Anne Quema (essay date 1999)
SOURCE: “Introduction: Modernism Reclaimed,” in The Agon of Modernism: Wyndham Lewis's Allegories, Aesthetics, and Politics, Bucknell University Press, 1999, pp. 11-29.
[In the following excerpt, Quema identifies Lewis as an unfairly neglected master of modernist literature.]
Metaphors of gigantic, totemic statues buried in dust, preserved in their primitive state, and awaiting to be discovered by the curious archeologist of earlier twentieth-century art haunt the critical imagination of those who have taken the...
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