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John Powys
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Born in Shirley, Derbyshire
Born on 8th of October 1872
Died on 17th of June 1963

John Cowper Powys (the middle name indicating William Cowper was an ancestor, as indeed was John Donne) was a novelist heavily influenced by the works of Thomas Hardy. He lectured for many years in America, in that capacity touring the country extensively. A published poet before he became a novelist, he also wrote on philosophical topics, produced literary criticism, and penned an acclaimed autobiography, his total output running to more than 50 books.

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