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The Cambridge Companion to Wyndham Lewis
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The Cambridge Companion to Wyndham Lewis offers fresh insight into the fascinating and controversial works, both literary and visual, of Wyndham Lewis (1882–1957). Accessible to students and scholars alike, this Companion illuminates key areas of Lewis's life and career. Written by a team of leading experts, this book examines Lewis's work in light of contemporary concerns with radical politics, feminism and queer perspectives, and the effects of mass media. Individual essays further illustrate the author's early leadership of the British artistic avant-garde, his varying later phases as a writer and painter, and his radical and changing political views, in addition to his complex views on gender and race, his relation to philosophy and theology, and his idiosyncratic practice of cultural criticism.

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'… particularly valuable for its contributions on Lewis’s art. … will be a welcome addition to the bookshelves of university libraries, graduate students, and professors who teach or research modernist literature and art.'

Heather Fielding Source: Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies

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