Wyndham Lewis | Critical Essay by Scott Klein

This literature criticism consists of approximately 22 pages of analysis & critique of Wyndham Lewis.
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Critical Essay by Scott Klein

SOURCE: “The Experiment of Vorticist Drama: Wyndham Lewis and Enemy of the Stars,” in Twentieth Century Literature, Vol. 37, No. 2, Summer, 1991, pp. 225-39.

In the following excerpt, Klein places Lewis within the early twentieth-century's avant-garde, and declares Lewis's play, The Enemy of the Stars, an important example of Vorticist art.

Wyndham Lewis was the only writer and painter in England during the early part of the twentieth century who was consistently engaged by the continental avant-garde. His movement, vorticism, spearheaded by the 1914 magazine Blast, brought the radicalism of futurism and cubism into British painting and the theoretical concerns of continental manifestos into English writing, proclaiming both the importance of the individual and the artist's freedom from Romantic and Victorian thought. Blast also contains an attempt at vorticist drama, Enemy of the Stars. This prose experiment, comparable in...

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