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The latest publications from THE POWYS PRESS  
llewelyn powys diary 1910 llewelyn powys recalled to life, the powys society john cowper powys, henry miller, proteus and the magician
THE CONQUEROR WORM RECALLED TO LIFE PROTEUS AND THE MAGICIAN


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RECALLED TO LIFE
  Llewelyn Powys: A Consumptive’s Diary, 1911
   Edited by Peter Foss
   The Powys Press


  By the spring of 1911, the writer Llewelyn Powys (1884-1939) – then only 26 – had spent eighteen months at a Swiss sanatorium, being treated for the tuberculosis which the previous year had nearly killed him. Still frail, he returned to England, and to Montacute, the Somerset home of his family, where his father had been vicar for 26 years. This homecoming, which Powys first described in his remarkable book Skin for Skin (1925), was fraught with ambiguities, partly occasioned by his confirmed espousal of a neo-pagan philosophy which turned him against the religion of his forebears. Here, in Somerset, he ‘came into his own’, regaining his strength and rediscovering anew the beautiful landscape of his boyhood. This was characterised by a determination to extract joy from every passing moment. He cultivated a visionary response to Nature, relished erotic sensations, and enthusiastically indulged his friendships – especially with his brother John Cowper Powys. This ‘eternal flow of life’, as he called it, was a panacea and, through the writing of this diary, provided ‘food for future years’. Continuing and expanding the narrative account, Powys’s 1911 diary charts in candid detail his longings, his friendships, his reading, the poetry he loved and the letters he received. He writes of his walks in the countryside of south Somerset, imbibing at inns, encountering wayfarers, luxuriating in the natural world – and all this in one of the glorious summers of the twentieth century, when temperatures famously reached 100 degrees Fahrenheit. In the words of Siegfried Sassoon, it seemed to all ‘a summer of commingled happiness’. But 1911 was also a year of dramatic social and political upheavals that were changing the age-old ways of life, rendering the experience of this year a kind of ‘timeless moment’ – and that is how Powys later re-imagined it in writings such as Love and Death (1939). With the insidious disease always in the background, the 1911 diary conveys vividly what it was like still to live life to the full in the last throes of Edwardian England before The Great War swept so much away.

 


Publications


  The Powys Journal Vol I   

6.00 

  The Powys Journal Vol II       

6.00 

  The Powys Journal Vol III       

6.00 

  The Powys Journal Vol IV       

6.00 

  The Powys Journal Vol V       

6.00 

  The Powys Journal Vol VI       

6.00 

  The Powys Journal Vol VII       

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  The Powys Journal Vol VIII       

6.00 

  The Powys Journal Vol IX       

6.00 

  The Powys Journal Vol X       

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  The Powys Journal Vol XI       

6.00 

  The Powys Journal Vol XII       

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  The Powys Journal Vol XIII       

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  The Powys Journal Vol XIV       

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  The Powys Journal Vol XV       

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  The Powys Journal Vol XVI       

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  The Powys Journal Vol XVII       

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  The Powys Journal Vol XVIII       

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  The Powys Journal Vol XIX       

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  The Powys Journal Vol XX       

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  The Powys Journal Vol XXI       

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  The Powys Journal Vol XXII 

6.00 

  The Powys Journal Vol XXIII 

6.00 
 
  The Powys Journal Vol XXIV
6.00 

   List of Contents and Index to PJ Vols I-XX - 1991-2010 - 1.80


  Powys Checklist and Readers' Guide (3rd edition) - 6.50  


  The Powys Review Vols 1-26 (with index) - some single Vols available – please enquire - 80.00  


  Index to The Powys Review 1-26 - 1.80  


New THE CONQUEROR WORM
Llewelyn Powys: A Consumptive's Diary, 1910

10.00
PROTEUS AND THE MAGICIAN
The Letters of Henry Miller and John Cowper Powys
10.00

 The Powys Brothers - Selected Writings (Double Cassette) –  Previously 9.00   Now 2.00


  John Cowper Powys - The Art of Forgetting the Unpleasant and other  essays - 5.50


  John Cowper Powys on Thomas Hardy, a selection - 6.50


  Index of John Cowper's Letters to Llewelyn Powys - 1.80  


  Verses on the Sad Occasion of the Death of Tippoo Tib (1897), 1988 - 50p


  Ultimate Things: Christianity, Myth and the Powyses, by W.J. Keith (2013) 10.00


  Aspects of John Cowper Powys’s Owen Glendower, essays by W.J. Keith (2008) 6.75


  A Glastonbury Romance Revisited, by W.J. Keith (2010) 10.00


  John Cowper Powys and the Soul, by H W Fawkner (2010) 10.00


  TFP - Soliloquies of a Hermit [paperback] 1916, new edition (1993) - 8. 00


  Sonnet (attributed to TFP) c 1896, with portrait by Michael Gunkel, single sheet (1988) Limited Edition - 5.00


  Francis Powys TFP: The Quiet Man of Dorset (1956) - new edition (1996)  - 1.80


  A R Powys The English House – 1929, new edition (1992) - 3.50


  Philippa Powys Driftwood and Other Poems (1992) 5.00


  Mary Casey A Net in Water (1996) 8.50


  Paul Roberts The Ideal Ringmaster - 6.50  


  Powys Family Postcards (Set of 6) - 60p  


  Notelets (Pack of 3 Sketches by Gertrude Powys) - 1.00  


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“In books dwell all the demons and all the angels of the human mind. It is for this reason that a bookshop — especially a second-hand bookshop / antiquarian — is an arsenal of explosives, an armoury of revolutions, an opium den of reaction.” — John Cowper Powys

“She would wish that far stranger weddings happened in the world than anything that she saw or heard of at Madder. She needed much more than plain Madder life to interest her — some events more like a proceeding that had happened in a book of fables that she had once read, where a little mouse wished to be joined in holy wedlock with a lioness, who, unluckily going out to meet her little dear before the wedding, chanced to set her foot upon him.” — T.F. Powys

 "No sight that the human eyes can look upon is more provocative of awe than is the night sky scattered thick with stars.” — Llewelyn Powys

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