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Wyndham Lewis
(1882-1957) born on
Nov 18
English author, painter. He founded the abstract Vorticist movement, which, in painting and literature before WW I, sought to relate art to the industrial process.
No American worth his salt should go around looking for a root. I advance this in all modesty, as a not unreasonable opinion.

When we say "science" we can either mean any manipulation of the inventive and organizing power of the human intellect: or we can mean such an extremely different thing as the religion of science, the vulgarized derivative from this pure activity . . .
'Dying for an idea,' again, sounds well enough, but why not let the idea die instead of you?
We are the first men of a Future that has not materialized. We belong to a "great age" that has not "come off." We moved too quickly for the world. We set too sharp a pace.
Almost anything that can be praised or advocated has been put to some disgusting use. There is no principle, however immaculate, that has not had its compromising manipulator.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: America and Cosmic Man, "The Case Against Roots" (1948).
R: The Art of Being Ruled, "Revolution and Progress," ch. 1 (1926).
A: The Art of Being Ruled," Pt. I, Ch. 1
N: Blasting and Bombardiering, pt. 5, "The Period of `Ulysses', `Blast', `The Waste Land'" (1937).
K: The Art of Being Ruled, ch. 8, "The Family and Feminism" (1926).

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