Straight Jackets: the Art of the Book Jacket University of Otago Straight Jackets: the art of the book jacket

Because several writers Wyndham Lewis (1884-1957) had insulted in his books were also clients of his publisher, it took him four years to get Rude Assignment into print. This is the second small printing of his ground-breaking autobiography, a work that contains a unique exposition of thought and theory and a memorable argument for the serious use of satire. Lewis also designed the jacket and here in his familiar style is an artist strutting across the front cover. The contrasting red signature is a nice touch.

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