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Published: 30 September 2010

384 Pages | one map

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199567201

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Wyndham Lewis
Edited by Scott W. Klein

Oxford World's Classics

  • The only available edition of Wyndham Lewis's major Modernist novel, and the first critical edition based on Lewis's revised, final text.
  • Set in Paris on the eve of the First World War, Tarr's story and style reflect Lewis's views on art and literature, a reflection both of the Vorticist movement in art and the literary experimentalism of Modernism.
  • Scott W. Klein's introduction places the novel in the context of social satire and the avant-garde, especially the artistic developments of the 1910s including Cubism, Futurism, and Lewis's own movement, Vorticism, and explores the links between Tarr and other Modernist masterpieces.
  • Comprehensive notes and a glossary of foreign words and phrases in the novel.
  • An Appendix reprints Lewis's Preface to the 1918 American edition.
  • Includes a map of Paris to assist readers with the action of the novel.