Wyndham Lewis: Collected Poems and Plays / Edition 1

Wyndham Lewis: Collected Poems and Plays / Edition 1

by Wyndham Lewis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415969530

ISBN-13: 9780415969536

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

At the beginning of his career Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957) wrote vigorous poetry, and plays which in their form and vehement characterisation resemble the later work of Samuel Beckett. This volume includes major works: One-Way Song, and Enemy of the Stars in its two very different versions, as well as other writings that can now be seen as central to the

Overview

At the beginning of his career Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957) wrote vigorous poetry, and plays which in their form and vehement characterisation resemble the later work of Samuel Beckett. This volume includes major works: One-Way Song, and Enemy of the Stars in its two very different versions, as well as other writings that can now be seen as central to the formation of Lewis's work. The plays and poems crackle with ferocious energy, concentrated and brilliant, as Lewis creates a literary equivalent to the visual revolutions of Cubism and Vorticism. He explores how an artist should think and write in an oppressive world, the relationship between imagination and action. This edition, with Alan Munton's annotations, is a definitive text based on Lewis's own final corrections. An introduction by C.H. Sisson places these radical works in the context of Lewis's other writings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415969536
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Series:
Fyfield Books Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction by C. H. Sisson
POEMS
Grignolles
One-Way Song
PLAYS
Enemy of the Stars (1914)
The Ideal Giant
Enemy of the Stars (1932)
Physics of the Not-Self
APPENDIX: Unpublished poems and fragments
"The liquid borwn detestable earth"
"The life of memory concerned me next"
Explanatory Notes
Textual and Bibliographical Notes
Bibliography

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