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Time and Western Man

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  30 ratings  ·  2 reviews
First published in 1927, this is Wyndham Lewis's most important book of criticism and philosophy. He turns against his fellow modernists, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein and James Joyce to show how they have unconsciously turned their supposedly revolutionary writing into a vehicle for ideologies that undermine real human creativity and progress. The heart of this critique is a ...more
Paperback, 617 pages
Published October 1st 1993 by Black Sparrow Press (first published 1927)
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Sorry Wyndham Lewis but you can't just say that everybody in the world is wrong about time, without actually explaining why! I'm on team Joyce (who Lewis has misread): you need space and time together in order to develop a piece of art. You can't just have space, which isn't much more stable than time any way!!
Alasdair Ekpenyong
This book is so good, because Wyndham is so great.
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(Percy) Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957) was a novelist, painter, essayist, polemicist and one of the truly dynamic forces of the early 20th century and a central figure in the history of modernism. He was the founder of Vorticism, the only original movement in 20th century English painting. His Vorticist paintings from 1913 are the first abstract works produced in England, and influenced the development ...more
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