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Wyndham Lewis - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about Wyndham Lewis

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

Recommended links
 
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Portrait of Wyndham Lewis by Augustus John, circa 1905.
Wyndham Lewis   (1882 - 1957)
 
Category:  Canadian, British Literature
 
Born:  November 18, 1882
Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada
 
Died:  March 7, 1957
London, England
 
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Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, T. S. Eliot
 
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Wyndham Lewis - LIFE STORIES
 
 
6/20/1914     Blast from the Future
On this day in 1914 the first issue of the radical arts magazine, Blast, was published. This was "A Review of the Great English Vortex," and though neither the magazine nor Vorticism would last very long, the art-literary Establishment was jolted into taking notice -- by the pink cover and disruptive lay-out, if not the modernist manifesto.
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Blast I
essays
 
Blast II
essays
 
Blasting and Bombardiering
autobiography
 
Pound/Lewis: The Letters of Ezra Pound and Wyndham Lewis
by Wyndham Lewis, Ezra Pound, Timothy Materer (Editor)
letters
 
The Art of Being Ruled
nonfiction
 
Time and Western Man
essays
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Modernism: An Anthology of Sources and Documents
by Vassiliki Kolocotroni (Editor), Jane Goldman (Editor), Olga Taxidou (Editor)
guide, criticism and analysis
 
Modernisms: A Literary Guide
by Peter Nicholls
guide, literary criticism
 
Near Miss: A Study of Wyndham Lewis
by Antonio M. Feijo
interpretation and theory
 
Wyndham Lewis: Painter and Writer
by Paul Edwards
biography
 
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"Was he human?"
This article, published in November 2000 in Guardian Unlimited UK, examines Lewis's beliefs and notoriously temperamental disposition, drawing from recent biographies by Paul O'Keefe (Some Sort of Genius: A Life of Wyndham Lewis) and Paul Edwards (Wyndham Lewis: Painter and Writer).

"Lewis hated mass culture and feared what we would now call 'dumbing down,' but Edwards also brings out his anticipations of pop art, postmodernism and globalisation. Lewis was a genius of multiple self-contradictions, who deserves to be nobody's ideological Aunt Sally. To quote another not quite fashionable figure, Harold Bloom, great writers are subversive of all values, both ours and their own."
The Art and Ideas of Wyndham Lewis
Features a biography which examines Wyndham's life, the ideas which influenced his works and the Voriticist movement, and the author's place in literary and artistic history:

"He is now quite widely acknowledged as England's greatest and most original artist of the first half of the twentieth century, but his writing is more difficult to evaluate. Lewis does not provide an all-encompassing solution to the problem of existence although he seems quite confident to have assumed that role. Those who seek in Lewis a record of devotion to a party line - or even any consistent line - will be disappointed."
Vorticism
A concise synopsis of the vorticist movement led (and dominated) by Wyndham Lewis in the early 20th century. Features information on the origins and influences of the movement, biographical details about its key figures, and crib notes on related artistic styles, including cubism and futurism.

"Although Cubism was the root of the Vorticists style it was essentially the Futurist idea of a dynamic art capturing the modernity of the era which most inspired the movement. [...] It was poet Ezra Pound's strong vocal and literary support for the Vorticist ideals however which were the prime source of inspiration for the artists. Pound spoke of a point of maximum energy and a whirlpool of human imagination, and stressed its ideas were literary as well as artistic."
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