Theodore Francis Powys (1875-1953) was a British writer from a family of writers, best know for his idiosyncratic Christian allegorical fantasy, Mr. Weston's Good Wine. John Carey of the Sunday Times called it "grimly brilliant," and many consider it a masterpiece.
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T F Powys was a member of a distinguished literary family and the descendant of three generations of country parson. Although born in Derbyshire he spent almost the whole of his life in a remote Dorset village, where all his works were written. He died in 1953.Review:
"Mr Weston's Good Wine is a book without parallel. It is an allegory, it is a bucolic farce, it is a religious (or anti-religious?) masterpiece" A N Wilson "The greatest value of his work, though, is in showing that it is still possible to write about the primordial human experiences to which religion is a response...Very few 20th-century authors have the knack of writing convincingly of first and last things. A religious writer without any vestige of belief, Theodore Powys is one of them" -- John Gray New Statesman "Grimly brilliant" -- John Carey Sunday Times "[It is] generally considered his masterpiece" Washington Post
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Book Description Red Seal / Modern Age, 1937. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140000739