from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A short-lived English movement in art and literature that arose in 1914 and was heavily influenced by cubism and futurism.

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  • n. A short-lived modernist movement in British art and poetry of the early 20th century, incorporating elements of cubism and futurism.


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  • News at Eleven: Of the seven poets who were the key members of the group, only two are still reasonably famous: DH Lawrence, who was briefly roped in for publicity ­purposes, and Ezra Pound, who despite having invented the movement soon went on to co-found "vorticism".

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  • So here are stills and posters from Ken Russell's 1972 film adaptation of Ede's book and the sculptor's portrait of poet Ezra Pound, champion of modernism and instigator of vorticism – a movement getting some overdue re-evaluation at Tate Britain in June.

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  • So under all the surrealism, vorticism, futurism, etc., there was still the Chicago guy who had lots of contact with the Chicago streets (between museum-visits, theater - immersions and concerts) and all the between-the-eyes realism therein contained.

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  • And I dig your vorticism like I dig your lycanthropy.

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  • H.L. Mencken made fun of the newly arrived poet in full flight from the provinces, appareled “in corduroy trousers and a velvet jacket, hammering furiously upon a pine table in a Macdougal street cellar … his discourse full of inane hair-splittings about vers libre, futurism, spectrism, vorticism …” Yet it is astonishing to reflect how long the Village managed to keep on regenerating itself, and helping to regenerate American culture and education.

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  • She had met the young man with the Albanian costume, and he had talked to her about vorticism and this jolly new Polish composer with his suite for tom-tom and cymbals.

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