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John Cowper Powys and the Soul
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English. Stockholm University.
2010 (English)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

The study breaks new ground in Powys scholarship by introducing the idea that the writer is not concerned with sensual phenomena per se but with mutations of them transfigured by reflectance. It is demonstrated that at a key moment in the writer's development, his most important protagonist surreptitiously encounters the manifestation of the idea, possibility, or reality of grace. The study introduces the concept of non-frontality (as an alternative to, and refutation of, 'displacement') to account for modes of manifestation that fully retain the sense of presence while dealing only with a fraction or 'tithe' of each unit of lived experience.   

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: The Powys Society , 2010. , 159 p.
Keyword [en]
John Cowper Powys, phenomenology, regeneration, reflectance, frontality, soteriology, Weymouth Sands, Wolf Solent, Christianity, atmosphere, regeneration, negativity, perceptual mutation, sensations, reduction, constitution, abhorrence
National Category
General Literature Studies
Research subject
History of Literature; English
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-38943ISBN: 9781874559399OAI: diva2:317692
Available from: 2010-05-04 Created: 2010-05-04 Last updated: 2010-09-09Bibliographically approved

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