Autobiography conveys Powys s contagious excitement of his discovery of books and men and his unceasing discovery of himself as well as fascination reminiscences of the remarkable journeys, both geographic and intellectual of his life.
Autobiography Autobiography conveys Powys s contagious excitement of his discovery of books and men and his unceasing discovery of himself as well as fascination reminiscences of the remarkable journeys both geogr
Excellent piece by Margaret Drabble on JCP, which should be the first port of call for the curious theguardian books 2006Put simply, if you are interested in, if you are prepared to make space for, the expression of a unique and frequently unpleasant genius, then this is most certainly for you.When he was planning this book JCP wrote to his sister I shall not only avoid hurting feelings whether of the dead or living but steer clear of any risk of such a thing This book will contain No Women at [...]
Autobiography is not a book to be taken lightly, nor should one expect what one usually receives from other books of this genre I have written a longer review descriptedlines reading au.
A totally enthralling portrait of Powys major in all his flaws, eccentricities, enthusiasms, and loyalties obsessions, full of sharp sighted social and existential commentary Powys has a lot to teach the value of true individualism, of literature, and of life however skeptical you may be of his bizarre Romantic mythopoesis his Celtic or Neanderthal vitality , the book still leaves you with an excitement about life Powys might call Pantagruelism, the desire to live im Ganzen, Guten, Schonen For m [...]
How to read Powys theguardian books 2006
Wonderful serpentine wisdom
one of the strangest autobiographies I have ever read