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Paleface; the philosophy of the "melting-pot."

Author: Wyndham Lewis
Publisher: New York, Haskell House Publishers, 1969.
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Lewis, Wyndham, 1882-1957.
Paleface.
New York, Haskell House Publishers, 1969
(OCoLC)575709324
Online version:
Lewis, Wyndham, 1882-1957.
Paleface.
New York, Haskell House Publishers, 1969
(OCoLC)608025839
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wyndham Lewis
ISBN: 0838309909 9780838309902
OCLC Number: 28486
Notes: Reprint of the 1929 ed.
Description: xi, 303 pages 23 cm
Contents: Part I: A 'Moral Situation' --
1. The Future of the Paleface Position --
2. If the Redskin were in our Position --
3. The Ethics at the Basis of the Colour Question --
4. The Ethics at the Basis of the Colour Question --
5. Passing 'the point yond which there seems no longer to be either good or evil' --
6. 'Every man both by law and common sentiment is recognized as having a "suum"' --
7. Our World has become an almost purely Ethical Place --
8. Espirit de Peau --
9. How you must beware of too much 'espirit de peau' --
10. The White in the same boat as the Black --
11. The Paleface that 'negation of colour' as seen by Du Bois --
12. The Black, and the Paleface Middleclass Democratic Ideal --
13. A German Vision of Black versus White --
14. White Phobia in France --
15. The Effect of the Pictures of the White Man's World upon the East --
16. Final Objections to me as 'Champion' --
Part II: Paleface --
Section I: Romanticism and Complexes --
1. The Paleface receives the Dubious Present of an 'Inferiority Complex' --
2. White Hopes with a 'Complex' --
3. The opposite 'Superiority Complex' thrust at the same time upon the Unwilling Black --
4. The Nature of Mr. Mencken's Responsibility --
5. What is 'Change' or 'Progress, ' and are they One or Many? --
6. From White Settler to Poor City-White --
7. 'Americana' of Mencken --
8. 'Complexes' as between Whites --
9. The American Baby --
10. Was Walt Whitman the Father of the American Baby? --
11. The Healthy Attitude of the American to his 'Babylon' --
12. Sherwood Anderson --
13. The Essential Romanticism of the Return to the 'Savage' and the 'Primitive' --
14. Possessed by 'a Dark Demon' --
Section II: The 'Inferiority Complex' of the Romantic White, and Student Suicides --
1. Romance on its Last (Physical) Legs --
2. The Consciousness of One Branch of Humanity is the Annihilation of Another Branch --
3. When the 'Consciousness or Soul of a Race is Crushed, the Race Collapses among the Whites of the United States --
5. Races similarly ruined by the White Man --
6. Behaviorist 'Summer Conversation' --
7. Race or Ideas? --
Section III. 'Love? What Ho! Smelling Strangeness' --
1. 'We Whites, creatures of spirit' / D.H. Lawrence --
2. Mr. Lawrence a Follower of the Bergson-Spengler School --
3. Spengler and the 'Musical' Consciousness --
4. Communism, Feminism, and the Unconscious Found in the Mexican Indian by Mr. Lawrence --
5. The Indian a 'Dithyrambic Spectator' --
6. The Under-parrot and the Over-Dog --
7. Evolution, a la Mexicanine: (genre cataclysmique, a la Marx) --
8. Race or Class Separation by means of 'Dimension' --
9. An Invitation to Suicide addressed to the White man --
10. 'Spring was coming on fast in Southern Indiana' --
11. Torrents of Spring --
12. The Dread of Sexual Impotence --
13. The Manner of Mr. Anderson --
14. 'Brutal Realism' cum the Sophistication of Freud --
15. The Black Communism of Anderson --
16. 'What ho! Smelling Strangeness' --
17. The 'Poetic' Indian --
18. The Mississippi and the Manufacturers --
19. Passages from Poor White --
20. The Contradiction between the Communist Emotionality of Mr. Anderson and his impulses to counter the Machine Age --
21. White "Sentimentality" --
22. 'I wish I was a Nigger' --
23. The Kid --
24. The Fantods --
25. 'uncas' and the Noble Redskin --
26. Machines versus Men --
27. Henry Ford and the 'Poor White' --
Conclusion --
1. The White Machine and its Complexes --
2. 'Inferiority, ' and withdrawal 'Back to Nature' --
3. The Revolultionary Rock-drill and the Laws of Time --
4. The 'Jump' from Noa-Noa to Class-War --
5. How all Backward Steps have to be represented as Forward Steps --
6. A Working Definition of the 'Sentimental' --
7. Every Age has been 'a machine Age' --
8. What is 'the West'? --
9. The Intellect 'Solidifies' (the Arguments advanced here in their relation to the Thomist Position) --
10. The Necessity for a New Conception of 'the West, ' and of 'The Classical' --
11. How the Black and the White might live and let live --
12. The part Race has always played in Class --
13. Black Laughter in Russia --
14. White Laughter.

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