I have just boldly recommended 'A Glastonbury Romance' by John Cowper Powys, to one of our regular readers of Classic English and Russian Literature. I look forward to his review...will it be "an epic novel of terrific cumulative force and lyrical intensity," or "ridiculous tedious rubbish"?. Possibly I should have prepared him for the somewhat epic journey he was about to undertake. Henry Miller, on reading A Glastonbury Romance, wrote to Lawrence Durrell: "my head began bursting as I read. No, I said to myself, it is impossible that any man can put all this - so much - down on paper. It is super-human.".
Unfortunately the only copy I had was Picadors 1975 (?) edition with the horrid cover. Add a dragon or two, a half dressed albino Amazonian, and it could take pride of place in our early Fantasy section.
|The actual Abbey|
|See here for an Extract, but take a deep breath.|