Jacket for 'Some Sort of Genius: A Life of Wyndham Lewis'


UK - Jonathan Cape (Random House)

Some Sort of Genius: A Life of Wyndham Lewis

By Paul O’Keeffe

Published Jan 2010

This is the biography of a major but neglected figure of twentieth-century modernism. Paul O’Keeffe brings to his narrative a meticulous attention to documentary detail: Itemisation of lost laundry, shopping lists, strayed letters, the to-and-fro of official correspondence, and the chilling medical records of the last years, all provide an intimate and ironic counterpoint to the main events of Lewis’s life.