Wyndham Lewis and the Art of Modern War
by David Peters Corbett (9780521561181)

Wyndham Lewis and the Art of Modern War
 
David Peters Corbett
Release Date: 04 May 1998
Format: Hardback
Pages: 262
Category: Painting & Paintings
ISBN: 9780521561181
ISBN-10: 0521561183



This collection is the first specialised study since Frederic Jameson's influential 1979 book Fables of Aggression: Wyndham Lewis, the Modernist as Fascist to deal with the important question of Lewis as a mass of 'unbound impulses released from the rationalising censorship of a respectable consciousness', and arguing for a more nuanced and historically aware view of Lewis and his work. The eight contributors consider Lewis's career from its inception to his final novels within a major focus on the First World War and the inter-war period. Their essays examine Lewis's First World War art, his post-war politics and aesthetics, the new turn his painting and thought took in the 1930s, and the connections between modernism, war, and aggression. Overall, the collection offers a reassessment of the conventional view of Lewis as the uncontrolled aggressor of British modernism.

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