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«Философия зрения» и поэтика поверхности в романе У. Льюиса «Тарр»

Туляков Д. С.

Abstract: the article addresses the interrelations between Wyndham Lewis’s notion of the visual in literature and the poetics of his novel, “Tarr” (1918). Commonly accepted definition of visuality in Lewis’s literary texts as analogy between their certain poetic characteristics and the features of modern painting is supplemented by an analysis of the author’s philosophical criticism of the 1920–1930s concerning “philosophy of the eye” and “external method” in literature. Considering surface poetics in “Tarr” and its main artist-character’s representation in the view of visual philosophy allows to define the relationship between the novel as a unity and Lewis’s artistic theory as deeply problematic and one far from being an illustration.