Wyndham Lewis

1882–1957

Wyndham Lewis, ‘Workshop’ c.1914–15
Workshop c.1914–15
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Biography

Percy Wyndham Lewis (18 November 1882 – 7 March 1957) was an English writer, painter, and critic. He was a co-founder of the Vorticist movement in art and edited BLAST, the literary magazine of the Vorticists.

His novels include his Tarr (1918) and The Human Age trilogy, composed of The Childermass (1928), Monstre Gai (1955) and Malign Fiesta (1955). A fourth volume, titled The Trial of Man, was unfinished at the time of his death. He also wrote two autobiographical volumes: Blasting and Bombardiering (1937) and Rude Assignment: A Narrative of my Career Up-to-Date (1950).

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  • Modernity in Conflict - Michael Nath

    Michael Nath, Lecturer in the Department of English, University of Westminster, examines the contribution of Wyndham Lewis and the Vorticist …

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