Our publications page now offers online book purchasing
JCP is mentioned in this Guardian article (11 Mar 2019) about his friend James Purdy, who died 13 March 2009. Charles Lock, editor of The Powys Journal, keeper of Purdy's ashes, (and champion of his literary reputation), is taking Purdy's ashes to a tenth anniversary commemorative event, at which they will be interred beside the grave of Edith Sitwell.
The Spring 2019 issue of the Alliance of Literary Societies’ eNewsletter download here (external link)
The society has published four Powys eBooks. see society publicatons page
The contents of all twenty-eight volumes of THE POWYS JOURNAL are now available to view in digital format at JSTOR
Online annual membership subscriptions are now processed via the Society’s own PayPal account.
It is with great sadness that we report the death of JEFF
KWINTNER founder of the Village Press which reissued so many works by John Cowper
Powys in the 1970s. A truly remarkable individual to whom all Powysians owe a
debt of gratitude, directly or indirectly, a short notice will feature in the
July Newsletter and fuller tributes and an obituary of Jeff will appear in the
November Newsletter. In the meantime you may wish to read JEFF KWINTNER AND THE VILLAGE BOOKSHOP by Paul Roberts here:
Warmest congratulations to the Society’s President, GLEN CAVALIERO, who celebrates his 91st birthday.
“John Cowper Powys is a writer who changes how you
see the world:
”A Glastonbury Romance is deeply flawed, yet utterly remarkable”
Michael Henderson — read full article
PROTEUS AND THE MAGICIAN
The Letters of Henry Miller and John Cowper Powys
was launched at the famous Shakespeare & Co bookshop, 37 rue de la Būcherie, Paris
on Sunday 11 May at 5pm.
Front row: Chris Thomas, Fawzia Assaad, Liliane Ruf,
Dana Wentworth, Jacqueline Peltier and Goulven Le
Second row: Marcella Henderson-Peal and Charles Lock.
In his late fifties the great novelist and lecturer John Cowper Powys moved with his companion to a rural cottage in New England. As Jonathan Law reveals in this remarkable essay, the remote setting enabled Powys to give full vent to his bewildering range of manias and eccentricities . . .
Link to the essay
by Dr Kate Macdonald, Ghent University, on the Vulpes Libris website here.
17 paintings by Gertrude Mary Powys (1877–1952) — now available to view online
View these on Art UK website.
“There is my sister Gertrude, round whom like the sun we different members of the family like the planets revolve; of her no word of praise is too high; and I rejoice that now at last she has more time to devote to the art which for so many years has kept on calling to her.”
From The Joy of It (1937) by Littleton Powys
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