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Wyndham Lewis : painter and writer

Author: Paul Edwards
Publisher: New Haven : Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art by Yale University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Wyndham Lewis was equally talented as a writer and a painter. Providing an overview of the visual, literary and philosophical dimensions of Lewis's work, Edwards also considers them as an integrated whole. He also discusses Lewis's fascist sympathies.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Wyndham Lewis; Wyndham Lewis
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Edwards
ISBN: 0300082096 9780300082098
OCLC Number: 42437166
Description: 583 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Contents: 1. 'A primitive soul, trying to get back to his element' --
2. Symbolic Exchange in Tarr --
3. Matter and Creation: Painting, 1911-1912 --
4. The Emergence of Vorticism --
5. The Modernism of Enemy of the Stars --
6. The Ideal Giant: Art and the Assaults of Egotism and Life, 1915-1917 --
7. War, the Rappel a l'ordre and the Continuance of Modernism: Painting, 1917-1923 --
8. 'The Enemy' versus the 'Man of the World': Defending a Future that has not Materialised, 1924-1927 --
9. The Politics of Life after Death: The Childermass --
10. The Apes of God and Painting, 1926-1930: 'Fragments I amuse myself with' --
11. Opposing the Drift to War: Politics and Painting in the Thirties --
12. Snooty Baronet and The Revenge for Love --
13. Public and Private Worlds: Portraiture and the Imagination, 1937-1949 --
14. The Human and the Divine: Self Condemned and The Human Age.
Responsibility: Paul Edwards.

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Wyndham Lewis was equally talented as a writer and a painter. Providing an overview of the visual, literary and philosophical dimensions of Lewis's work, Edwards also considers them as an integrated whole. He also discusses Lewis's fascist sympathies.

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