Autobiography

POWYS, John Cowper

Autobiography - ,

Bodley Head, 1934.

First edition. Publisher's brown cloth, lettered gilt, top edge red, in the original dustwrapper. Portrait frontis of Powys. A fine copy, discrete bookplate to the front pastedown, in a very good dustwrapper, a little toned to the spine with some wear to the spine ends.

One of the greatest autobiographies in the English language. Even if Powys had never written any novels, this one book alone would have proved him to be a writer of genius.[Priestley]. Powys himself wrote of it 'I have tried to write my life as if I were confessing to a priest, a philosopher, and a wise old woman. I have tried to write it as if I were going to be executed when it was finished. I have tried to write it as if I were both God and the Devil'.

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£125.00

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