Percy Wyndham Lewis (18 November 1882 – 7 March 1957) was an English painter and author (he dropped the name 'Percy', which he disliked). He was a co-founder of the Vorticist movement in art, and edited the literary magazine of the Vorticists, BLAST. His novels include his pre-World War I-era novel Tarr (set in Paris), and The Human Age, a trilogy comprising The Childermass (1928), Monstre Gai and Malign Fiesta (both 1955), set in the afterworld. A fourth volume of The Human Age, The Trial of Man, was begun by Lewis but left in a fragmentary state at the time of his death. He also wrote two autobiographical volumes, Blasting and Bombardiering (1937) and Rude Assignment: A Narrative of my Career Up-to-Date (1950).
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... dramatised in fantastic form the cultural critique Lewis had developed in his polemical works of the period ... institute a "Human Age." The work has been read as continuing the self-assessment begun by Lewis in "Self Condemned." But Pullman is not merely autobiographical the character is a composite ... the Tate Gallery held a major exhibition of his work, "Wyndham Lewis and Vorticism," in the catalogue to which he declared that "Vorticism, in fact, was what I, personally, did and said ...
... Wyndham Lewis (7 October 1780 – 14 March 1838) was a British politician and a close associate of Benjamin Disraeli ... Lewis was the son of Reverend Wyndham Lewis, of Tongwynlais, Glamorganshire ... Lewis married Mary Anne, daughter of John Evans, in 1816 ...
... In September 1926, he married Jane Wyndham-Lewis (ex-wife of the original 'Beachcomber' D ... Wyndham-Lewis, no relation to the artist Wyndham Lewis) they had two daughters and one son ...
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