From Popularization to Apologia: Modernism in Wyndham Lewis’s Autobiographies
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Abstract: The article analyzes how modernism is represented in two Wyndham Lewis‘s autobiographies, «Blasting and Bombardiering» (1937) and «Rude Assignment» (1950). The author‘s reflection on modernism is considered within the context of his critical attitude towards the autobiographical in modernist novel and taking into account the changes in his autobiographical intentions from one book to the other. The article concludes that in Lewis‘s far from experimental use of autobiography the latter acts as a means of definition, popularization and justification of his conception of modernism considered to be, just as his autobiographies, an act of detachment rather than exploration of subjectivity.
Key words: AUTOBIOGRAPHY, WYNDHAM LEWIS, MODERNISM, ENGLISH LITERATURE
Tuliakov, D. S. From Popularization to Apologia: Modernism in Wyndham Lewis’s Autobiographies / D. S. Tuliakov . In Philological Class. 2015. №3 (41). P. 99-105.