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The first guide to the work of Wyndham Lewis as writer, novelist, and critic
Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957) was one of the most innovative writers and painters of his time. An indefatigable critic of ideology, politics, and culture, Lewis was also one of modernism's key creative artists and a unique twentieth-century thinker. This book offers a scholarly companion to his written work. It features dedicated chapters on such novels as Tarr (1918), The Apes of God (1930), The Revenge for Love (1937), The Human Age sequence (1928-55), and Self Condemned (1954). Also included are chapters on Lewis's pre-war writing, cultural criticism, politics, satire, and reputation and legacy. Other chapters consider such varied topics as Vorticism and avant-gardism, war, race and gender, technology and mass media, and modernism. Wyndham Lewis: A Critical Guide is essential reading for scholars working on Lewis, modernism, and twentieth-century socio-cultural history.
* Provides a clear overview of Lewis's literary, critical and non-fictional achievements
* Explores Lewis's most important novels in individual chapters
* Expert contributors include: Faith Binckes (Bath Spa University), David Bradshaw (University of Oxford), Paul Edwards (University of East Anglia), Ann-Marie Einhaus (Northumbria University), Miranda Hickman (McGill University), Scott W. Klein (Wake Forest University), Ian Patterson (University of Cambridge), and Alan Munton (University of Exeter)
Andrzej G?siorek is a Professor of English Literature at the University of Birmingham.
Nathan Waddell is an Assistant Professor of Literary Modernism at the University of Nottingham