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 dropped the name "Percy", which he disliked). He was a co-founder of the Vorticist movement in art, and edited the literary magazine of the Vorticists, BLAST. His novels include his pre-World War I-era novel Tarr (set in Paris), and The Human Age, a trilogy comprising The Childermass (1928), Monstre Gai and Malign Fiesta (both 1955), set in the afterworld. A fourth volume of The Human Age, The Trial of Man, was begun by Lewis but left in a fragmentary state 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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