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by Wyndham Lewis

ePub Self Condemned download
Author:
Wyndham Lewis
ISBN13:
978-0876855768
ISBN:
0876855761
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Publisher:
Gingko Pr Inc (May 1, 1983)
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Contemporary
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Introduced by allan pero. Wyndham Lewis has always been a flashpoint of controversy. A Modernist Renaissance Man, he is as famou.

Introduced by allan pero. s for his brisk, whiplash line as he is for his satirical, crackling prose.

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Self Condemned," essay about Lewis and Canada in The Walrus . Wyndham Lewis collection at University of Victoria, Special Collections.

Self Condemned," essay about Lewis and Canada in The Walrus, October 2010. The Enemy Speaks" audiobook CD by Lewis. Art and Literary Works by Wyndham Lewis from the C. J. Fox Collection at University of Victoria, Special Collections. Wyndham Lewis Collection (archival) and (book collection) at Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections at York University.

Self Condemned, originally published in 1954, tells the story of Professor René Harding and his wife, Essie. Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957) was born on his father's yacht off Nova Scotia but grew up in England. The author of many novels, including The Revenge for Love, The Apes of God, and Tarr, he was associated with . Besides being a leading figure of the Modernist movement in English literature, Lewis was also a much-praised artist whose portraits of . Eliot now hangs in the Durban Art Gallery in South Africa. Lewis spent the Second World War in Toronto, and his experiences there formed the basis of Self Condemned.

Self Condemned, originally published in 1954, tells the story of Professor René Harding and his wife, Essie, as they find .

Self Condemned, originally published in 1954, tells the story of Professor René Harding and his wife, Essie, as they find themselves in Momaco, a fictionalized version of Toronto, following René's resignation as an academic in London, England. Reduced to a position at the second-rate University of Momaco, René and Essie suffer through a bleak and oppressive isolation in a dreary and alien city.

Hester sat at the other side, reading or knitting or sleeping. For the first year she had sat upon a piece of monumental hotel junk, a bluish sofa. But it secreted bedbugs, the summer heat disclosed, as it caused one occasionally to walk upon one of its dirty velvet arms

by. Lewis, Wyndham, 1882-1957. vi, 407 pages ; 19 cm. Copy in Division of Rare Books (Main) in publisher's light brown cloth with gilt lettering on brown ground; 1st printing; discard stamp of East Sussex County Library; provenance: Gerald Beasley.

by. Morrow & Lafourcade. of W. Green (Horowitz ca. Identifier. McGillLibrary-rbsc self-condemned wyndham-lewis 6. ark:/13960/t3617bq4z.

Author: Lewis, Wyndham, 1882-1957. Subject: College teachers - Fiction.

Self Condemned, originally published in 1954, tells the story of Professor Renarding and his wife, Essie, as they find themselves in Momaco, a fictionalized version of Toronto, following Ren resignation as an academic in London, England. Reduced to a position at the second-rate University of Momaco, Rennd Essie suffer through a bleak and oppressive isolation in a dreary and alien city.

After Rene Harding becomes dissatisfied with the civilization of England, he leaves the country and travels in search of a new intellectually stimulating home
  • As an author that predicted WW II within a month, length of war as 6 years , anything he writes is worth reading. In this book he describes his difficult years upon leaving England as the war approached of which he was certain. He left his easy life in England as a professor for the unknown in Canada. It was a struggle and resulted in horrible personal tragedy of losing his wife, who committed suicide from her unhappy situation. A very sad story.

  • While I've always been a great admirer of the eccentric painter and author Wyndham Lewis, I find most of his fiction frustratingly unsatisfying. As George Orwell wrote in 1945, "Enough talent to set up dozens of ordinary writers has been poured into Wyndham Lewis's so-called novels... Yet it would be a very heavy labour to read one of these books right through. Some indefinable quality, a sort of literary vitamin... is absent from them."

    That's not the case with Lewis's oddly gripping masterpiece SELF-CONDEMNED. Here, for once, Lewis tells a story that engages your emotions and involves you with the fate of his protagonist. The plot is simple and terrible. Rene Harding, an icily forbidding Oxford Don, decides that history is bunk and, to avoid becoming entangled in the upcoming war with Hitler, immigrates to an utterly dreary Canadian town with his feeble-minded wife Hester. There they suffer extreme poverty and neglect, which Lewis depicts slowly and remorselessly, in Dreiserian detail. There is no relief for the reader, no feel-good ending, but there is genuine catharsis.

    Nobody would call this novel perfect. There are many aimless digressions and longueurs. But Lewis's vision is so original, and his descriptions are so vivid, I have no hesitation in giving SELF-CONDEMNED five stars. Highlights include a surreal, horrifying portrayal of a hotel burning down in the Canadian winter and creating a "fiery iceberg", a satirical encounter with one of those foolish Johnsonian professors who "roll towards their interlocutor heavy carefully picked words, reminiscent of those which thundered in the small talk of the formidable Lexicographer", and a funny scene in which Harding flings a copy of MIDDLEMARCH into the open sea.

    I'm so glad this great novel is now available as an eBook. Hopefully it will encourage other e-publishers to release more of Wyndham Lewis's work.

  • Arrived in excellent condition.

    Very interesting read from an author (and artist) that has undeservedly fallen from popularity among the intellectual set. This particular novel is notable as a reflective account from a mature author, which stands in contrast from his brash earlier writing.