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Wyndham Lewis's Cultural Criticism and the Infrastructures of Patronage

Nathan O'Donnell

Abstract

Wyndham Lewis was both a serious proponent and forthright critic of modernism. His assault upon his contemporaries foreshadowed the twenty-first century scholarly interest in the networks, professions, and coteries – rather than the myths and heroics – of modernism. Lewis, after a long period of neglect, now sits increasingly at the heart of a revised field of modernist studies. This book explores Lewis’s cultural criticism as a valuable body of writing which posed questions that have yet to be answered about subsidy and the function of the artist, about professionalism and ethics, about who s ... More

Keywords: Modernism, professionalism, Wyndham Lewis, patronage, art criticism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781789621662
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789621662.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nathan O'Donnell, author