In addition to the Powys Society’s own
Collection there are a number of other literary archives containing primary
documents by the Powyses disbursed among both UK and USA institutions and
university libraries. The Society's Hon. Secretary, Chris Thomas, has complied
a meticulously researched and comprehensive Powys Webliography.
The following three links list Powys books
currently available online:
John Cowper Powys Internet Archive
Theodore Powys Internet Archive
Llewelyn Powys Internet Archive
The National Library of Wales has a rich and
extensive collection of his manuscripts, which includes literary drafts and
correspondence. It also holds a complete run of his diaries, from 1929 to
John Cowper Powys's diary for 1939 on the Digital Mirror pages at
the National Library of Wales
FABER FINDS, an imprint of Faber & Faber, has made
eight of John Cowper Powys’s novels available again using print on-demand
technology (Wood and Stone, Ducdame, Rodmoor,
After My Fashion, Morwyn, Atlantis, The Brazen Head and The Inmates).
Also included in the JCP reissue programme is Autobiography and three volumes of philosophy. Please click here for more information.
Press has issued several important previously
unpublished works by T.F. Powys - 'Father Adam' (1990) - 'The Market Bell'
(1991) - 'Mock’s Curse' (1995) - 'The Sixpenny Strumpet' (1997) - 'Selected
Early Works' (2005) - as well as a memoir 'Cuckoo in The Powys Nest' by
T.F.Powys's adopted daughter, Theodora Scutt, and 'T. F. POWYS Aspects of a
Life' by J. Lawrence Mitchell.
Sundial Press is an independent
publisher with a programme of reprints of early-twentieth-century books with
new introductions, including works by Alyse Gregory (Hester Craddock and
King Log & Lady Lea), Llewelyn Powys (two volumes of Wessex
Essays and CHRISTMAS LORE AND LEGEND Yuletide Essays), Theodore
Powys (Unclay and Kindness in a Corner), Philippa Powys (The
Blackthorn Winter and Sorrel Barn & The Tragedy of Budvale) and
Littleton Powys (The Joy Of It) plus The Sailor's Return by David
Garnett (with a previously omitted chapter and an Introduction by J. Lawrence
Mitchell) and the previously unpublished Patterns on the Sand by Gamel
Woolsey (with an Introduction by Barbara Ozieblo). More info here.
Cecil Woolf Publishers The
Uniform Edition of the Collected Letters of John Cowper Powys and The Powys Heritage Monographs.
Jacqueline Peltier's A Powys Website. Includes a 'virtual visit' to Weymouth
Sands, and pages on John Cowper Powys in America'. Jacqueline is also the editor of la lettre
powysienne issued in the spring and autumn of each year.
Haldeman-Julius series of "Little Blue Books" sported some 10 titles
by John Cowper Powys, 2 titles by Llewelyn Powys, and a title translated from
French by Phyllis Playter. A site of interest for Powysians and those who wish
more in-depth information regarding Emanuel Haldeman-Julius and his Little Blue
have issued six volumes of essays on
John Cowper Powys:
Amorous Life: John Cowper
Powys and the Manifestation of Affectivity by H.W. Fawkner
Rethinking Powys: Critical
Essays on John Cowper Powys
edited and introduced by Jeremy Robinson
Postmodern Powys by Joe Boulter
Thomas Hardy and John Cowper
Powys: Wessex Revisited
by Jeremy Robinson
Sensualism and Mythology: The
Wessex Novels of John Cowper Powys by Jeremy Robinson
The Ecstasies of John Cowper
Powys by A.P. Seabright
- Britain's most accomplished literary family. The Forgotten Roots of Britain's most accomplished Literary Family.
Richard Perceval Graves is the author of several acclaimed biographies, including The
Brothers Powys and was Chairman
of The Powys Society from 2001-2005.
Here you will also find details of two Powys lectures especially suitable
for VI-forms or Undergraduate Societies.
The Swedish John Cowper Powys Society issues a
regular bilingual newsletter, arranges a yearly seminar and is administered by Olof Björner.
Cowper Powys in Sussex. A web site worth looking at the early years of JCP's adult life in
Sussex, compiled by Kieran McCann.
A review of A Philosophy of
Solitude by John Cowper Powys. JCP's best non-fiction book?
"A completely new type of human
Part I: Historical fiction and the Anachronism of
John Cowper Powys and Modern Consciousness
Part II: Porius and Pre-Modern Consciousness
The Wholeness of Self
The Self and the Not-Self
Part III: Porius and the Evolution of Modern
Incident 1: The Cewri
Incident 2: Above the tree line
Incident 3: The Life Illusion
Read this fascinating article at The Lectern
OSCHOLARS Library: An Electronic Journal for the Exchange of Information on Current
Research, Publications and Productions concerning Oscar Wilde and His Worlds.
Amongst the wealth of information on this fascinating site, you can read John
Cowper Powys’s Introduction (“… our commercialised life has grown so
monstrously ungracious.”) to Wilde’s The
Soul of Man under Socialism.
The Chaldon Herring village website: www.chaldonherringnews.co.uk
A few BLOGS with Powysian interest
A review of MR
TASKER’S GOD’S by Dr Kate Macdonald, Ghent University, on the Vulpes Libris
website here: http://vulpeslibris.wordpress.com/2014/07/21/mr-taskers-gods/
A review of UNCLAY here: http://tomcatintheredroom.com/2012/04/15/unclay-t-f-powys/
Two reviews of Llewelyn Powys’ A STRUGGLE FOR LIFE
by John Vernon here
and Jeff Bursey here
daemonic genius of John Cowper Powys An
appraisal of A Glastonbury Romance "his astounding novel" by
Paul Weston, author of Mysterium Artorius and speaker at the Powys Society's
The Imaginary Museum Who’s Afraid of John Cowper Powys? which you can visit here.
Descriptedlines “Not without caution do I place my first step into John Cowper Powys’s
town of Glastonbury.” Some thoughts on JCP's novel by Amber Paulen
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