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us: Powys, Llewelyn, 1884-1939


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    • found: Powys, J. C. Confessions of two brothers ... 1916.
    • found: The letters of Llewelyn Powys, 1943: p. 40 (d. 12-2-1939)
    • found: Scènes de chasse en famille, 2003: cover (Llewelyn Powys) page 2, cover (Llewelyn Powys 1884-1939) page 245 (Llewelyn Powys, Ardente argile, Impassioned day [typo, should be clay] (1931))
    • found: Wikipedia, viewed Feb. 13, 2017 (Llewelyn Powys, born August 13, 1884 in Dorchester; died December 2, 1939 in Switzerland) was a British novelist and essayist and younger brother of John Cowper Powys and T. F. Powys)
    • found: Cushing Manuscript Collection Database, Texas A&M University Libraries, viewed Feb. 13, 2017 Powys, Llewelyn (1884-1939) : Historical Note (Llewelyn Powys .. wrote a wide variety of works, including essays, a biography, a novel, travel books, works of popular philosophy and propaganda, autobiographical memoirs, and "an imaginary autobiography." Born in Dorset, England, Llewelyn Powys moved with his family to the village of Montacute in Somerset, England, where his father would be rector for the next thirty-three years. Powys was diagnosed with tuberculosis in 1909. Though Powys spent the next two years in a sanatorium in Davos, Switzerland, he was never to regain full heath. From 1914 to 1919 Llewelyn Powys lived in Kenya, managing a farm for his brother William, who was in military service during World War I. In 1919, Llewelyn moved to the United States, and did not return to England again until 1925. This pattern of leaving and returning to England informs the rest of Powys' life. Until the last few most productive years of his life, between 1931 and 1936, when he remained to write in his boyhood home of Dorset, England, Llewelyn Powys only achieved fame by forsaking his homeland and publishing outside of England. In October 1924, Llewelyn Powys married the managing editor of the Dial magazine, Alyse Gregory, herself a well-known and well-connected New York novelist and essayist. In autumn 1936, Llewelyn Powys' health severely deteriorated and he left England in December for the sanatorium in Davos, Switzerland, in which he died in 1939)
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