Powys, John Cowper


Powys, John Cowper

▪ British author
born October 8, 1872, Shirley, Derbyshire, England
died June 17, 1963, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merioneth, Wales
 Welsh novelist, essayist, and poet, known chiefly for his long panoramic novels, including Wolf Solent (1929), A Glastonbury Romance (1932), and Owen Glendower (1940). He was the brother of the authors T.F. Powys and Llewelyn Powys.

      Educated at Sherborne School and the University of Cambridge, Powys was a university extension lecturer for about 40 years, 30 of them in the United States. His works include a striking Autobiography (1934) and books of essays, among them The Meaning of Culture (1930), The Pleasures of Literature (1938), and The Art of Growing Old (1943).

Additional Reading
Morine Krissdóttir, Descents of Memory: The Life of John Cowper Powys (2007).

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