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One of the major works of seminal Modernist Lewis (1882-1957), and virtually unobtainable for some years, this critique of modern culture is notorious for its attacks on the work of Lewis's friends, James Joyce and Ezra Pound, as well as its attack on the work of Gertrude Stein. Editor Paul Edwards provides a welcomely expansive Editorial Section that assists both general readers and specialist students in a number of ways. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876858783
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/18/2002
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Note
Author's Preface
Bk. 1 The Revolutionary Simpleton
I Some of the Meanings of Romance 3
II The Principle of Advertisement and its Relation to Romance 11
III Romance and the Moralist Mind 15
IV The Romance of Action 20
V Art Movements and the Mass Idea 22
VI The Revolutionary Simpleton 27
VII The Russian Ballet the Most Perfect Expression of the High-Bohemia 30
VIII The Principal "Revolutionary" Tendency Today that of a Return to Earlier Forms of Life 34
IX Ezra Pound, etc 37
X Tests for Counterfeit in the Arts 47
XI A Brief Account of the Child-Cult 51
XII "Time"-Children. Miss Gertrude Stein and Miss Anita Loos 53
XIII The Prose-Song of Gertrude Stein 59
XIV The Secret of the Success of Charlie Chaplin 64
XV A Man in Love with the Past 67
XVI An Analysis of the Mind of James Joyce 73
Conclusion to Book One 111
Appendix to Book One 116
Bk. 2 An Analysis of the Philosophy of Time
Preface to Book Two 129
I Professor Alexander and the Age of Time or Motion 147
II The Philosophy of the Instruments of Research 152
III Spatialization and Concreteness 158
IV Pure Poetry and Pure Magic 178
V Romantic Art Called in to Assist in the Destruction of "Materialism" 190
VI The Popular Counters, "Action" and "Life" 201
VII "Time" upon the Social Plane and in Philosophy 205
VIII The Fusion of Idealism and Realism 230
I History as the Specific Art of the Time School 245
II The "Chronological" Philosophy of Spengler 252
Conclusion of Analysis of Spengler 287
III The Subject Conceived as King of the Psychological World 289
I Science and Scepticism 347
II Belief and Reality 351
III God as Reality 361
IV The Object Conceived as King of the Physical World 381
V Space and Time 408
Conclusion 421
Editorial Section
Afterword 455
The Critical Reception of Time and Western Man 509
Textual Appendix 514
Two Cancelled Chapters 529
Explanatory Notes 567
Books by Wyndham Lewis 602
Index 605
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