 1923, where he was a contributor to Il Martello, and witness for the defense in Carlo Tresca's trial for sending obscene material through the mails.

Arrested at a rally in Paterson in 1924, Vella was then among the relatively few Italians who were, like Luigi Galleani, deported back to Italy.

Here he explains his theory of how to create a "new man" who will "go beyond limits of thinking and action." Ironically, part of the ideology of the ascendant Fascist Party was that the state could create a "new man," ready to populate the new Italy.

The title of the publisher is suggestive that "L'Innovazione" was a newspaper. But I find no record of "L'Innovazione" among radical newspapers. (Perhaps it was short-lived.)

Creator

Randolfo Vella

Publisher

Casa ed. "L'Innovazione"

Date

[n.d.]

Format

18.5 x 12cm; 122 p.

Language

Italian

Citation

Randolfo Vella, “Ultra! - teoria dei geni e dei gagliardi [Ultra! theory of the Geniuses and the Strong]. New York: Casa ed. "L'Innovazione", [n.d.],” Italian-Language American Imprints: The Periconi Collection, accessed December 6, 2022, https://italianamericanimprints.omeka.net/items/show/364.

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