Powys Notes

Published by the Powys Society of North America 1985 to 1999

Vols 1–4 Annual, Vols 5–12 Semi-Annual

Note, July 2020: Scanning lacunae

We have not been able to obtain copies of Vols. 1.1. Spring 1985, 3.1. Spring 1987, 6.2 Fall 1990, 13.1 Spring 2000, 13.2 Fall 2000, 14.1-2 2002, for scanning. If anyone out there holds these, please get in touch.

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1985–1990 Edited by Denis Lane

1.1. Spring 1985(?) — no PDF (copy lacking)

Contents not known

2.1. Spring 1986 — open PDF

Thomas Southwick reviews John Cowper Powys, Three Fantasies (Carcanet, 1985)
Peter Glenn Christensen reviews John Cowper Powys, Paddock Calls (Greymitre, 1984)
Charles Lock’s unpublished letter to the New York Review of Books responding to John Bayley’s review of Wolf Solent and Weymouth Sands
List of Members
Announcement of second annual Powys Society (of N. America) Conference, Glendon College, Toronto, 6–8 June 1986
Editor’s Notes

3.1. Spring 1987 — no PDF (copy lacking)

John A. Brebner on John Cowper Powys and Francis Stuart
J. Lawrence Mitchell reviews Marius Buning’s T.F. Powys: A Modern Allegorist
A. Thomas Southwick on Vladimir Nabokov and John Cowper Powys
Denis Lane on The Poetry of Place by Jeremy Hooker
Editor’s Notes

4.1. Spring 1988 — open PDF

John Cowper Powys’s 1959 appraisal of Malcolm, James Purdy's newly-reissued novel
Michael Ballin on the Parallel Visions of John Cowper Powys and G. Wilson Knight
Ben Jones provides details of the forthcoming Ottawa conference of the PSNA
Reprint; an ethicist’s view of The Meaning of Culture
Editor’s Notes including ‘Kenneth Hopkins: An Obituary’ by Glen Cavaliero
Sterling Dean: Selected Powys Books from the Watson Library.

5.1. Spring 1989 — open PDF

Powys’s Allen Story: Travelling, Speaking, Writing by Ben Jones
“The People we have Been”: Notes of Childhood in Powys’s Autobiography by A. Thomas Southwick
Friendships: John Cowper Powys, Llewelyn Powys, and Alyse Gregory by Hildegarde Lasell Watson
To Turn and Re-turn : A Review of Mary Casey, The Kingfisher’s Wing by Charles Lock
Editor’s notes

5.2. Fall 1989 — open PDF

Theodore F. Powys via Meister Eckhart by Marius Buning
The Quest for God in the Fiction of T.F. Powys by Bruce R.S. Litte
A Letter on Style by Llewelyn Powys
Judith Stinton, Chaldon Herring: The Powys Circle in a Dorset Village. Reviewed by Charles Lock
James P. Carley, Glastonbury Abbey: the Holy House at the Head of the Moors Adventurous. Reviewed by Michael Ballin
Benjamin Stassen, ed., Plein Chant 42/43: John Cowper Powys. Reviewed by Arnd Bohn
Editor’s Notes

6.1. Spring 1990 — open PDF

Powys’s Punch and Judy Show, Weymouth Sands and Misogyny by Linda Pashka
The Idea of the Feminine in John Cowper Powys’s A Glastonbury Romance by Peter G Christensen
A Modern Mystery Play by John Cowper Powys
A Re-Discovery: Sylvia Townsend Warner’s Summer Will Show, reviewed by Richard Maxwell
Editor’s Notes

6.2. Fall 1990 — no PDF (copy lacking)

Porius and the Feminine by Michael Ballin
Talk, Detail and Action, An Introduction to Atlantis by Richard Maxwell
Restoring Maiden Castle, Review article by W.J. Keith
T.F. Powys and the Divine  Presence – T.F. Powys’s Father Adam reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
Editor’s Notes

1991-1997 — Edited by Richard Maxwell

7.1. Spring and Summer 1991 — open PDF

Exile and Presences, Powys’s Nihilism by Ben Jones
The American Scene and Character by John Cowper Powys
Powys Modernist by Glen Cavaliero
Powys Progressive by Denis Lane

7.2. Fall and Winter 1992 — open PDF

Editing Porius by Wilbur T Albrecht
“A Certain Combination of Realism and Magic”: Notes on the Publishing History of Porius by Michael Ballin

