Llewelyn Powys

(1884—1939) writer

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essayist and journalist, brother of John Cowper and Theodore Powys. His many books include Skin For Skin (1925), a sombre account of the course of his tuberculosis with idyllic Dorset interludes; Apples be Ripe (1930), a novel; Impassioned Clay (1931), a personal account of the human predicament; Earth Memories (1934) and Dorset Essays (1935), both volumes of essays; and Love and Death (1939), an eloquent ‘imaginary autobiography’, on the theme of his lost first love and his approaching death. Damnable Opinions (1935) presented many of the radical, iconoclastic views he shared with his brothers.

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

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