Collection SC252 - Wyndham Lewis collection

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Wyndham Lewis collection

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CA UVICARCH SC252

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  • 1945-1956 (Creation)

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1 cm of textual records

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Percy Wyndham Lewis (18 November 1882 – 7 March 1957) was an English painter and author. He was born on a yacht in the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia. He studied at the Slade School of Art, London. With Ezra Pound, Lewis founded "Blast" (1914-15), the magazine of Vorticism. His writings include the novel "The Apes of God" (1930), and "The Human Age" (1955-56); literary criticism including "Men Without Art" (1934), and autobiographical books, such as "Blasting and Bombardiering" (1937). His produced works include abstract art, a series of war pictures, and portraits.

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The collection consists of: 2 leaves of typescript with holograph corrections of explanatory notes on the plates for "The Demon of Progress in the Arts" (1954); 10 leaves of typescript with holograph revisions of "Chapter I: The 'Do-Nothing Mode'" (about Lewis' father); 21 leaves of carbon typescript with holograph corrections of chapters 4-6 of "Painting as a Sport" ; 7 leaves of carbon typescript with holograph corrections with a note to "Mrs. Gilliat"; 3 leaves of a holograph review of Swabey's "The English Church and Usury"; 19 leaves of a typescript review with holograph corrections of Harry Slochower's "No Voice is Wholley Lost".

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See also the extensive Wyndham Lewis-related subject files in the C. J. Fox fonds.

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wyndham-lewis-collection-2

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Revised by JF, August 9, 2013.

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  • English

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