8.1 & 2. 1992, A Double Issue — (follow links to articles below)

John Cowper Powys at the Iris Club by Constance Harsh
“A Peculiar Blending”: Powys’s Anglo American Synthesis in A Glastonbury Romance and the Autobiography by Nicholas Birns
The Mythology of Escape: Owen Glendower and the Failure of Historical Romance by Ian Duncan
Powys and America, A Panel Discussion, with Peter Powys Grey, Ben Jones, and Michael Ballin (From the May 1992 Conference of the Powys Society of North America)
Notes on this Issue, with a tribute to Peter Powys Grey and a call for papers on Powys’s career as a lecturer; Observations Social and Bibliographic , including communications from Constance Harsh (on Powys Notes and the MLA), Michael Ballin (on Wilfrid Laurier’s acquisition of the Brebner collection), Sven Erik Täckmark (on Powys in Scandinavia), Janina Nordius (on the Powys issue of Studiekamraten), and Patricia Vaughan Dawson (on her Powys-associated works of art).

9.1. Fall 1993 and Winter 1994 — open PDF

John Cowper Powys and William James on Religious Faith by Peter G Christiansen
A Fulltime Occupation by Charles Lock
Gestures of God by Marius Buning
Voltairean Cadences...Powysian Phantasmagoria by William Olmsted
Peter Powys Grey, an Obituary by Charles Lock

9.2. Fall 1994 and Winter 1995 — open PDF

A Special issue on the Canadian lecture tours of John Cowper Powys
John Cowper Powys’s Canadian lecture tours by Robin Patterson

10.1. Fall and Winter 1995 — open PDF

A Symposium on the new Colgate Porius
Porius: tired thoughts like stones...” by Timothy Hyman
The Art of Sinking by Ian Duncan
Porius: Another Story by Janina Nordius
Exteriority in Porius by Harald Fawkner
On the new Porius by Charles Lock
A Question or Two about the Text of Porius
Observations Bibliographic and Social

10.2. Fall and Winter 1996 — open PDF

Aether and Ocean: Two Uses of Homer after the Empire by Gregory D. Alles
Letters from John Cowper Powys to Merlin Wolcott at Colgate University by Constance Harsh
Book Reviews
Observations Bibliographic and Social

11.1. Spring 1997 — open PDF

“The Circuitous Outward”: Natural Mythology in John Cowper Powys’s Owen Glendower by Denis Lane
The Great Mother: The “Divine Feminine” in Powys’s A Glastonbury Romance by Christine Bilodeau
Cavaliero on the Supernatural (book review) by Richard Maxwell
Observations Bibliographic and Social
A Powys Collection For Sale

1998-1999 — Edited by Nicholas Birns

11.2. Winter 1998 — open PDF

Dismantling the Nineteenth Century Novel: J C Powys’s Wood and Stone by W.J. Keith
Porius: A Week Without History, A Word Without Sense by Charles Lock
Subversions of the Celtic in John Cowper Powys’s Porius by Joe Boulter
Extraordinary Musings of a Plain Man by Michael Ballin

12.1. Summer 1998 — open PDF

Between Myth and History: Problems in the Sacrifice Theme in Owen Glendower by Peter G. Christensen
Romance and Realism in John Cowper Powys’s Owen Glendower by Robin Wood
Elusive America by John Cowper Powys reviewed by Constance Harsh
The Mystic Leeway by Frances Gregg reviewed by Jacqueline Peltier
The Sixpenny Strumpet by Theodore Francis Powys reviewed by Greg Bond
Notes and Comments by Nicholas Birns

12.2. Spring 1999 — open PDF

Movement Without World: Phenomenological Remarks on the Opening Chapter of A Glastonbury Romance by H.W. Fawkner
Herbert Williams: John Cowper Powys reviewed by Glen Cavaliero
W.J. Keith on the 1998 UK Powys Society Conference
Janina Nordius, Solitude and Transcendence in John Cowper Powys, reviewed by J.P. Couch
How I met the Powys Brothers by Greg Bond
Song of the Hermit Thrush by Paul Wiener
Notes and Comments by Nicholas Birns

13.1 – 14.1-2. 2000–2002 — (no copies or details)

Note July 2020: Copies are held at University of London Senate House Library according to their catalogue. The library is currently closed by covid-19.