By John Cowper Powys

"A Glastonbury Romance, first released in 1932, is Powys masterwork, an epic novel of awesome cumulative strength and lyrical depth. In it he probes the paranormal and non secular ethos of the small English village of Glastonbury, and the influence upon its population of a legendary culture from the remotest earlier of human heritage - the legend of the Grail. Powys's wealthy iconography interweaves the traditional with the trendy, the historic with the mythical, and the imaginitive inside of guy with the wildlife outdoors him to create a booklet of miraculous scope and beauty."

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But no, we won’t let anything spoil it except Death, will we. But there are so many kinds of Death are there not. I am living the days out as hard as I can. I try not to think too much. If you did not write to me as often O with what would it be to live. I hold my breath over from one day until the next so when you fail me I am very near gone. The next two weeks will have to go fast and then I will show you how I love you. If I may? Good night little life I love—your Jane 30 • DEAR TINY HEART 1909 One common theme of the 1909 letters is the upcoming marriage of Heap’s sister Edna to Herbert Clark.

You may have suspected I am not always flush in the good old summer time as I am in the winter. Gee that was bad, wasn’t it? ’ I wonder if it will ever die away. I wonder if the old hereditary way pulls us all whether we want it to or not. I wonder have you wanted me this week. You must have. I only mean want as we mean it—without attainment perhaps but want and thrills. I love you and want, want, want you (without attainment of the want). I love you Your L. Very much [Postmarked July 20, 1909] Dear Heart.

I do not believe that I myself know, how much they mean to me now. No one ever understood before as you have done and do. Perhaps we all fell like foreigners and long for someone to talk our language. How I have longed for someone to understand. Now somehow I feel that whatever my message maybe—if I bear out you will always understand. If half of what you think me true, I might do something, even big. If there be any fire in me it will burn brighter for you. Your faith deserves it all. The songs came today—was I happy?

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