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Published (first published 1930)
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Richard S
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There are few books that I have read that have resulted in a similar combination of intense dislike and intense liking as much as this one. To begin with the difficult: JC Powys is not much of a "rigorous" philosopher, and some of the paragraphs in here are rambling and frequently just painful to read. But this is not philosophy like "Rousseau" (to whom the book is dedicated), but it is more of a "philosophy of life" - the creation of a proper mental attitude towards life, rather than an attempt
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Self indulgent nonsense for the lost person. Should have stuck to novels.
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Powys was born in Shirley, Derbyshire, where his father was vicar. His mother was descended from the poet William Cowper, hence his middle name. His two younger brothers, Llewelyn Powys and Theodore Francis Powys, also became well-known writers. Other brothers and sisters also became prominent in the arts.

John studied at Sherborne School and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and became a teacher
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