A new selection of Llewelyn Powys’s essays, A Struggle for Life
attempts to illustrate both the evolution of the author’s thought and writing and the incredible breadth and variety of his interests. At once personal and universal, the twenty-eight pieces contained in this volume – one of them published for the first time and many of them returning to print for the first time in sixty years – tackle themes such as happiness, nature and celebrate rationalism as an alternative to dogma and religion.
With locales ranging from colonial Africa to the author’s native Dorset, Llewelyn Powys’s essays combine poignancy and sincerity with irony and subversiveness, and should cement his reputation as one of his generation’s finest stylists, alongside his brothers John Cowepr Powys and T.F. Powys.
'Llewelyn Powys is one of the rare writers who teach endurance of life as well as its enjoyment.' Philip Larkin
Read an excerpt from A Struggle for Life