Wyndham Lewis and the Art of Modern War

Wyndham Lewis and the Art of Modern War

by David Peters Corbett


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This volume considers the place of aggression and warfare in Lewis' art and literature within a closely defined historical context. Focusing on the effect of the First World War on Lewis's thought and his practice as artist and writer, it examines his war art, and the post-war politics and aesthetics in detail, and reassess the justice of the view of Lewis as the uncontrolled aggressor of British modernism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521107907
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/13/2009
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction David Peters Corbett; 2. Wyndham Lewis: war and aggression Alan Munton; 3. Wyndham Lewis, the anti-war war artist Tom Normand; 4. Actors and spectators in the theatre of war: Wyndham Lewis's First World War art and literature Christine Hardegen; 5. Shellshock, anti-Semitism and the agency of the avant-garde Geoff Gilbert; 6. 'Grief with a yard wise grin': war and Wyndham Lewis's Tyros David Peters Corbett; 7. 'Its time for another war': the historical unconscious and the failure of modernism Paul Edwards; 8. Wyndham Lewis and history paining in the later 1930s Andrew Causey; 9. Aggression, aesthetics, modernity: Wyndham Lewis and the fate of art David A. Wragg; Notes; Index.

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