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Introduction by Morine Krissdottir
John Cowper Powys s works have been described as the only novels produced by an English writer that can fairly be compared to the fictions of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky with an immensity to which only Blake could provide a parallel in English literature. (George Steiner, The New Yorker) Owen Glendower is his brilliant re-imagining of the life and exploits of the last true Prince of Wales a man called, at times against his will, to fulfill the prophesied role of national redeemer.
Psychologically complex, sensuous in its language, vivid in its evocation of a period shrouded by myth, Owen Glendower tells a compelling story of war, love, and magic.
Thousands of baby boomers who grew up with Tolkein now want to spend their mature adulthood with the chronicles of Powys. The Independent
Powys is like no other writer . . . he can rise to strange and astonishing heights. . . . Owen Glendower is a book to handle, to make notes in, to savor . . . Brilliant. Margaret Drabble, The Guardian
John Cowper Powys (1872-1963) lived in the United States as well as his native England. The author of ten novels, including A Glastonbury Romance, Weymouth Sands, and Maiden Castle (available from Overlook), as well as many works of criticism and philosophy, he was the son of a vicar and a descendant of the poets Donne and Cowper.