Foss, Peter John Books

Study of Llewelyn Powys His Literary Achievement and Personal Philosophy
1991 0-7734-9700-5
Llewelyn Powys, whilst emerging from the same creative mold as that of his two literary brothers, John Cowper and Theodore Francis, was in his own way a forceful and significant writer. This study is one of interpretation -- of Powys's work in the light of his philosophy, and an interpretation of his philosophy in the context of his life and personality. The structure is not confined to a chronological description, nor to an examination of works out of context, but rather a mosaic structuring around certain nodal themes - often contradictory, but which he sought to balance if not reconcile: themes such as epicureanism and mysticism, action and contemplation, happiness and the `struggle for life.'