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Wyndham Lewis

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Art.

(1882–1957)

British writer and painter; the founder of vorticism, he is also known for his portraits. In his books he attacked and satirized the cultural establishment.

Le...

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Lewis, Wyndham

Sharon Stockton.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 1900 words.

Canadian-born Percy Wyndham Lewis (1882–1957) is remembered as an aggressively vocal mouthpiece for that aspect of British revolutionary

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Lewis, Wyndham (1882)

Edited by Stephen Bury.

in Benezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Graphic Design and Typography. 2015 words.

Percy Wyndham Lewis was born of an American father and a British mother, on a yacht off the coast of

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Lewis, Wyndham, for Percy Wyndham

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; Book Arts and Illustration; 20th-Century Art. 2130 words.

British, 20th century, male.

Born 1882, in 1884 according to some sources; died 1957, in London.

Painter, illustrator, writer, art critic.

Vorticism.

Cam...

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Reading Late Wyndham Lewis

John Whittier-Ferguson.

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 15654 words.

Focused on the criticism of the later writings of Wyndham Lewis, this essay argues that Lewis’s response to the ruining of Enlightenment hopes and promises in the Great War resulted in...

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Wyndham Lewis vs Charlie Chaplin

Anthony Paraskeva.

in Forum for Modern Language Studies

July 2007; p ublished online July 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Literature. 5713 words.

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This article extends and refines the relations between cinema and modernist literature with a close reading of Wyndham Lewis' novel The Childermass ...

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Lewis, (Dominic) Bevan Wyndham (1891–1969), writer

Godfrey Smith.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature. 879 words.

Lewis, (Dominic) Bevan Wyndham (1891–1969), writer, was born Llewelyn Bevan Wyndham Lewis, on 9 March 1891 at 63 Seaforth Road, Seaforth, Litherland, Lancashire, the eldest son of David...

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Lewis, (Percy) Wyndham (1882–1957), artist and writer

Richard Cork.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art. 3479 words.

Lewis, (Percy) Wyndham (1882–1957), artist and writer, was born in his father's yacht off Amherst, Nova Scotia, on 18 November 1882. He was the son of Captain Charles Edward Lewis, a...

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Gertrude Stein, Wyndham Lewis, and the American Language

Daniel Katz.

in American Modernism's Expatriate Scene

August 2007; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 9599 words.

This chapter outlines Gertrude Stein's clear dialectic of expatriate estrangement as preservation of cultural identity in the context of Wyndham Lewis's article ‘The Dumb Ox’, a largely...

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Wyndham Lewis, Constituent Power, and Collective Life

Joel Nickels.

in The Poetry of the Possible

June 2012; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 17392 words.

This chapter focuses on Wyndham Lewis’s philosophical work. The dimension of Lewis’s work, which involves realms of experience quite remote from the strong, central ego, has received some...

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Wyndham Lewis

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Art.

(1882–1957)

British writer and painter; the founder of vorticism, he is also known for his portraits. In his books he attacked and satirized the cultural establishment.

Le...

See overview in Oxford Index

Lewis, Wyndham

William Toye.

Edited by Eugene Benson.

in The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature

January 1997; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (American). 10 words.

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Lewis, Wyndham

Ian Chilvers.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art. 452 words.

(b on his parents' yacht, off Amherst, Nova Scotia, 18 Nov. 1882; d London, 7 Mar. 1957).

British...

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Lewis, Wyndham

Ian Chilvers.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists

P ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art. 452 words.

(b on his parents' yacht, off Amherst, Nova Scotia, 18 Nov. 1882; d London, 7 Mar. 1957).

British...

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Wyndham Lewis

Anthony Paraskeva.

in The Speech-Gesture Complex

October 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 20924 words.

This chapter reads Enemy of the Stars as a confrontation between naturalist and modernist performance style, in light of his rivalry with Joyce, and places Lewis at the forefront of a...

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Lewis, Wyndham

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. 192 words.

Born 1884; m 1929, Anne Hoskyns; died 7 March 1957

author and artist; adviser to Library of Congress, USA

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Satirical Auto/biografiction: Wyndham Lewis and Richard Aldington

Max Saunders.

in Self Impression

March 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 9150 words.

This chapter asks whether the kind of reading offered in the previous chapter disarms the possibility of modernist satire, deflecting our attention from criticism to autobiography. It...

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Rewriting Tarr Ten Years Later: Wyndham Lewis, the Phoenix Library and the Domestication of Modernism

Lise Jaillant.

in Cheap Modernism

January 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 10067 words.

Four years before his death, Wyndham Lewis wrote to the modernist scholar Hugh Kenner: “In Tarr I had in view a publique d’élite.” This image of a difficult, uncompromising novel for an...

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Lateness as ‘Hollowing Out’: Thomas Mann, Ernst Bloch, Wyndham Lewis, D.H. Lawrence

Ben Hutchinson.

in Lateness and Modern European Literature

August 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 7431 words.

If Adorno gives theoretical expression to the process of ‘hollowing out’ that characterizes modernism as that which is ‘obsolete in modernity’, Chapter 15 traces manifestations of this...

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Lewis, Wyndham (1882–1957)

Ian Chilvers and John Glaves-Smith.

in A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Art. 553 words.

British painter, novelist, and critic, born of a British mother and a wealthy American father on their

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