The Filibuster. A Study of the Political Ideas of Wyhndham Lewis
London England, Cassell, 1972. First Edition, Binding: Cloth, Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo 0304938602 Hardback Hardback. First Edition. The Filibuster. Foxing to edge. Very slight shelf wear to top edge of D/J. Wyndham Lewis, as writer and painter, was one of the great creative geniuses of this century and also one of the most neglected. A large part of the cause of that neglect has been the enduring distrust of Lewis's political thinking, which has been grealy misunderstood and misrepresented. A leading intellectual in an age of intellectuals, Lewis was outspoken in praise and criticism, and, swimming against the mood of the times, became wrongly identified with the Fascist cause. Yet the truth is that there is no convenient political label to pin on Whyndham Lewis, for he was too much of an individualist ever to espouse a cause. The author, a close friend of Whyndham Lewis in the latter part of his life, has examined critically the evolution of Lewis's ideas over some thirty years of writing. This book is an attempt to convey the changing, overall pattern of his political thinking, to clear away the misunderstanings and allow us to assess Lewis more truly both as a man and an artist, in the historical context of his times, the turbulent years between 1920 and 1950. 302 pp.
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Keywords: Non Fiction Political Ideas Wyndham Lewis Writer Painter 0304938602