By John Cowper Powys
The novels of John Cowper Powys are like none different, containing the romantic extravagance and comedian exuberance of the nice nineteenth-century novels with the self-conscious intensity and introspection of the nice Modernists. Maiden Castle portrays in pointillist aspect the complexities of sexual and romantic feeling that bedevil an eccentric forged of characters, and explores the mental idiosyncrasies that gasoline their hopes and desires, fantasies and failures.
At the heart of the radical is the aptly named Dud No-man, a old novelist widowed after a yearlong unconsummated marriage to a girl who keeps to hang-out him. encouraged through pity and his personal deep loneliness, Dud takes Wizzie Ravelston, an itinerant circus performer, into his domestic and middle. Their awkward but endearing efforts to create a existence jointly spread in counterpoint to the romantic and familial relationships that sizzle and simmer within the village of Dorchester. but whilst the characters in Maiden Castle fight with the perplexities of affection, hope and faith-readjusting their attractions and affections-it is the looming castle of Maiden fortress that exerts the otherworldly strength that irrevocably determines the process their lives.
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