The Revenge for Love

Wyndham Lewis


Book, 19.9 x 12.9 cm, 379 p, 5th edition, language : English, publisher : Penguin Books, London, ISBN : 9780141187648, Collection Pinguin Modern Classics.
Materials: Ink, paper

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2026/269).

Literary synopsis

The Revenge for Love is a satire with a difference. Not only is the novel considered Lewis’ best, if not his most typical, but also it is a much gentler book, one in which the characters assume a human dimension often missing in his other satires. The book is divided into seven parts and begins in Spain, where Percy Hardcaster, a British Communist organizer, is awaiting trial for his political activities. While there is a plot, involving forging paintings and murky politics around the Spanish Civil War, Lewis uses much of the action to mock talentless artists, political activists, particularly those on the Left, and, as in his other books, the ill-informed bourgeois.

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Authorship: Artist Author .

Creative Strategy: No Link to Artworks.

Genre: Satire.

Publishing: Publishing House.

Theme: Art World, Revenge, Socio-Political Critic, War.

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