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Powys, John Cowper

Suspended Judgments Essays On Books and Sensations

Suspended Judgments Essays On Books and Sensations

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New York: G.A. Shaw, 1916. First edition. Small quarto in dark blue quarter cloth and light blue papers boards; 438 pages). About very good(-) with wear to board tips, personal owner names to front free endpaper; rear hinge starting. Tasteful custom bookplate of one "Mrs. James Everard" with family shield, to front paste-down. Overall, a decent copy. Hardcover.

Contents: The Art of Discrimination.--Montaigne.--Pascal.--Voltaire.--Rousseau.--Balzac.--Victor Hugo.--Guy de Maupassant.--Anatole France.--Paul Verlaine.--Remy de Gourmont.--William Blake.--Byron.--Emily Brontë.--Joseph Conrad.--Henry James.--Oscar Wilde.--Suspended Judgment. ¶ "John Cowper Powys (1872-1963), British novelist, poet, and philosopher, spun intricate tales that delved the depths of human consciousness and painted vivid portraits of the English and Welsh landscapes. Born into a lineage of writers, Powys initially donned the hat of a lecturer before surrendering to the irresistible call of the written word. His novels, including the notable "Wolf Solent" (1929), "A Glastonbury Romance" (1932), and "Porius" (1951), are labyrinthine explorations of philosophical introspection and naturalistic detail. Readers journey through his complex narrative structures, navigating the richly detailed natural world he creates, and diving into profound psychological depths. Powys's writing style, a unique blend of mystical exploration and philosophical speculation, is as distinctive as a fingerprint. Although his name did not echo widely in the halls of fame during his lifetime, his legacy has endured. Today, he is recognized as a significant figure in 20th-century British literature, his work a vibrant tapestry of naturalism, philosophy, and mysticism that continues to captivate readers and scholars alike."—aLitBot

English literature -- History and criticism. Littérature française -- Histoire et critique. Littérature anglaise -- Histoire et critique. English literature. French literature.

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