Wyndham Lewis

Percy Wyndham Lewis was a British writer, painter, and critic. He was a co-founder of the Vorticist movement in art and edited the literary magazine BLAST. His works include novels, essays, and critiques, and he is known for his sharp wit and controversial views.


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  1. 1. Tarr

    "Tarr" is a novel set in pre-World War I Paris and follows the story of an English artist, Frederick Tarr. The narrative explores the complex relationships between Tarr and his friends, including his German rival Kreisler and the woman they both love, Bertha. The novel delves into themes of modernism, masculinity, and the clash of cultures, while also providing a satirical critique of the bohemian lifestyle in early 20th century Paris.

    The 2223rd Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. The Apes of God

    "The Apes of God" is a satirical novel that critiques the literary and artistic scene of 1920s London. The narrative follows a naive young man from the English countryside who becomes entangled in the pretentious and superficial world of London's modernist elite. The book is known for its biting wit, complex character portrayals, and intricate plot, providing a scathing critique of the cultural and intellectual pretensions of the time.

    The 2223rd Greatest Book of All Time
  3. 3. Blasting And Bombardiering

    This book is an autobiographical account that blends sardonic wit with vivid descriptions of the author's experiences during the first half of the 20th century, particularly focusing on his time serving as an artillery officer during World War I. It offers a trenchant critique of modern warfare and the cultural shifts of the era, as well as an inside look at the author's involvement with the avant-garde art and literary movements of the time. The narrative is characterized by its acerbic humor, intellectual rigor, and the author's distinctive perspective on the chaos and transformation that defined the early decades of the twentieth century.

    The 2729th Greatest Book of All Time