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  • Another writer who walked in Sussex, John Cowper Powys, experienced similar moments of delirious happiness over a century ago, the simple ability to bear witness being "sufficient reward for having been born upon this cruelty-blasted planet!"

    To the River: A Journey Beneath the Surface by Olivia Laing – review

  • According to him, in midcentury only "outsiders," John Cowper Powys, Simone Weil and Erich Auerbach, championed Homer.

    An Exchange on Ezra Pound

  • John Cowper Powys was born in 1872 in Derbyshire, England, and died in 1963 in the small Welsh village of Blaenau Ffestiniog.

    Life in the Head

  • She discovered for herself what John Cowper Powys meant when he said, in The Art of Forgetting the Unpleasant: “A certain comfortable security, a certain profound inner peace, a kind of happy numbness, soothes the nerves of the human animal when absorbed in its allotted task.”

    How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

  • I must not omit an expression of my gratitude for the very high praise which John Cowper Powys bestowed on the Anthology just before it appeared in book form and the publicity which was given his lecture by the _New York Times_.

    Toward the Gulf

  • Fulford narrates the pictures with personal anecdotes, reflections on John Cowper Powys and text from William James's lectures on

    NYT > Home & Garden

  • Max Schuster and Dick Simon, learning about the poverty of John Cowper Powys, one of their authors who was living in Wales, sent him "royalties far above the earnings of his books."

    Progressive Bloggers

  • John Cowper Powys in The Pleasures of Literature (1938), a collection of some of the lectures he had been giving for years in the United States, insisted that 'none who has read Homer can say that swords and spears and chariots and horses are the only poetry he knows,' and that the poet lavished no less care on 'the recurrent amenities of life within our gates, the preparation of fire and food… the handiwork of women….'

    January 1993

  • He enters Boyce as derived from ` the county called Powys, in Central Wales, 'and gives usage examples as ` John Cowper Powys, Llewelyn Powys, and T.F. Powys.'

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VIII No 4

  • Wolf Solent by John Cowper Powys, with an introduction by Robertson Davies

    Life in the Head


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