Wyndham Lewis by Professor Paul Edwards
Painter and Writer

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A study of Wyndham Lewis, equally talented as a writer and a painter. Providing a critical overview of the visual, literary and philosophical dimensions of Lewis's work, Paul Edwards also considers them as an integrated whole. He also discusses Lewis's fascist sympathies in the 1930s.
 

About Professor Paul Edwards

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Paul Edwards has coauthored eight books with his wife, including the bestselling Working From Home. He also write a syndicated newspaper column, "Your Home Office," and host a popular cable TV show, "Working From Home with Paul and Sarah Edwards".
 
Published July 11, 2000 by Yale University Press / Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. 592 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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The Guardian

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Wyndham Lewis: Painter and Writer Paul Edwards Yale £40, pp583 Buy it at BOL Who, today, reads Wyndham Lewis?

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The Guardian

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Some Sort of Genius: A Life of Wyndham Lewis Paul O'Keeffe 697pp, Jonathan Cape £25 Buy it at BOL Wyndham Lewis: Painter and Writer Paul Edwards 583pp, Yale £40 Buy it at BOL Wyndham Lewis was the hard man of modernism.

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Publishers Weekly

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British novelist-painter Lewis (1882-1957) has long been recognized as one of the most intriguing figures in modernist arts circles, a combative friend and colleague of figures like Pound, Eliot and Joyce.

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The Independent

Taken from Wyndham Lewis: Art and War by Paul Edwards (Lewis Memorial Trust / Lund Humphries pounds 18.50), a catalogue of the exhibition now showing at the Imperial War Museum.

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London Review of Books

The Star reported at the time: ‘The artist departed from convention by introducing behind the sitter a light green screen with scrolls of figures which he intended to be symbolic, to suggest that the portrait is the portrait of a poet.

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Project MUSE

For Lewis scholars, Edwards provides extensive historical research and thorough theoretical analysis of Lewis's intellectual and artistic development.

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Project MUSE

For Lewis scholars, Edwards provides extensive historical research and thorough theoretical analysis of Lewis's intellectual and artistic development.

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Project MUSE

Neither the Arts Council, the Tate Gallery nor the Royal Academy of Art have given Lewis's work the showing given to his contemporaries of arguably lesser historical importance."

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In the opening editorial, Paul Edwards reiterates his commitment to the old journal's ambition to serve as "the chief vehicle for the publication of articles about Lewis," but asserts that the new Annual will extend its range: to become not only "indispensable to anyone wanting to understand or s...

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