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'Powys's novels have an immensity to which only Blake could provide a parallel in English literature' --George Steiner, 'New Yorker'
'To encounter [Powys]... is to arrive at the very font of creation. He makes us witness of the consuming fire which gives not warmth or enlightenment, but enduring vision, enduring strength and enduring courage' --Henry Miller
'His sense of encompassing nature and the living, ever-present past, his power to convey curious states of mind, the beauty and grandeur of his best writing... could only come from a man possessed of a superlative talent, genius, or (the word is inescapable with Powys) demon' --Times Literary Supplement
John Cowper Powys (1872-1963) lived in the U.S. as well as his native England, and was the author of ten novels, including 'Porius', 'A Glastonbury Romance' and 'Weymouth Sands' (all published by Duckworth), as well as many works of criticism and philosophy.