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by John Cowper Powys

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  • ISBN 0571242138
  • ISBN13 978-0571242139
  • Language English
  • Author John Cowper Powys
  • Publisher Faber and Faber; Main edition (September 19, 2009)
  • Pages 348
  • Formats doc mobi lrf lrf
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Literary
  • Size ePub 1648 kb
  • Size Fb2 1663 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 439

In this panoramic novel of Friar Roger Bacon, John Cowper Powys displays his genius at its most fecund. First published in 1956, this novel, set in thirteenth-century Wessex, is an amalgam of all the qualities that make John Cowper Powys unique. The love-story of Lil-Umbra and Raymond de Laon, and the quest of the Mongolian giant, Peleg, for Ghosta, the girl seen, loved, and lost on the battlefield, are intermingled with the historical, theological and magical threads which form the brocade of this novel. Dominating all is the mysterious creation of Roger Bacon one of the boldest as well as most intricate of Powys' world-changing inventions. Professor G. Wilson Knight called this 'A book of wisdom and wonders'.

John Cowper Powys (/ˈkuːpər ˈpoʊɪs/; 8 October 1872 – 17 June 1963) was a British philosopher, lecturer, novelist, literary critic, and poet.

John Cowper Powys (/ˈkuːpər ˈpoʊɪs/; 8 October 1872 – 17 June 1963) was a British philosopher, lecturer, novelist, literary critic, and poet. Powys was born in Shirley, Derbyshire, where his father was vicar of St. Michael and All Angels Parish Church, between 1871 and 1879. Although Powys published a collection of poems in 1896 and his first novel in 1915, he did not gain success as a writer until he published the novel Wolf Solent in 1929.

Do you know what came into my head the other day, Peleg?

Dedicated to. Gilbert turner, . Shut him up, they have, because he won’t believe their lies; and when he wants books and things - things he has to have if he’s to work at his inventions - they do their best to stop him from getting them! Do you know what came into my head the other day, Peleg? And it was because of that that I wanted you to show me the Moon this morning - no! wait a second- and the girl laid her hand on the back of the tightening and stiffening fingers by which the man was preparing to heave himself up from the ground- It came into my head that perhaps even my father didn’t really believe.

John Cowper Powys (1872-1963) was born in Derbyshire, brought up in the West Country (the . I bought this book because I was interested in a non-scholarly treatment of Bacon's Brazen Head, but I found it very hard to read.

On returning to the UK, after a short spell in Dorset, he settled in Wales in 1935 where he lived for the rest of his long life.

John Cowper Powys was this latter group-tipsy.

John Cowper Powys was this latter group-tipsy though half of them were, and wildly excited though all of them were-who were destined to win; though when they

Published in 1954, John Cowper Powys called this novel, a 'long romance about Odysseus in his extreme old age, hoisting sail once more from Ithaca'.

Published in 1954, John Cowper Powys called this novel, a 'long romance about Odysseus in his extreme old age, hoisting sail once more from Ithaca'. As usual there is a large cast of human characters but Powys also gives life and speech to inanimates such as a stone pillar, a wooden club,and an olive shoot. The descent to the drowned world of Atlantis towards the end of the novel is memorably described, indeed, Powys himself called it 'the best part of the book'.

John Cowper Powys is a challenging author with an impressive list of admirers. In addition to George Steiner, these have included Robertson Davies, Margaret Drabble, Theodore Dreiser, Henry Miller, J. B. Priestley and Angus Wilson. Библиографические данные.

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The Brazen Head book. In this panoramic novel of Friar Roger Bacon, John Cowper Powys displays his genius at its most fecund. First published in 1956, this novel, set in thirteenth-century Wessex, is an amalgam of all the qualities that make John Cowper Powys unique. The love-story of Lil-Umbra and Raymond de Laon, and the quest of the Mongolian giant, Peleg, for Ghosta, the girl seen, loved, In this panoramic novel of Friar Roger Bacon, John Cowper Powys displays his genius at its most fecund.

by John Cowper Powys. Books related to The Brazen Head. The love-story of Lil-Umbra and Raymond de Laon, and the quest of the Mongolian giant, Peleg, for Ghosta, the girl seen, loved, and lost on the battlefield, are intermingled with the historical, theological and magical threads which form the brocade of this novel.

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Gelgen
I didn't five-star because I felt the plot fizzles out. But plot is the least of John Cowper Powys, and for me, I scarcely care. This late novel is definitely fantasy, a fantasy of allegorical or simply lyrical names - Sir Mort Abyssum, Lady Lilt, the Lost Towers - and of odd symbols: the brass head of the title, an invention of the friar-scientist Roger Bacon; alongside an intelligent horse who wanders through the tale, with a growth in his neck that people take to be a human head in sprout. The sanest people in the book are Roger Bacon and Albertus Magnus. Among the insane there is a student of magnetism, who keeps a lodestone down his pants - his privates are a fuel - to cast evil quasi-scientific spells. There are questions of science and religion. As usual in John Cowper Powys, people's spiritual lives are very, very individual. I guess Roger Bacon's care for the dead bird is reminiscent of his order's founder St Francis - but his care for the future worms to feed on its corpse makes a hymn of Hamlet's 'If the sun breed maggots in a dead dog --' While Sir Mort experiences his soul as a sort of flint arrowhead that dives through the earth and flies to the stars. John Cowper Powys is a novelist of psychic experiences - 'psychic' is one of his most-used words, and used of the dim experiences of plants, and the less-dim consciousness of animals. If you love this author you love him. I do.
Gadar
I bought this book because I was interested in a non-scholarly treatment of Bacon's Brazen Head, but I found it very hard to read. The author loves using hundreds of words instead of short sentences, his comparisons tend to be ludicrous, and there is nothing of interest about Bacon...
Mbon
This is an engaging story that ends mysteriously. I enjoyed this very much because of the drama of the plot and the interesting exploration of the characters and their inner thoughts and motives. The author explores many of the character's personal experience of spirituality. He appears to be saying that we are all alone before god, that our personal experience and relationship with God (Tao or whatever you want call it) is what is important without trying to live or conform to other peoples notions of the transcendental. This is the first book by this author that I have read and I certainly intend to read more.