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Teaching the American Twenties: Exploring the Decade through Literature and Art

New Forms, New Ideas

Blast, created by Ezra Pound and Wyndham Lewis

Ezra Pound Wyndham Lewis
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Ezra Pound, Wyndham Lewis, and other writers and artists advocated Vorticism, an art movement that sought to speed human consciousness up to the pace of the machine age. Their publication, Blast, with its bold, visual text enacted this desire to jolt people out of the slow comfort of the past.

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