Wyndham Lewis World Literature Analysis - Essay

Wyndham Lewis World Literature Analysis

(Masterpieces of World Literature, Critical Edition)

Lewis was not good at school things and turned in a weak performance as a student at Rugby. It is interesting, therefore, to realize how, by cultivating the one field in which he had both an interest and an aptitude, he opened other opportunities for himself. Essentially, it is through his work as an artist that he developed his interest in literature and established himself as a productive writer and critic. That his writing often makes its impact through visual means suggests that it is the artist’s keen eye and sensitivity to form that shaped it.

The intellectual ferment that Lewis experienced as an art student in Paris became a part of his life in London after he returned there in 1909. Meeting Pound was crucial...

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