John Cowper Powys
Died aged c. 91
John Cowper Powys (/ˈkuːpər ˈpoʊɪs/; 8 October 1872 – 17 June 1963) was an English philosopher, lecturer, novelist, critic and poet born in Shirley, Derbyshire, where his father was vicar of the parish church in 1871–1879. Powys appeared with a volume of verse in 1896 and a first novel in 1915, but gained success only with his novel Wolf Solent in 1929. He has been seen as a successor to Thomas Hardy, and Wolf Solent, A Glastonbury Romance (1932), Weymouth Sands (1934), and Maiden Castle (1936) have been called his Wessex novels. As with Hardy, landscape is important to his works. So is elemental philosophy in his characters' lives. In 1934 he published an autobiography. His itinerant lectures were a success in England and in 1905–1930 in the United States, where he wrote many of his novels and had several first published. He moved to Dorset, England, in 1934 with a US partner, Phyllis Playter. In 1935 they moved to Corwen, Merionethshire, Wales, where he set two novels, and in 1955 to Blaenau Ffestiniog, where he died in 1963.DbPedia
Commemorated on 2 plaques
Following his return from America John Cowper Powys (1872-1963) poet & author lived here for a short time in 1936 during which he began his book "Maiden Castle"
High Street, Dorchester, United Kingdom where they lived
John Cowper Powys Bu'r nofelydd yn byw yng Nghorwen rhwng 1935 a 1955. Yma yr ysgrifennodd ddwy nofel o bwys sef Owen Glendower a Porius. The novelist lived in Corwen from 1935 to 1955. He wrote two major novels Owen Glendower and Porius while here.
English translation: John Cowper Powys The novelist lived in Corwen between 1935 and 1955. Here he wrote two major novels, Owen Glendower and Porius. The novelist lived in Corwen from 1935 to 1955. He wrote two major novels Owen Glendower and Porius while here. [AWS Translate]
London Road, Corwen, United Kingdom where they was