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By John Cowper Powys

ISBN-10: 0571253040

ISBN-13: 9780571253043

After My style has an strange publishing historical past. even though it was once John Cowper Powys 3rd novel written in 1920, it wasn't released till 1980. apparently whilst his US writer became it down Powys made no attempt to put it in different places. certainly, while Powys had comprehensive a publication he tended to be oddly detached to its destiny. the radical has different strange positive factors: its destinations (Sussex and Greenwich Village) and Isadora Duncan being the foundation for Elise, the dancer and mistress of the protagonist, Richard typhoon (based fairly mostly on Powys himself). As one might anticipate from Powys the writing is bright, no longer least within the descriptions of the Sussex panorama and the bohemian milieu of Greenwich Village.

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Eve’s empirical existence in the phenomenal world gave her an edge on Gretel as a candidate for the object of my longings and subject of my reveries. After turning off the lamps and on the Mickey Mouse nightlight, Sally left the room with warnings of what she’d do to me if she heard a peep from either of us. Listening to the sound of the party, I heard unintelligibly mingled boisterous conversations, the popping of champagne corks, the clinking and clattering of glasses, silverware, and plates, and rolls of jubilant laughter, out of which I could, now and then, discern the inimitably exuberant guffaw of my father.

I began to think about her more than I thought about Eve. I was once again, I realized, falling in love. Wrapping a small beige towel around my waist, over my bathing briefs, to parade around the pool, I’d imagine, as I strutted past her, that I probably reminded her of the son of Tarzan. He was a good swimmer too. ” If, as was most often the case, Mrs. Wiener was late in picking her daughter up, Sally May Carter, after commanding us (the girl first and then me) to change into dry clothes in the pool house, would serve us a snack by the pool.

Sweet Jesus! When the time comes, you’ll know just how to give your little Gretel all the sweet lovin’ she wants. ” “It’s called a penis,” I said, flaunting my mastery of the technical terminology. ” When my mother came home from the hospital, I asked her if it had been painful. “No,” she lied, “not at all. ” After being coerced into cradling my new brother in my arms, I was informed by my proud father that Robert was circumcised, just like us. He showed me the bandaged penis and the dried remains of the umbilical cord.

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