The Red Priest

Wyndham Lewis


Book, 18.9 x 13.2 cm, 298 p, language : English, publisher : Methuen and Co. Ltd., London.
Materials: Ink, paper

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2026/276).

Literary synopsis

The Red Priest is Wyndham Lewis’ last novel. The left-leaning cleric of the title is Augustine Card, tall, attractive, well-connected, a boxer in his youth, who is making his mark at a church in London by inviting Russian clergy to his services, holding "debates," and being generally charismatic and controversial. Card gets into a fistfight with a curate and kills him. He is charged with murder and convicted of the lesser charge of manslaughter. His wife Mary gets a divorce, and we learn from her than Card, after doing his time, goes off to Canada, where he gets into another fight and is killed.

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Authorship: Artist Author.

Creative Strategy: No Link to Artworks.

Genre: Plain Fiction.

Publishing: Publishing House.

Theme: Death, Religion, Violence.

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