Percy Wyndham Lewis (18 November 1882 – 7 March 1957) was an English painter and author (he dropped the name 'Percy', which he disliked). He was a co-founder of the Vorticist movement in art, and edited the literary magazine of the Vorticists, BLAST. His novels include his pre-World War I-era novel Tarr (set in Paris), and The Human Age, a trilogy comprising The Childermass (1928), Monstre Gai and Malign Fiesta (both 1955), set in the afterworld. A fourth volume of The Human Age, The Trial of Man, was begun by Lewis but left in a fragmentary state at the time of his death. He also wrote two autobiographical volumes, Blasting and Bombardiering (1937) and Rude Assignment: A Narrative of my Career Up-to-Date (1950).


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Spain is an overflow of sombreness ... a strong and threatening tide of history meets you at the frontier.
Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957), British author, painter. "A Soldier of Humour," The Wild Body (1927).
Prostration is our natural position. A wormlike movement from a spot of sunlight to a spot of shade, and back, is the type of movement that is natural to men.
Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957), British author, painter. "Call Yourself a Man!" The Art of Being Ruled (1926).
It is more comfortable for me, in the long run, to be rude than polite.
Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957), British author, painter. Little Review (Chicago, May 1917). One of the "Imaginary Letters" exchanged between Lewis and Ezra Pound in Little Review.

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