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John Cowper Powys (1872–1963)

Autor/a de Wolf Solent

104+ obres 3,298 Membres 63 Ressenyes 43 preferits

Sobre l'autor

British novelist, poet and philosopher John Cowper Powys was born in Shirley, Derbyshire on October 8, 1872. He was a lecturer for more than three decades, traveling across America but eventually returned to Great Britain. He has written regional romances, historical fiction and critical studies mostra'n més including A Glastonbury Romance and Wolf Solent. He died on June 17, 1963. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

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Obres de John Cowper Powys

Wolf Solent (1929) 604 exemplars
A Glastonbury Romance (1932) 563 exemplars
Weymouth Sands (1934) 247 exemplars
Porius (1974) 200 exemplars
Owen Glendower (1974) 179 exemplars
Maiden Castle (1936) 175 exemplars
Autobiography (1556) 104 exemplars
The Brazen Head (1956) 99 exemplars
The Meaning of Culture (1929) 84 exemplars
Morwyn (1937) 68 exemplars
Three Fantasies (1985) 61 exemplars
One Hundred Best Books (1916) 56 exemplars
Ducdame (1977) 47 exemplars
A Philosophy of Solitude (1933) 45 exemplars
After My Fashion (1980) 39 exemplars
In defence of sensuality (1930) 38 exemplars
The Art of Happiness (1935) 36 exemplars
Wood and Stone (1915) 34 exemplars
Atlantis (1954) 32 exemplars
The Inmates (1952) 30 exemplars
All or Nothing (1973) 26 exemplars
Rodmoor (1916) 25 exemplars
The Pleasures of Literature (1938) 25 exemplars
The Complex Vision (2005) 24 exemplars
The Art of Growing Old (1944) 18 exemplars
Confessions of Two Brothers (1971) 14 exemplars
Enjoyment of Literature (1938) 13 exemplars
The Religion of a Skeptic (1975) 12 exemplars
Dostoievsky (1946) 12 exemplars
Rabelais (1948) 11 exemplars
Mortal strife (1942) 11 exemplars
Homer and the Aether (1959) 11 exemplars
Real Wraiths (1974) 10 exemplars
Two & two (1974) 10 exemplars
Mandragora (1975) 9 exemplars
Wolf'S-Bane: Rhymes (1916) 9 exemplars
Samphire (1975) 8 exemplars
Poems (1964) 8 exemplars
Lucifer (1956) 7 exemplars
You and Me (1975) 7 exemplars
Odes and Other Poems (1975) 5 exemplars
Dorothy M. Richardson (1931) 5 exemplars
Jobber Skald 5 exemplars
The Secret of Self Development (1926) 5 exemplars
Psychoanalysis and morality (2011) 4 exemplars
Letters to Nicholas Ross (1971) 3 exemplars
War and Culture (1975) 2 exemplars
Esprits-frères (2001) 2 exemplars
Powys and Dorothy Richardson (2008) 1 exemplars
Studiekamraten 1 exemplars
An Englishman up-state (1974) 1 exemplars
L'art de resister au malheur (2022) 1 exemplars
Paddock Calls (1984) 1 exemplars
William Blake (1974) 1 exemplars
Scènes de chasse en famille (2003) 1 exemplars
Romer Mowl, and other stories (1974) 1 exemplars
Cataclysm 1 exemplars
Topsy-Turvy 1 exemplars
Elusive America (1994) 1 exemplars
Abertackle 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Delphi Complete Works of Charles Dickens (Illustrated) (2011) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions77 exemplars
This Finer Shadow (1941) — Introducció — 13 exemplars
Wheels On Gravel — Prefaci — 3 exemplars
Theodore : Essays on T.F. Powys — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Peninsula: An Anthology of Verse from the West Country — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars

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PORIUS: A 3rd edition. a Le Salon Littéraire du Peuple pour le Peuple (gener 2012)
Notes for a potential reading of John Cowper Powys's PORIUS in 2011. a Le Salon Littéraire du Peuple pour le Peuple (juny 2011)
Group read: A Glastonbury Romance a 75 Books Challenge for 2011 (març 2011)

Ressenyes

What a slog. Interesting at first to read something so clearly influential to writers I hate, like Lawrence, and love, like Murdoch. The weird self-obsession of Wolf, and the intensity with which Powys delves into it, starts out fun but by half way, all the fun is gone (to quote Curious George). It turns into a Lawrencian mope-a-long in the company of a total drip. On the other hand you have a cast of real eccentrics, the satanic Squire Urquhart and the self-doubting vicar Tilly-Valley being typically Murdochian types. In the end though, I was completely unable to stomach another cup of tea, pointless self-reflective walk in the country, or obscure reference to someone’s “life illusion” or “mythology”.… (més)
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yarb | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | Aug 2, 2023 |
Tried this twice and just couldn't get into it.
 
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judeprufrock | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | Jul 4, 2023 |
I read 500 pages and gave up because I did not like the characters.
 
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JRobinW | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Jan 20, 2023 |
Powys seems to have enjoyed himself writing this at 84. Lots of humour and many barbs at the Church for its overbearing sequestration of spirituality. The plot is thin - but the characters are wonderful, weird and eccentric.
 
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ivanfranko | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Jun 8, 2021 |

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Obres
104
També de
7
Membres
3,298
Popularitat
#7,761
Valoració
3.9
Ressenyes
63
ISBN
308
Llengües
7
Preferit
43

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