Visions and Revisions

John Cowper POWYS (1872 - 1963)

Powys presents a set of literary devotions of great figures in Literature who have obsessed him. He attempts not so much a reasoned critique or any attempt to categorise these figures but rather, as he describes in the Preface: "to give [himself] up, absolutely and completely, to the various visions and temperaments of these great dead artists." Powys delivered popular lectures throughout the United States and was able to hold audiences in rapt attention for hours while speaking about great literature and writers, this book from the earlier part of his writing career gives us a little glimpse into what those lectures must have been like. - Summary by Keri Ford

Genre(s): Essays & Short Works, Literary Criticism

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Keri Ford
00:25:46
Play 01 Rabelais Keri Ford
00:19:25
Play 02 Dante Keri Ford
00:28:05
Play 03 Shakespeare Keri Ford
00:33:19
Play 04 El Greco Keri Ford
00:16:10
Play 05 Milton Keri Ford
00:25:20
Play 06 Charles Lamb Keri Ford
00:18:27
Play 07 Dickens Keri Ford
00:21:51
Play 08 Goethe Keri Ford
00:24:42
Play 09 Matthew Arnold Keri Ford
00:20:11
Play 10 Shelley Keri Ford
00:19:07
Play 11 Keats Keri Ford
00:20:20
Play 12 Nietzsche Keri Ford
00:23:26
Play 13 Thomas Hardy Keri Ford
00:17:20
Play 14 Walter Pater Keri Ford
00:17:34
Play 15 Dostoievsky Keri Ford
00:30:56
Play 16 Edgar Allen Poe Keri Ford
00:23:57
Play 17 Walt Whitman Keri Ford
00:14:12
Play 18 Conclusion Keri Ford
00:09:17