Monstre Gai

Wyndham Lewis


Book, 18.4 x 12.2 cm, 253 p, language : English, publisher : John Calder Ltd., London, Series : Jupiter Books, J-12.
Materials: Ink, paper

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2026/282).

Literary synopsis

In the second book of The Human Age trilogy Pullman and his ex-school-fag Satterthwaite try to gain admission to the Third City, a purgatorial world beyond the grave, by joining the entourage of a cynical, ambiguous and authoritative figure called the Bailiff. He may be the devil or belong to the devil's forces and is in fact the Gay Monster, whom Lewis had defined as "a man 'beyond good and evil,' a destroying angel and cultivated Mephistopheles". Once inside the city, Pullman must choose between the evil Bailiff and his arch rival, the angelic Padishah (or great king), who is a sentimental bore. He remains loyal to the Bailiff and must flee with him when God's angels recapture the city.

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Authorship: Artist Author.

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Genre: Drama, Science-Fiction.

Publishing: Publishing House.

Theme: Afterlife, Death, War.

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