The Powys Review

Editor: Belinda Humfrey


Advisory Board: Marius Buning (Free University, Amsterdam); Glen Cavaliero (St Catherine's, Cambridge); T. J. Diffey (University of Sussex); Peter Easingwood (University of Dundee); Michel Gresset (Paris VII University); Ian Hughes (UW, Bangor); Ben Jones (Carleton University); Charles Lock (University of Copenhagen); Ned Lukacher (University of Illinois at Chicago); J. Lawrence Mitchell (University of Minnesota); Elmar Schenkel (University of Leipzig).

The Powys Review, launched in 1977, appeared twice a year until 1990, since then annually, in a large attractive format with high production values and approx. 80 pages per issue. It addresses audiences throughout the world interested in the works of the Powys brothers, in Welsh writing in English, and in modern and contemporary literature in general. Its back-numbers (contents/index) constitute the most important and diverse body of scholarship and critical discussion available about the Powys brothers.


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John Cowper Powys (1872-1963) was the author of such novels as Wolf Solent, A Glastonbury Romance, Maiden Castle, Owen Glendower, Porius, and The Brazen Head. From 1904 to 1934 he toured America as a successful lecturer. Recent publications of his Diaries received widespread critical enthusiasm. T. F. Powys (1875-1953), the Dorset novelist, is best known for such allegorical novels as Mr Tasker's Gods and Mr Weston's Good Wine, which explore evil and tragedy through a rural world tinged in the depiction with grotesque humour. Their brother Llewelyn (1884-1939) is known for his lively fiction and essays typified by Black Laughter, The Verdict of Bridlegoose, Earth Memories, and Dorset Essays. This essay by John Cowper and a review of a book by Judith Stinton, both from The Powys Review itself, provide some insight into the circumstances of the brothers and the relations between them.
Of The Powys Review: `Finely edited...Interest in [the extraordinary Powys family] is likely to grow' (P. J. Kavanagh, The Spectator); `lavishly produced, with photographs and illustrations' (The Year's Work in English Studies).

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