G. Wilson Knight|
Edited by John D. Christie
Novelist, playwright, poet, biographer and Professor of English Literature at Leeds University, C. Wilson Knight is best known for his many original and illuminating interpretations of Shakespeare. He directed Shakespearian and other plays and acted leading roles in them. He also wrote seminal works on Milton, Pope, Byron especially, and other Romantic poets, as well as on many contemporary writers, notably John Cowper Powys.
In a letter to Knight in 1958 Powys addresses him as 'Most powerful of all my literary supports'. This volume, which brings together essays and reviews that focus on certain major themes in Powys's thoughts and writing, rounds off the major contribution, spanning over forty years, made by Wilson Knight to the interpretation of the complex, often mystical, thinking and the prodigiously creative achievement, in prose and verse of John Cowper Powys. It was his unwavering conviction that Powys ranks with Joyce and Lawrence as one of the few truly great writers of imaginative prose in our century, one who will in time be regarded as among the giants of world literature.