Wyndham Lewis was born on this day in 1882. A first-rate novelist, critic, and painter, he was a leading English exponent of fascist modernism. In honor of his birth, I wish to draw your attention to the following works on this website:
Kerry Bolton’s essay and Bowden’s “Elitism, British Modernism, and Wyndham Lewis” are both excellent overviews of Wyndham Lewis’s life and work.
To learn more about Wyndham Lewis, visit the website of the Wyndham Lewis Society. Click here to see some of his paintings.
One of the most fascinating things about Wyndham Lewis is that he was one of the first (the first?) people to write a book about Hitler. His sympathetic ‘Hitler’ published in 1931, used to be as rare as rocking horse manure – original copies sell for about £800, but now I’m glad to say that independent publishers are now putting out nice editions at reasonable prices and copies can be downloaded for free from various sites.
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